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

  • SEARCH CONTINUES: Abducted Dayton Girl

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, May 21, 2013, by

    The search continues for a missing 15-year-old girl in Webster County. Police say 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard and her 12-year-old friend...
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  • FLOOD STAGE: Charles City Prepares

    Posted on: 10:33 pm, May 20, 2013, by

    In Charles City they are dealing with the aftermath of Sunday’s rain. As of Monday afternoon, the Cedar River was...
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  • KRYSTLE CLEAR: Baby Steps

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, May 15, 2013, by

    I am not complaining, but where did Spring go? Did we even technically have one? Not in my mind- it...
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    Krystle Clear
  • CROSS COUNTY: Carting For A Cause

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, May 15, 2013, by

    Call it the “scenic route” from the Atlantic to the Pacific- four off duty Coast Guard members are using their...
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  • MOVING ON: Community Helps Family Recover

    Posted on: 10:48 pm, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 11:15pm, May 14, 2013

    A Newton family had their lives completely changed in a split second last August. What was supposed to be a...
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  • PREVENTIVE PROCEDURE: Women Agree With Jolie

    Posted on: 10:43 pm, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 11:16pm, May 14, 2013

    There is a 12 percent risk of developing breast cancer, but that’s for the average woman. Women who have inherited...
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  • PAY IT FORWARD: Kingston’s Story

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, May 14, 2013, by

    The VanderKallen family has faced more than their share of obstacles since they welcomed Kingston into the world. One thing...
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  • NEXT STEP: Board Talks Interim Superintendent

    Posted on: 11:08 pm, May 13, 2013, by , updated on: 11:19pm, May 13, 2013

    Monday night’s West Des Moines school board meeting was intended to start the search for a new superintendent, but some...
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  • WRONG MAN: K-9 Unit Attacks Bystander

    Posted on: 10:16 pm, May 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:49pm, May 10, 2013

    A Polk County K-9 unit went after a Des Moines man Thursday night. The dog latched onto him, biting him...
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  • OFFICER MEMORIAL: Stuart Remembers Police Chief

    Posted on: 10:48 pm, May 9, 2013, by

    Friday, three names will be added to the Iowa Peace Officer’s Memorial- a monument honoring police officers who have made...
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  • HOME BREW: Grimes Sweet Corn Whiskey

    Posted on: 10:29 pm, May 8, 2013, by

    What started as a crazy idea has turned into a big business for a Grimes couple. Chris and Janet McAninch...
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  • GAMBLING VOTE: Warren County Says No

    Posted on: 8:44 pm, May 7, 2013, by , updated on: 10:15pm, May 7, 2013

    There was a record turnout of voters in Warren County on Tuesday casting their ballots to decide whether or not...
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    Proposed Warren County Casino