Andy Fales


13 fascinating facts about Andy Fales:
• I am an avid gardener. I grow about 6 different types of heirloom tomatoes and many other vegetables and enjoy spending time working on my lawn and perennial gardens.
• I love to cook. My favorite time with my wife is spent in the kitchen making dinner and experimenting with new recipes.
• I am a dedicated supporter of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and have loved dogs and everything about them since I was a little boy.
• I have played the electric bass guitar since I was in high school.
• My degree is in English, but when I first went to college, I wanted to be a wildlife biologist so that I could do a show like "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" which I loved watching as a child. I still hope to do something like that, some day.
• My very favorite sport to watch is St. Louis Blues hockey.
• The gold ring I wear on my right hand belonged to my great-grandfather and bears his initials, "IDF".
• My mother's family is from northern Wisconsin, and my parents retired there a few years ago. I take a summer vacation up there every year.
• My wife and I love to eat ethnic food. We love Indian, Thai and Japanese most.
• My favorite athlete of all time is Wayne Gretzky. I have met him or interviewed him eleven times.
• Someday, I hope to own a classic muscle car from the 70's. Right now, I have a 1985 Jeep CJ-7 that once belonged to my grandmother.
• My high school baseball team was invited to play in Australia, where (at the time) the sport was played mostly by the wealthy.
• I love to camp, hike and fish. My best friend and I take a long trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota every summer.

Andy Fales is back at Channel 13 News! Andy co-hosts "SoundOff with Keith Murphy" each Sunday night at 10:35pm and features his popular segment "What's Bugging Andy?"

Andy returns to Channel 13 from KMBC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City, where he had been a sports anchor and reporter from June through December 2007.

Andy also contributes in new and improved ways to the weeknight newscasts. Look for Andy's special reports and insights on a regular basis.

"When I left Iowa for Kansas City, I thought I'd enjoy being a little closer to home (he was born and raised in St. Louis)," said Andy. "The fact is, I was actually moving farther away from it. Iowa is home. It's where I want to be."

You can reach Andy at

Recent Articles

  • KILLER DECISION: Pit Bull Ruled ‘Vicious’

    Posted on: 9:57 pm, January 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:18pm, January 27, 2014

    A West Des Moines pit bull is accused of biting at least three teens in the last nine months. Monday,...
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  • THEY’RE JAMMIN’: BILT Guitars Playing Grammys

    Posted on: 10:47 pm, January 22, 2014, by

    For the owners of BILT Guitars in Des Moines, 2013 was a great year, but so far this year is...
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  • VICIOUS DOG: City Considers Pit Bull’s Future

    Posted on: 10:19 pm, January 21, 2014, by

    The dog is an unneutered male pit bull who can jump a fence, but that’s just the beginning. “This dog...
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  • RECORD YEAR: Des Moines’ Bragging Rights

    Posted on: 10:31 pm, January 20, 2014, by , updated on: 10:35pm, January 20, 2014

    At its annual dinner Monday, the Greater Des Moines Partnership said that 2013 was one of the city’s best years...
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  • PALO DECISION: Team, Fans, Pollard React

    Posted on: 10:37 pm, January 16, 2014, by

    A judge has ruled Bubu Palo should be reinstated to Iowa State basketball team after he was suspended from the...
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  • JASON BERRYMAN: Former Cyclone Remembered

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, January 9, 2014, by

    A former Cyclone football star was found dead in his east Texas home, Wednesday. Police in Jefferson, Texas believe it...
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  • FLUFFY COWS: Iowa’s Internet Stars

    Posted on: 10:29 pm, January 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:41pm, January 6, 2014

    Last year at this time, they were viral stars. “Someone on the internet called them ‘Fluffy Cows’ and it took...
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  • SLIPPERY SLOPE: Concerns Over Sledding Liability

    Posted on: 9:52 pm, January 2, 2014, by , updated on: 10:33pm, January 2, 2014

    New signs warn people in Des Moines that they are sledding at their own risk. The signs went up after...
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  • NEW YEAR: Andy Looks Forward To 2014

    Posted on: 9:43 pm, January 1, 2014, by , updated on: 10:36pm, January 1, 2014

    The holidays are officially over and that usually bugs me a little.  I mean there’s nothing but three cold months...
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  • RESIDENTS SADDENED: White Deer Poached

    Posted on: 9:18 pm, December 19, 2013, by , updated on: 10:26pm, December 19, 2013

    Wildlife lovers near Prairie City have had watchful eyes on some very unique animals, this fall.  But what they’ve found...
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  • 100TH BIRTHDAY: Theater Proud To Show Its Age

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, December 18, 2013, by

    As residents of Story City gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of a landmark they also began looking forward to...
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  • BOUNDARY BATTLE: Johnston Parents Unhappy

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, December 17, 2013, by , updated on: 10:37pm, December 17, 2013

    Johnston’s population is shifting so the school boundaries must shift too district leaders say. But parents say the district’s plan...
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