Don Shelby, retired WCCO-TV anchorman

Retired WCCO-TV anchorman Don Shelby and Beth Bednar.

Although Beth has been a writer for years (television news reports, keynote speeches, training modules and others), she has reached a new level by publishing her first book.

The nonfiction, true crime story is a familiar one to many in America’s heartland, who remember the heartache and fear created by the disappearance of a charming young morning anchorwoman.

As a former anchorwoman in the same television market, Beth is uniquely qualified to tell Jodi’s story. 

During a live interview with Beth on WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) on Sunday, May 1, WCCO’s Esme Murphy said that Beth’s book Dead Air:  The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit “paints a fascinating picture of Mason City and the young woman’s life at the time” of her disappearance.  WCCO’s Caroline Lowe, who reported extensively on Jodi’s disappearance, says she’s happy about the publication of the book and is hopeful it will help shed new light on this old case.