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
  • Man Injured While Trying to Save Dog from Another Dog’s Attack

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man out for a walk with his dog was hurt when another dog attacked them Thursday morning. It happened at Aurora Ave. and 9th St. around 10:15 a.m. Tom Weinman was walking his Basenji when he said another dog lunged toward him and attacked his dog. He said the dog didn’t have a collar or anything he could use to pull it off his dog. Police say the attacking dog was fenced in […]

  • Free Breakfast Expands to All Des Moines Elementary Schools

    DES MOINES, Iowa — What started out as a pilot project will soon be available to all elementary school students in the Des Moines School District. The district is expanding its free breakfast program to the remaining 16 elementary schools that weren’t initially part of the project. Breakfast will be available for free to all students regardless of family income. The district says the program has already made a difference in the schools where it was first put in place. […]

  • Police Release Name of Victim and Suspect in State Fair Stabbing Investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A 17-year-old is in custody after one person was injured in a stabbing at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday night. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says it happened around 10:25 p.m. near the SW corner of the fairgrounds.  21-year-old Tay Ronce Denton was injured and transported to Mercy Hospital.  He is currently in stable condition. Yuri Green was arrested and charged with two counts of willful injury. Two other juveniles were involved in the altercation. […]

  • Medical Examiner: Sabrina Ray Died of ‘Malnutrition Due to Denial of Care’

    ANKENY, Iowa – The State Medical Examiner’s Office has revealed the official cause of death for an adopted Perry teen who weighed just 56 pounds at the time of her death in May. Wednesday, Dr. Jonathan Thompson told Channel 13 that 16-year-old Sabrina Ray’s cause of death was malnutrition due to denial of care and her death has been ruled a homicide. Sabrina was found dead in her family’s home in Perry on May 12th. At the time of her […]

  • Des Moines Police Investigating Bank Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after a Des Moines bank was robbed Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the Great Western Bank at 1347 E. Euclid was robbed around 2:12 p.m. The suspect presented a note to the teller and got away on foot with a large amount of cash. No weapon was shown during the robbery and no one was injured. A K-9 was used to track the suspect but police believe he may have gotten into a vehicle […]

  • Guilty Plea in Murder of Iowa Sheriff’s Deputy

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — The man accused of shooting and killing a Pottawattamie County sheriff’s deputy admitted he was guilty in court Tuesday morning. Twenty-two-year-old Wesley Correa-Carmenaty entered a guilty plea to first degree murder charges in the shooting death of Deputy Mark Burbridge. He also entered guilty pleas for charges related to his escape from the county jail in May. Deputy Burbridge’s children provided victim impact statements this morning. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

  • Conviction Vacated, New Trial Ordered in 2000 Tama Murder

    TAMA COUNTY, Iowa – An Iowa man found guilty earlier this year in the 2000 murder of his fiancé has had his conviction vacated and been awarded a new trial. Fifty-one-year-old Tait Purk was convicted of first degree murder in May. He was accused of killing 23-year-old Cora Okonski, who has been missing since April 2000. Her body has never been found. Purk claims Okonski was upset with him over his decision to push back their wedding when she left […]

  • Des Moines Police Investigating After Man Shot in Foot

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One man was injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning on Des Moines’ east side. It happened just after 2:15 a.m. at an apartment building near East Seneca and East 9th Street. Police say a 30-year-old man was shot in the foot. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released any information on a possible suspect in the shooting.

  • One Webster County Woman Reported Missing, Now Jailed in Indiana

    LAFAYETTE, Indiana – One of the women reported missing earlier this month from Webster County is being held in an Indiana jail on a material witness warrant. Mackenzie Knigge of Clare and Jessica Gomez of Fort Dodge, both 26, had been reported missing after Gomez was last seen August 4th and Knigge was last seen August 5th. Knigge was found in Indiana on August 10th and arrested on a material witness warrant. Three others were with her in a vehicle […]

  • $1 Million Powerball Prize for Former Iowa Woman

    CLIVE, Iowa – A former Iowa woman has hit it big in the Powerball drawing after buying a ticket in Avoca. The Iowa Lottery says Vicki Dixon of Allen, Texas won $1 million in the August 9th drawing. Dixon, who was in Iowa for her husband Wayne’s 55th high school reunion in Denison, bought the ticket at Wings America Travel Centre in Avoca. A ceremony was held Monday morning to introduce Dixon as the winner. Her ticket matched the first […]

  • Waukee Morning Fire Labeled ‘Suspicious’

    WAUKEE, Iowa – Investigators are looking into a suspicious fire at a Waukee home under construction. The Waukee Fire Department says the fire was called in around 5:45 a.m. Monday at 550 NE Brookshire Drive. Firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly but there was damage to the first floor. Officials say it does appear there was forced entry into the home.

  • Autopsy Scheduled for Monday on Body Found in Webster County

    WEBSTER COUNTY, Iowa – Officials say an autopsy is being performed Monday on a body that was found in rural Webster County over the weekend. The body was discovered Saturday in an area east of Clare, but details surrounding the matter weren’t released until Sunday. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the death but has not released the identity of the person or whether they think the death is suspicious. When asked whether the death was connected […]