Tawny Little

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Tawny Little
Born (1956-09-15) September 15, 1956 (age 58)
Portland, Maine, U.S.
Occupation Anchorwoman; talk show host
Title Miss Saratoga Springs 1975
Miss New York 1975
Miss America 1976
Predecessor Shirley Cothran
Successor Dorothy Benham
Spouse(s) Miles Little (1977–1980)
John Schneider (1983–1986)
Don Corsini
Rick Welch (2000-2014)

Tawny Elaine Little (née Godin; born September 15, 1956, Portland, Maine) is an American television presenter and former Miss America (1976).


Little was Miss America for 1976 and later became a well-known anchorwoman in Los Angeles, California.[1] She worked at KABC-TV, KCAL-TV and KCOP, and has also co-hosted a local talk show called A.M. LA with Steve Edwards, and also made appearances in films such as Rocky II and Money Talks.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

She was formerly married to physician Miles Little,[2] Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider, and CBS executive Don Corsini. She has two sons with Don Corsini. She was married to Los Angeles-based lawyer Rick Welch, with whom she had one son, until Welch's passing in October, 2014.[3]


  1. ^ Miss America contest (1976); accessed February 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Star Tracks" in People magazine, March 14, 1977, p. 49.
  3. ^ Richard Jon Welch; accessed October 12, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shirley Cothran
Miss America
Succeeded by
Dorothy Benham
Preceded by
Kris Krull
Miss New York
Succeeded by
Mary Hinterberger