Ashley Strohmier Biography, Age, Career, Education, Fun Facts


Ashley Strohmier Biography

Ashley Strohmier is an American journalist who came to ABC 17 in the Fall of 2013. She first started out on FOX 22 as a host before being offered a reporting position in the news department.

Since then, she’s won awards for investigative reporting. Ashley investigated the Department of Social Services “system glich,” which sparked a legislative investigation into DSS. She won an award from the Kansas City Press Club for the years-long investigation.

Ashley Strohmier Age

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Ashley Strohmier Career

Before being named Evening Anchor in the summer of 2017, she was a solo anchor for ABC 17 News This Morning.

A few notable stories she’s covered in the field is the Governor’s Inauguration in January. She also co-anchored a three-hour special report in the field for Eclipse 2017.

Politics, crime and the opioid epidemic are stories you can expect to see her come off the anchor desk to report on. For two years, she’s turned multiple special reports over the opioid epidemic.

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Ashley Strohmier Education

Before getting into the news, Ashley was a former pageant winner. She was named Miss Missouri USA 2010 before going on to place in the top 10 at Miss USA 2010. She attended the University of Central Missouri and studied political science before switching her major to criminal justice.

Ashley worked for Representative Jeanie Riddle before Rep. Riddle became a senator and worked at Brent Hemphill & Associates in the year 2012.

Ashley Strohmier Fun Facts

Outside of work, she enjoys anything active, whether it is indoors or outdoors. She loves to hike, workout and take her puppy Jack for walks.

Ashley played sports all throughout her life. Basketball and volleyball were her passions, but she figure skated for 10 years. Back when Cindy Stein was the head women’s basketball coach at Mizzou, she won MVP of the Mizzou Elite Basketball Camp.

She’s also an avid cook and baker. After a long day at work, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up something delicious for her family.

Ashley Strohmier E. Coli Test Results High At Bagnell Dam Access But Low At Lake Of The Ozarks Public Beach

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Memorial Day Weekend is the first time lake-goers will be back in bodies of water in nearly nine months.

As you prepare for a fun holiday weekend, did you ever stop and consider what’s actually in the water.

In an ABC 17 News Investigates, we found there’s a high level of E. coli in parts of the lake.

At the Bagnell Dam Access the E. coli levels tested at nearly 650.

The Department of Natural Resources said the “normal” range for E. coli levels is between zero to 100.

ABC 17 News asked people at the Lake of the Ozarks if they knew there were high levels of the bacteria in the water if it would stop them from getting in.

One woman said it was concerning, but wouldn’t stop her from going to the lake.

ABC 17 asked Dr. Chris Sampson with MU Health Care where E. coli can originate from in the water.

“It would depend on what type of E. coli samples grow out, but sometimes you might find E. coli 0517 in water if it’s been contaminated from runoff or sewage,” said Sampson.

He said animal runoff might not come only from animals.

“Runoff is a common source of contamination, either coming from ground animals, or even human sewage or in the worst case if people are having bowel movements in the water,” said Sampson.

Public Beach No. 2 tested with little to no E. coli with a total number of one.

Ashley Strohmier Common Household Items Pose Toxic Materials Risk

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Thirty years ago people had fifteen to seventeen minutes to get out of a house fire.

According to firefighters in Mid-Missouri, now you only have three to five minutes to get out, if the smoke inhalation doesn’t kill you first.

ABC 17 News went in-depth to find out what has changed over the last couple of decades and why your home might not be as safe as you think.

ABC 17 News asked the Boone County Fire Protection Assistant Chief, Gale Blomenkamp, how quickly smoke inhalation can kill someone or make it to where they can’t get out of their home.

“One, one or two breaths,” Blomenkamp said.

He said more people are dying in house fires because of the products in our homes.

“Thirty or forty years ago this table would have been solid wood, real wood table,” Blomenkamp said. “Today, it’s pressed wood, it’s glued together.

It’s sawdust, it’s glued together and it’s called pressed board. Same with the chair, it’s polyurethane foam. Thirty to forty years ago it was cotton or wool covered with cotton padding, which burns very slowly.”

Blomenkamp said the same goes for couches, curtains, carpet, T.V.s and even baby toys.
The Federal Emergency Management Association said toxic gases from these materials kill more people than fire does.

FEMA reported on average each year, seven people die each day from a house fire. Blomenkamp said kitchen fires are still the number one cause of house fires in the country.

“Now, if you’re entertaining and you have friends over, you know if you have someone hollering at you over there, this person wants your help, you’ve got 3 kids runnin’ through here,” Blomenkamp said. “You may forget what’s going on. So, distractions are a big part of it.”

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