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
  • Winter Driving Can Take a Toll on Iowa Vehicles

    NEWTON, Iowa  —  Yet another winter storm has crossed Iowa, this time leaving behind a coat of ice. But for many Iowans, driving in winter is not optional, and the weather can cause a variety of problems on vehicles. “We’re busy around here, it really doesn’t matter, cars are driven the same amount of miles no matter what the weather,” said Ryan Riggs, owner of Magnum Automotive in Newton. “That’s what’s great about them, they’re safer and safer every day and […]

  • Icy Roads, Streets, and Parking Lots in Algona

    ALGONA, Iowa- School was cancelled here in light of an ice storm moving across central Iowa. City crews put down sand..along with the snow and ice, so roads were decent in town. The Iowa State Patrol said there were only a few accidents in Kossuth County. Mainly, just people running off the road, no serious accidents. Still, I would still maintain that the main thing is speed, the number one reason get into these crashes, get in these accidents and […]

  • ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard Speaks on Life After Heart Attack

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Iowa Healthiest State Initiative held its first ever statewide awards on Thursday evening with keynote speaker Jamie Pollard, Iowa State University’s athletic director. In 2015, Pollard had a heart attack as he was attending an athletic event at the University of Northern Iowa. He was flown by helicopter to Des Moines, where he had open heart surgery. “How could Jamie Pollard be in that spot,” he mused at the event. “I was somebody that […]

  • Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative First Ever Statewide Awards

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Meredith Corporation of Des Moines was named the Healthiest State Initiative Large Workplace Award winner. Meredith provides year-to-year health screenings for employees to chart their own progress toward becoming healthy and also offers an on-site fitness center. Other large work place finalists were Kemin Industries, Des Moines University, and the University of Iowa. The Best Small Workplace is Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, Healthiest School is Pierce Elementary in Cedar Rapids, and the Healthiest […]

  • Former Grinnell Resident Produces Documentary on Non-Speaking Autism

    GRINNELL, Iowa- Grinnell College will show an award-winning documentary, featuring a former Grinnell Resident, on non-speaking autism. The documentary “Deej: Inclusion Shouldn’t be a Lottery” will feature the story of DJ Savarese. He was abandoned at birth due to his disability. He found a loving family in Grinnell where he learned to read and write using a text to voice synthesizer. DJ went on to graduate from Grinnell High School, and also graduated with honors from Oberlin College, with a […]

  • Valentines Day Get-a-Way to The Inn of the Six-Toed Cat

    ALLERTON, Iowa- In this southern Iowa town there is a hotel, with a strange name, that hopes to plan the “purr-fect” evening this Valentines Day. The Inn of the Six-Toed Cat has been welcoming visitors to Wayne County under that name since 1989. It has been a hotel under other names here since 1909. Valentines Day is a big deal here, with at least 37 guests coming down for the meal from Bethany Mo, Leon, and even Des Moines. The […]

  • Urbandale Church Planning Return to Help Houston Flood Victims

    URBANDALE, Iowa- Last summer the whole world saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, and the heavy rains which fell over that region. Now months later, the national media is gone, but much of the flood damage remains. A team of 10 people went to Houston in January to spend seven days helping two churches in the eastern part of the city. “It was a lot of work within the church, the effort was to restore their church to some […]

  • Central College Looking to Give Away Historic Pella House

    PELLA, Iowa  —  Central College has made an offer of a historic house for free to whoever can move the building. The historic Pella home was built in 1914 by second generation lumber businessman Adolfus Waechter. The huge home has been used in the past by the college, but is no longer needed. “Central College was gifted the house many years ago and we’ve used it in the past for certain aspects,” said Tom Johnson, Central College Vice President for […]

  • Iowa Falls Digs Out, Embracing Winter

    IOWA FALLS, Iowa  —  Hardin County residents were busy digging after over eight inches of snow fell in the area on Thursday night. Huge trucks were contacted to help haul snow away from downtown. The Iowa Falls trucks are tied up with sanders, and snowplows, so large trucks were contracted. “Cars were stuck all over town,” said Bruce Laverta, one resident digging snow. “I went to pick my wife up from work, there was cars everywhere.” Laverta spent much of […]

  • Fort Dodge Gets Eleven Inch Snowfall in Latest Round

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Early this morning the snowfall had ended in north central Iowa. The roads remained a bit treacherous due to blowing snow. Road conditions ranged from normal winter diving, to drifts in the left lane. Arriving in Fort Dodge, where 11 inches of snow fell, I found drifts blowing across 5th Avenue South, which is the east west road across town. Piles of snow were all over town.  Snow removal crews were busy in parking lots all over […]

  • Earlham Building the Future on Something From the Past

    EARLHAM, Iowa- The town of Earlham will have a big event this weekend to welcome a new community center. The Bricker Price Block building, has undergone a $2 million dollar renovation. The 1900 building survived a fire in 1901, which destroyed the wooden buildings in downtown. Bricker-Price was the first brick building to be constructed. In 2015 a seven-inch rain caused damage to the roof of the old building. In 2016, a campaign was launched by Sharon Krause, of Earlham […]

  • Union County Fires Underscore Auxiliary Heat Safety

    CRESTON, Iowa  —  Two homes were damaged by fire in Union County on Tuesday morning. In the town of Arispe, a mobile home was considered a total loss, but the family who lived there was able to escape without injury. In nearby Afton, an early-morning fire caused a couple to safely evacuate. In both cases, the fires were caused by alternative sources of heat. Some type of space heater was in used in the home in Arispe, an the Afton […]