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

  • FARMERS MARKET: The Show Must Go On

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, May 2, 2013, by

    The snow storm couldn’t stop a springtime tradition in West Des Moines. It was opening day at the Valley Junction...
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  • SHARE BOXES: Filling A Need

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  • FAMILY STUDIES: Family Graduates Together

    Posted on: 10:25 pm, May 1, 2013, by

    It was a proud night at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday for hundreds of students and their families, as Des Moines...
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  • KRYSTLE CLEAR: Graduation Flashback

    Posted on: 9:44 pm, May 1, 2013, by

    Let me start off by saying I love my family. I do. I love spending time with them, talking with...
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  • MOTTS’ MOVE: 60 Years Of Johnston History

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    The average American moves 11.7 times in his or her lifetime. Dick and Jean Mott are way behind the curve....
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  • OFFICER CRASH: No Dash Cam Video Available

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, April 29, 2013, by

    While driving to the scene of a traffic stop to assist another officer on Saturday night, Des Moines Officer Mitchell...
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  • TOP CHEF: Des Moines Food Competition

    Posted on: 10:40 pm, April 26, 2013, by

    Top Chef, Chopped, Iron Chef – TV listings are filled with food competition shows. Friday night some of Des Moines...
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  • SUSPICIOUS DEATH: Police Investigate Homicide

    Posted on: 8:55 pm, April 25, 2013, by , updated on: 10:25pm, April 25, 2013

    Des Moines Police are investigating a suspicious death after a body was discovered in a backyard north of downtown. Police...
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  • CHILD CARE: Choosing A Provider

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, April 24, 2013, by

    The violent mauling death of a Prairie City girl earlier this week is still on the minds of many. At...
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  • WILD WELCOME: Fans Ready For Hockey’s Return

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, April 22, 2013, by , updated on: 10:32pm, April 22, 2013

    The AHL gave Des Moines a try with the Iowa Stars, and then again with the Iowa Chops, but neither...
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  • PROGRAM REINSTATED: Federal Tuition for National Guard

    Posted on: 8:34 pm, April 19, 2013, by

    Just over a month after benefits were cut, the Department of Defense announces it is reinstating its federal tuition program...
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  • STILES BENEFIT: Community Coming Together To Help

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 19, 2013, by

    More than eight months ago, Mark Stiles went in for what doctors called a “routine back surgery.” He was supposed...
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