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
  • Construction Delayed on Downtown Skyscraper ‘The Fifth’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Construction on a major downtown Des Moines project will be delayed. The first phase of construction on a 39-story skyscraper in downtown named “The Fifth” has been pushed back 12 weeks. The project completion date is now set for May of 2020. Developers say the reason behind the delay is the cost. The new deadlines were approved by the Des Moines City Council Monday night. The project is supposed to include apartments, a hotel, parking garage, […]

  • One Dead in Head-On Crash Near Gilbert

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa – One person was killed in an early morning crash involving two cars on Highway 69 in Story County. The accident happened around 6:10 a.m. Tuesday at Highway 69 and 150th Street about 2 miles north of Gilbert. Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says one vehicle hit another head-on after crossing the center line. One person has been confirmed dead. Another person was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Their condition is […]

  • Iowa’s Best Burger Finalists Announced

    AMES, Iowa – The finalists in the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Best Burger contest have been named. This year’s contest allowed people to nominate restaurants online and out of 9,200 total nominations, more than 700 restaurants received at least one nomination. Those top 10, in alphabetical order are: BurgerFiend, Cedar Rapids Cafe Beaudelaire, Ames The IowaStater Restaurant, Ames Moo’s BBQ, Newton Morgan’s Corner, Ottumwa Rides Bar & Grill, Fort Dodge Robin’s Nest Cafe, Clarinda (formerly Vaughn’s […]

  • Guilty Plea for Final Teen Charged in Madison County Bridge Arson

    MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — The final teen charged with arson for a fire that destroyed a historic covered bridge in Madison County last year has pleaded guilty. Eighteen-year-old Alex Hoff of West Des Moines pleaded guilty to second degree arson and criminal mischief Monday morning. His sentencing has been scheduled for April 23rd. Nineteen-year-old Alivia Bergman and 18-year-old Joel Davis were also charged in the case. Bergman pleaded guilty to second degree arson back in December of 2017. Davis pleaded […]

  • Marshall County Man Jailed After Four Pounds of Meth Found During Traffic Stop

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Iowa – A Marshalltown man is behind bars after officials say he was arrested over the weekend when four pounds of methamphetamine was found in his car. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Alejandro Sandoval was pulled over Saturday during a special St. Patrick’s Day traffic enforcement project. A deputy noticed Sandoval cross the center line on Highway 14 near Laurel around 4:00 pm. and pulled him over. The vehicle also had an illegible registration plate. About […]

  • Man’s Good Deed for Veteran at Ankeny Walmart Goes Viral

    ANKENY, Iowa – A Facebook post of a selflessly kind deed directed toward a veteran in Ankeny is going viral. According to a post from the account of Alana Ruthann, while she was in line waiting to check out at the Ankeny Walmart Saturday she witnessed a beautiful exchange between the gentlemen ahead of her. A young man told an older man wearing a hat indicating he was a military veteran, “Sir, I’m paying for your items because you paid […]

  • More Change of Venue Motions Filed in Sabrina Ray Case

    DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa – Two more defendants charged in the abuse and death of a Perry teen in 2017 are asking for their trials to be moved. Misty Ray and her mother, Carla Bousman, filed motions Friday to change the venue of their trials for the death of 16-year-old Sabrina Ray. They want the trials moved out of Dallas County and the Des Moines television media market. The motion cites “significant” media coverage of the case as well as social […]

  • Suspect in Multiple Break-Ins at Same Clive Store Identified

    CLIVE, Iowa – Police have identified a suspect they say is responsible for multiple burglaries at a cell phone store. The suspect, 21-year-old Lual Doud, is wanted for several break-ins at the Mobile Spot at 8421 University Boulevard. They say the store has been broken into at least three times over the last four months. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Doud on multiple charges of burglary and theft. Police say he is already wanted for escape […]

  • Pella Police Identify Illinois Man They Say Killed Himself During Standoff

    PELLA, Iowa — One person is dead following a standoff that ended in Pella Wednesday. The standoff started Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. after police received a call from a local citizen who was concerned about 62-year-old Jonathan Martin, an Illinois man who was staying in the area. Police learned Martin was wanted on felony charges out of Illinois and he was located in an apartment on W. 16th Street. Officers tried to make contact with Martin but he refused those […]

  • Noah Exline Wants Sex Abuse Trial Moved Out of Greene County

    GREENE COUNTY, Iowa – A Greene County man charged with sexually abusing his younger sister, who officials say was later murdered in fire set by another family member, is asking for his trial to be moved. Online court records show 20-year-old Noah Exline filed a change of venue motion Monday. The motion claims Exline and his family are well-known in the community and media accounts of crimes other family members are charged with have also mentioned him – making it […]

  • Second Degree Murder Charge for Suspect in Stabbing Death of William Penn Student

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa – A suspect in the killing of a William Penn University basketball player has been arrested. Mahaska County Attorney Jim Blomgren confirms 23-year-old Luke VanHemert has been charged with second degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Marquis Todd. Blomgren says no other charges have been filed at this time but the investigation into Todd’s death continues. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation confirms the suspect was taken into custody Wednesday morning. Todd died after a March 1st […]

  • Des Moines Singer Gets Shot at Stardom on ‘The Voice’

    A Des Moines woman is taking the next step in her quest for stardom on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice”. Twenty-four-year-old Sharane Calister impressed the judges during her blind audition performance, which aired Tuesday night. Calister performed Ed Sheeran’s “Make it Rain” and convinced two judges, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson, to turn their chairs for her. Calister works as a security guard but is hoping her turn on “The Voice” will allow her to make music her full-time job. […]