Ron Steele (B.A. 1973) grew up in Wapello and graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Journalism in 1973. He joined KWWL in 1974 as the sports director and was the original play-by-play voice of the Iowa Television Network. In 1979, Ron moved from sports to news and is the longest sitting television news anchor in Iowa. He has won numerous Iowa Broadcast News Association awards, including IBNA’s highest honor, the Jack Shelley Award. Ron is also an Emmy-award journalist and has interviewed politicians, Nobel Peace Prize Winners, professional and Olympic athletes, and countless other newsmakers.