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, 1 son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.


Recent Articles
  • Iowa Business Council Holding Forums Statewide on Business Issues

    BOONE, Iowa- The Iowa Business Council is holding a series of meetings around the state to gain statewide perspective on possible upcoming legislative issues and workforce issues. The meetings are called Vision to Vitality, and the first one was held at DMACC in Boone Tuesday. The first meeting was hosted by Reynolds Cramer, CEO of Fareway, which is based in Boone. “We need your input, and the goal is as we have this type of get together throughout the entire […]

  • Portion of Highway 169 Closed for Construction

    OGDEN, Iowa  —  A state highway in Boone and Dallas Counties is now closed for construction. Highway 169 is shut down from Highway 30 south of Ogden to Highway 141 near Bouton. Crews plan to widen the road and put down new asphalt. This will cause detours south of Ogden, but there are options for the people of Ogden to get around the construction. “Go east on Highway 30 to L Avenue, which is just four miles east of town, then […]

  • Dallas Maverick Harrison Barnes Visits Ames to Support Reading and Basketball

    AMES, Iowa  —  Harrison Barnes, former Ames High School standout basketball player and current member of the Dallas Mavericks, is back home for a few days. Barnes and his wife Brittany are supporting the Summer Reading Buddy Program with Raising Readers and the Ames Public Library. The program at five locations with 130 kids is taking place in Ames and Nevada. “It’s really a testament, one, to the volunteers who help make this thing run, but two, to the kids […]

  • Marion County Fair Day One: Not Your Typical Livestock Show

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa  —  The 2018 Marion County Fair is underway at the fairgrounds on the north edge of Knoxville. On day one, the fair featured a different kind of livestock show. The fair sponsored the Pet Show, where kids can bring whatever pet they have at home. That included a snake, guinea pigs, dogs, a turtle, and even hissing cockroaches. “They’re just kind of unique and not a lot of people have them, especially in this area,” said Noah Kemp. “They’re […]

  • iPhone Dropped From Airplane-Found With No Damage in Ames

    AMES, Iowa- Tuesday was an eventful day for Sarvinder Naberhaus, of Ames. Any day you lose your cellphone can be a challenge. Naberhaus, and her friend, Donna Johnson, from her days at Ames High School went to the Ames Airport to ride on a vintage biplane, part of the American Barnstormers 2018 tour. While on the flight, Naberhaus got out her iPhone to shoot some photos. As she held the phone outside the windshield, it was caught in the rushing […]

  • Effort Underway to Save Jasper County Truss Bridge

    NEWTON, Iowa  —  The Jasper County Historical Society is spearheading an effort to rescue the county’s last truss bridge: the Red Bridge, located south of Reasnor. Due to the declining condition of the bridge over the past couple decades, the road was closed around 2005. Now, with high water in the Skunk River, some people were concerned the Red Bridge would wash away. “The Red Bridge was built in 1892. It is a Warren Truss pin connector bridge,” said Joe […]

  • Barnstormer Aircraft Tour Stops in Ames

    AMES, Iowa  —  Eleven vintage restored bi-planes are at the Ames Airport this week, on display and open to the public as part of the 2018 American Barnstormers Tour. The planes are stopping at Midwest airports on the way to the Oshkosh Air Show. “This tour was founded in 2006 with the mission to get people to come out to the local airports to see the origination of modern flight,” said Jill Manka, a Barnstormer Tour promoter. “We also want […]

  • Iowa Holds Funeral Services for Three Veterans Unclaimed by Family

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- Funeral services were held Friday for three veterans who died over ten years ago. Since that time, no family member had come forward to plan services for these three men. So one funeral home employee decided, she would make arrangements. Hamilton Funeral Home employee spent some time off work. While at home she was working on a list of those who had died, but not been claimed by any family. On that list, she found three […]

  • Rain Washes Away Heavy Equipment Down Four Mile Creek

    ANKENY, Iowa- Dave Ingle was waiting on a project due to wet conditions at the Woodland Reserve Homeowners Association on the north side of town. Close to 10 inches of rain fell over a four-hour period. Now Ingle is missing some of his equipment. “We were waiting for it to dry out, so we pulled the machines out for a couple of weeks, and left the timber mats in place, said Ingle. Missing now: a number of his large timber […]

  • Ames Fire Department Water Rescue After Overnight Flash Flooding

    AMES, Iowa- The Ames Fire Department rescued a male driver from the top of his vehicle over night. After 12:30 AM dispatchers told officers a young man called to say he was afraid of drowning, and was stuck in the water. He was unsure of his location. Officers found the car and the man under the Stange Avenue overpass on the Iowa State Campus. After around 15 minutes the water level dropped, and the driver was walked to safety from […]

  • Creston July 4th Parade Marks 100 Years of John Deere Tractors

    CRESTON, Iowa- The Fourth of July Parade in Creston noted the 100th Anniversary of John Deere making tractors. Parade organizers assembled a collection of tractors from the first one ever made, the Waterloo Boy, to the giant rubber-tracked 9570 RX. Deere began manufacturing tractors in Waterloo, in March of 1918, after the company purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company. The call went out for as many examples of John Deere tractors as they could get. 75 tractors came for the […]

  • Highway 30 Near Boone To Be Closed for Days Due to High Water

    BOONE, Iowa- Highway 30 is set to close at noon on July 4. The road west of Boone will soon be covered by the water from the Des Moines River. “Previously we thought we were going to be able to wait until Thursday around noon, but the water seems to be coming up quicker than we expected,” said Dave Morlan, Boone County Emergency Management Coordinator. “This morning DOT decided that we could be closing Highway 30 as early as noon.” […]