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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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    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 […]

  • Friends hosted the 1st Have a Heart 5k for the Gonyo family last year (Tricia Gonyo.)

    Family Pays It Forward While Child Fights Cancer

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –It’s been more than a year since one family got a life-changing diagnosis. While their daughter is still fighting the disease, the parents are helping others going through a similar journey. Tricia Gonyo says, “Ashley was diagnosed with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia on February 20th of 2013.” The mother of two goes on to say, “Our life has changed so dramatically, and it’s just part of our life now.” Shortly after Ashley was diagnosed, friends […]

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    Crew Members Wanted for Balloon Classic

    INDIANOLA, Iowa –The National Balloon Classic is underway in Indianola. You can be a part of it by volunteering to be a crew member on a hot air balloon team. Larry Van Wyngarden started as a crew member nine years ago. “Because I love it. It’s an adventure every time you go out,” Van Wyngarden said. Crew members perform a variety of tasks, from unloading the basket to assembling the structure and inflating the balloon. “Most of them, if they […]

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    Christmas in July Party Reminds People to Shop Locally

      WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –Many of us aren’t ready to think about Christmas yet, since it’s still months away. Vendors at one store want you to start thinking about what you’ll give and where the present is sold and made. Beatrice Edwards opened the store Inspired Locally Marketplace in Valley Junction in February. Edwards says, “Inspired Locally is a safe haven for local businesses trying to figure out if their products are ready to go retail, or just anyone […]

  • "Manhattan" premiers Sunday, July 27th on WGN America. (Megan Reuther, WHO)

    Explosive New Series Has Iowa Connections

    SANTE FE, New Mexico –A new drama is about to hit the small screen with a special connection to the state of Iowa. The show “Manhattan” premieres next month on WHO’s sister station WGN America. It is set against the backdrop of the Manhattan Project and the race against time to build an atomic bomb. Actor John Benjamin Hickey, who plays Scientist Frank Winter, says, “Manhattan is about the scientists and their families who were guided together by the United […]

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    Teachers Learn about Environment in Unexpected Place

    MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa –Teachers are spending a week exploring the environment this summer, with the goal of passing on the knowledge to their students. About a dozen math and science teachers from Southeast Polk School District take part in a week long workshop taught by Drake University Associate Professor Keith Summerville. Summerville says, “The theme for this workshop is to take math and science curriculum and try to integrate them using animal and plant based themes.” The workshop takes place at […]

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    Program Helps Cancer Patients on Road to Recovery

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A program helping cancer patients get to and from appointments needs more volunteers. The American Cancer Society hosts a program called Road to Recovery. About 40 volunteers drive nearly 10 patients at any given time in Polk County. Some patients have daily treatments and no other form of transportation. Volunteer Coordinator Barb Sharp says, “We’ve got four patients right now that have daily radiation treatments, so that’s about 20 rides a week, so I do drive […]

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    Churches Provide Free Meals for Kids this Summer

    ANKENY, Iowa — Kids have a place to have fun and get a free meal in one community. Eight churches in Ankeny teamed up to serve a free meal during summer break, but that’s not all the program offers. The program providing the meal is called “Love Lunch.” Volunteers serve the food at Sunset Park in Ankeny on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 11:45 a.m. Ankeny Christian Church Volunteer Lugene Verploeg says, “I do it because I don’t think […]

  • Camryn Storbeck sits on Santa's lap last summer

    Family Throws Christmas Party in July in Honor of Daughter

    CLIVE, Iowa — Christmas is still months away, but one family is celebrating in a big way Friday with toys, a tree, even Santa. This is the third annual Princess Camryn’s Christmas in July, but the celebration will be very different this year. The Storbeck family started the summer party two years ago while their daughter Camryn was battling neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer. Paul Storbeck says, “We’re like, you know what, there are so many children with life threatening conditions, […]

  • southside cares

    Community Helps as Family Battles Two Illnesses

      DES MOINES, Iowa — A family on the south side of Des Moines is going through more than many of us deal with in an entire lifetime. A Des Moines group known for hosting monthly benefits is stepping up to help. Heather Hamilton, 23, has Cystic Fibrosis. Doctors diagnosed her with the genetic lung disease when she was three and a half months old. Mom Christine Cordaro says, “It causes thick sticky mucus in the lungs, and eventually the […]


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