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Tawny Little

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Predecessor  Shirley Cothran
Successor  Dorothy Benham
Education  Skid College

Role  Television personality
Name  Tawny Little
Tawny Little talking during a news program and wearing a pink blouse.

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

Tawny Little (née Godin; born September 15, 1956), Miss America 1976 and Miss New York 1975, is an American television personality.


Tawny Little with a smiling face, wearing a pink long sleeve shirt and a black skirt while holding a black bag.

ABC news 1982 with Tawny Little

Life and career

Tawny Little wearing a pink shirt as Eyewitness News anchor in KABC-TV Los Angeles.

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.

Tawny Little wearing a white shirt as Eyewitness News anchor in KABC-TV Los Angeles.

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.


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