WHO-TV journalist wins Jack Shelley Award

Roger Riley

The Iowa Broadcast News Association’s annual convention wrapped up in Cedar Falls on April 30th with Roger Riley of WHO-TV in Des Moines named the 2022 Jack Shelley Award winner.

The Shelley Award is the organization’s highest honor. Roger has been a broadcast journalist for more than 40 years. A graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, Roger’s first TV reporting job was in Roswell, New Mexico at KBIM-TV. However, he missed Iowa and his family and soon returned home where the legendary KWWL News Director Grant Price hired him for a job at KWWL’s sister station, KTIV in Sioux City.
Roger became KTIV’s first Spencer Bureau reporter where he covered stories around northwest Iowa.
Roger’s career also included: reporter at KSFY, Sioux Falls; Waterloo bureau reporter for KGAN-TV, Cedar Rapids; and reporter/photographer at WOI-TV, Des Moines, before joining the WHO-TV staff.
He is currently a multi-media journalist at WHO-TV and travels around the state — filing reports wherever he can find WI-fi.
Congratulations from the IBNA Roger on the 2022 Jack Shelley Award.
-Dar Danielson, IBNA Executive Director.
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