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

  • ARMED ROBBERY: Git-N-Go Robbed

    Posted on: 3:46 am, November 4, 2013, by , updated on: 08:37am, November 4, 2013

    Des Moines Police are looking for a man they say robbed a gas station early Monday morning. Officers were called...
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  • HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: Victim Found In Basement

    Posted on: 6:59 am, October 2, 2013, by , updated on: 08:58am, October 2, 2013

    The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Marshalltown Police are investigating a homicide that happened sometime Tuesday. Police say they...
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  • MOVING DAY: Row House Moved

    Posted on: 7:22 am, September 26, 2013, by , updated on: 09:21am, September 26, 2013

    Usually when you move it’s from one house to another, but Wednesday night, it was the house doing the moving....
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  • September 25, 2013

    Posted on: 3:51 am, September 25, 2013, by , updated on: 03:32pm, September 25, 2013

    Learn more about the Mission of Mercy, which provides Iowans with free dental care, by clicking here. For more on...
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  • POLICE CHASE: Squad Car Damaged

    Posted on: 5:15 am, September 13, 2013, by

    A De Soto man is in the Polk County Jail this morning after leading police on a 20 minute chase...
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  • August 26, 2013

    Posted on: 6:15 am, August 26, 2013, by , updated on: 04:17pm, August 26, 2013

    Find out where you can watch the athletes competing in the Hy-Vee Triathlon here. If you missed Miley Cyrus perform...
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  • MORNING STABBINGS: One Killed, One Injured

    Posted on: 6:57 am, August 15, 2013, by , updated on: 08:43am, August 15, 2013

    Des Moines Police are investigating two stabbings that happened about an hour apart early Thursday morning. The first stabbing left...
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  • TRAIN DEATH: Officials Say Kellogg Teen Killed

    Posted on: 6:20 am, August 14, 2013, by , updated on: 08:55am, August 14, 2013

    One person is dead after he was hit by a train early Wednesday morning. It happened in Kellogg, just east...
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  • RAMP CLOSES: I-235 Construction Project

    Posted on: 10:15 am, August 13, 2013, by

    Drivers heading westbound on Interstate 235 will have fewer exiting options after an overnight shutdown. The closure of the 73rd...
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  • CRASH VIDEO: Tony Stewart Hurt In Oskaloosa

    Posted on: 6:59 am, August 6, 2013, by , updated on: 06:56pm, August 6, 2013

    One of NASCAR’s biggest names is in an Iowa hospital after a crash at an Oskaloosa track Monday night. Stewart...
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  • August 2, 2013

    Posted on: 1:24 am, August 2, 2013, by , updated on: 08:35am, August 2, 2013

    For more information on the Highway 141 Garage Sale follow the link below.
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    Posted on: 3:34 am, August 1, 2013, by

    Des Moines Police are investigating an overnight shooting in the Drake Neighborhood that sent one person to the hospital. Police...
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