As News Director at KIMT-TV in Mason City, Iowa, Doug Merbach hired Jodi Huisentruit in 1993.
Doug says he saw in Jodi a warm and engaging broadcaster who would be right at home in the Midwest. During her time at KIMT, Jodi became a popular morning and mid-day anchor for the station.
Until she mysteriously disappeared on June 27, 1995.
On the latest episode of the FindJodi Podcast, Doug shares his recollections of his time with Jodi. He also talks about the personal impact of Jodi’s abduction on her KIMT friends and colleagues who had to cover the news about one of their own.
Above photo: Jodi and Doug (left) golfing in Lake Mills, Iowa in June 1995, just weeks prior to Jodi’s disappearance.
Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.