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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
  • National Lincoln Highway Conference Explores Iowa’s Oldest Paved Roadway

    GRAND JUNCTION, Iowa- The National Lincoln Highway Conference is being held this week in Iowa, headquartered in Denison. On Wednesday, two big tour buses came east to explore the Lincoln Highway into Jefferson, Ogden, Beaver, and Grand Junction. The Lincoln Highway began in 1913 as the first paved road across the United States. The first section of road was paved in Greene County. The group visited the Abraham Lincoln statue in Jefferson, the Mahanay Bell Tower, and other local sites. […]

  • Adaptive Organization Seeks Disabled Persons to Try Water Skiing

    DEXTER, Iowa- Diamond Head Lake played host to a unique event designed to help those with a mobility disability get to water ski. James Shoemaker began Another Way Sports after his daughter Suzanne learned to water ski, even though she has cerebral palsy, and cannot walk. “She has cerebral palsy, that doesn’t matter or stop her from doing anything,” said James Shoemaker. “She’s played basketball, rugby, she does 5K’s and 10k’s she runs and track in school.” “I’ve lived on […]

  • B-17 Flying Fortress Available For Rides Sunday at Des Moines Airport

    DES MOINES,Iowa- At mid-day Monday the skies over Des Moines saw a WWII vintage B-17 Bomber, “The Flying Fortress.” The workhorse aircraft was built in 1944 at the end of WWII. The Liberty Foundation is brining the B-17 back to Des Moines Sunday, selling 30 minute flights in the plane as a way to raise funds to keep the aircraft flying. “The Madras Maiden” aircraft will be at Signature Aviation at the Des Moines International Airport this coming Sunday June […]

  • Weather Issues Nothing New at Nevada Berry Patch

    AMES, Iowa- Storms rolled across Iowa through the overnight and through Wednesday morning. At the Berry Patch Farm south of Nevada, the storm rolled in right as a Practical Farmers of Iowa Field day was getting ready to start. The wind blew a sign over, and rain came down hard, so part of the program had to be moved indoors. “We do farmer to farmer knowledge sharing and on farm research,” said Liz Kolbe, with Practical Farmers of Iowa. “Field […]

  • Newton’s Maytag Pool Open Again

    NEWTON, Iowa  —  Hot weather or not, Newton had to close its only outdoor pool for a couple of days this week due to a leaking pipe fitting in the pump that circulates water in the Maytag Pool. “We had to shut down the circulation pump because of the leak,” said Keith Laube, Public Works Director for the City of Newton. “Without the circulation of the pool water we cannot contain or control the chlorination levels, which would not be […]

  • Iowa State University Search For New President Underway

    AMES, Iowa  —  A series of forums have been held this week to talk about what to look for in the next president of Iowa State University. At a Tuesday morning forum in the ISU Memorial Union, a number of people raised points regarding what they want to see as a skill in the new president. Requests came for someone who has a genuine heart for teaching, a president who could respond to the question of growing online colleges and […]

  • Governor Helps Out-of-State Volunteers in Habitat for Humanity Build

    MADRID, Iowa  —  Habitat For Humanity’s Heart of Iowa Chapter held its second-ever house build in Madrid. The chapter covers Boone, Greene, and Guthrie Counties in Iowa. “We’re building a home in partnership with the Mark and Kim Mohr family,” said Erich Kretzinger, Executive Director of the Heart of Iowa Chapter. “Mark has been in a wheelchair since high school. He was in a bad car accident, and he just is unable to find housing that is going to work […]

  • John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum Holds First Family Fun Day

    WATERLOO, Iowa- The John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum will hold a Farm Fun Day at the Museum site at 500 Westfield Avenue, Saturday June 10th. The event will take place from 9am to 4pm. There is no admission, the museum open 7 days a week without charge. “This will be the Museum’s first, large-scale family event and we look forward to creating a day of fun for kids of all ages,” said Rosa Grant, Manager of the John Deere Tractor […]

  • Regents Pass Along Tuition Increase for Fall Semester

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- The Iowa Board of Regents has voted to increase tuition rates by around $216, over what had already been approved. Originally the Board had voted a 2% increase, but shortfalls in state revenue meant that Regent Institutions would receive $30 million dollars less than originally planned. The extra tuition will mean $25.67 million dollars for Regent Schools. $16.5 million at the University of Iowa, over $7 million at Iowa State, and just over $2 million for the […]

  • Jefferson Ringing in Bell Tower Fest With New Attractions

    JEFFERSON, Iowa- Friday starts the weekend of the Jefferson Bell Tower Festival.  This year a new sound.  New Bells have been installed on the Mahanay Bell Tower Carillon. Over this weekend to concerts will be performed on the new bells. The tower had used recorded sounds in the past. Also this weekend formal opening for the Thomas Jefferson Gardens located adjacent to the Greene County Courthouse. Around 4 years ago plants were seeded in the new Jefferson Gardens.  A building […]

  • Iowa State University Marks 100 Years Since State Parks Founded By Law

    AMES, Iowa  —  A new exhibit has opened to mark the 100th anniversary of Iowa Park System legislation passing in 1917. The exhibit contains photos, timelines, and architectural designs for some of the early signs and shelters. “After 1917 when they passed the State Parks Act, Louis Pammel approached the ISU landscape architecture department to be involved in the design of the parks,” said Heidi Hohmann of the ISU College of Design. She has researched the history of the first […]

  • RAGBRAI 2017 Pre-Ride Rolling Across Iowa

    CURLEW, Iowa- It’s a bright sunny and somewhat windy Monday, but the crew of RAGBRAI Pre-Ride is in good spirits.  This group is charged with doing a sort of test-run of the 2017 RAGBRAI route which will see 10-15,000 riders coming through here in late July. This is one of the most northern routes the bike ride takes. “If we were any further north, we’d be in Minnesota,” quipped Ride Director T.J. Juskiewicz. “Other than some hills coming out of […]