WHO Radio News
Iowa's largest radio news team covers the top local, state, and national stories with experience and dedication. Hear news at the top and bottom of the hour. Breaking news and severe weather, at once on AM 1040 WHO. Contact WHO Radio Newsroom: (515) 245-8887 Email: News@WHOradio.com
Wendy Wilde - Anchor 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
News Director, Anchor, Reporter - Midwest Regional News Director iHeartMedia
Wendy's 41-year radio career includes top-rated radio stations in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Dayton, Baton Rouge, and Chicago. She has been Program Director, Music Director, Music DJ, Copy / Production Director, Talk Show Host, News Anchor/Reporter, and News Director over the years.
Working in Radio News since 1990, Wendy has received numerous national, regional, and local news awards, including five Best Newscast Murrow Awards in the highly competitive Region 4, and nearly a dozen Sevareid News Awards.
Wendy holds a BA in Communications from the University of Minnesota; and also studied Pre-Medicine at the University of Dayton; Marketing and Marketing Research at the Carlson School of Management; and holds a Project Management Certification from the University of Minnesota.
In Minneapolis, Wendy and her husband, Michael founded and ran a 501(c)3 nonprofit teen center for more than six years. They also founded a start up niche computer company making custom computers for senior citizens, with sales across the U.S.
They have three grown children.
In her free time, Wendy enjoys figure roller skating, bicycling, paddle boarding, gardening, and cooking. She and Michael are new and avid campers, exploring the beautiful parks in Iowa.
Christian Lezcano - Anchor 9:30am-1:30pm
Christian Lezcano brings a diverse career background to WHO Radio News, with experience at KRLD Radio News in Dallas, and News Anchor and later Program Director at KVEC in San Luis Obismo. He has also been a Sports Director, Play-by-Play Sports Announcer, and a Radio Music Director and top-rated DJ.
Outside of Radio, Chris has worked as a sports blogger at Bleacher Report and Fansided. He held an exciting position for the television reality show Tanked on Animal Planet and Discovery Network, which sent him to Spain for five years.
Chris met his wife, Sara in Spain. They have three children.
Sue Danielson - Anchor 2:00pm-6:30pm
Assistant News Director, Anchor, Reporter
Sue is Assistant News Director and Afternoon Anchor; she also produces the weekly WHO Focus Public Affairs Show that airs Sundays at 6:00 a.m.
Sue Danielson has been a part of the WHO-Radio staff for nearly three decades, serving in a variety of capacities in the news and programming departments.
A general assignment reporter and newscast anchor, Sue has won state, regional, and national broadcast news awards for her coverage of major stories, from severe and breaking news, to crime, politics, features, including Iowa State Fair reports.
Sue and her husband Darwin reside in Urbandale. They have two children.
She says enjoys hearing from and meeting with WHO-Radio listeners and hearing their stories.
Trent Rice - Anchor 4pm-11pm
Iowa State Capitol and Caucus Reporter
Trent Rice brings more than 20 years of news experience to WHO.
He was News Director and Morning Anchor at KASI in Ames for many years, also hosting a daily community-focused talk show on KASI.
Trent is WHO Radio's Iowa State Capitol and Caucus Reporter, dedicating himself to coverage during the Iowa Legislative sessions and during the Iowa Caucuses.
Trent also anchors newscasts and reporters on general assignments.
Karla James - Anchor 4pm-11pm
Karla started her radio career more than 35 years ago in Fremont, Nebraska. She has held positions as a News Director, Program Director, Production Director, Talk Show Host. She was Associate Farm Director at WOW in Omaha before joining KFAB.
Karla James has served as News Anchor, Reporter, and Agriculture Director at KFAB for 20-years.
She has won multiple awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, Associated Press, and the Omaha Press Club for her work.
Karla has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dana College, in Communications and Theater, and is certified in American Sign Language.
She grew up on her family farm near Minden, Iowa and has two grown daughters.
Steven Anthony - Anchor 1am-4am
Anchor / Reporter / Iowa News Correspondent
Steven Anthony is an Iowa News Correspondent for 24/7 News, the iHeartMedia national news service, reporting Iowa news stories nationwide from the WHO Radio Newsroom. Steven came to WHO in September 2015 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a Degree in Journalism.
Steven anchors overnight news from 1 to 4 a.m., helping to expand our local news coverage and keeping listeners informed about national and international events.
While in college, Steven covered the Missouri Legislature for two years with Missouri Digital News, which served Newsradio 1120 KMOX in St. Louis and other stations/newspapers around the state.
Steven was born in southern California and raised in Dallas. Steven is a huge Dallas sports fan and can usually be found watching a game. Steven loves to travel and that includes a goal to visit every ballpark in Major League Baseball.
Brock Wilson - Iowa News Correspondent
Brock Wilson is a News Correspondent for 24/7 News reporting Iowa stories nationwide from the WHO Radio Newsroom.
Brock has a Broadcasting Degree from Evangel University, in Springfield, Missouri. While there, he was a News Anchor of the school's Sports Update show, and was Play-by-Play Announcer and Sports Producer/Director for Evangel football, basketball, and baseball.
Brock was also Play-by-Play Announcer for a Springfield, Missouri high school football team and the Heart of America Athletic.
Brock Wilson is from Granite City, Illinois, but says he loves St. Louis sports, especially the Cardinals and the Blues. He enjoys both playing and watching sports, and is competitive in everything he does.
Brock plays multiple instruments and is a country music fan.
Additional News Staff Dave Sprau, Frank Balvanz, Randy Lee
The WHO Radio News Staff also includes several Anchors and Reporters from our Iowa sister radio stations KASI-AM in Ames, WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids.
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