Abby Turpin - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Abby Turpin

KWWL News Anchor 

Abby Turpin co-anchors the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. broadcasts with Ron Steele at KWWL (NBC) in Waterloo, Iowa.

A Columbus, Ohio, native, Abby is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to KWWL, Abby was the main anchor at RFD-TV in Nashville. She came to the cable network with experience from three NBC and CBS news stations: KOLN in Lincoln, Nebraska, WNWO in Toledo, Ohio, and KXII in Sherman, Texas. She was an anchor and producer at all three stations.

Abby's awards include anchoring awards from the Associated Press and CableFax, an award for her reporting on the importance of mammograms from the Texas Public Health Association, and being a part of the news team that received an Emmy nomination for coverage she solely produced and co-anchored of a devastating tornado in Nebraska.

Community involvement has become the pinnacle of Abby’s work in news broadcasting. She has a genuine passion for getting out in the community when she’s not on the anchor desk or producing in the newsroom. During her time in Ohio, she served as the Make-A-Wish and Adopt America spokesperson, and served on the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Toledo Planning Committee. In Nebraska, Abby continued her involvement with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, emceeing the Omaha Muscle Walk and Spring Gala. For the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she was the spokesperson for their Wishes in Flight campaign. Abby also emceed the Walk to End Alzheimer's and served as the spokesperson for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Abby was also involved with the American Heart Association's "Better U - Go Red" Challenge, for which she also wrote and produced special reports. And as a strong animal advocate, Abby served as emcee for the Capital Humane Society's Gala.

In Iowa, Abby has naturally and quickly immersed herself in the community. Because of this, she was invited by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Chapter to be the keynote speaker at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon in November 2017, where she spoke about her history in and passion for community involvement.  In 2018, Abby was named the Celebrity Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, and she is also an honorary member of the Board of Directors.  Abby is part of the Women in Philanthropy group with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, working to impact the lives of women and girls in Black Hawk County. She is proud to have become involved with Cedar Valley Hospice and emceed their 2017 Release & Remember event.  She has also enjoyed speaking to local organizations, including the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers, the Waterloo Rotary Club, Exchange Club of Waterloo, Cedar Valley Jaycees and the Cedar Falls Lions Club. She serves on the KWWL United Way committee, and the steering committee for a branding project at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.  She was a volunteer and guest judge at the 2017 Pink Ribbon Run to support women and men fighting breast cancer in the Cedar Valley, and she emceed the Cedar Bend Humane Society's Help Us Help Them fundraiser, which raised $60k to help the humane society's mission. Abby and her husband were also happy to volunteer to feature their home on the 2017 Grout Museum District Tour of Classic Homes. Money raised from the tour sales goes to help in the upkeep of the historic Snowden House in Waterloo.

One thing about Abby many of her viewers always find interesting is her past experience in the music business. From singing in shows at Tokyo Disney to traveling the world while performing on cruise ships and on national tours, Abby is proud to continue sharing her voice in the community. Viewers heard Abby sing the National Anthem at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville Labor Day weekend, and she and her husband sang with the UNI New Horizons Band at their fall concert in 2017.  Abby is passionate about supporting local arts organizations because of her musical background.

Abby and her husband, Travis, are proud parents of a daughter, Reece, born in 2016.

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