Aaron Brilbeck

13 Fascinating Facts about Aaron Brilbeck
• I began working in broadcasting as a DJ with a radio station in Syracuse, NY when I was just 14 years old. I started reporting and anchoring news for that same station when I was 16.
• My first car was a 1960 Hearse.
• I've been friends with my wife since we were 13 years old, but we didn't become romantically involved until 10 years later.
• I've been a member of the Guardian Angels for the better part of 25 years. Most recently I oversaw patrols for Toledo, Cleveland, Akron and Detroit.
• I taught self defense for 3 years.
• My mother & grandmother raised me.
• In college, I took an interpretive dance class---and failed.
• I'm an avid motorcyclist.
• I taught college broadcast journalism for a year.
• I am deathly afraid of spiders.
• For several years I volunteered as a ghoul in a haunted house to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation.
• I've been shot at---twice.
• I hate onions!
Aaron Brilbeck came to WHO-DT in November 2009 and is a reporter for Channel 13 News at 5, 6, 9 and 10.

Aaron came to Iowa from Toledo, Ohio where he reported and anchored for WNWO, the market's NBC affiliate and reported for WSPD Radio.

Aaron is an accomplished journalist earning several distinguished honors including a National Edward R. Murrow award for Spot News Coverage in 2004 plus regional Edward R. Murrow awards for Best Investigation, Best Continuing Coverage and Spot News.

Prior to Toledo, Aaron worked as a reporter at WXXA-TV and WGY Radio in Albany, New York from 2000 to 2005. He has B.A. degree in Communications from SUNY Potsdam and an A.A.S. degree in Broadcast Journalism from Onondaga Community College.

Recent Articles

  • TRAGIC ACCIDENT: Teen Killed By Train Remembered

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    New details are emerging about a teenager who was killed Sunday when he fell beneath a moving train on the...
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  • NEAR MISS: Distracted Driving Wake Up Call

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, April 18, 2014, by

    This Easter weekend, thousands of Iowans will take to the roads to visit friends and family. Some drivers may consider...
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  • FACIAL RECOGNITION: DOT Helps Catch 40-Year Fugitive

    Posted on: 9:13 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 10:32pm, April 16, 2014

    A fugitive on the run for 40 years has been arrested all because of his driver’s license photo. Police say...
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  • WIFE MURDERED: Police Called To Home Three Times

    Posted on: 7:19 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    A Cambridge man is under arrest for killing his wife because, “it didn’t work out.” Jeremy Cory is being held...
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  • EXTRA OFFICERS: ISU Football Player Among VEISHEA Arrests

    Posted on: 3:09 pm, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:58pm, April 11, 2014

    Ames police have released the names of more people arrested in connection with the violence and vandalism in Ames’ Campustown...
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  • POND MYSTERY: Stolen Car Submerged For 15 Years

    Posted on: 9:13 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 10:25pm, April 10, 2014

    We tracked down the son of the former owner of the car stolen 15 years ago and plunged into a Des Moines pond...
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  • MAN CHARGED: Friends Remember Killed Biker

    Posted on: 9:23 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:47pm, April 9, 2014

    Friends of a motorcyclist who police say was killed by a drunk driver are speaking out. There’s plenty of damage...
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  • YOUNKERS FIRE: Engineers Determining Fate Of Historic Building

    Posted on: 8:41 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 10:36pm, April 8, 2014

    The fate of the downtown Des Moines Younkers Building could be decided as early as Wednesday. Alexander Company, which owns...
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  • CUSTODY ISSUE: Dad Tasered, Mom Takes Child

    Posted on: 10:18 am, April 7, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:22pm, April 7, 2014

    A custody dispute led to the arrest of two Missouri residents in Boone last week following a shooting incident. Boone...
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  • DIFFERENT VERSION: Man Shot By Police Speaks Out

    Posted on: 10:02 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:25pm, March 27, 2014

    A Des Moines man shot by police last week is refusing to talk with investigators. But he is talking to...
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  • HOMES SAVED: Flames Along Stretch Of I-35

    Posted on: 2:28 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 06:02pm, March 26, 2014

    No one was hurt in the fire and damage was kept to a minimum thanks for fast acting firefighters. But...
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  • SECURITY SOLUTION: Madison Co. Courthouse Changes Discussed

    Posted on: 5:32 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    The Madison County Board of Supervisors is looking at ways of beefing up security after police say a convicted drug...
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