WHO Radio News Department
Iowa's largest radio news team covers the top local and national stories with experience and dedication. WHO Radio News.
Newsroom: (515) 245-8887 Email: News@WHOradio.com
Wendy Wilde - Anchor 9:30am-1:30pm
News Director, Anchor, Reporter
Wendy's 40-year radio career includes top-rated radio stations in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, 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. She 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; holds a Project Management Certification.
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.
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
Gary Barrett - Anchor 7pm - 12am
Anchor / Capitol Reporter
Gary Barrett brings more than 40 years of experience in radio, including 20 years at WHO Radio.
Over the years, Gary Barrett was morning News Anchor and State Capitol Reporter for radio stations in both Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, and then ran the nation’s first Internet radio station dealing with politics in Davenport.
Gary was Capitol Reporter for WHO Radio News in the mid 1990's, and returned as Afternoon Anchor in 2007, before stepping up to provide his experienced reporting on the Iowa State Capitol again in 2017.
Gary says high points in his career include covering every major Presidential campaign in Iowa since Ronald Reagan; live coverage of the 1993 floods in Des Moines, which won a Murrow Award; and either participating in or moderating candidate debates on WHO Radio and TV.
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 Trent Rice, Dave Sprau, Frank Balvanz, Randy Lee, Karla James
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.