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13 fascinating facts about Megan Reuther:
• My first name is Elizabeth, but no one calls me that except doctors and telemarketers.
• I met my husband at work. We fell in love doing a news story about mold.
• We lived on a farm the first two years we were married.
• We have 3 kids: 2 boys and 1 girl.
• My two pinkies are curved.
• I don’t like cheese.
• My younger sister and I are only eight months apart.
• I have 30 cousins.
• My first job was washing floors at the family car business.
• I used to hate running. Now I’m training for a half marathon.
• I am from Missouri.
• I can’t go to sleep unless my pajamas match.
• I sing the same song to my kids my mom sang to me every night I tuck them into bed.
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Megan Reuther joined the Channel 13 News Team in October 2007. She started as the live reporter for the station’s top-rated Today in Iowa morning news program. Now, you can see her reports on the Channel 13 News at 5.

Megan came to the station from KWWL in Waterloo where she was an anchor/reporter. Prior to that, she was anchor/reporter at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. She graduated with a Journalism/Broadcast News degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Megan says she loves covering parenting issues because that’s how she spends most of her time: raising two young sons and a little daughter.


Recent Articles
  • Medical Equipment Gets New Purpose in Developing Countries

    GRIMES, Iowa –Many employees take on collection drives at the workplace. Usually those collections are clothing drives or food drives, but a different kind of donation is making a difference around the world. At an office building in Grimes, you’ll find a trailer full of boxes ready be taken away. The boxes are full of medical equipment and supplies that might be expired or outdated, but still in good shape. Lisa Campbell, UnityPoint Health’s Director of Purchased Services Contracting, said, […]

  • Teachers Use Virtual Reality to Explore Lessons Outside the Classroom

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Technology can help teachers make learning come alive and serve as a teaching tool. Step inside Megan McLennan’s classroom in Altoona Elementary and you will experience what it is like to be in kindergarten. In addition to lunch decisions, the Pledge of Allegiance, and reading, the students have a special guest with a special surprise. Jamie Gilchrist asked the students, “Are you excited? Do you even know what we’re going to do?” Gilchrist is Southeast Polk’s Technology […]

  • Fight For Air Climb is One Month Away

    DES MOINES, Iowa -The Fight for Air Climb is coming up Sunday, April 7th. It’s the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising event where people climb the stairs of four downtown buildings. This is the 16th year for the event in Iowa. Organizers expect 1,300 people will participate.  The goal is to raise $350,000. It will go towards research, advocacy, and programs to help people with lung disease and cancer. You can sign up on the Fight for Air Climb’s website.

  • Iowans Offer Unique Vacation Rentals as Cities Discuss Regulations

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans are turning their homes into hotels, offering the Iowa nice hospitality and a unique experience. Iowans earned $9.3 million in 2018 through Airbnb, and Polk County hosts took in $2.4 million of that. Visit Beaverdale, and you can’t miss the unique round houses. Micole Van Walbeek said, “I’ve always admired when I drove through Beaverdale the little round houses.” She bought one on Urbandale Avenue last fall and turned it into a home away from […]

  • Young Mother of Two Prevented Heart Attack by Listening to Her Body

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — It was shocking for a healthy mother of two to hear she was two weeks away from a heart attack. Heart attack symptoms are not always obvious, especially for women. Seeing Jen Hummel on the treadmill, you can tell she’s an avid runner. “35-year-old female who is very healthy,” she said. That was until December, when the mother of two could no longer go the distance. “And then after that five minutes, I had to […]

  • Wife’s Quick Action Helps Save Husband Suffering Heart Attack

    GRIMES, Iowa — A regular Monday in May quickly became unforgettable for a Grimes family when a father of two collapsed on his back deck. “Very nice day, by the way, beautiful out. I walked around to the backyard,” said Chris Goering. That’s about all he can remember. It’s a day his wife Ashley can’t forget. “As he was walking to the back, he said, Ashley, something’s not right,” she said. She found him collapsed on the back deck. “He […]

  • Special Elliptical Machine Helps People with Physical Disabilities Regain Movement

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A piece of equipment that looks and sounds like a typical elliptical machine at the gym is helping people recover from a stroke. “I enjoy it. It’s a good work out,” said Jon, a 42-year-old bookkeeper who didn’t want to provide his last name. He had a stroke in May of 2018. “I was at the office. I was working on my computer. And, I felt like I really just needed to lay down and […]

  • Organization Looking for Mentors to Make a Difference in the Community

    DES MOINES, Iowa –January is National Mentoring Month. The Iowa Mentoring Partnership is celebrating the annual campaign by encouraging more adults to sign up to make a difference in a child’s life. The Iowa Mentoring Partnership connects youth in Iowa with caring adults. ”There is a powerful mentoring effect demonstrated by research and the experiences of young people who are connected to a mentor in real life,” said Director Mary Sheka in a news release. She said statistics show young […]

  • Ames Police Looking For Teenage Suspect in Weekend Shooting

    AMES, Iowa — Ames Police are looking for a teenage suspect in a weekend shooting at a home. Police say the victim and a witness told officers a woman was shot in the chest by a man at 122 South Russell Avenue. The woman arrived at Mary Greeley Medical Center by private transportation. Police were called there shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. The woman is in stable condition. Ames Police say the suspect in the shooting is 18-year-old Rodney D. […]

  • Event Focuses on How to Stop Human Trafficking

    ALTOONA, Iowa –January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. An Altoona church is hosting an event to talk about the issue. Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church in Altoona will hold an event called Stop Human Trafficking to talk about the issue of human trafficking taking place in Iowa and the metro area. The evening is free and open to the public. Kellie Markey, founder and director of Dorothy’s House, will be one of the speakers. Dorothy’s House […]

  • Volunteers Needed for Night to Shine

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –Volunteers are needed to help make a prom night experience for people with special needs extra special. Night to Shine is for people with special needs ages 14 and older. The event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and will take place at more than 600 churches around the world on Friday, February 8th. Valley Church in West Des Moines will host 260 guests. Volunteers are needed for that night and for the Night to Shine Boutique […]

  • Former NFL Player and Colon Cancer Survivor will Rally Against Cancer

    DES MOINES, Iowa –John Stoddard Cancer Center is getting ready to rally against cancer. The annual Rally Against Cancer has raised about $3.1 million since 2002. This year’s event is January 26th at 6 p.m. at The Ron Pearson Center at Hy-Vee’s Corporate Headquarters. The keynote speaker is Vince Papale. He’s a former NFL player and colon cancer survivor. He tried out for the Philadelphia Eagles on a whim. He holds the record for the oldest rookie in the National […]

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