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Autumn Black biography: 13 things about Miss Missouri USA 2023


Autumn Black is a journalist and a beauty queen from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. From 2012 to 2016, she attended Lee’s Summit West High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

From 2016 to 2020, she attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism. At the university’s Center for Academic Success and Excellence, she was a communications intern from March 2018 to May 2020 and a senior marketing intern from October 2018 to May 2020.


From January 2019 to May 2019, Black was the digital audience development strategist of the University of Missouri’s Global Journalist. From May 2019 to May 2020, she was the vice president of the National Association of Black Journalists Alé student chapter at the university.

Black also earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Missouri. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. From August 2012 to May 2016, she worked for Titan Television in Lee’s Summit as an anchor and a reporter.
  2. From July 2015 to December 2019, she worked for Justice in Lee’s Summit as a part-time sales associate.
  3. From August 2016 to November 2016, she worked for 23News in Columbia as an entertainment reporter.
  4. From January 2018 to July 2018, she worked for Delight Ministries as a contributing writer. From August 2018 to December 2018, she worked for Vox Magazine in Columbia as a multimedia reporter.
  5. In November 2018, she founded AB Design.
  6. From January 2019 to March 2019, she worked for Missouri Business Alert as a multimedia reporter. From March 2019 to May 2019, she worked for KOMU-TV as a digital producer. From June 2019 to August 2019, she was a digital marketing intern at VisualMax in New York, USA.
  7. On December 1, 2019, she competed at Miss Missouri USA 2020 at the Muriel W. Battle High School Preforming Arts Centre in Columbia. She finished in the Top 15.
  8. From May 2020 to September 2020, she was a marketing intern at CalMatters in Sacramento, California, USA.
  9. She worked for Oracle as a marketing specialist from September 2020 to September 2021 then became a content marketing specialist in September 2021 and a social media manager in August 2022.
  10. On May 1, 2021, she competed at Miss Missouri USA 2021 at B&B Live Performing Arts Theatre in Shawnee, Kansas, USA. She was second runner-up to Joye Forrest.
  11. On May 1, 2022, she represented Kansas City at Miss Missouri USA 2022 and competed against 32 other candidates at The Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts in Branson, Taney County, Missouri. She was runner-up to Mikala McGhee.
  12. On May 21, 2023, she represented Kansas City at Miss Missouri USA 2023 and competed against 25 other candidates at The Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts in Branson. She won the title.
  13. She will represent Missouri at Miss USA 2023 in Reno, Nevada, USA.

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