Nora Reichardt, First Openly Transgender Journalist In Iowa, Leaves WOI

KAAL Chief Meteorologist Chris Kuball Moving To WOI Des Moines

WOI-KCWI Moves Samantha Mesa To ‘Good Morning Iowa’ Co-Anchor, Laryssa Leone To Weekend Mornings

Tegna’s Des Moines, Iowa, duopoly of WOI (ABC) and KCWI (CW) is moving anchor Samantha Mesa to mornings and anchor Good Morning Iowa alongside Chenue Her. The new role is […]

WOI Des Moines Sets New Anchor Lineups

Anchor Jackie Schmillen Out At WOI Des Moines

Nora Reichardt Re-Introduces Herself To Viewers Of WOI Des Moines


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an assignment manager, executive producer, news producer, news anchor, reporter, anchor-MMJs, a local sales manager and a broadcast engineer.


WOI Anchor With Twins Holds Diaper Drive For Community


WOI And KCWI Donate $7,000 To Des Moines Food Pantries

Samantha Mesa Joins WOI Des Moines News


Tegna Names David Loving GM In Des Moines

The former Univision executive takes over the station group’s Iowa ABC-CW duopoly of WOI-KCWI on March 2.

DMA 68

Nexstar Taps Johnson As Des Moines GM

The station group chooses Native Iowan Mary Ann Johnson to Lead its ABC-CW duo of WOI and KCWI.

Hearst, Scripps Share Cronkite Award

The station groups were cited for their “strong, clear, vocal leadership.” Other winners of the political journalism award, which is bestowed by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism,include include KUSA Denver (two awards); KXAN Austin, Texas; WXIA Atlanta; WOI Des Moines, Iowa; KMGH Denver; and KCET Los Angeles.


Did Two Hearst Stations Steal A Story from WOI?

Nexstar To Air Senate Debate In Iowa

Nexstar Broadcasting Group’ three television stations in Iowa will provide that state’s voters broadcast coverage of the one-hour debate between U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst (R) and current U.S. Representative […]


WOI Sports Anchot Dave Zawilinski Leaving

DMAS 72, 99, 147 & 157

Nexstar, Mission Buying 5 Stations For $103M

Nexstar will acquire WOI Des Moines, Iowa; WHBF Rock Island, Ill., and KCAU Sioux City, Iowa, from Citadel Communications for $88 million and will operate them under a time brokerage agreement. Mission is buying WICZ and WBNP-LP Binghamton, N.Y., from Stainless Broadcasting for $15.25 million in a transaction structured as an asset purchase agreement.


WOI Sports Director John Walters Leaving

DMAS 53, 72, 100, 105 & 147

Live Well Adds Five Citadel Stations

These affiliates in Providence, Des Moines, Davenport, Lincoln and Sioux City bring the ABC diginet’s U.S. clearance to about 55%.


WOI Within Rights To Reject Colbert PAC Ad

Advertising from Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC was rejected by Citadel’s Des Moines, Iowa, ABC affiliate, based on its belief that these commercials would be confusing to Iowa voters. Are there legal issues with the station deciding not to run these ads? Not at all.

DMA 73

Russ Hamilton Tapped To Be WOI GM

Citadel Communications named Russ Hamilton vice president and general manager of its Des Moines, Iowa, ABC affiliate. Hamilton succeeds Ray Cole, president and chief operating officer of parent company Citadel, who had also been serving as GM of the station. Cole said WOI needed a full-time general manager after Citadel purchased a station in Providence, R.I., in March.