Iowa's largest radio news team covers the top local, state, and national stories with experience and dedication. Listen for WHO Radio News at the top and bottom of the hour, 24/7. Breaking news and severe weather at once on AM 1040 WHO.
Contact WHO Radio Newsroom: (515) 245-8887 Email: News@WHOradio.com
Our News Team
Cooper Banks is the WHO Radio Morning News Anchor. He brings more than 15 years of experience to iHeartMedia and AM1040 WHO.
Before joining WHO, Cooper was a Radio News Director in Peoria, Illinois and a Radio Talk Host in Portland, Oregon.
Cooper says he is excited to be back near his family in Omaha, and making Des Moines his new home.
We are excited to have Cooper's experience and talent. We believe he will make WHO Morning Newscasts can't-miss radio listening in Des Moines.
Emory Miller is a morning anchor and reporter for WHO. She focuses on developing news stories and features during the morning ride to work each day, and anchors newscasts in the midday.
Emory grew up in Northern Iowa where her family farms.
She is a 2022 graduate of Iowa State University, with a B.A. Degree in Communications Studies: Speech, Communications, and Rhetoric.
Dave Bohl is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines with a degree in Communications. Throughout his radio career, he's been a Control Room Board Operator, live Show Producer, and now a News Anchor and Reporter.
Dave is also a professional musician, performing regularly all around the Midwest, including performances with the Des Moines Symphony. He plays saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, and is also a vocalist. CLICK HERE for video of Dave performing at Noce Jazz Cabaret.
Brock Wilson joined iHeartMedia as a News Writer and Anchor in 2018. He has a Broadcasting Degree from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, where he was a News Anchor for the morning sports program, Sports Update.
Brock was a play-by-play announcer and sports producer and director in college, and also did high school football play-by-play for a Springfield area high school football team and the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Brock currently does play-by-play and public address announcing for Grand View University in Des Moines. He's also the broadcast director for the weekly Dirt Vision broadcasts at the Sprint Car Capitol of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
Besides being involved in sports, Brock also plays multiple instruments and is a country music fan. Brock and his wife, Brittany live in Des Moines.
CLICK HERE for video of Brock announcing a race at Knoxville Raceway.
WHO Assistant News Director
Sue Danielson joined the WHO Radio Newsroom in 1989 and enjoys covering a wide range of stories, sharing news and information with WHO Radio listeners. She says she is especially interested in severe weather coverage, having reported on numerous tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, ice storms, and blizzards.
Sue has won multiple state and national awards for her reporting and newscasts, and has received the Jack Shelley Award from the Iowa Broadcast News Association, the organization’s highest honor.
Sue holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University.
Sue and her husband Darwin live in Urbandale, and have a son and a daughter.
Julia Bertino is Anchor and Reporter on WHO for the afternoon ride home on the Simon Conway Show on WHO. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and holds a B.S. in Communications. She started her radio career in 2015 as a member of the sales team, then transitioned to a News Anchor and Reporter the following year.
Julia and her partner Nate renovating their home or binge watching documentaries with their cat, Fitzgerald. She says her greatest passions in life are music, theater, and history.
Keegan Turnbough is our Iowa State Capitol Reporter and often covers local City Council meetings for WHO Radio News. He is also a General Assignment Reporter and News Anchor.
He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with a degree in Communications. While a student at Iowa, he was a Sports Writer and Radio Host on KRUI radio; Student Leader in the Campus Christian Fellowship; and an actor for Run of the Mill Productions, an Iowa City Community Theater company.
Keegan has also been an active volunteer, as a boys' basketball coach at Heritage Christian School, a Sunday School teacher for Iowa City Church, and a Math and Science Tutor at Iowa City High School.
Danielle Blake is a News Anchor / Reporter in the Midwest Newsroom.
She is a 2022 graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, with double degrees in Multimedia Journalism with focus on Political Science, and Marketing Communications.
Danielle was the Copy Editor of the Simpsonsonian newspaper at Simpson College, active in Speech and Debate, and Captain of the National Champion Simpson College Debate Team. She is a member of the Pi Kappa Delta Honor Society.
Lexi Heinitz is an Anchor and Reporter for WHO Radio News.
She is a 2019 graduate of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, with a BA in Journalism and Film, and graduated cum laude.
Lexi already has some radio experience, as a DJ and Newscaster at the college radio station. She was Editor-in-Chief for the North Central College newspaper, The Chronicle.
More recently, Lexi helped innovate social media connections with customers to help a local business during the pandemic shutdowns. She is also a self-published news writer.
Andrew Houp is an evening and weekend anchor on WHO.
Andrew grew up in Des Moines, and is a sixth-generation Iowan. Andrew attended Johnston High School, Grandview University, is an Air Force veteran, and has many years of experience in radio including Grinnell, Newton, and Boone.
Andrew says anchoring at NewsRadio 1040 WHO is a homecoming for him, because he grew up with his family listening to WHO.
In the Air Force Andrew was stationed in an aeromedical evacuation unit in North Carolina and Afghanistan.
Andrew also works for the Iowa Radio Reading Service for the Blind, and is very active in his local church.
For many years Tom Noller was the WHO Radio Morning News Anchor before he retired in 2017. We are delighted to have Tom back on WHO Radio News for occasional news coverage!
Tom started his radio career at age 14, worked for a time as a TV Weatherman, and was a major market announcer at KOMO Seattle, among other notable stations. Tom is now (semi) retired and lives in Seattle with his lovely wife, Janelle.
Craig Evans brings 19 years of experience to our team.
He Anchors Saturday and Sunday morning Newscasts on WHO, and also anchors for several other of our sister iHeartMedia radio stations in the Midwest.
Craig comes to iHeartMedia after many years of anchoring morning news in Omaha.
He is also PA Announcer for the Omaha Stormchasers AAA Baseball Team.
Terry Leahy has been a News Reporter and Anchor for 25 years.
He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and worked in news and public affairs in Omaha radio at KOIL, WOW, and KFAB.
Terry has also been involved in sports broadcasting as a sideline reporter on the Westwood One College World Series coverage, and is in his 24th year as an original member of the broadcast team for the University of Nebraska Omaha NCAA Division One college hockey program.
Terry says he enjoys history, politics and sports.
Midwest Region Assistant News Director
Trent Rice has a Broadcast Journalism Degree from the University of Nebraska, and has worked in radio newsrooms in Iowa and Nebraska. He was News Director at KASI Radio in Ames for more than 20 years before joining the iHeart Midwest News Center at WHO as the Midwest Region Assistant News Director.
Trent's been recognized by the Iowa Broadcast News Association with awards for his news coverage and newscast anchoring. In 2017 he received the IBNA's top honor--The Jack Shelley Award in 2017.
Trent and his wife Solveig have three children.
WHO News Director
Midwest Region News Director
Wendy Wilde has been a News Director, News Anchor and Reporter, Talk Host, Program Director, and Music Radio Morning Show Host in her 45-year radio career. She is a multiple region Murrow, Sevareid, SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), and Associated Press Award winner, and has served as past President of the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcast News Association.
Wendy has a degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota, with additional coursework in Pre-Medicine at the University of Dayton, Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, and Business and Economics at Wright State University. She also holds a Project Management Certification.
Wendy and her husband, Michael have three children and one grandson.
VIDEO CLICK HERE: Wendy Wilde goes in depth in a TV interview about a Minnesota story that makes national headlines
Listen for WHO Radio News at the top and bottom of the hour, 24/7. Breaking news and severe weather at once on AM 1040 WHO.
Contact WHO Radio Newsroom: (515) 245-8887 Email: News@WHOradio.com