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

  • HOUSE FIRE: Significant Damage to Home

    Posted on: 4:54 am, June 5, 2013, by , updated on: 04:58am, June 5, 2013

    Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of an early morning house fire in Urbandale on Wednesday. Firefighters were...
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  • FATAL CRASH: Train Hits Car Near Grand Junction

    Posted on: 4:09 am, June 3, 2013, by , updated on: 11:53am, June 3, 2013

    The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a car accident that left one person dead. It happened just east of Grand...
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  • DES MOINES FLOODING: Change Of Plans

    Posted on: 6:52 pm, May 28, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:59am, May 29, 2013

    The Raccoon River has already spilled into Water Works Park and is expected to rise another three feet before cresting...
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  • MARSHALLTOWN FLOODS: Close To Record Levels

    Posted on: 9:15 am, May 28, 2013, by

    Days of rain have people in Marshalltown remembering back to the floods of 1993 and 2008. This time the water...
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  • BIG DROP: Car Crashes Off I-235 Overpass

    Posted on: 3:33 am, May 23, 2013, by

    West Des Moines police are investigating an early morning accident that sent a car careering off Interstate 235 on to...
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    car crashes of i-235
  • PRAYER VIGIL: Search Goes Into 4th Day

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, May 22, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:54am, May 23, 2013

    Family, friends and search volunteers joined together to pray for the safe return of a missing Dayton teen Wednesday night....
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  • GAS SOARING: Prices Continuing To Rise

    Posted on: 4:49 am, May 17, 2013, by

    If you haven’t topped up your car lately, you may have already missed the best time to buy gas. Gas...
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  • CRASH COURSE: Chase Ends on Drake Campus

    Posted on: 4:05 am, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 01:10pm, May 14, 2013

    Two men are in jail after leading police on a chase through Des Moines early Tuesday morning. Police attempted to...
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  • May 1, 2013

    Posted on: 2:49 am, May 1, 2013, by , updated on: 12:11pm, May 1, 2013

    Sportability of Iowa is always looking to help people with a disability to get involved in sports.  If you would like...
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  • MORNING FIRE: Home Destroyed, Dog Killed

    Posted on: 4:34 am, April 26, 2013, by , updated on: 01:09pm, April 26, 2013

    Des Moines firefighters say a house that caught fire early Friday morning is a total loss. Fire crews were called...
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  • LIGHTS OUT: Light Pole Causes Accident

    Posted on: 1:30 am, April 25, 2013, by , updated on: 08:46am, April 25, 2013

    West Des Moines Police and the Iowa Department of Transportation are investigating a late night accident involving three cars and...
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    light pole accident

    Posted on: 3:35 am, April 22, 2013, by , updated on: 09:53am, April 22, 2013

    Two people are in the hospital after an accident late Sunday night. Police were called to the 1000 block of 19th...
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