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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.

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    DES MOINES, Iowa –First generation, minority and low-income students are all at risk for having problems the first year of college. A new training program at one metro college can help freshmen students find success. Faculty and staff at Mercy College of Health Sciences are now going through an online training program called At-Risk Gatekeeper Training. It’s a role-playing simulation program. Freshman Success Coordinator Gayle Walter says, “It just helps to go through a series of different simulations where the […]

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      DES MOINES, Iowa –Athletes are headed to the metro for the Hy-Vee Triathlon, and a few will use a high performance bike made in Des Moines. Professional Triathlete and Ironman TJ Tollakson started Ruster Sports five years ago. This year, the company started making the Dimond Bike. Tollakson says, “We design and manufacture one of the most aerodynamic, if not the most aerodynamic, bike in the world of triathlon.” Tollakson says they tested the bike in a wind tunnel […]

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      WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –Your pet can help one woman reach a big fundraising goal. Vicki Breckenridge is trying to raise $30,000 this year for the American Diabetes Association in honor of her 30th Anniversary of living with Type 1 Diabetes. She says, “I was diagnosed 15 days before I turned 30, and so I’ve had it 30 years now. I just turned 60, and I found it on a routine health screen.” Technology has helped her live with […]

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      MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa –Summer break typically means a few months of relaxation, vacation and a part-time job, but it was a season of hard work in an unlikely place for one group of Iowa State University students. Eight students worked with Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Julie Stevens on a project to build a therapeutic outdoor space for workers at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville. ISU Senior Jacob Brouillette says, “We came out the first day, and […]

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    Morning Storms Knock Out Power to Thousands

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Early morning storms rolled through Central Iowa on a day thousands of students head back to school. 19,000 MidAmerican Energy customers were without electricity during the height of the storm. As of 9 a.m. about 5,000 still didn’t have power in the Des Moines area. Many intersections have flashing red lights or no lights at all. The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Community School District will have a two hour late start Wednesday morning because of the storms. This is the […]

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    Yurts Offer Unique Iowa Camping Experience

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    Healthy Kick-off to Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa –Despite the misty morning weather, fair goers marched up the Grand Concourse to Expo Hill for the Iowa State Fair’s Opening Ceremony Thursday. A crowd gathered around 8:15 a.m. to take part in the fair’s first 1K. Natalie Sullivan said, “We’re going to do this walk and go up to the opening ceremony, just get a lot of food today.” The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the Healthiest State Initiative hosted the event. The point of […]

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    Renovated Cultural Center Offers New Place to Cool Off at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa –The wait is almost over for the food and fun of the Iowa State Fair. Gates open at 5 a.m. Thursday. The Opening Ceremony is 9 a.m. on Expo Hill. You can check out the newly renovated Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center following the ceremony. The third floor of the cultural center is now open for exhibits. It was previously used as a dormitory. That’s where you will find the popular photography salon and fine arts […]

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    Baristas Inspire Project for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

    DES MOINES, Iowa –Workers at a local coffee shop are inspiring a new project to help adults with intellectual disabilities cook on their own at home. Roosevelt High School Junior Charlie Flippen works at Plymouth Grounds Coffee Shop. He says, “I do a little bit of everything. I help serve, I help pour, I use cash register. It’s a wonderful place to work.” The shop is located inside Plymouth Church on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. It’s a job training […]

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    Family Pays It Forward While Child Fights Cancer

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