|Predecessor Shirley Cothran|
Successor Dorothy Benham
Education Skid College
|Role Television personality|
Name Tawny Little
|Full Name Tawny Elaine Godin|
Born September 15, 1956 (age 67) (1956-09-15) Portland, Maine, U.S.
Occupation Anchorwoman; talk show host
Title Miss America 1976Miss New York 1975
Spouse Rick Welch (m. 2000), John Schneider (m. 1983–1986), Miles Little (m. 1977–1980)
Children JJ Corsini, Chris Corsini, Cole Welch
|Movies and TV shows Rocky II, Eye on LA|
Similar John Schneider (screen actor), Shirley Cothran, Christine Lund
ABC news 1982 with Tawny Little
Life and career
Godin was born in Portland, Maine. She was raised in Yonkers, New York and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She became involved with the Miss New York pageant to raise tuition for Skidmore College but dropped out after she became Miss America. She later studied at the University of Southern California. She was a reporter and anchor at KABC-TV and co-hosted a number of shows such as "AM Los Angeles", "Eye on LA", "Hollywood Close-up" and "The Love Report."After leaving KABC, she was an anchor with KCAL-TV and later with UPN/13 Nightly News in Los Angeles through 2013. Little also appeared in a few films and television shows including Rocky II, T.J. Hooker, and Benson.
She changed her name to Little after marrying her first husband Miles Little, a neurosurgeon in Los Angeles (1977-1981). After her divorce from Little, she married The Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider (1983-1986). This marriage also ended in divorce. Little then married Don Corsini, General Manager of KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV, with whom she had two children. She and Corsini also divorced. Little next married Los Angeles-based lawyer Rick Welch, with whom she had one son, until Welch's death in October, 2014.