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


Recent Articles
  • After 60 Years of Lobbying, Highway 20 Now Four Lanes Across Iowa

    HOLSTEIN, Iowa- After over 60 years Iowa Highway US 20, is now a four lane road, all across Iowa. In a ribbon cutting ceremony DOT officials commended those who had worked and lobbied on the project over the years. The road opened to traffic this past Wednesday. Lt Governor Adam Gregg spoke on behalf of Governor Kim Reynolds, who was with Vice President Mike Pence in Des Moines. “It’s about time,” said Gregg, a native of northwest Iowa. “You have […]

  • Cordova Park Observation Tower Turns 20, Still Welcoming Fall Visitors

    OTLEY, Iowa- Marion County welcomes fall leaf-watchers at the Cordova Park Observation Tower. The 106 foot tall structure was originally a 130,000 gallon water tower, put up in 1972. In 1984, rural water came to this part of the county, so the tower was no longer needed. Construction began in July of 1998, and was completed November 20, of 1998 according to the plaque explaining the project. The cost of the project was $402,429.00. “I take my grand kids out […]

  • Borlaug Foundation Preserves Historic Farmsteads in NE Iowa

    PROTIVIN, Iowa- The Norman Borlaug Historic Foundation is working to maintain two farms here in southern Howard County. The farms are ajacent, one is where Borlaug was born, the other, his boyhood home. Borlaug, credited with saving a billion people with his work cross breeding wheat to grow in harsh climates. He worked in Mexico, India, Pakistan,as well as Africa to help local governments grow wheat to feed their population. Borlaug and his sisters gave the farms to the Foundation […]

  • World Food Prize Symposium Examines Hunger Made Worse By War

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The World Food Prize opened formally in Des Moines at the Marriott on Wednesday, with the Borlaug Dialogues, talking about issues of hunger. The group marked the passing of the late Governor Robert D. Ray, for his work in helping refugees locate to Iowa escaping war back in the 70’s. The opening ceremony recognized the winners of this year’s World Food Prize, Dr. Lawrence Haddad, and Dr. David Nabarro. One session looked at how war is causing […]

  • Federal Government Looking To Sell Former Knoxville VA Campus

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa- The US Government General Services has announced intention to sell the property which is the site of the former Knoxville Veterans Administration campus. On October 10th notice of intent to sell was posted. That gives local government agencies first dibs if they choose to purchase the property. After 30 days the campus would go on the open market. “The VA campus is a historic campus, it’s been here in the community for 100+ years but really hasn’t been […]

  • Decorah Farm Draws Visitors with Creative Lodging Options

    DECORAH,Iowa- Jim Dotzenrod’s farm north of Decorah is a place to raise horses. He pulls horse and carriage in local parades, he’s even had his horses in the Citrus Bowl Parade. His farm has an old silo and barn. One day he had an idea, to convert the silo into a cabin. He thought he would be able to attract hunters and fishermen who come. “Just started the silo four years ago, had an option of tearing it down, and […]

  • Ames City Council Votes to Do Away With Parking on Welch Avenue

    AMES, Iowa- The Ames City Council has been studying for a number of weeks what to do with Welch Avenue here in Campustown. They took a survey and ask the users of this road what they would like and it came back that they like to see it be more bicycle friendly.” “The overall plan for Campus Town area is to replace the utility infrastructure that exists,” said Ames Mayor Joh Haila “That includes water and sewer lines below Welch […]

  • Ames Equestrian Therapy Organization Lands New Home

    AMES, Iowa- One Heart Equestrian Therapy has opened a new home north of Ames. The Non-Profit organization has purchased a former horse stable at 2710 West 190th Street, Ames. “We’ve had riders up for 17 years, through that entire time we’ve been hosted by different stables in fact we started at the Story County Fairgrounds in Nevada, said Kris Lager, Founder and Executive Director of the organization. “One Heart Equestrian Therapy serves people with disabilities using horses, we offer several […]

  • Sparrow Horse Legacy Lives on at World Percheron Congress

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The World Percheron Congress 2018 has made a return visit to the Iowa State Fairgrounds Jacobson Exhibition Center. The event was last held in Des Moines in 2014. Competition got underway on Monday, and will run through Saturday, October 13. In a Monday morning competition for Unicorn entries, or teams with three horses, instead of an even number, there were 15 places. The number one team was from Mona, Utah, but with an Iowa connection. Tim Sparrow […]

  • Dubuque’s Fenelon Place Elevator Offers History with a View

    DUBUQUE, Iowa- Commuting to work in 1882 in this northeast Iowa City was hard for banker, J.K.Graves. He lived on the top of the bluff, but his bank was at the bottom. It took him a half hour with his horse and buggy to drive around the bluff from the bank to his house for lunch. His house was only 300 feet away, up the bluff. Graves had traveled to Europe, and seen incline railways, where cars went up and […]

  • Fall Colors Coming to Iowa Slowly

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Now that it’s October most are looking for the trees to begin showing some color. That has happened out at Ledges State Park. According to the Iowa DNR, fall color peak is still a week away in northern and northeast Iowa, and around two weeks from peak in Central Iowa. “Fall color is triggered by day length, when the chlorophyl starts breaking down in the leaves,” said DNR State Forester Jeff Goerndt. “Fall weather does have a […]

  • Future Ready Iowa Recruiting Workers in Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- The State of Iowa is moving forward with something called “Future Ready Iowa.” The mission is to help Iowa companies be able to expand, by helping them find, and recruit workers. A regional summit was held Monday in Pella, and Fort Dodge. “Actually we have created about almost 2000 new jobs over the last five years, which of course means new people and more bodies in our community,” said Kelli Halstead, Economic Development Director for the Fort […]