13 fascinating facts about Erin Kiernan:
My Grandpa Gene once said, "It's a good thing Erin
didn't ask for an elephant!"
Erin Kiernan was a Channel 13 intern and part-time reporter during college and rejoined the team in June 2005 to play a major role in the station's ongoing success.
In June 2006, Erin
started anchoring the 5, 6 and 10 o'clock newscasts.
In addition to anchoring, Erin
has written and produced many of the station's investigative and "13 Cares" reports and plays an active role in the daily news process.
The recipient of several regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for her reporting work, Erin earned a National Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012 with photojournalists Brandon McCauley and Randy Schumacher for a story about Iowan Mark Block overcoming impossible odds to climb Sears Tower in Chicago.
has also received regional Emmy Awards in the feature, consumer and instructional categories.
In 2008, the Iowa Commission of Persons
with Disabilities chose Erin
to receive its Media Award following special reports she
produced on Iowans with disabilities.
previously anchored the weekend news at KCCI, where she
started in 1998.
In addition to anchoring, she
became known for her
award-winning investigative work and special series pieces.
In Spring 2004, she
received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for her
two-part series on date-rape drugs.
In 2000, she
also received a regional Murrow Award for her
investigative series "True Colors," which focused on racism at bars in the Des Moines metro area.
has also done investigative series reports on identity theft, sex offenders, arson, ecstasy, meth and unlicensed drivers.
Erin graduated from Drake University with a degree in broadcast journalism.
While attending school, she worked as a part-time reporter at Channel 13 News.
Next, she worked for WOI-TV as a reporter and photographer.
Born and raised in Chadron, Nebraska, she
career in broadcasting really started when she
imitated television news reporters while dressing up in her
mother's clothes as a child.
is very involved in our community.
volunteers for various non-profits and teaches fitness classes at the YMCA.
During the summer Erin
can be found outside biking and as a Nebraska native, she
gets "Big Red" fever during the football season.
is also a voracious reader and loves watching movies with her
husband, Michael and crazy old cat, Marley.
Posted on: 9:00 am, September 13, 2013, by Erin Kiernan
, updated on: 01:14pm, September 13, 2013
Posted on: 5:35 pm, September 10, 2013, by Sonya Heitshusen and Erin Kiernan
Posted on: 7:05 pm, September 3, 2013, by Erin Kiernan
Every Saturday morning you'll find Skye Westendorf and her
husband Bob at Des Moines Mixed Martial Arts Academy
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Posted on: 4:55 pm, August 27, 2013, by Erin Kiernan
and Sonya Heitshusen, updated on: 05:52pm, August 27, 2013
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Posted on: 9:30 am, August 15, 2013, by Erin Kiernan
, updated on: 09:32am, August 15, 2013
Posted on: 4:55 pm, August 13, 2013, by Erin Kiernan
and Sonya Heitshusen, updated on: 05:50pm, August 13, 2013
Posted on: 3:30 pm, August 8, 2013, by Erin Kiernan
Posted on: 3:31 pm, August 2, 2013, by Erin Kiernan
Posted on: 4:55 pm, July 30, 2013, by Sonya Heitshusen and Erin Kiernan
, updated on: 05:57pm, July 30, 2013
Posted on: 7:05 pm, July 29, 2013, by Erin Kiernan
Posted on: 10:42 pm, July 24, 2013, by Erin Kiernan