Michelle Parker


Age: 52

longtime news reporter for CBS's KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa who began her career in 1979 and had covered education stories for many years, but who had more recently been a general assignment reporter covering everything from the day's lead story to a human-interest feature including a story she did with photographer Cortney Kintzer about a soldier returning from Iraq in 2007 who surprised his elementary school son by showing up at his class, which had just won a first place in "general reporting" from the Associated Press Broadcasters of Iowa.

Cause of Death: Heart failure

Born: November 29, 1955

Died: May 4, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa