Jenny Hettmann

Multimedia Journalist

• I grew up in Wisconsin but have lived in 6 states. Wisconsin, Massachusetts (briefly), California, North Dakota, Washington and Iowa.

• I wanted to be a Barbie designer when I was little

• I grew up in Wales, Wisconsin and was frequently asked why I don't have a british accent.

• My news crush is Brian Williams

• I like every kind of music. Classical to rap, I love it all.

• I adopted my dog, Ozzy, from the Animal Rescue League after he came to the station for a Today in Iowa
• Saturday adoption segment

• I played soccer from the time I was 6 through high school

• I was voted most fun to be with in middle school, wait for it, by the teachers

• I was a band geek. I played French horn from 5th grade through my freshman year in college

• I went to four different universities. UW-Stout, UW-Green Bay, UW-Whitewater and Minot State.

• I climbed the High Skyline Trail on Mt. Rainier

• I really am a morning person. My mood gradually declines until I'm a grouch by the evening.

• I love shoes!!

Jenny joined the Channel 13 News Team in December 2007. She began working as a news producer, producing Today in Iowa Saturday and Sunday and serving as an associate producer for Today in Iowa. She is now tackling the role of Multimedia Journalist.

Jenny came to the station after taking a hiatus from television news to raise her children. Prior to her hiatus she worked as a reporter and anchor at KXMC in Minot, North Dakota.

In her free time Jenny likes to spend time with her kids, David, Drew and Peyton, walk her dog and shop for shoes.

Recent Articles

  • MURDER CHARGE: Man Arrested In Wife’s Death

    Posted on: 5:55 am, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:19pm, April 15, 2014

    A Cambridge man has been charged with the murder of his wife.
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  • TOTAL ECLIPSE: Moon Turns Eyes to the Skies

    Posted on: 5:40 am, April 15, 2014, by

    If you turned your eyes to the skies overnight you would have seen a spectacular sight as Earth’s shadow blocked...
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  • OVERNIGHT ROBBERIES: Pills and Money Taken

    Posted on: 6:19 am, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 09:24am, April 7, 2014

    Des Moines detectives are following up on two overnight robberies. They happened at two different stores just minutes apart. Police...
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  • BASEMENT FIRE: Family Out In The Cold

    Posted on: 5:22 am, February 21, 2014, by

    An Urbandale family was forced out of their home early Friday morning after a fire in the basement. Around 3...
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  • FIERY CHASE: Starts With Stolen Tweezers, Ends In Flames

    Posted on: 7:07 am, January 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:25pm, January 24, 2014

    Pleasant Hill Police are investigating an early Friday morning chase that ended with a car fire. It began when Pleasant...
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  • WALGREENS ROBBED: Suspect Takes Cash

    Posted on: 6:59 am, January 22, 2014, by , updated on: 08:46am, January 22, 2014

    Des Moines Police are investigating an early morning robbery at a Walgreens store on the city’s south side. Police received...
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  • WALGREENS ROBBED: Suspect Takes Pills

    Posted on: 3:45 am, January 20, 2014, by , updated on: 09:54am, January 20, 2014

    Des Moines Police are looking for a man they say robbed a north side Walgreens overnight. It happened just before...
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  • NEW YEAR: New Laws For Teen Drivers

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, January 1, 2014, by , updated on: 05:51pm, January 1, 2014

    The start of a new year also brought some new driving laws for teens in Iowa. The biggest changes come...
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    driver ed
  • SLOW START: Post-Christmas Sales Lag

    Posted on: 5:28 pm, December 26, 2013, by , updated on: 05:32pm, December 26, 2013

    With all the packages and presents now unwrapped, many people headed to the malls Thursday for some post-Christmas shopping. Drawn...
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  • FIRE INVESTIGATION: Woman Found Dead

    Posted on: 7:53 am, December 11, 2013, by , updated on: 09:21am, December 11, 2013

    Fire investigators are looking into a fire on the city’s north side. Crews were called to 4125 3rd Street just...
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  • STORE ROBBED: Man Used Gun to Take Cash

    Posted on: 3:22 am, November 19, 2013, by , updated on: 04:23pm, November 19, 2013

    Des Moines Police are hoping images from surveillance video will help them find a man they say robbed a convenience...
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  • Operation Christmas Child

    Posted on: 1:41 am, November 18, 2013, by

    If you would like to donate to Operation Christmas Child we’ve put a link below.
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