13 FACTS ABOUT

Favorite Quote: “It’s not about you.” Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life.

Writes Left handed, Throws Right Handed.

Flew with the Navy Blue Angels on a media ride.

Covered stories in all 99 Counties in Iowa

Played the Trumpet in High School and College Marching Band

Freelance works with ESPN’s announcers on college basketball

Plays guitar in church worship band.

Movie ‘Final Season” was on my High School, Norway IA

Was always the smallest kid in school.

Rode on RAGBRAI for the first time in 2014

Favorite Iowa Restaurant: Colony Inn Amana

Favorite Iowa Place: West Lake Okoboji

Favorite Iowa State Park: Ledges

Roger Riley has worked around the state of Iowa for several decades in TV news working in Cedar Rapids and Sioux City Markets prior to landing in Central Iowa.

A graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, Roger worked at the Quay County Sun in Tucumcari, NM for a short while before breaking into television at KBIM-TV in Roswell NM.

Roger started with WHO-TV in 2004 as a photojournalist. After 10 years on the morning show, he began as a multi-media journalist in 2014. He is best known at WHO-HD for doing live car-cam shots of tornadoes and blizzards around central IA. He also enjoys doing features on interesting people in IA.

Roger grew up on a farm near Norway, Iowa where he went to High School.

Roger & his wife Susie have 3 kids, 2 daughters-in law, and 2 grandchildren


Recent Articles
  • Former Boone Coach Remembers Team’s Last Trip: Six on Six

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Boone High School Girls team has earned a return trip the State Basketball Tournament. This is the first trip since 1989, when Iowa was still playing six on six rules. One fan cheering the 2017 Boone team, was also a part of the 1989 six on six team. Don Howard was an assistant coach in 1989, when Boone got to state, to face St. Ansgar. Howard remembers the game well, as Boone was up by 4 […]

  • Competition Crowns the Next State Champs of the Kitchen in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  While the girls state basketball tournament is being played across the street, another lesser-known state tournament is underway at the Iowa Events Center. Eleven high school teams are competing in the 2017 ProStart Invitational. The Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation is sponsoring the competition. The idea is to find the best high school chef team in the state. Culinary teams from Davenport, Sergeant Bluff- Luton, Hampton-Dumont, Cherokee, Waukee, Sioux City East, Burlington, Alburnett, Mt. Pleasant, Waterloo […]

  • Crazy Fans Go All Out For Girls State Basketball Tournament

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Fans of the Springville girls basketball team went all out to cheer for their school during Monday’s basketball tournament. Fans dressed in bright spandex color and cheered loudly for their team. The cheering seemed to have worked, as Springville topped Burlington Notre Dame 56-16 in Class 1-A First Round Action.

  • Iowa Senate Committee Approves Bill on Defining When Life Begins

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  An Iowa Senate subcommittee held a hearing on Monday defining conception as when a life begins. The room was packed with dozens of pro-life supporters as well as some who opposed the law. Rebecca Keissling, an attorney who also was almost aborted by her mother after a rape in 1969, was one of the people in attendance. “She actually went to two illegal back alley abortions and I was almost aborted, but she backed out for […]

  • Blizzard Keeps Two Thirds of Workers Home at Algona Hospital

    ALGONA, Iowa  —  On Friday, the Kossuth Regional Health Center was operating with approximately one-third of what would be considered a normal crew. The hospital employs 260 people, and is still open in bad weather. “A good portion of our staff live outside Algona, which means it’s a rural drive for them,” said administrator Scott Curtis. “We have a number of people who stayed with friends, spent the night here in anticipation of wanting to be here for their shift […]

  • Blizzard Makes For Tricky Travel in the Town of Algona

    ALGONA, Iowa — Rain turned to snow early Thursday evening. Since then snow has been falling at a rapid pace. Streets around town are passable with a narrow center lane.  Conditions are set to improve when City plows hit the streets around 6:30 a.m. Friday. “Right now I’d say we got 8 plus inches on the ground, it’s real heavy snow,” said Algona Police Chief Kendal Pals. “We don’t have a lot of traffic in the middle of the night, […]

  • Regents Learn of Mid-Year Budget Cuts at Iowa, ISU and UNI

    AMES, Iowa- The Iowa Board of Regents today heard from Universities and Schools under Regent authority on how they would handle mid-year state budget reductions. The cuts became a necessity in the Iowa Statehouse due to tax revenues falling sharply. Iowa, Iowa State, and UNI are asked to cut a total of $18 million dollars. $8 million at Iowa, and Iowa State, $2 million at UNI. “So we’re going to look at this from a number of perspectives, the first […]

  • ISU New Indoor Tennis Facility Approved by Regents

    AMES, Iowa- The Iowa Board of Regents gave committee approval to a $2.7 million dollar new indoor tennis center. It is named the Bruce McKee Indoor Tennis Center. The building was under lease from developer Dickson Jenson, but now the university is buying the building. A $500,000 gift toward the project made it possible for ISU to buy the building instead of leasing. “It means a lot to us, having a place for the student athletes to call their home,” […]

  • Sen. Grassley Town Hall Jam Packed in Iowa Falls

    IOWA FALLS, Iowa  —  Several deputies from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office were on hand Tuesday as Senator Chuck Grassley attended a heated town hall meeting at the Iowa Falls Fire Department. Inside the meeting, Grassley faced a room packed full of people who wanted their concerns on a variety of topics to be heard by the senator. As soon as Grassley entered, the people began shouting questions at him. As a result, the senator asked people to present their questions one […]

  • Ames Campustown Shooting Victim Was Innocent Bystander

    AMES, Iowa- Kyle Heaton made an email statement to  Sioux City television station KTIV, regarding the shooting in Campustown early Sunday morning which injured three people. The names of those injured have not been released by authorities. “I would not mind at all if you informed the station in Des Moines, that I was a bystander, in the wrong place, at the wrong time,” said Heaton. “I was not part of the altercation, I was just walking home with friends.” […]

  • Three People Injured in Ames Campustown Shooting

    AMES, Iowa- Ames Police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning, after 3 people were shot along Welch Avenue in Campustown. Around 1:30 police were called to an altercation at a bar on Chamberlain. The altercation then moved up to the 200 block of Welch. A suspect in a red car shot three people on the street. Officers fired two shots back, the suspect drove away without stopping. Police are still looking for that red car, and interviewing witnesses. According […]

  • Raccoon River Valley Trail Association Working to Make Trail Safer

    ADEL, Iowa  —  The Raccoon River Valley Trail Association is working to make safety improvements to the bike trail. The group has issued a $10,000 challenge grant to raise money. The trail loops between Jefferson and Waukee, making trips on the trail more interesting. The problem is some gravel roads intersect the trail, and money is being raised to paved those intersections. “We’re trying to get the final trail crossings paved on the trail so the association has put up […]