Just hours after Jodi Huisentruit was abducted on her way to anchor the morning news at KIMT-TV in Mason City, IA on June 27, 1995, her colleague Brian Mastre had the difficult job of delivering the news to their viewers that Jodi was missing.
The story hit close to home for Brian. He was from nearby Clear Lake and his first job in journalism was working at KIMT, his hometown tv station.
Brian is now an anchor and investigative journalist at WOWT-TV in Omaha, NE. He has continued to cover Jodi’s case over the years and appear in network crime shows focused on his missing former colleague.
On the 20th anniversary of Jodi’s abduction, Brian did a news special on her unsolved abduction.
In this episode of the FindJodi podcast, Brian reflected on the challenges of working in the KIMT newsroom back in the summer of 1995, reporting on a horrific crime that happened to a young colleague. He also shared his thoughts about the high-profile case that remains unsolved more than 26 years after his first report.