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

  • OVERNIGHT FIRE: Two Homes Destroyed

    Posted on: 4:50 am, July 30, 2013, by , updated on: 12:45pm, July 30, 2013

    Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed two homes in Ankeny Tuesday...
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  • July 26, 2013

    Posted on: 4:35 am, July 26, 2013, by , updated on: 04:41pm, July 26, 2013

    If you need training help, check out these sites.  Most provide detailed training programs to help you cross the finish line on...
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  • SUSPECT ARRESTED: Marshall County Death

    Posted on: 5:34 am, July 17, 2013, by , updated on: 08:36am, July 17, 2013

    A Marshalltown man is in jail charged with murder. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal...
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    Matthew Irving
  • DUMP THE PUMP: DART Express Routes Free

    Posted on: 1:32 am, June 20, 2013, by

    Enjoy a free ride on DART today, June 20, 2013.  Click on the link below to get a coupon to...
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  • PUBLIC TRANSIT: Gas Savings Calculator

    Posted on: 1:29 am, June 20, 2013, by

    Just how much could you save by switching to public transportation?  Find out by clicking the link below.
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  • MOSQUITO PROBLEM: Prime Breeding Ground

    Posted on: 2:09 am, June 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:18am, June 18, 2013

    If you’ve spent any time outside lately you’ve problem been bitten by a mosquito or two. All the recent flooding...
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  • VA BACKLOG: Braley Helping Vets Clear Problems

    Posted on: 1:44 am, June 18, 2013, by

    Congressman Bruce Braley wants to help Iowa veterans clear up problems they’re having with the VA. A recent report showed...
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  • RUNNELLS ZONING: Future Growth Fuels Plan

    Posted on: 5:24 am, June 17, 2013, by

    The City of Runnells is working with a consultant to help create a zoning ordinance, something the city doesn’t currently...
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  • SPEED CAMERAS: Polk County Cameras Operational

    Posted on: 5:10 am, June 17, 2013, by , updated on: 10:38am, June 17, 2013

    Drivers around Polk County will want to watch their speed. Monday the Polk County Sheriff’s Office launches its two new automated...
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  • OVERNIGHT FIRE: Police Call Fire Suspicious

    Posted on: 5:02 am, June 17, 2013, by , updated on: 10:37am, June 17, 2013

    Fire investigators are working to determine what caused an Altoona fire Sunday night. Crews were called to the home on...
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    Posted on: 5:53 am, June 12, 2013, by , updated on: 07:38pm, June 12, 2013

    There were some scary moments in downtown Des Moines overnight as explosions woke people living near 4th and Court. Police...
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  • SHOTS FIRED: Police Investigating Two Shootings

    Posted on: 6:06 am, June 5, 2013, by , updated on: 05:23pm, June 5, 2013

    Des Moines police are investigating two shootings in the same area that happened early Wednesday morning. Witnesses say they heard...
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