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I'm a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to www.WHOtv.com and the station's social media accounts. I try to make sure our users are having the best experience possible and they're able to find what they're looking for easily.

I'm a graduate of Buena Vista University but grew up in northeast Iowa and spent my summers in northern Minnesota. I love spending time outdoors and playing for the Des Moines Women's Rugby Club.


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  • Law enforcement on scene at Timber Ridge Elementary School in Johnston on Friday, May 22, 2015 following a report of a man with a gun in the area of the school. (WHO-HD)

    ‘Soft Lockdown’ Lifted at Johnston School Following Report of Man with Gun

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – Law enforcement officials are investigating after a student reported seeing a man with a gun near a Johnston Elementary School. Officers responded to the area around Timber Ridge Elementary School, located at 7370 NW 54th Street,  at about 12:45 p.m. after students reported seeing a man with a gun walking into the woods near the school. Associate Superintendent of Johnston Schools Bruce Amendt told Channel 13 News that students were at recess when some of them noticed what […]

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    State Auditor Finds More than $130K in Misspent Funds

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A special investigation by the Iowa Auditor’s Office has identified $130,556 of improper and unsupported reimbursements at a company that receives state funding to provide treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction. The report by the Auditor’s office says the Center for Behavioral Health contacted the Iowa Department of Public Health and asked it to conduct an investigation based on an internal investigation that found an employee, Executive Director Mindy Williams, had used funds for personal […]

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    Director of Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Retiring

    JOHNSTON, Iowa — The director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy has notified the governor he plans to retire at the end of June. Arlen Ciechanowski has been the academy’s director since 1996 and was even reappointed to the position by Gov. Terry Branstad. During his confirmation Earlier this year the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Ciechanowski over some troubling issues at the academy during his tenure as director. They included the firing of former Assistant Director Michael Quinn for violations […]

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    Git-N-Go Robbery Suspects Sought

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is releasing surveillance images of three suspects involved in a robbery over the weekend. Officials say the Git-N-Go at 4224 NW 2nd Avenue was robbed Sunday night at 11:00 p.m. One male entered the store wearing a blue shirt and dark pants and shortly after, two males wearing dark clothes and bandanas covering their faces entered the store. One of the masked suspects pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded […]

  • An SUV smashed into a restaurant on MLK Parkway early Monday morning (WHO-HD)

    One Hurt When SUV Hits Des Moines Building

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One person was injured when an SUV slammed into a business early Monday morning. Police were called to AYUB Restaurant at 2500 MLK Parkway around 5:00 a.m. When they arrived they found a white SUV had hit the building, breaking all of the front windows and bending some of the framing. Officers located 26-year-old Wal G. Wal in the driver’s seat, suffering from a bloody lip. Wal claimed his friend had been driving, but took off […]

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    West Des Moines Police Chief, City Named Defendants in Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The city of West Des Moines and its Police Chief are facing a sexual discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday, claims Chief Shaun LaDue discriminated against female employees that worked for the police department and despite their complaints to HR and the city manager, the city did not investigate them properly or offer solutions. Read the lawsuit Carol Gass, Alice Wisner, and Tanya Schmell are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Schmell is […]

  • Hillary Clinton visits the Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola (WHO-HD/Sam Hoyle)

    Hillary Clinton to Make Stops in Mason City, Cedar Falls

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrat Hillary Clinton made it official that she is running for president back in April and now she is making campaign stops in Iowa, which holds the first in the nation caucuses. A spokesperson released more details Friday about Clinton’s planned appearances in Iowa next week. She’s scheduled to be in the state Monday and Tuesday. Monday she’ll be in Mason City holding a private grassroots organizing event at a home. On Tuesday she’ll be focusing […]

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    Fog Snarls Traffic on I-35 Near Ames

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa —  The dense fog Friday morning likely played a role in a multiple vehicle accident on I-35 south of Ames. The accident happened just before 7:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes, near mile marker 104. At least 10 vehicles were involved. The Iowa State Patrol says some vehicles also swerved into the ditch to avoid becoming part of the chain reaction crash. The thick fog in the area likely made it difficult for some motorists to see […]

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    A Fond Farewell to Patrick Dix

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It was a bittersweet morning for Channel 13 viewers and staff alike as we said goodbye to longtime Today in Iowa anchor Patrick Dix. After 16 years with WHO-TV, Pat is leaving broadcasting for a new opportunity. We paid tribute Friday to Pat’s time at the station and the impact he has had on central Iowa. Pat offered his own emotional goodbye. You’ll be missed Pat and we wish you the best of luck!

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    Iowa Father Charged with Murdering Infant Son

      BURLINGTON, Iowa — A Burlington father has been charged with murder in the death of his infant son. Twenty-three-year-old Randall Payne was arrested Wednesday. He is accused of killing his 22-day-old infant son, Carter Payne. The baby died November 9th, 2014 at his father’s home. The charge is the result of an investigation by the Des Moines Sheriff’s Office, Burlington Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Des Moines County Attorney’s Office. […]

  • Jena Wright stands trial on child endangerment, neglect and assault on a peace officer charges (WHO-HD)

    Verdict Reached in Fatal Dog Attack Trial

    NEWTON, Iowa — The fate of a Prairie City woman has been decided by a Jasper County jury and the verdict will be read shortly. Jena Wright is charged with child endangerment, neglect, and assault of a peace officer. She faces up to 35 years in prison. We’ll bring you the verdict as soon as it is released. Police say Wright’s dog Brutis, attacked and killed four-year-old Jordyn Arndt while Wright was babysitting her in April of 2013. Arndt died from […]

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    No Injuries Reported in Des Moines Duplex Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Fire crews were called to a duplex in Des Moines early Thursday morning. The call came in at 3:52 a.m. about a fire at 5222 SE 7th Street. When firefighters arrived they found a car, garage, and the front porch on fire. There were four adults and four minors in the home on the side of the duplex where the fire started and they were able to get out of the home safely. They were shaken up by […]

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