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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.


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    Ouija Board Statement Focus of Cold Case Trial Testimony

    WATERLOO, Iowa — Witness testimony continued Monday in the Copper Dollar Ranch murder trial. Terri Supino is accused of killing her estranged husband Steven Fisher and his girlfriend Melisa Gregory at the ranch near Newton in 1983. Jurors heard from a former neighbor of Terri Supino who testified that she believes Supino admitted to committing the murders, while playing with a Ouija board. Former neighbor Shelly Audas says one night while playing with the Ouija board she overheard Supino say, […]

  • Terri's brother, Tim Supino, took the stand Friday (WHO-HD)

    Supino’s Brother Takes the Stand in Cold Case Murder Trial

    WATERLOO, Iowa – There was more testimony Friday in the Copper Dollar Ranch double murder trial. The twin brother of suspect Terri Supino took the stand Friday morning. Supino is accused of killing her estranged husband and his girlfriend at the Copper Dollar Ranch near Newton back in 1983. Tim Supino testified that he took his sister to the ranch the night before the bodies were found to talk with her husband, Steven Fisher.  But he says talk was all they […]

  • Terri Supino stands trial for two murders committed in 1983. (WHO-HD)

    Ranch Owner, Former Neighbor Testify in Supino Murder Trial

    WATERLOO, Iowa — Testimony continued in Waterloo Thursday in the double murder trial of Terri Supino. Supino is accused of killing her estranged husband Steven Fisher and his girlfriend, Melissa Gregory, at the Copper Dollar Ranch near Newton back in 1983.  The trial was moved from Jasper County to Black Hawk County because of pre-trial publicity. A forensic expert testified that she believed, based on blood splatter evidence, that the killer was left handed or ambidextrous. We did notice that […]

  • Terri Supino writes with her right hand but told a jail employee she is ambidextrous. The culprit is thought to be left handed or ambidextrous (WHO-HD)

    Cold Case Murder Trial Focuses on Ambidextrous Statement

    WATERLOO, Iowa — There was some potentially damaging testimony for the defendant in the Copper Dollar Ranch murder trial. Terri Supino, 54, is charged with the brutal murders of her husband and his girlfriend at the ranch near Newton back in 1983. On Tuesday, a forensics expert testified that based on blood spatter patterns, she believes whoever committed the murders was either left handed or ambidextrous meaning that person doesn’t favor their left or right side. We noticed that throughout […]

  • Testimony Begins in Supino Murder Trial

    WATERLOO, Iowa — Wednesday marked the first day of testimony in the 30-year-old Copper Dollar Ranch murder trial. Terri Supino is accused of killing her estranged husband Steven Fisher and his girlfriend, Melissa Gregory, in March of 1983 at the Copper Dollar Ranch near Newton. The trial was moved to Black Hawk County because of the pretrial publicity the case has seen. Prosecutors say Supino flew into a jealous rage when she caught her husband with another woman. But the […]

  • Terri Supino wiped away tears as she heard opening statements (WHO-HD)

    Defense Claims No Physical Evidence as Cold Case Murder Trial Begins

    BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa — Opening statements began Wednesday in the double murder trial of Terri Supino. Supino is accused of killing her husband and his girlfriend 31-years ago at the Copper Dollar Ranch near Newton. Supino wiped away tears as attorneys for the state and defense presented their cases.  Prosecutors say Supino killed 20-year-old Steven Fisher and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Melisa Gregory, because she was jealous of their affair. Fisher worked as a ranch hand at the ranch and […]

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    Jury Selection Continues in Cold Case Double Murder

    BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa — Jury selection continues Tuesday in the 30-year old Copper Dollar double murder case. Terri Supino, 54, is charged with two counts of murder. Prosecutors say back in 1983, Supino killed 20-year old Steven Fisher and 17-year-old Melissa Gregory at the Copper Dollar Ranch near Newton. Fisher was Supino’s estranged husband and Fisher was his girlfriend. The trial was moved to Black Hawk County because of all of the publicity the case has garnered. Jury selection is […]

  • Terri Supino is charged with two counts of first degree murder. (WHO-HD)

    Jury Selection Gets Underway in Supino Double Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The weekend winter storm delayed jury selection for a few hours in Terri Supino’s murder trial Monday. She’s accused of killing two people at the Copper Dollar Ranch in Jasper County back in 1983. A judge moved the trial from Newton to Waterloo due to pre-trial publicity. Potential jurors who may face unusual hardships by serving were excused from the jury pool Monday. The court expects this trial to last about three weeks and a lot […]

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    Confidential Document Shows AIB Misled Public Over Merger

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s the document AIB College of Business does not want you to see. The minutes of the January 14 Board of Trustees meeting, where board members discussed the planned merger with the University of Iowa. The document shows a lot of what the public and students were told about the merger simply isn’t true. During a Monday press conference, AIB President Nancy Williams said she first talked with U of I President Sally Mason about the merger […]

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    Unanswered Questions Remain About AIB Merger

    DES MOINES, Iowa — AIB students have more questions than answers now that their business college is going out of business. School officials made the announcement Monday that AIB College of Business would be “gifted” to the University of Iowa. According to Polk County Records, that’s a $21 million gift. The University of Iowa plans to complete the merger by June of 2016. Right now, AIB students pay more for tuition than UI students, and a spokeswoman for UI says […]

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    Family of Accused Osceola Killer Believes ‘Self Defense’ Claim

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