Ryan Famuliner

Assistant News Director

Ryan Famuliner joined KBIA in February 2011. It’s his second stint at KBIA. His first was from 2005-2007, as a student studying broadcast journalism at the University in Missouri. In his spell outside KBIA, Ryan worked as a general assignment reporter and videographer at WNDU-TV in South Bend, IN and as a reporter and anchor at the Missourinet radio network in Jefferson City, MO. He’s won Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting in both television and radio.

Ryan and his wife Kelly are ecstatic to be back home in Missouri. Hailing from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, respectively, Columbia is a fantastic place to compromise. They spend an unhealthy amount of time at flea markets and junk shops, and watching Mizzou sports and Major League Baseball. They’re about a third of the way through a nation-wide ballpark tour. Ryan’s also always up for a round of disc golf or a nickel-dime poker game.

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Politics
4:04 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

State Sen. Schaefer's bill would eliminate solid waste management districts

Republican state Sen. Kurt Schaefer.
Credit File Photo / KBIA

A bill pre-filed in the State Senate would eliminate the 20 solid waste management districts in the state, and lower the landfill fees that fund them.

The management districts, most of which cover multiple counties, help local entities get grants to help pay for recycling programs or other efforts to divert material from landfills.

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PM Newscasts
5:47 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Newscast for January 2, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The Senate approves a new U.S. Attorney for the Missouri Western District
  • UM System President Tim Wolfe announces some administrative changes
  • Missouri drivers will notice some changes on their new licenses
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Education
4:57 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

UM System President Wolfe announces administrative changes

New UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke with reporters on his first official day in charge.
File KBIA

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced a few changes to the organization of some administrative offices Wednesday. In a press release, Wolfe said he will consolidate the roles of Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, which has been vacant for several years, and the Vice President of Economic Development.

UM System spokesperson Jennifer Hollingshead says the new person in this position will work with chief academic, research and economic development officers on all of the system campuses.

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Health & Wealth Update
12:34 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

My Life My Town: Finding challenges in Ashland

Jared Thomassen
Naveen Mahadevan Columbia Missourian

Jared Thomassen is a junior in Ashland always looking for new goals to achieve. He is an avid long distance runner and placed second in the Duathlon at the last Show Me State Games. If that wasn't enough, Jared takes on music as well. He's been in band since elementary school and is a part of Southern Boone County High School's competitive marching band. Producers Erin Dismeier and Naveen Mahadevan bring us this story, as part of KBIA and the Columbia Missourian’s My Life, My Town project.

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AM Newscasts
11:18 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Newscast for December 31, 2012

This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri's U.S. Senators disagree on proposed Senate rule changes
  • Governor Nixon announces his goals for the 2013 legislative session
  • New laws will go into effect starting Tuesday
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Weather
7:13 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Officials stress caution on roads on New Year's Eve

Ryan Famuliner KBIA file photo

The Columbia Public Works department says, based on local forecasts for winter weather, the department decided to start pre-treating roadways this morning.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:17 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

MU researcher awarded National Medal of Science

Fred Hawthorne
Shane Epping University of Missouri

A University of Missouri researcher is one of only a dozen recipients of this year’s National Medal of Science, announced by President Obama Wednesday.

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PM Newscasts
4:59 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Newscast for December 26, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Alan Freeman will be the new Director of the Department of Social Services
  • A Mo. Appeals Court agrees with the decision to throw out George Allen's murder conviction
  • Missouri minimum wage earners will get a slight raise in the new year
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PM Newscasts
11:09 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Newscast for December 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The Missouri DNR has yet to enforce punishment after a September acid spill in Columbia
  • Phase 1 of the Birds Point levee restoration project is complete
  • Governor Jay Nixon's office estimates Medicaid expansion would save the state money
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PM Newscasts
4:12 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Newscast for December 21, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Former Congressman Wendall Bailey throws his hat in the ring to replace Jo Ann Emerson
  • Mamtek investors will begin getting a small portion of their money back
  • The MU athletic department gets a pledge of $6.4 million over the next 10 years
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Sports
11:25 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Anonymous donors pledge $6.4 million to MU athletics scholarship fund

File Photo KBIA

In a press release Friday, the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced it’s secured a pledge of $6.4 million over the next ten years toward its Tiger Scholarship fund. The donors asked to remain anonymous.

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PM Newscasts
5:26 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Newscast for December 20, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is urigning the National Rifle Association to help prevent future mass killings
  • Public schools in Columbia and Jefferson City will be under heightened security Friday
  • A winter storm causes numerous power outages in Mid-Missouri
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Education
1:50 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Columbia schools under heightened security Friday amid rumors

file photo
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Superintendent Chris Belcher says Columbia Public Schools will be under heightened security tomorrow following rumors and chatter about a possible planned violent act at one of the district’s schools. In a letter to parents today, Belcher said the district and the Columbia Police Department have investigated the rumors and can’t find any credible evidence.

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Weather
11:37 am
Thu December 20, 2012

High winds main culprit in power outages at homes, businesses, airport

Boone County Electrict

There have been numerous power outages in Mid-Missouri today as the area is experiencing a winter storm with high winds.

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Education
10:27 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Winter storm causes partial power outages at three Columbia schools

Strong winds blow snow over Columbia on December 20, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Columbia Public School district spokesperson Michelle Baumstark says three Columbia schools were experiencing sporadic power outages Thursday morning due to a winter storm in the area. Baumstark says the outages at New Haven elementary school, Parkade elementary school and West Junior High School started around 9:45am Thursday.

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