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.


Recent Articles
  • Police investigate after what appears to be human bones are found in Gray's Lake. (WHO-HD)

    Human Bones Found in Gray’s Lake Likely from Educational Cadaver

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Bones that were found in Gray’s Lake in November have been confirmed as human, but police say they don’t appear to be linked to any foul play. The bones were discovered by a kayaker on Thanksgiving morning. Among them was a jawbone that appeared to be human. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the Polk County Medical Examiner has confirmed the bones are human, but they believe the bones were from an […]

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    Mom Charged with Murder in Teen’s Death, Father Faces Other Charges

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The mother and father of a West Des Moines teen who died in October have been charged in her death. The West Des Moines Police Department says the arrests are in connection with the death of 16-year-old Natalie Finn. Emergency crews were called to 805 15th Street on October 24th at 8:00 p.m. in response to a cardiac arrest. Despite treatment on scene and after being transferred to a hospital, Natalie Finn passed away. Following […]

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    Metro Dancer Featured in NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A dancer with ties to the metro is getting the chance to show off her status as one of “The Nicest Kids in Town.” Dowling graduate Jacque LeWarne won a role in NBC’s musical production of “Hairspray Live” which airs Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. She plays “Brenda” one of the teen dancers featured on the Corny Collins Show. The musical is set in Baltimore during the 1960’s LeWarne has been showing off some pics and […]

  • One killed and another injured in Warren County accident. (WHO-HD)

    One Killed, One Injured in Warren County Crash

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 65 and Scotch Ridge Road. The accident happened just before 7:00 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say a silver SUV traveling westbound on Scotch Ridge Road pulled out in front of a maroon SUV heading north. The driver of the silver SUV was killed in the crash. The other driver was transported to a Des Moines hospital and their condition is unknown. The investigation into […]

  • Early morning fire at the Logan Park Apartments. (WHO-HD)

    No Injuries Reported in Des Moines Apartment Building Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Dozens of people were evacuated from an apartment building early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out, but most have been allowed back in the building. Firefighters were called to the Logan Park Apartments at 1731 Cleveland around 2:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a fire. Crews evacuated the building of its 35-40 residents and were able to get the fire extinguished in less than an hour. No one was injured in the fire but the building […]

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    Man Driving Stolen Vehicle Arrested After Police Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police arrested a man driving a stolen vehicle after a chase late Sunday night on the city’s east side. Forty-year-old Jason Lathrop, of Bagley, is being held in the Polk County Jail. Police say he was taken into custody after a chase with officers Sunday. It ended around 11:45 p.m. near the intersection of E. 42nd and Easton. Lathrop is charged with eluding, driving with a suspended license, and second degree theft. He also had outstanding […]

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    Police Release Images of Bank Robbery Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police have released images of a suspect in a Thursday bank robbery and are hoping the public can help identify him. Police say the Bank of America at 501 E. Army Post Road was robbed around 10:45 a.m. The suspect, a white male in his late 20s to 30s, was armed with a handgun and passed a note to a bank employee. Police say the man is about five-foot-ten and 180 to 200 pounds. […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 04: Wayne Wietbrock, a retired farmer from Lowell, Indiana shops for Christmas ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago on December 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Christkindlmarket Chicago is a German-themed outdoor market open during the Christmas shopping season in Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop. Vendors sell gifts, crafts, ornaments and traditional German food at the market.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    German Holiday Market at Cowles Commons

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Downtown Des Moines will get a taste of a German Christmas over the weekend. Cowles Commons is playing host to the Christkindlmarket, a Germen-themed outdoor market, whichwas put together by the Des Moines European Heritage Association. The inaugural Christkindlmarket in Des Moines will feature traditional European foods, music, and unique gifts from vendors across the Midwest. Hot, spiced mulled wine, known as Glühwein, will be available along with a collectible mug. The free event opens Friday […]

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    Iowa State Football Switching Sidelines in 2017

    An e-mail to Iowa State University athletic fans has outlined a few changes and upgrades to facilities.

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    Three People Killed, Two Injured When Truck Slams Into Pella Walmart

    PELLA, Iowa — Officials with the Iowa State Patrol say three people were killed and two were injured when a pickup truck barreled through the front doors of the Walmart in Pella Thursday morning. The 911 call came in at 9:54 a.m. about a truck that drove through the meat and grocery area of the Walmart.  Sgt. Nathan Ludwig  with the Iowa State Patrol says it appears the incident was not intentional. The names of the victims have not been released […]

  • Truck drives through doors at Pella Walmart. (WHO-HD)

    Pickup Truck Drives Into Pella Walmart

    PELLA, Iowa — Emergency crews are on the scene at Walmart in Pella after a pickup truck drove through the front door. KNIA/KRLS is reporting there are injuries from the incident. Witnesses told the radio station the pickup truck was traveling at full speed went through the doors. The store is closed and people are being asked to avoid the area. A spokesperson for Walmart released the following statement to Channel 13: “We’re heartbroken by what appears to be a tragic […]

  • Mitchellville Police Chief Kary Kinmonth. (WHO-HD)

    Mitchellville Police Chief Resigning to Accept New Job

    MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa — The city of Mitchellville’s Police Chief is moving on after just over four years with the department. Chief Kary Kinmonth submitted his resignation letter Thursday and plans for his last day to be January 8th, 2017. In Kinmonth’s letter he says he will be accepting the Police Chief position in West Liberty, Iowa. Before becoming Mitchellville’s Chief of Police in 2012, Kinmonth had served as a police officer in Grinnell and had stints in the police departments of […]