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

  • CLOSE WATCH: Iowa National Guard Ready

    Posted on: 5:29 pm, April 19, 2013, by

    The Iowa National Guard says it’s watching the Texas explosion and the Boston bombing closely. The Iowa Guard is part...
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  • CASINO CONCERNS: Public and Council Discussion

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, April 18, 2013, by

    The Norwalk City Council chambers weren’t big enough to hold everyone at Thursday night’s meeting. On the agenda- a discussion...
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  • SENATE DEBATE: Homosexuality Comments Spur Upset

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, April 17, 2013, by

    Before state senators get down to business each day, they get the chance to speak their minds. Wednesday morning, one...
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  • CALMING FEARS: Talking to Kids about Tragedy

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, April 16, 2013, by

    Images, news reports and even discussions of what happened in Boston are unavoidable. The around-the-clock coverage makes it nearly impossible...
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  • KRYSTLE CLEAR: A Terrifying Day

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, April 15, 2013, by

    I was on my way back from an interview when I received a text message from my mom: “The explosions,...
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  • GUN CONTROL: Iowans Split On New Bill

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, April 10, 2013, by

    The latest gun control compromise out of Washington has Iowans spilt. “I am very optimistic that this amendment by Senator...
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  • CROSSING CONTROVERSY: Railroad Closure Debate

    Posted on: 10:25 pm, April 9, 2013, by

    Ever since the Des Moines City Council introduced the idea of closing two of the city`s railroad crossings last June,...
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  • HOTEL REVAMP: Tenants May Be Forced Out

    Posted on: 10:42 pm, April 8, 2013, by

    People living in the Randolph Hotel on Court Avenue may soon be forced to find a new place to call...
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  • FARM FORECAST: Farmers Itching To Plant

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, April 5, 2013, by

    Last year at this time many Iowa farmers were already out the fields. Not this year. Mark Kenney’s trying to...
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  • SPRING FEVER: The Wait is Over

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, April 4, 2013, by

    The gorgeous weather in the metro Thursday had many kids, and their parents, running outdoors. It also served as reminder...
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  • LONG RECORD: Hit And Run Suspect Prior Arrests

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, April 2, 2013, by , updated on: 10:25pm, April 2, 2013

    After two weeks and dozens of tips, police say they’ve found the driver of the vehicle that hit and killed...
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  • LOTTERY SPENDING: Bondurant Couple Helps City

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, March 29, 2013, by

    The Bondurant family that won $200 million last September has figured out the next place they’re going to spend their...
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