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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 sports announcers on college basketball/football volleyball

Plays finger-pick acoustic guitar

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:Northside Cafe, Winterset

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
  • Cyclone Women Host NCAA Basketball Facing New Mexico State

    AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State Cyclone Women (25-8) will take on the New Mexico State Aggies (26-6), a team that has just won its fifth straight league race in the WAC Conference. “We’re super excited. It feels like we haven’t played in a long time. It’s been almost two weeks, so we’re really excited to play to get back on the court to play at home again,” said ISU Senior Bridget Carleton. “We’re just super excited for that opportunity […]

  • Former High School Basketball Star Returns to Iowa for NCAA Tournament

    AMES, Iowa — The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Ames is a homecoming for Missouri State guard Elle Ruffridge. The 5 foot 3 inch dynamo is well known in Iowa as the leading high school career scorer with 2,951 points and was Iowa Miss Basketball in 2017. “As soon as we found out that we were going to be playing in Ames, my phone erupted with text messages, calls, lots of people contacting me through social media just saying how […]

  • Flood Waters Receding, But When Interstate 29 Reopens Is Still Not Known

    GLENWOOD, Iowa-Waters are receding in some parts of flooded southwest Iowa. Waters west of Thurman are going down. The town was evacuated, the water reached just west of town, but did not flood the community. “We mostly just packed the pictures important stuff, clothes and toiletries stuff we need a little bit of food,” said Ariel Jackson, who lives in Thurman with her family. “It was a scary moment to get woke up that time morning, hear that they were […]

  • Donated Water to Glenwood After Water Treatment Plant Flooded

    GLENWOOD, Iowa- The Missouri River floodwaters rose to take out the water treatment plant for the community of Glenwood. “The water treatment plant is surrounded by water, it became impossible to keep pumping the water out,” said Sheri Bowen, Public Information Officer for Mills County. “It was sand bagged, but it became impossible to keep the water out, after power was cut to the pumps.” Water in Glenwood’s water system can be used, as long as it is not in […]

  • Flood Victim Fund Set Up For Mills County

    OMAHA, Nebraska — The Mills County Community Foundation has set up a donor fund for people wishing to help victims of flooding there. The group is working in cooperation with the Omaha Community Foundation. “In Mills County, the Mills County Community Foundation has worked closely with in the various communities in Mills County,” said Kali Baker, vice president of community investment for the Omaha Community Foundation. “There was a disaster fund and they have reactivated it the Mills County flood […]

  • Gov. Reynolds Gets First-Hand Look at Record Western Iowa Flood

    GLENWOOD, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds continued her tour of flooded western Iowa, which is seeing waters higher than the flooding in 2011. Reynolds visited the Pacific Junction — Interstate 29 interchange, which has several feet of water over the road. Waters rose late Sunday night, causing the evacuation of the town of Pacific Junction. “We all waited to the last minute, but they had everything out they wanted out, and they were prepared,” said Andy Young, mayor of […]

  • Southwest Iowa Towns Evacuate, Roads Close as Missouri River Rises

    SIDNEY, Iowa — A levee break near the Fremont-Mills county line has caused evacuations in far southwest Iowa. The level of the Missouri River is rising rapidly, and this has caused requests to evacuate residents. The river is expected to top levels of the 2011 Missouri River Flood. “This morning I was notified that there was a breach up at Mills County, so we now have water running down from that breach area,” said Mike Creselius, Fremont County Emergency Manager. […]

  • Marshalltown Will Give New Life to Coliseum After Tornado

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- A Committee has announced a fundraising campaign to help remodel the old Marshalltown Veterans Coliseum. The 90-year-old building was hit by the tornado which struck here last July 19th. The roof was taken off. “It took a few days before we got word that our 90-year-old building, had withstood the winds of an EF-3 tornado, and had no structural damage.,” said City Administrator Jessica Kinser. Now the community has received a couple of one hundred thousand dollar grants, […]

  • Eastern Pottawattamie County May See Flooding Greater Than 1993 Record

    AVOCA, Iowa- Officials at AHSTW Schools in Avoca decided to let school out early on Wednesday. Eastern Pottawattamie County has area rivers forecast to crest early Thursday at 1 am at record levels, above 1993. Before school dismissed, students were asked to help fill sandbags to prevent flooding at some entrances to the high school. “We’ve just heard we have two rivers, on both sides of town that are looking to crest,” said AHSTW Supt. of Schools Darin Jones. “They’re […]

  • Marshall County Conservation Waiting For Sap to Flow

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — In 2017 the Marshall County Conservation Board launched maple syrup production. Last year they put in 150 taps and yielded over 2,200 gallons of sap. That boiled down to 35 gallons of sweet syrup. Marshall County purchased an evaporator to help make the sweet nectar. “Maple syrup is just sugar, there’s nothing else included in it,” said County Naturalist Emily Herring. “You cook off all the water so all that’s left is mostly the sugar and then […]

  • Volunteers Provide Corn to Help Feed Pheasants During Brutal Winter

    LAKE CITY, Iowa — The cold has harshly impacted people this winter, but the weather has also threatened the survival of Iowa pheasants. “It was below zero. Pheasants were all sitting there huddled up freezing, looking like they were going to die any minute, so I went and got some corn and threw it out,” said Gus Macke, a Pheasants Forever member, and also a car dealer in Lake City. “Came back a half hour later [and] the corn was […]

  • Historic Niland’s Cafe Reopens Near Colo

    COLO, Iowa — The historic Niland’s Cafe Restaurant has reopened with new management. The restaurant closed in December after the prior manager stepped down. The restaurant is now owned by the City of Colo. The Niland family donated it to the city with the stipulation that it be operated as a restaurant. The previous manager, Sandra Humann-Kelly, had operated the eatery for a number of years and developed a solid reputation for the cafe. It is popular with locals and […]

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