I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to http://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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  • Luke Knott (WHO-HD)

    Iowa State’s Luke Knott Ends College Football Career

    AMES, Iowa — Iowa State linebacker Luke Knott announced Friday he’s ending his college playing career. A release from the ISU Athletics Department said Knott is forgoing his final year of eligibility, citing several hip surgeries and a job Knott has lined up for after graduation. He is scheduled to graduate in the spring. Knott ended his Iowa State career with 140 tackles. Knott said in the release: “Obviously, I thought about this a lot. Two years ago when I […]

  • Wellmark headquarters in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Ruling Reversed in Fight Over Tax Valuation of Wellmark Headquarters

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Polk County Board of Review in a case over the property tax valuation of the Wellmark headquarters in Des Moines. Back in 2011 the Polk County Assessor set the valuation of the building at $99 million. Wellmark protested the amount to the Polk County Board of Review but following a hearing the board denied the protest. Wellmark appealed the board’s denial in district court, which set […]

  • Zeferino and Felipa Padilla (WHO-HD)

    Attempted Burglary Suspects Arrested Following Police Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two men were arrested following an early Friday morning chase that had officers speeding through snowy Des Moines streets. Thirty-one-year-old Zeferino Padilla and 33-year-old Felipe Padilla are now in the Polk County Jail, facing charges from the chase. It began just after midnight on Des Moines’ west side. Police say they were responding to a report of an attempted burglary in the 600 block of Park Avenue when two men sped off in a car, leading […]

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    Police Seek Identification of Credit Card Fraud Suspects

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are hoping the public can help them identify two suspects in a credit card fraud case. Police say the two, a male and a female, used a cloned credit card on January 7th, 2016 at Merle Hay Mall. The card was used to make purchases greater than $3,000. Images of the suspects have been provided by police, taken from surveillance video at one of the stores where fraudulent purchases were made. If you have any information […]

  • Jerry Dillinger (WHO-HD)

    Suicide Suspected in Death of Confessed Murderer

    CORALVILLE, Iowa — A Union County man who pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder back in January is dead, in what appears to be a suicide. An official with the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale, where inmates are first brought into the state prison system, confirms Jerry Dillinger was found in his cell Wednesday night hanging from a bed sheet. He was transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals where he was pronounced dead shortly after […]

  • OK Go (Facebook)

    ‘OK Go’ At It Again with Spectacular Zero Gravity Music Video

    The band OK Go has made some mind-bending music videos in the past, like their Rube Goldberg Machine video and the tricky treadmill routine for “Here It Goes Again.” This time they’ve gone (almost) out of this world. The video for “Upside Down & Inside Out” was filmed in zero gravity on a S7 Airlines plane.

  • Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the CNN Democratic Debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

    5 Things to Watch: Thursday’s Democratic Debate

    Hillary Clinton built one of the best-organized campaigns in history — and so far, she has one narrow win and one blowout loss to show for it. Now that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has proven he’s a serious threat to Clinton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, the race could get even thornier Thursday night when the two meet for their next debate in Milwaukee. Here are five things to watch: The race about race Clinton’s first post-New Hampshire move […]

  • Crews work to repair break in gas line. (WHO-HD)

    Contractor Hits Gas Line in East Village

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A contractor doing work in the East Village hit a gas line Wednesday morning. A MidAmerican Energy spokesperson says the contractor hit the line at East 3rd and East Locust about 9:45 a.m. Part of Locust was blocked off until repair crews could arrive and shut off the gas. The road is open again. The line is expected to be fixed by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Only one building, which is still under construction, remains without gas […]

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    Iowa Road Conditions

    Check out the latest road conditions map with data from the Iowa DOT here.

  • Emerald ash borer.

    Emerald Ash Borer Found on Univ. of Iowa Campus

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The emerald ash borer has been discovered in another eastern Iowa county. Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday the invasive beetle has been found on the University of Iowa Campus in Iowa City. The discovery brings the list of counties in Iowa where the pest has been discovered to 30. “The Iowa City find is a classic example where the woodpeckers are finding the infested trees before people on the ground,” said […]

  • WHO-HD

    Child Endangerment Case Yields Another Arrest, One Suspect Still Sought

    NEWTON, Iowa — Another arrest has been made in a drug-related child endangerment investigation in Newton and one more person is being sought in the case. Newton police say 23-year-old Eric McDowell was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for felony child endangerment. Police say the arrest stems from a report in October of 2015 of a four-year-old child testing positive for methamphetamine. Two other women were arrested in December in connection to the case. Twenty-nine-year-old Cristy Clark faces three charges […]

  • WHO-HD

    Police: Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Accident Identified

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — West Des Moines police have released the name of a man hit and killed by a vehicle earlier this week. Police say 69-year-old Richard Carstensen, of West Des Moines, died Monday after he was hit while trying to cross the street in the 7000 block of Ashworth Road. Carstensen was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. Police say there are not traffic control devices or marked crosswalks where the accident occurred and the driver of […]

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