I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to 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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  • John Tietsort (WHO-HD)

    Sexual Exploitation Charges Filed Against Substitute Teacher

    IDA COUNTY, Iowa — A western Iowa substitute teacher is facing charges for alleged sexual relationships with students. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says John Tietsort, 32 of Battle Creek, is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee and three counts of lascivious conduct with a minor. The Ida County Sheriff’s Office says it was contacted in May by the Maple Valley-Anthon Oto Community High School about a possible inappropriate relationship between Tietsort and a […]

  • Jennifer Simonsen (WHO-HD)

    Police: Suspect Brandished Hatchet, Threatened Neighbor Over Phone Charger

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman is in the Polk County Jail after police say she injured an officer called to respond to an incident involving a hatchet. Jennifer Lee Simonsen, 34, is charged with two counts of assault use/display of a weapon and one count of assault causing injury on a police officer. She also had a previous drug-related arrest warrant out of Madison County. Police were called to 2900 Cottage Grove around 9:30 a.m. Saturday about a […]

  • Darrius Bolden (WHO-HD)

    Names Released in Officer-Involved Shooting and Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police have released the name of a man arrested following an officer-involved shooting and chase Sunday. Darrius Bolden, 28, now faces charges of felon in possession of a firearm, eluding, and interference with official acts. It all started just before 4:00 p.m. Sunday when police got a call about a man with a gun along Southeast 6th Street. Police say when they found the man, Bolden, he was in a car and refused to cooperate. Des Moines police […]

  • Joe Lopez (WHO-HD)

    Lopez Sentenced in Toddler’s Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Clive man was officially sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of his girlfriend’s toddler. Joe Lopez was convicted of first degree murder on May 18th in the 2014 death of 20-month-old Ruby Alvarez. He was also found guilty of child endangerment resulting in death. It was Lopez’ second trial after the first was declared a mistrial due to statements made by the victim’s mother on the stand. Friday a judge sentenced Lopez […]

  • Early morning crash in Cumming. (WHO-HD)

    Victim Identified in Deadly Crash in Cumming

    CUMMING, Iowa — The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man killed in a crash in Cumming early Friday morning. Emergency crews were called to the 2000 block of Adams Street around 3:15 a.m. about a car that had gone off the road and ended up in a ditch. Officials say James Fredregill, 23 of Cumming, was killed in the accident. Officials say Fredregill was traveling westbound on Adams when he lost control of his car, went into the ditch and […]

  • WHO-HD

    One Killed in Grundy County Crash

    GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa — One person died Wednesday in a crash in Grundy County. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. on D-17, about four miles southwest of Parkersburg. Officials say a car traveling eastbound crossed the center line and collided with a westbound semi-truck. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was taken to Allen Hospital in Waterloo for treatment of minor injuries. The name of […]

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    Names Released After Two Bodies Found in Saylor Township Home

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people found dead in a home in Saylor Township Tuesday. The bodies of Alicia Arpy, 42, and Raymond Silbaugh III, 26, were found shortly before 4 p.m. in the home at 320 NW 54th Avenue. Both are from Des Moines. Officials discovered the bodies after a welfare check was performed at the home. A deceased dog was also found. The home was foreclosed on in […]

  • Decorah flooding. (KWWL)

    Flooding in Northeast Iowa After More than 7 Inches of Rain Falls

    WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa — Widespread flooding in northeast Iowa is causing major problems with roads cut off, schools cancelled, and emergency crews working to free trapped flood victims. More than 7 inches of rain fell overnight in some areas. The National Weather Service says as of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, 7.19 inches fell in Decorah. According to KWWL, crews in Chickasaw County are searching for a man believed to have been swept away in floodwaters early Wednesday morning. They say the […]

  • Fatal motorcycle crash at Southwest 12th and Army Post Road. (WHO-HD)

    Motorcyclist Killed in Army Post Road Crash Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have released the name of a man killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night on the city’s southwest side. Police say Charles Kohles, 25 of Des Moines, was traveling westbound on Army Post Road when he struck a car turning onto Army Post Road from southbound Southwest 12th Street.  The accident happened around 9:10 p.m. According to police Kohles was traveling at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle struck the side […]

  • WHO-HD

    Police Identify Victim of Shooting, Say ‘Road Rage’ is Likely Motive

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have released the name of a man shot early Sunday morning and say the shooting appears to be the result of road rage. Henry Tenezaca, 26 of Des Moines, was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of East 9th Street. Police say he was taken to a local hospital for treatment but is expected to survive. Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a road rage […]

  • Diez Moore (WHO-HD)

    Escapee from Des Moines Work Release Facility Sought

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities are looking for an inmate who failed to return to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility Thursday. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Diez Moore, 32, was placed on escape status after he didn’t come back to the work release facility after his job. Moore is serving a 25 year sentence on convictions for second degree robbery, first degree theft, and assault while participating in a felony. He had been transferred to work release […]

  • Man shot in face Thursday night in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Police Release Name of Man Shot in Face

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have released the name of a man injured in a Thursday night shooting. Police were called the Oakview Terrace apartments in the 3200 block of 30th around 9:45 p.m. on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived they found Mark Thompson suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. Thompson was able to communicate with first responders on the scene and he was transported to a local hospital. Police say his injuries […]


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