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13 fascinating facts about Megan Reuther:
• My first name is Elizabeth, but no one calls me that except doctors and telemarketers.
• I met my husband at work. We fell in love doing a news story about mold.
• We lived on a farm the first two years we were married.
• We have 3 kids: 2 boys and 1 girl.
• My two pinkies are curved.
• I don't like cheese.
• My younger sister and I are only eight months apart.
• I have 30 cousins.
• My first job was washing floors at the family car business.
• I used to hate running. Now I'm training for a half marathon.
• I am from Missouri.
• I can't go to sleep unless my pajamas match.
• I sing the same song to my kids my mom sang to me every night I tuck them into bed.

Megan Reuther joined the Channel 13 News Team in October 2007. She started as the live reporter for the station's top-rated Today in Iowa morning news program. Now, you can see her reports on the Channel 13 News at 5.

Megan came to the station from KWWL in Waterloo where she was an anchor/reporter. Prior to that, she was anchor/reporter at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. She graduated with a Journalism/Broadcast News degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Megan says she loves covering parenting issues because that's how she spends most of her time: raising two young sons and a little daughter.

Recent Articles
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    Staff, teachers and friends wanted to help when a little girl’s cancer returned this spring. The project became even more meaningful for the family. We first met Camryn Storbeck in the summer of 2012. Princess Camryn was enjoying her first camp during a break from what she called her icky cancer. Dad Paul Storbeck says, “Princess Camryn is our daughter who about 3 and a half years ago was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer. It was pretty devastating news […]

  • CAMPING CABINS: Not Exactly Roughing It

    Camping season kicks into high gear this weekend. And, we’re taking you inside the newest place to enjoy the great outdoors. But, this destination isn’t your typical camping experience. Far inside Polk County’s Jester Park near Shelter 5, you’ll find four new cabins. Sharon Mikulan says, “The drive in here, we’re just so fortunate.” Her husband Ray Mikulan says, “It’s just unbelievable.” But, this isn’t exactly roughing it. Mrs. Mikulan says, “It’s going to be my kind of roughing it.” […]

  • BABY WEARING: Old Tradition Becomes New Trend

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  • SENIOR PICTURES: Program So All Enjoy Tradition

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  • LOCALLY GROWN: Push To Increase Knowledge

    We’ve heard we’re supposed to eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day. This time of year, you have plenty of options to get your hands of fresh local produce. And, as the local food movement grows, there’s a push for one group of professionals to learn more about it. Louie Bergquist is getting back to his roots. The ten-month-old doesn’t have much to say, but you can tell he enjoys digging in the dirt. Mom Erin […]

  • PEDAL POWER: Biking To Work Ramps Up

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  • LONG JOURNEY: Teen Recovering From Brain Injury

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  • CANCER BATTLE: Girl Fights With All Her Might

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  • FECAL TRANSPLANT: Poop Donor Treats Infection

    We have trillions of bacteria in our body. Most are good, but some are bad. And, the bad ones can make us really sick, especially if the medicine to kill it doesn’t work. But there’s another option for a common infection found in hospitals around the country. Spend any time in the hospital, and you’ll hear about it. Dr. Ricardo Arbulu, McFarland Clinic Infectious Disease Specialist, says, “C. diff is an infection, so it is caused by bacterium that affects […]