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
  • Granger Native Marine Killed in WWII is Welcomed Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Area residents, law enforcement, and a contingent of United States Marines helped to welcome home a fallen hero. Channing Robert Whitaker, of Granger was killed in action on November 22, 1943 in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He was in a battle during the 2nd Marine Division’s invasion of Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands (now part of the Republic of Kiribati). His unit lost 57 men during the assault on Betio. Forty-six of these […]

  • WWII Veteran Volunteers to Honor Iowa Veterans in Hospice

    MOUNT AYR, Iowa — Though Veterans Day was last week, a nursing home in Mount Ayr held a veterans recognition for two area residents. One veteran is still volunteering, even though he served in World War II. At Mount Ayr Health Care Center, Air Force veteran Richard McMeins, a patient with EveryStep Hospice, received a pin and a framed award for his service. Ila McMeins said if her husband could, he would no doubt being saying “thank you” for this […]

  • Special Day For Iowa Vietnam Veteran Combat Pilot to Tour Iowa National Guard

    BOONE, Iowa- A Vietnam veteran was given a special tour of the Iowa National Guard Helicopter Base here. Retired Lt. Colonel Robert Allen was surprised with a helicopter flight from the Northridge Retirement Center to the National Guard Base in Boone. Larry DeVries of Pella brought his bright red Robinson R-44 helicopter to land at the Heartland Baptist Church Parking lot. “It’s called a Robinson, I’m Larry DeVries from Pella,” as DeVries greeted his passenger. “Built in Torrance, California.” “OK, […]

  • Pasquales Upgrades Production Due to Hot Sales in Frozen Pizza

    HUMBOLDT, Iowa — Wednesday was the public grand opening of Pasquales Pizza’s new production facility. The company converted an old Faraway store into a pizza preparation and assembly line. The building also includes freezer space, and room for the firm to expand. “The freezer wasn’t large enough handle the capacity we need to grow and try new products within that time,” said Pasquales General Manager, Kyle Pierson. “There is quite a bit more space in this room, the ten of […]

  • Three Sisters From Three States Help Spread Warmth With Sewing

    GILBERT, Iowa — Three sisters who grew up near Gilbert are on a mission to keep people warm in this January-like cold weather. The 3 Sisters Non-Profit sews ponchos to give to agencies serving infants, wheelchair users and even cancer patients. The idea is a poncho is easier to put on, so for tiny infants, they can be strapped in car seat without bulky coats, making them safer. “I had a brand new grandbaby and saw the car seat ponchos […]

  • Iowan Reacts to Learning Her Father is in Iconic Iwo Jima Photo

    CLARENCE, Iowa — When Kay Keller Maurer got a phone message about her father’s service in the Marines, she didn’t return it for three months. When she did, she learned of new photos which confirmed her father, Harold “Pie” Keller, was one of the six Marines in the photo taken at Iwo Jima of the flag raising. “I cried a lot when I first found out,” said Maurer. “I think it was just the emotion of finally finding out some […]

  • Braille Campus Could Sell to City of Vinton for One Dollar

    VINTON, Iowa — The Iowa Board of Regents next week will consider a proposal to sell the former Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School Campus at Vinton, to the City there for one dollar. “The city of Vinton and the Braille school have been very cooperative during this three-year process,” said John Nash, Director of facilities for the Board of Regents, in a news release. “We’re excited to be able to transfer this property to the city for its future […]

  • Fort Dodge Residents Give Approval To City-Owned Broadband

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- The Citizens of Fort Dodge held a city-wide referendum on Tuesday. The ballot question asked residents: shall the City have the ability to establish a municipal broadband utility. Residents said yes, voting 72% in the affirmative. City Administrator David Fierke said the issue over local broadband coverage has been a concern in town. “We need to look at high-speed internet in Fort Dodge improving High Speed Internet,” said Fierke. “That was driven by discussions both business industry […]

  • Fort Dodge Development Marking the End of CrossRoads Mall

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — The City of Fort Dodge is entering into an agreement with an Ankeny Developer which would see the removal of the CrossRoads Mall there. The plan is to replace the mall space with a mixed used development. “The Crossroads Mall has served Greater North Central, and Northwest, Iowa for a number of years and now with this re-development opportunity we believe we can expand a retail opportunity provide service as well as residential opportunity not only […]

  • Madrid Grocer Named Outstanding Retailer for Iowa in 2019

    MADRID, Iowa — The owner of the Market of Madrid has been named the Iowa Retailer of the Year by the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. Ivan Thede will receive the award at the group’s annual gathering on Nov. 5 in West Des Moines. The owner of the Market of Madrid has been selected to receive the industry’s top honor for his impact on the community and the grocery industry, according to a news release from the IGIA. The release also […]

  • Ogden Mart Owner in Disbelief as His Store Burns Down

    OGDEN, Iowa — A fire destroyed a grocery store in Ogden Saturday night. Residents saw smoke around the Odgen Mart around 8 p.m. and flames eventually began shooting out the building. Fire departments from around Odgen came to battle the blaze, but they were not able to prevent the building from collapsing. “The fire was in the back of the store. The only way in was in the front and we couldn’t make it in.” said Ogden Fire Chief Rick […]

  • Fort Dodge Radio Station Feeds the Farmer

    EARLY, Iowa — At a farm southwest of Early, Steve and Tracy Pickhinke shut down the tractors and combines over the noon hour for a special event called Feed the Farmer. The Feed the Farmer contest is sponsored through the Fort Dodge Radio Station KWMT. Farm Director Duane Murley has been visiting various farms where winners of the meals would welcome their visits bearing food. “This fall we’re enjoying prime rib the entire seven weeks, and that’s what we’re doing […]

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