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I'm a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to 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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  • Water main break in Woodward. (WHO-HD)

    Water Turned Off in Woodward Due to Water Main Breaks

    WOODWARD, Iowa — The city of Woodward is without water after two water mains broke Thursday night. The water was shut off around 11:00 p.m. after a broken valve was discovered at 5th and Main Street. Mayor Brian Devick told Channel 13 while crews were working to replace it another valve broke at 6th and Main Street. The valve at 6th Street is under 10 inches of concrete which will slow down repair crews. An officer on the scene said it looks like the […]

  • Austin Arndt (WHO-HD)

    Man Admitted to Drinking ’14 to 16′ Beers Before Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

    HARRISON COUNTY, Iowa — An arrest has been made in a fatal hit and run that happened July 4th in western Iowa. Twenty-five-year-old Austin Arndt is charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. A warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday and Arndt turned himself in to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office early Thursday morning. The complaint in the case says Arndt had been drinking at a bar in Logan on July 4th […]

  • Basketballs

    Iowa-Iowa State Hoops Game Rescheduled for National TV Slot

    AMES, Iowa — A schedule change has been announced for the Iowa vs. Iowa State men’s basketball game during the 2015-2016 season. The Cyclones had been set to host the Hawkeyes on Friday, December 11th at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Now the game has been pushed a day so it can be televised nationally. The game will be played on December 10th instead and will still be at Hilton. It will be new head coach Steve Prohm’s first crack at […]

  • Flooding near Indianola from the Middle River. (WHO-HD)

    Middle River Flooding Near Indianola

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Central Iowa is getting a much-needed break from wet weather. That’s allowing some of the water to recede but river levels continue to be high in some areas. Flood Warnings At the Middle River near Indianola, several homes are surrounded by water. The water is over the banks and reached a crest of 24.77 feet around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, the river level was 24.76 feet at 7:15 a.m. The same area has already […]

  • Girl drops baby sister during wedding bouquet toss.

    WATCH: Cringeworthy Video Shows Girl Drop Baby Sister During Wedding Flower Toss

    Apparently nothing is more important than catching the bouquet at a wedding — not even holding on to your baby sister.

  • Pedestrian hit by vehicle near 44th and University in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Woman in Critical Condition After Being Hit By Truck

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman was critically injured when she was struck by a pickup truck early Tuesday morning in Des Moines. Police say 34-year-old Richelle Merrifield was hit around 3:30 a.m. near 44th St. and Urbandale Avenue where she was crossing the street. Merrifield was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery.  She is listed in critical condition. The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 56-year-old Kenneth Fugate. Westbound Urbandale Ave. was closed between 43rd and 44th for […]

  • Jeff Kamm, Highway 169 between Ogden and Perry

    PHOTO GALLERY: Storm Clouds Gather

  • Fire causes major damage to Waukee home. (WHO-HD)

    No One Injured in Morning Waukee House Fire

    WAUKEE, Iowa — A mother and two children escaped their Waukee home safely after a fire started early Monday morning. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. at 583 Spyglass Lane. Officials say it appears the fire began in the garage. “At this point we’ve put salvage covers on the inside…so a lot of their possessions should be able to be saved…obviously there was a lot of smoke and water damage…but the possessions should be out…so most of the living […]

  • Lost wedding ring returned to RAGBRAI rider. (Courtesy: @TrooperDinkla)

    Social Media Helps Reunite RAGBRAI Rider with Lost Wedding Ring

    PARKERSBURG, Iowa – A viral push to help reunite a RAGBRAI rider with his lost wedding ring is a success. The Iowa State Patrol says through the help of social media, they’ve identified a man who lost his wedding ring Wednesday just outside of Parkersburg near the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 57, State Troopers helped him look for it for a while, but the rider had to take off to get to the next town. Troopers discovered the titanium […]

  • Bike lane. (WHO-HD)

    POLL: Do you think bike lanes are a positive addition to a city?

  • Police Investigating Robbery Tied to Craigslist

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating a report of a robbery in the parking lot of a Des Moines library that appears to be linked with Craigslist. The incident happened Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. at the Forest Library at 1400 Forest Avenue. The robbery victim told police he was meeting someone there to sell them shoes he had listed on Craigslist. The man went to the location with two friends and while he was waiting for the buyer two […]

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    Iowa Toddler Dies After Being Found Unresponsive in Pool

    JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa – A toddler pulled from a swimming pool in Jackson County Monday has now died. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says 1 ½-year-old Nxy Jones died Tuesday at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Jones was unresponsive after being found in a swimming pool Monday. The babysitter called 911 and performed CPR until first responders arrived to transport the little girl to Jackson County Regional Health Center. She was then airlifted to University of Iowa Hospital. An […]


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