Ryan Famuliner

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 halfway through their MLB ballpark tour. Ryan’s also always up for a round of disc golf or a nickel-dime poker game.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The state Supreme Court tosses out ethics rules passed by the legislature in 2010
  • Derrick Washington pleads guilty to assault
  • A trial judge throws out a lawsuit concerning the new congressional house districts
  • Attorney General Chris Koster writes to the SCOTUS concerning the federal health care mandate

Regional News Coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The head of MODOT tells the legislature I-70 may need to become a toll road
  • Ed Martin drops out of the Congressional race to join the race for MO Attorney General
  • The Missouri Supreme Court decides not to rule yet on the new state legislative districts maps
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A member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators has stepped down.

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The University of Missouri system has announced its new Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including: 

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This week on the show: farmers in the Midwest still have some of their money in limbo after a huge bankruptcy late last year. Plus, Governor Nixon touts his new plan for job creation in Missouri, just as Republicans question his past efforts.

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Missouri senate considers a measure that would try and prohibit government mandates to have health insurance
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they won't have levees repaired by spring
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The University of Missouri system has seen record enrollment year after year. But the University’s leaders are keeping an eye on that growth to ensure it’s in the University’s best interest.

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This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

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This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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Kirksville Regional economic development, Inc has announced its new Director of Job Creation.

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Regional news from the KBIA Newscast, including:

  • Kirksville's Regional Economic Development, Inc. appoints a new Director of Job Creation
  • The University of Missouri system announces a new class recording policy
  • An update on infants being impacted by baby formula, after a Lebanon 10-day-old boy died this week

Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The Alyssa Bustamante trial has been scheduled for Jan. 30
  • Missouri's "streamflow gauges" appear to be safe as others are threatened across the country.

 

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This week, our stories have to do with two different controversies surrounding going underground.: a new quarry, and "fracking."

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The Committee tasked with putting together a new plan for the boundaries of the Columbia Public School District has decided on its recommendation to the School Board.

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This week on the show: we dive in to the two biggest stories at the University of Missouri this year – the new UM system president and the move to the SEC.

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More than a month after the move was made official, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spent an hour with reporters this afternoon to ‘de-brief’ the move to the Southeastern Conference from the Big 12.

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This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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The University of Missouri System will announce its new president Tuesday morning.

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This week on Exam, we take a look at Agriculture Education in Missouri. Plus, student athletes at Truman State University are being recognized for academic success.

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Demand for ‘alternatively raised meat’ seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it’s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.

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One of the three American students arrested during protests in Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs at Egyptian police is from Mid Missouri.

Five Columbia public school buildings were on modified lockdown Monday afternoon in response to shots being fired on south outer Providence Road.

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The next generation of nurses are learning how to use iPads on the job. Plus, we’ll have the latest statewide graduation rates.

Peter Kinder has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Missouri governor, and will instead run for a third term as Lt. Governor. 

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University of Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has been handed a one week suspension without pay, among other punishments after being arrested for a DWI Wednesday night.

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This week, we check in on a program aiming to combat obesity at an early stage – elementary school. Plus, we chat with the future assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia public schools.

Karen Mitchell

The University of Missouri has announced it will join the Southeast Conference next July.

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Follow this link to KBIA Sports Extra's special online coverage of the University of Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference.

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