WHO Radio News Staff


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

Rob Newton - Anchor/ Reporter  

Rob has a decade of experience in Talk Radio and News, most recently at KFI in Los Angeles where he was an Anchor and Reporter for the past two years.

Rob comes to make his home in Iowa with his new bride Aubrey, who is a teacher.

He attended Fullerton College and has a Certification for Radio Broadcasting.

Parker Reed - News Anchor / Reporter

Parker Reed is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications in Management, and was Limelight Editor for the Iowa State Daily (CLICK HERE).

He contributed work to CITYVIEW and Iowa Living Magazines as an Intern, and is the Co-Founder of Pretty Fort (below), appearing on and publishing music-focused podcasts focused on musicians and events.

Dave Bohl - News Anchor / Reporter

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 from Noce Jazz Cabaret.

Brock Wilson - News Anchor / Reporter

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.

Julia Bertino - News Anchor / Reporter

Julia Bertino 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.

Julia says her biggest passions in life are music, theater, and history.

Arjav Rawal - Anchor/Reporter 

Arjav Rawal is a college student and a News Anchor/Reporter for iHeartMedia Midwest.

In his final year of high school, he was profiled by multiple news outlets for leaking the results of the famous Iowa Poll on three separate occasions. WATCH HERE. Arjav is also a musician.

His girlfriend Ashley is a student and patient care technician at Nebraska Medicine.

Keegan Turnbough - News Anchor / Reporter

Keegan Turnbough 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 Christmas School, a Sunday School teacher for Iowa City Church, and a Math and Science Tutor at Iowa City High School.

Danielle Blake - News Anchor / Reporter

Danielle Blake is a student at Simpson College in Indianola, pursuing a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a focus in Political Science, and Marketing Communications. Danielle is the Copy Editor of the Simpsonsonian newspaper at Simpson College, she is active in Speech and Debate, and is a member of the Pi Kappa Delta Honor Society.

Danielle is also the Head Debate Coach for Indianola High School.

Steve Nichols - News Anchor / Reporter

Steve Nichols has 25 years of experience as a News Anchor, Morning Show Host, and Program Director, and anchored for the Georgia News Network. He was recognized with the Georgia Association of Broadcasters award for Best Morning Show Personality for The Sunrise Show with Steve Nichols at WPPL-FM in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Steve has a degree in English from Grand View College in Des Moines, and attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

Sue Danielson - 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.

Trent Rice - 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.

Wendy Wilde WHO News Director, Midwest Region News Director

Wendy Wilde has been a Talk Show Host, News Director, News Anchor and Reporter, Program Director, and Music Radio Morning Show Host in her 43-year radio career. She is a multiple region Murrow, Sevareid, SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), and Associated Press Award winner, and has served as 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.

Community service and volunteerism have been a focus throughout her life. Wendy and her husband Michael co-founded and ran a volunteer-operated 501(c)3 non-profit teen center for six years, volunteering every weekend. VIDEO CLICK HERE. She and her husband, Michael have three children and one grandson.

VIDEO CLICK HERE: Wendy Wilde goes in depth on a Southern Minnesota story that made national headlines


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