Sapna Khatri

Student Newscaster

Sapna is junior journalism and international studies dual major originally from New York City. Now settled in St. Louis, she made her way to the University of Missouri in 2010 and began interning for KBIA that summer. Since then, she has actively gotten involved on the Mizzou campus with activities such as Mock Trial, Global Communications, United Ambassadors, and her own dance crew Kaot!x. Her most recent venture on campus has been to become the Multimedia Chair for the campus organization Dance Marathon. Hoping to end up in the upper management sector of a broadcast news network, Sapna is currently at KBIA as a student newscaster. You can hear her newscasts Thursday evenings between 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. on KBIA.  

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

  Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • SE Mo. attorney appointed higher ed board
  • Koster opposing bill that could nullify federal gun laws in Mo.
  • Federal conservation programs soon to lose funding
  • Mo. high court weights sex offender and gun laws
  • Renovations started on one of Columbia's oldest buildings 
  • Amendment to proposed city budget funds CAT-TV

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

  Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. authorizes $7M of tax credits before deadline 
  • Lawmakers eye uninsured motorist bill for override  
  • Storms leave thousands without power in KC area 
  • Ag groups want Gov. Nixon to oppose Mo. River dredging  

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax
  • Mo. unemployment rate declines in April
  • Mo. lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment
  • Mo. bill would limit Highway Patrol purchases

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Senate passes funding for hospital, Capitol
  • Missouri prosecutors gain new legal protections
  • Mo. House not giving info on gun database access
  • MU employee arrested for sexual misconduct, burglary
  • Nixon denounces partial funding of license agency

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Washington University researchers analyze genomes of two major cancers
  • Debate stalls on Mo. liability limits legislation 
  • State Parks Youth Corps program to return to Mo.
  • MU Financial Aid expands online exit counseling program

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  •  Columbia will not be reimbursing American Airlines for March
  •  Mo. bill seeks to put photo on welfare cards
  •  Mo. House tries to outlaw federal gun laws
  •  Mo. department backing down on welfare contract

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: 

  •  Columbia city council to vote on Providence Road improvement plan
  •  Mo. workers could keep gun in locked cars
  •  Mo. House panel endorses ending renter tax credit
  •  Ash Street Place apartment building fire may cause some residents to wait to move back in
  •  Mo. House OKs measure targeting UN agreement
  • Mo. official hesitant to stop copying gun permits

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Study could reroute mail processing out of Columbia
  • Columbia schools considering gun policy
  • Former Mo. prison official killed
  • Mo. House speaker urges birth control appeal

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. senator rolls out new tax overhaul proposal
  • St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital
  • Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts
  • Mo. House backs measure aimed at child sex abuse

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Senate endorses tax incentive overhaul
  • Mo. Supreme Court hears benefits case
  • Mo. panel OKs transportation sales tax increase
  • Postal Service studies Columbia processing Center
  •  Sagging power lines complicate repair efforts for Boone County Electric

Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care
  • REDI to Columbia city council: rescind EEZ ordinance
  • Auditor reviews Mo. Conservation Department
  • Mo. wineries bloom over past decade
  • Mo. Gov. Nixon announces position changes
  • Mo. Senate's Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration discusses driver's license exams

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • MU curators consider benefits proposal
  • Nixon visits National Guard members in Afghanistan
  • Possible budget cuts could affect public schools
  • Truman State adds to non-discrimination policy

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon: Medicaid Expansion 'The Right Thing To Do'
  • Pear Tree Restaurant and town museum burn down in Bevier
  • Lottery win could give small boost to Mo. coffers.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • University of Missouri to go smoke free July 1 
  • Former Sen. Kit Bond sponsors alternative energy lecture series
  • 'Columbia Cease fire Initiative' aims to prevent violent crimes and assaults
  • Panel to review Historic Preservation tax credit

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Journalism School receives $30 million gift
  • Republicans choose Dempsey as Mo. Senate president 
  • Columbia electric linemen help restore power after Hurricane Sandy
  • Mo. chamber touts success in legislative elections

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Budgeters in Cole County face budget gap
  • Appellate court plans to hear cases in Fulton
  • Missouri residents volunteer to help with Sandy relief effort
  • Columbia fire officials investigate two-alarm fire

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • New air travel options take off in Columbia
  • Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding
  • Instructor acuses Missouri State Highway Patrol of underpaying senior officers
  • Former Mamtek CEO now jailed in Missouri
  • Congressman Todd Akin defends "dog" analogy

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. insurance department fields 26K complaints
  • Service organizations cash in during Homecoming festivities
  • Environmental Quality Commission to review plans for potential bike loop
  • Senate candidates face off in last scheduled debate

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • MU Tigers' Dorial Green-Beckham arrested for pot possession
  • Jefferson City Council considers new noise ordinance
  • State and local party leaders discuss first of three presidential debates
  • Congressman Todd Akin fails to report state pension

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Public health officials gather from across the state in Columbia
  • Conservatives Fund endorses Akin in Mo. Senate Senate bid
  • Missouri gets $1.2 million in federal food safety grants
  • MU welcomes new Clinical Research Center
  • Democratic Party files ethic complaints against Rep. Todd Akin

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Lincoln University and Harris Stowe State University receive federal grants
  • eMINTS program stresses technology and group learning
  • Jefferson City Council approves $31 million budget
  • Representative Todd Akin calls for U.S. suspension of aid to Egypt
  • MU School of Nursing receives a grant and a visit from Governor Jay Nixon

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • MU Extension applies new strategies to better focus programs
  • New initiative aims to bring greater attention to Mississippi River issues
  • Columbia ranked among 100 best communities for young people
  • KC-based labor group trying to block birth control law 
  • Columbia Public Schools considers hiring permanent substitute teachers

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Local Democrats to watch Obama accept the nomination
  • Deaths in Jefferson County likely murder-suicide
  • Paul Cushing to step down from the Columbia school board