- Jodi Long
- Today in Iowa Anchor
Jodi Long starts her day early as a morning television news anchor for WHO – 13 in Des Moines. She began her career at the station in 2013 as a multimedia journalist and now delivers news from the anchor desk on Today in Iowa weekday mornings. Jodi has received numerous accolades, awards, and Emmy nominations for her journalism work on maternal health disparities, human trafficking, and racial justice issues in Iowa.
For Jodi, the best part about working in the news industry is connecting and informing. She has had the opportunity to meet celebrities and politicians but it’s the everyday people in the community who have an important story to tell who are the most influential in Jodi’s life. It’s how she became passionate about Count the Kicks. Jodi finds great joy and passion in sharing and educating others about the importance of kick counting and healthy birth outcomes.
Jodi considers herself an Iowa native although she was born in Illinois. She graduated from Ankeny High School and returned to Iowa after graduating college from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota. She lives in Clive with her husband, Ra Shaan and their son Bishop.Back to Team