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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.

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
  • 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 […]

  • New Support Group for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

    ANKENY, Iowa — A stroke affects people in different ways, and the recovery can be a long journey. A new support group can help survivors and their caregivers. Ethan Miller is doing a different type of workout than he was used to. “I was just working out on a Saturday morning, just a typical Saturday in September, and then something went wrong. I started slurring my words. I couldn’t move my arm,” said Miller. He was 26 years old and […]

  • Des Moines Children’s Museum Has Plans to Expand in Coming Months

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A metro museum looks to expand in the coming months. The Des Moines Children’s Museum started as a traveling exhibit in the summer of 2017. It moved into the Valley West Mall that fall. The volunteer-run museum has plans to move to a new space in the mall that will triple its exhibit space. Plans also include expanding hours by hiring part time staff. The Des Moines Children’s Museum will raise funds at the first […]

  • Iowan Headed to Rose Parade to Celebrate Easter Seals’ 100th Anniversary

    DES MOINES, Iowa –An Iowa college student is excited for bowl season but not because of football. Reagan Crabtree is headed to California to be in the Rose Parade. The Tournament of Rose’s Parade is a New Year’s Day tradition. “I’m so excited to be going to the Rose Bowl Parade,” said Reagan. Reagan isn’t just going to the Rose Parade. She’ll be in it. “I can’t wait to be there in the moment,” she said. Reagan is one of […]

  • Treatment Helps Patients Find Relief From Depression

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A treatment is helping patients with depression who aren’t finding relief with medication. Travis Stone suffers from anxiety and depression. He has ever since serving in Afghanistan. “I have been taking medications for depression and anxiety ever since my deployment finished up about 6 or 7 years ago.” Even with medication, Stone said he wasn’t himself. He decided to try a treatment called TMS, which stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. UnityPoint’s Penn Mental Health started offering […]

  • Teen Who Battled Cancer Five Times Starts New Treatment in Hopes of Keeping Cancer Away

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s a big week for an Altoona teen who has battled cancer five times in the last seven years. The Southeast Polk Junior is now considered cancer free, and she wants to stay that way. Mackenzy Larson is a regular at Blank Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center. “She always comes in, not always comes in with a smile, usually comes in with a smile, but she’s always ready to put her head down and do […]

  • Two People Suffered Burns in Overnight House Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa –Des Moines firefighters spent the frigid overnight hours on the scene of a house fire in the neighborhood near Roosevelt High School. Two people living there made it out of the home, but they were sent to the hospital with burn injuries. The fire started just before 1 a.m. at 825 41st Street. That’s across from the Des Moines Playhouse. A neighbor says the man woke up to the flames and smoke and got his wife out […]