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.

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    Mark Zuckerberg vs. Neighbor Dispute Gets Even Weirder

    A California state judge has refused Mark Zuckerberg’s request to dismiss fraud charges that his neighbor brought against him. In the latest turn in this crazy story, a jury will now have to decide if the Facebook CEO perpetrated fraud. Real estate developer, Mircea Voskerician, claims that Zuckerberg promised to introduce him to his high-powered friends in Silicon Valley — which he apparently didn’t follow through on. And in yet another twist, Voskerician’s attorney David Draper also appealed the court […]

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    Polk County Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Saturday

      DES MOINES, Iowa — There’s an easy way to protect yourself from the flu this weekend and you don’t even have to leave your car. The Polk County Health Department is hosting its annual drive-thru flu clinic Saturday. It’s from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1907 Carpenter Avenue in Des Moines. Experts advise that everyone over the age of six-months should get a flu shot. “Getting the flu is more than just a stuffy nose or sore throat. […]

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    MidAmerican Energy: Too Much Odorant in Natural Gas Causing Calls About Gas Leaks

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An issue with too much odorant in natural gas is causing some problems for emergency responders and extra work for energy crews in the metro. Captain Steve Brown with the Des Moines Fire Department says they’ve been called out on at least two incidents Friday morning, and one Thursday night, involving the strong odor of gas. They are working with MidAmerican Energy on the issue because there was too much odorant added to the gas. Natural gas has no […]

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    Volunteers Giving Burke Park a Makeover

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines park is set to get a facelift. Burke Park at 601 East University Avenue will undergo a one-day transformation Thursday. It’s a long list of improvements, but volunteers think they can pull it all off. The to-do list includes putting in a new playground, benches, picnic tables, and bike racks. Volunteers will also plant new trees and renovate the sand volleyball courts. The park renovation is part of Meredith Corporation’s annual partnership with […]

  • Anthony Dommer (WHO-HD)

    Suspect Found in Corn Field After Chase on Stolen Motorcycle

    POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa — A Poweshiek County man is behind bars after he led police on a chase on a stolen motorcycle that ended in a corn field. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Anthony Dommer of rural Poweshiek County was taken into custody early Thursday morning after a search of a corn field near where Dommer ditched the stolen bike. The bike had been reported stolen from Colfax Thursday morning. Shortly after 5:00 a.m. the bike was spotted […]

  • Liam Whitehouse (WHO-HD)

    Arrest Linked to ‘Vigilante Justice’ Threat in Glenwood Shooting Case

    GLENWOOD, Iowa –The Mills County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they say made Facebook comments about seeking “vigilante justice” in connection with a shooting in Glenwood on September 27th. A press release from the Mills County Attorney says 20-year-old Liam Whitehouse of Pacific Junction is facing charges of going armed with intent and carrying weapons. Officials believe Whitehouse was seeking retaliation for the shooting that injured Colton McDaniel because he is a friend of McDaniel’s. Glenwood Community High School’s […]

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    Child on Bike Collides with Vehicle Near Urbandale Middle School

    URBANDALE, Iowa – An Urbandale Middle School student suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning after a collision with a vehicle. It happened just before 7:00 a.m. in the 7700 block of Aurora Avenue, right across from the school. A child was crossing at the crosswalk on his bike when the accident happened. Police say a vehicle headed eastbound was stopped at the crosswalk and the driver waived the boy across. A vehicle heading westbound had already stopped at the crosswalk and was […]

  • Shots fired report on edge of Drake University campus. (WHO-HD)

    Shots Fired Reported Near Drake University Campus Sunday Night

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a report of shots fired on the edge of Drake University’s campus Sunday night. Police say it happened around 9:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of 22nd Street. The suspect vehicle stopped in the 1100 block of 23rd and two suspects got away on foot. Police say no shell casings were found and they also didn’t find any damage. The shots fired report triggered a Bulldog Alert for Drake students, warning […]

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    WATCH VIDEO: Time-Lapse of Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Brian Abeling never lets us down. He’s sharing another spectacular time-lapse video of last night’s supermoon lunar eclipse, featuring some downtown Des Moines locations. This time he had help from his daughter Carrie Abeling and nephews Nick and Grant Songer. Watch some of Brian’s other work: Northern Lights: Iowa View Is Amazing Lunar Eclipse and ‘Blood Moon’ Time-Lapse Makes Des Moines Look Awesome Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Over Des Moines 12″ of Snow in 60 Seconds A […]

  • Republican Ben Carson campaigns at the Downtown Farmers' Market. (WHO-HD)

    Presidential Candidates Invited to Speak at Downtown Farmers’ Market

    DES MOINES, Iowa — National politics will soon be part of the Downtown Farmers’ Market. Organizers say they’re offering presidential candidates and their campaigns the opportunity to speak at the market. A program called Breakfast, Produce, and Politics will give candidates the chance to speak to the market crowd for up to an hour. It will be similar to the Des Moines Register’s Soap Box at the Iowa State Fair. Campaigns can also schedule to set up booths and distribute […]

  • I-35/80 (WHO-HD)

    Iowa DOT Seeks Input on Rider Corner Interchange

    URBANDALE, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Transportation is asking for feedback from the public on an upcoming project. It’s to help decide on some big changes for a major metro interchange. The 35-80 interchange at Iowa 141, also known as Rider Corner, is set for an overhaul. The construction would reconfigure things to add a ½ diamond at Meredith and ramps at 100th Street. One of the proposed changes to the project involves the budget. It would increase the […]

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    Emaciated Dogs Seized from Humboldt County Property, Owner Charged

    LIVERMORE, Iowa – The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is now caring for 10 neglected and emaciated dogs that were seized from a property in Livermore and the dogs’ owner has been charged in the case. Forty-four-year-old Timothy Broesder is facing 10 charges of animal neglect. He will make his first court appearance Thursday. The investigation began on September 16th when the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was called out to the 1600 mile of 110th Street in rural Livermore, on […]


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