Krystle Kacner

13 Fascinating Facts about Krystle Kacner:
• I have lived in 4 different states, all in the Midwest: Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa (in order)
• I have a cat named Atticus and a fish named Franklin. Someday I would like a pig for a pet
• I often create my own words, commonly referred to by friends as "Krystle-isms"
• I can't cook or bake to save my life, but someday dream of opening a cupcake shop
• I have an irrational and overwhelming fear of spiders. No matter how small they are I swear I can see their fangs
• I harbor a secret love for video games
• My favorite color is pink. Everything is better in pink
• I was a swimmer in high school, and a lifeguard for 8 years
• I am a vegetarian, but I still eat seafood. Sushi is my favorite
• I have a minor in history, but was only 1 credit shy of a double major, something I didn't realize until the day I graduated. I only took the classes because I enjoyed them
• My favorite food is pickles
• Even though I grew up in Wisconsin, I am a Twins fan and a Vikings fan
• I am determined to write a novel someday

Krystle joined Channel 13 News in May of 2011 as a multimedia journalist and became a reporter in January of 2012

Before coming to Des Moines, Krystle lived and worked in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was at KDLT News, another NBC affiliate, for about 3 years. There, she anchored and produced the weekend show and reported during the week.

Before entering the world of professional journalism, Krystle graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007, and worked at Minneapolis radio station KS95.

Krystle loves every aspect of journalism, but is most excited to have the chance to meet the many people of Iowa with stories to tell, and be able to help them share their experiences with others.

When she's not at work, you can find Krystle lost in a good book, visiting her family in Milwaukee, WI , or out and about exploring what Iowa has to offer.

You can reach Krystle at, and follow her on Facebook and twitter (@krystlekacner).

Recent Articles

  • BRUTAL WORKOUT: Crossfit Honors Fallen Marine

    Posted on: 11:22 pm, June 7, 2013, by

    Many recognize the cross fit community for their intense workouts. Friday night, Crossfit Ankeny did an especially brutal workout, and...
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  • KRYSTLE CLEAR: Final Farewell

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, June 7, 2013, by

    I walked into the newsroom today not knowing what to expect. To be honest, it hadn’t hit me yet that...
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  • WEST NILE: Virus Threatens Horses

    Posted on: 11:08 pm, June 6, 2013, by

    All the rainy weather we’ve had this spring means more chance for standing water – which can be the perfect...
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  • FIRST HAND: Softballers Home After Tornado

    Posted on: 12:49 am, June 6, 2013, by

    When the Johnston softball team, the Dragons, heard about the devastation in Moore, Oklahoma, they wanted to help. They raised...
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  • WORK DELAYED: Wet Weather Slows Construction

    Posted on: 12:49 pm, June 5, 2013, by

    More than a dozen construction projects, in Central Iowa alone, are behind schedule thanks to recent wet weather. One project...
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  • AFTER FLOODING: New Hartford Cleans Up

    Posted on: 9:28 pm, June 3, 2013, by

    People in New Hartford spent all last week dealing with rising flood waters. This week, residents are focusing on clean...
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  • DAM TO DAM: Flooding Could Change Route

    Posted on: 4:16 pm, May 30, 2013, by , updated on: 07:13pm, May 30, 2013

    Organizers of the Dam to Dam race this weekend are doing their best to roll with the punches Mother Nature...
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  • IOWA RIVER: Crews Work To Keep Highway Open

    Posted on: 10:20 pm, May 28, 2013, by

    The Iowa River is spilling over its banks, and threatening roads, businesses and homes. There’s one road in Tama County...
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  • IOWA RIVER: Marshalltown Prepares For Crest

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, May 27, 2013, by , updated on: 08:12pm, May 27, 2013

    The Iowa River is nearing record levels near Marshalltown and it is still rising. Emergency Management Official say in just...
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  • MEMORIAL DAY: Weekend On The Water

    Posted on: 10:48 pm, May 24, 2013, by

    After a dry summer, and questionable fall, water levels have finally returned to normal at Saylorville Lake and Big Creek....
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  • BUSINESS IMPACT: Property Tax Relief Passes

    Posted on: 11:40 pm, May 23, 2013, by

    That Property Tax Reform Bill was a work in progress for more than a decade. Wednesday night the Senate passed...
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  • SENATE FINISHES: Four Bills Left For House

    Posted on: 1:20 am, May 23, 2013, by , updated on: 01:21am, May 23, 2013

    The Iowa Senate voted on its last bill of the legislative session just a few minutes before midnight Wednesday, nearly...
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