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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PM Newscasts
5:56 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Newscast for December 19, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri legislators introduce a bill that would allow teachers and administrators to carry guns in schools
  • Missouri's U.S. Senators discuss gun control
  • Animal advocates appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court over fees
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Business
3:52 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Columbia's City Council reexamines downtown zoning classification

The ordinance was introduced after a demolition permit was filed for the Niedermeyer building in downtown Columbia.
Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Columbia City Council is considering an ordinance that would put a temporary abeyance on demolition permits in downtown Columbia. This comes after a petition to demolish the oldest building in downtown Columbia to possibly make way for high-rise student housing. 

City development services manager Pat Zenner says the petition to demolish the 175-year-old Niedermeyer building at 10th and Cherry downtown theoretically could be approved in a matter of weeks.

"Basically, the applicant has made a legitimate request to demolish a building,” he tells KBIA.

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Politics
5:16 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

City Council to consider suspending demolition permits in downtown Columbia

The ordinance was introduced after a demolition permit was filed for the Niedermeyer building in downtown Columbia.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

The Columbia City Council is considering an ordinance that would put a temporary abeyance on demolition permits in downtown Columbia. 

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Sandy Hook Elementary School
2:32 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims

A memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on the University of Missouri campus, December 17, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

More than two hundred people took part in a short memorial service on the University of Missouri campus this afternoon to honor the victims of the Newton, CT mass shooting.

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AM Newscasts
10:31 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Newscast for December 17, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The Columbia Public School District helps parents prepare to talk to their kids about the Newtown, CT mass shooting.
  • The state Tax Credit Review Commission issues its updated recommendations.
  • Jo Ann Emerson may step down from her U.S. House post even earlier than first announced.
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Editorial
3:47 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Editorial: Why do you need to know who did it?

Flickr

All across the country today, local reporting outlets are putting in calls to their local school district public relations professionals in an attempt to report a story about what would happen if the tragedy in Newtown, CT were to happen HERE.

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AM Newscasts
9:33 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Newscast for December 14, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • An immigration panel meets in Jefferson City
  • A state leader talks about the possibility of a Medicaid expansion
  • Eminent domain petitions are cleared for signature gathering
  • Mamtek's CEO is denied a lower bond
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Business
6:04 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

REDI to Columbia city council: rescind EEZ ordinance

The columbia City Council unanimously passed a measure creating the EEZ Board.
File KBIA

Columbia’s economic development leaders are officially asking the Columbia City Council to effectively drop the effort to create an enhanced enterprise zone, or EEZ, in the city.

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Talking Politics
4:01 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Talking Politics: Organic labels, right to work, and performance-based funding

Schnuck’s produce manager Dave Guthrie says the store only carried two kinds of this organicgirl product back in 1995. Now, due to customer demand, they carry eight varieties of the organic Salinas County, Calif. greens.
Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media

This week on the show – New enforcement creates questions about whether organic certification is worth it for farmers. Plus, details about the likelihood of Missouri becoming a right to work state, and a report from Jefferson City about the possibility of Missouri switching to performance based funding for higher education.

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Talking Politics
3:30 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Jo Ann Emerson retires, the fiscal cliff and MU

United States Congress

This week on Talking Politics: the latest on Jo Ann Emerson’s retirement and the rush to find a replacement in the US House. Plus, the so-called fiscal cliff, and what it would mean for the University of Missouri system.

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Bevier fire
4:44 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Pear Tree Restaurant and town museum burn down in Bevier

Bevier's Mayor says he took these photos between 3:00 and 4:00 Thursday morning, as firefighters battled a blaze that would claim a popular restaurant and historical museum in the small town.
Photo Courtesy Bevier Mayor Bill Cosby

Two buildings are being called a complete loss after a fire in Bevier, a small town just west of Macon. Bevier Mayor, Bill Cosby, says the fire near the town’s center was reported just after midnight Thursday morning. He says the fire destroyed both the Pear Tree restaurant and the Black Diamond Association – a town history museum.

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PM Newscasts
4:28 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Newscast for November 21, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Hunters kill more than 200,000 deer in Missouri
  • Frontier Airlines begins flights from Columbia Regional Airport
  • A man files suit in St. Louis over secret government testing during the Cold War
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Health & Wealth Update
1:23 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Learning what poverty's really like

Ed Yourdon Flickr

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, 14 percent of people in Missouri live below the poverty line. That’s almost 900,000 Missourians. KBIA’s Harum Helmy finds out how one nonprofit organization attempts to educate the 86 percent about what it’s like to be on the other side.

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Business
5:23 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Ameren Missouri & Westinghouse passed over on federal funding for SMR research & production

The Callaway Plant is one of 104 nuclear plants in the U.S. and 429 nuclear plants in the world.
File Photo Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse found out today they were not chosen to receive funding from the US Department of Energy for a project to build Small Modular Reactors at Ameren’s Callaway County plant in Fulton.

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