Sheila Brummer

Reporter & Special Projects Producer

Sheila Brummer returns to her radio roots as a Reporter/Special Projects Producer for Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI.


She grew up on a farm on the borders of Crawford, Shelby and Harrison counties in west-central Iowa.  Receiving a typewriter at the age of five launched a life-time love of journalism.


While attending Morningside College, Sheila worked in television production and as a disc jockey.  The highlight of her collegiate career came as a foreign exchange student at Edge Hill College outside of Liverpool, England. 


After college graduation, Sheila landed a job as a radio news reporter for KSCJ in Sioux City, Iowa.  When budget cuts slashed hours, she turned to television.  She first worked “behind the scenes” as a photographer and editor, then reporter, for KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.  Her on-air career took her to Wausau, Wisconsin, Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska.  While working as a producer in Las Vegas, Nevada, KTIV-TV offered an opportunity to return “home."  Her career came full circle when she took over as main anchor five years ago.


The Upper Midwest Emmy Awards, Iowa Broadcast News Association and Associated Press honored Sheila for her reporting. 


Sheila thrives on giving back to her community.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Girls Inc. of Sioux City and is a member of Junior League, Perry Creek PTA, FBI Citizens Academy and Sioux City Press Club.  She has volunteered for even more charities; including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Camp High Hopes, Little Giants Foundation, MS Society, Iowa Caregivers Association and Easter Seals of Iowa.


Sheila lives in Sioux City with her husband, Ed, and their five-year-old daughter, Anna.  


Sheila loves talking and telling stories, so public radio is the perfect place for her enthusiasm and talent.  You can hear her afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. and with news coverage throughout the day on Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI.

May 2011
Rossyveth Rey-Berrios

Woodbury County was declared a Federal Disaster Area after flooding in March.  FEMA showed up in the aftermath to assist with homeowners and businesses.  One person in the forefront of that effort shared her story with Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer.

Flooding dominated the news headlines in Siouxland this year. 

“Federal officials are setting up shop in town to provide help those in need.”

FEMA, along with spokesperson Rossyveth Rey-Berrios, arrived on the scene.   

Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot

The Air National Guard 185th Refueling Wing based in Sioux City recently provided medical care to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. 

Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot serves as a Public Affairs Superintendent.  He traveled to Puerto Rico to document the mission.

KCCI-TV, Des Moines


One person has been killed and another injured by what may have been a tornado that damaged a farm in Adair County in Iowa.

First responders found the body of 74-year-old Linda Brownlee early this morning just outside of Adair.  Her husband was flown to a Des Moines hospital for treatment.

Debris from the farm landed on nearby Interstate 80.

The National Weather Service is sending an assessment team to determine whether a tornado was involved.
Don Graham "Iowa Blacktop" / Wikimedia Commons

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has signed the “Empower Rural Iowa Act”.

She says the goal is to give all Iowans the same opportunities, regardless of where they live.

The "Empower Rural Iowa Act includes $25 million in tax credits for construction in rural communities. 

Lawmakers unanimously passed the plan.

A Democrat from Des Moines plans to run against U.S. Senator Joni Ernst.

Eddie Mauro is a businessman and former high school baseball coach. 

He announced his candidacy in his mother’s hometown of Carroll, Iowa yesterday.

Windmill Park
Siouxland Public Media

The 79th annual Tulip Festival is underway in Orange City, Iowa.   

There’s more than wooden shoes hitting the freshly-washed main street or Central Avenue as they call it in Orange City.

 “I love it. Everything about it, the people are friendly, perfect weather”

The community of 6,000 attracts an estimated 100,000 people during a three-day duration, including Kathy Van Bruggen from Spencer.

“I’m from Lake Charles, LA.. moved up here over 30-years ago.”        

Kathy followed her husband to northwest, Iowa, and to today’s festivities.

Sioux City Community Schools

Morningside Days kicked off Thursday, April 16th with a parade that also honored the memory of a man who cared about the community.

Kristi Nathaniel spent the evening with her son Brian in lawn chairs along a parade route.

“I’ll be honest I love this time of year.  So, I get very get excited about Morningside Days and the Morningside Days Parade.  I just love parades.”      

Morningside Days started in 1950 as a way to help promote local businesses and people who live here.

REPORTER: What do you like about Morningside?

Noon News 5.17.19

May 17, 2019
Siouxland Public Media


The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a 2017 law that removed bargaining rights for many state employees.

In cases filed by the Iowa State Education Association and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the court ruled 4-3 today the law withstands constitutional challenges.

Justices concluded the Legislature was rational in giving certain public safety employees the right to bargain over many more issues than those in unions in which fewer than one-third of members are public safety workers.

State of Iowa

Current and past attorneys general from both major political parties from several states are asking Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to veto a measure that would force Iowa's attorney general to seek permission to file out-of-state lawsuits.

They think the move designed by Republicans to keep Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller from joining lawsuits against the Donald Trump administration violates basic checks and balances.

Iowa would be the only state with such limits on an attorney general.

185th Refueling Wing

On May 14, 1969 members of the Iowa Air National Guard in Sioux City returned from a mission in Vietnam. 

The 174th Tactical Fighter Squadron, a unit of the 185thTactical Fighter Group spent a year at Phu Cat Air Base in South Vietnam.

“They were working hard.  And, these were incredibly complicated close air support in harm’s way.” 

That’s the new Wing Commander of the 185thRefueling Wing Colonel Mark Muckey who goes over a list of the group’s achievements.

Noon News 5.14.19

May 14, 2019

On this date, May 14, 1969 the 174th Tactical Fighter Squadron a unit of the 185th Tactical Fighter Group returned from a one-year mission in Vietnam.

“They were working hard. And, these were incredibly complicated close air support in harm’s way.  Putting bombs on target close in.”

That’s the new Wing Commander of the 185thRefueling Wing Colonel Mark Muckey.

“We are very proud of the service they did 50 years.  That’s who they were 50 years ago and who we are today.  The same great airmen executing their mission around the globe.