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A year after WHO-TV Des Moines, Iowa, abruptly let her go, Sonya Heitshusen filed an age and gender discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against WHO’s parent company, Nexstar Media Group. The lawsuit alleges Heitshusen, 54, was “thrown out to pasture” because she was no longer seen as camera-worthy, after years in which she saw her male colleagues receive better treatment from management.
The former GM of general manager of WPMI-WJTC Mobile, Ala., is chosen by Nexstar to lead its NBC affiliate and digital operations in Des Moines, Iowa.
WHO, Tribune’s NBC affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, gave visitors to the Iowa State Fair a kernel of corn to place in the Mason jar of their favorite presidential candidate. “While we know the corn poll isn’t scientific, it has proven in the past to be a pretty reliable measure of the attitudes of Iowans at fair time,” said David Price, WHO’s political reporter.
Tribune Media’s NBC affiliate WHO Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 68), is packing up and moving out Monday morning for RVTV 2018, the station’s annual week-long Iowa/Iowa State tailgate party. The channel 13 RVTV crew will be headquartered in a Plaza RV parked in the center of each town. This year’s route will make stops in […]
Three presidential candidates — Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal and Donald Trump — have agreed to sit with Tribune’s WHO Des Moines, Iowa, down for live, one-hour televised forums with Iowans where they will discuss three of the most pressing issues.
Local TV-owned NBC affiliate WHO Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 72), has hired Michael Admire as a sports photographer/reporter/anchor. Admire comes to WHO from KOAM Joplin, Mo. Admire replaces Chris Hassel who left for ESPN in January. Originally from Lee’s Summit, Mo., Admire earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Pittsburg State University in May 2011. He […]
Long-time WHO Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 72) newsman John Bachman will anchor his final newscast this Friday night, Nov. 9, on Channel 13 News at 10. The station is commemorating the occasion all week long with special features and some surprises in and out of its evening newscasts. In addition, Bachman will host his final edition of […]
Rentrak Corp. today announced an expanded multi-year StationView Essentials contract with Local TV for its NBC affiliate, WHO Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 72). Rentrak also provides census-based TV ratings, advanced demographics and consumer ratings information to Local TV’s Fox affiliate WJW Cleveland. “Rentrak’s sample size of data provides much better stability and predictive audience behavior […]
Local TV-owned NBC affiliate WHO Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 72), announced that 25-year veteran anchor John Bachman will retire at the end of November. The station has promoted Iowa native, Iowa State journalism graduate and eight-year WHO anchor/reporter Dan Winters to succeed Bachman at the anchor desk. Bachman’s 40-year broadcast journalism career includes interviews with […]
Local TV-owned NBC affiliate WHO Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 72), on Tuesday promoted Jannay Towne to co-anchor of Today in Iowa Saturday and Sunday. She will continue reporting for WHO News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. Towne replaces Elizabeth Klinge who left Des Moines earlier this month. Towne begins her anchoring duties Saturday morning, Jan. […]
Local TV-owned NBC affiliate WHO Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 73) has hired Krystle Kacner as a multimedia journalist. The station says Kacner’s duties will include reporter, videojournalist, Web contributor and contributing on-the-spot updates via Facebook and Twitter when out in the field. Prior to WHO, Kacner was a reporter and weekend news anchor at KDLT […]
Local TV’s NBC affiliate WHO Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 72), has hired Megan Brown as a multimedia journalist. In that role, Brown will wear many hats including reporting, videojournalist, Web contributor and on-the-spot updates via Facebook and Twitter when out in the field. Prior to WHO, Brown anchored the 10 p.m. news and reported for […]