Tawny Little (née Godin; born September 15, 1956), Miss America 1976
and Miss New York
1975, is an American television personality.
Early life and education
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.] [Miss America 1976]
Little was a reporter and anchor with three Los Angeles television stations beginning in 1977 with KABC-TV.
[ At KABC-TV, she served as a reporter, ''Eyewitness News'' anchor and co-host with a number of shows such as ''AM Los Angeles'', ''Eye on LA'', ''Hollywood Close-up'' and ''The Love Report''.] [ After leaving KABC in 1992, Little joined KCAL-TV as a news anchor for ''Prime 9 News. Later, from 1995 to 1999, she became a co-anchor with KCOP-TV's ''UPN News 13''.] [ Little also appeared in a few films and television shows including ''Rocky II'', ''T.J. Hooker'', and ''Benson''.
She was a contestant on ''The $128,000 Question'' starring Mike Darow back in 1977 on the subject Shakespeare. On her final win, she won $8,000.
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.]
In 1986, Little married Don Corsini, general manager of KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV, with whom she had two sons, Joseph John, "J.J.", (born 1987) and Chris (born 1989). She and Corsini divorced in 1999. She then married Los Angeles-based lawyer Rick Welch, with whom she had one son, Cole. They remained married until Welch's death in October 2014.
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Category:Miss America 1976 delegates
Category:Miss America winners
Category:Miss New York winners
Category:People from Portland, Maine
Category:American women television journalists