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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    Plans Underway for New Federal Courthouse in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A new federal courthouse is coming to Des Moines. The U.S. General Services Administration says plans for the new facility were begun as soon as the current facilities were identified as a top priority for replacement. The GSA has allocated $136,602,000 for the project. The 229,000 square-foot facility will contain nine courtrooms – five district, two magistrate, and two bankruptcy. It will also have 13 chambers. Indoor parking is included in the plan. “The employees of […]

  • Kendall Foster (WHO-HD)

    Visitation Wednesday For Slain Des Moines Teen

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Funeral services for a teen shot to death last week in Des Moines begin Wednesday. Seventeen-year-old Kendall Foster died April 27th after being shot in the chest in the 1300 block of 12th Street. Police have made arrest in the murder but have not released the name of the 15-year-old suspect. A visitation is being held Wednesday at Henderson’s Highland Park Funeral Home in Des Moines between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A funeral service is set for Saturday […]

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    Wastewater Reclamation Authority Plans Phosphorus Removal Efforts

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines’ water is getting some extra filtration. The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority has announced it’s putting millions of dollars toward removing phosphorus from our water. The contaminant does not pose a major threat to drinking water, but it does hurt aquatic life. A new piece of equipment costing $19 million will help prevent that. The WRA says it will remove more than 2,000 pounds of phosphorus per day.

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    Police Seek Help in Identifying Bank Robber

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed a bank last week. Police say the Wells Fargo Bank at 4505 Douglas Avenue was robbed last Thursday around 3:39 p.m. The suspect, who had a knife, passed a note to the teller demanding money. The suspect is described as a white male about 50-years-old, 5-foot-8, and 200 pounds. He was wearing glasses, a heavy beige coat, a gray v-neck sweater, […]

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    Ducklings Shown Path to Freedom Through Iowa School

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — School resource officers at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids had an unusual task last week. They helped lead a mother duck and her ducklings through the school so they could gain freedom. The mom had built a nest in an enclosed courtyard at the school. A video posted on the school’s YouTube page shows the efforts to relocate the ducks.

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    Texas Man Turns Himself In for Lottery Scheme

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Texas man charged in connection with a lottery rigging scheme has turned himself in at the Polk County Jail. Robert Rhodes was originally charged with two counts of fraud back in March of 2015. He is accused of being part of a group, led by former Multi-State Lottery Association employee Eddie Tipton, which rigged winning numbers in order to collect jackpots in some games. Rhodes was booked Thursday morning on a charge of lottery ticket […]

  • Kendall Foster (WHO-HD)

    Teen Homicide Victim’s Name Released

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have released the name of a teenager killed Wednesday in a shooting. Police say 17-year-old Kendall Foster, of Des Moines, died after being shot Wednesday afternoon in the 1300 block of 12th Street. Foster was a sophomore at North High School. Officers were called to the area just before 5:00 p.m. after receiving several reports of shots fired. Police found Foster suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and he was transported […]

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    Michigan Teacher Fired for Saying ‘vagina’ in Middle School Classroom

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — “Vagina” is the word substitute art teacher Allison Wint used in her class last Thursday. It’s also the word that got her fired, she told WXMI. “I was pretty flabbergasted,” said Wint who’s been teaching at Harper Creek Middle School since January. “I was really upset. I feel like I put a lot into the school.” Wint said she and her eighth graders were having a discussion about controversy and art. She held up a Georgia O’Keeffe […]

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    National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Formed Near Creston

    CRESTON, Iowa — Strong storms, including one confirmed tornado, caused damage Wednesday evening in southwestern Iowa. A tornado was spotted near Creston, in Union County, by law enforcement around 5:40 p.m. Trees were ripped from the ground by the strong storm and others were snapped in half. Some homes were also damaged by the storm after trees came down on them. Hail was also reported from the storm system. The National Weather Service says it will not send a survey […]

  • Benjamin Beary (WHO-HD)

    Results of Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Investigation to be Released Wednesday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol says the results of its investigation into a wrong-way crash on I-80 that killed four people, including two Des Moines police officers, will be released Wednesday. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. March 26th in the eastbound lanes of I-80 near mile marker 117. Officials say 25-year-old Ben Beary was driving a vehicle headed westbound in the eastbound lanes, when he struck a Des Moines police SUV head-on and the vehicles burst into […]

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    After Birthing Only Boys for 101 Years, Family Welcomes Baby Girl

    POST FALLS, Idaho – After years of giving birth to only boys, an Idaho family got the surprise of a century – a baby girl. For the Underdahl family from northern Idaho, it was the first girl born into the family in 101 years, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press. Aurelia Mare Ann, at 8 pounds and 3 ounces, put an end to the streak April 12. “Everyone has been hoping for a girl,” said father Scott Underdahl. “Maybe it […]

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    Two Injured When Concrete Truck Made Contact with Ames Power Lines

    AMES, Iowa – Two people were injured Monday morning in Ames after a cement truck came into contact with an overhead power line. Ames officials say Kevin Keech, 54, and Matthew Rhodes, 46, were operating in or near the concrete truck at 3505 Lincoln Way when the accident happened about 9 a.m. Keech is an employee with Iowa State Ready Mix and Rhodes is employed by Hetzler and Rhodes Concrete Construction. Both men were treated at Mary Greeley Medical Center, […]


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