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
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    2016 Beggars’ Night Schedule

    If you don’t see your town listed, submit your beggar’s schedule for 2016 with this form. LOCATION DATE TIME Adel Oct. 31 6 to 8 p.m. Afton Oct. 31 5 to 7 p.m. Altoona Oct. 30 6 to 8 p.m. Ames Oct. 31 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ankeny Oct. 30 6 to 8 p.m. Bondurant Oct. 30 6 to 8 p.m. Boone Oct. 31 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Carlisle Oct. 30  6 to 8 p.m. Chariton Oct. 30  6 to 8 […]

  • Teen dropped off at Methodist Hospital after being shot in the head. (WHO-HD)

    Police: Driver of Silver Prius May Have ‘valuable information’ in Teen’s Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are hoping to talk to a driver who was in the area when a 14-year-old was shot Monday. Yore Jieng, a student at Roosevelt High School, was a passenger in a car at 12th and Keo Way around 6:15 Monday night when he was shot in the head. He suffered critical injuries and remains hospitalized. Police are working to find out who shot Jieng, and why, but say they need help from witnesses […]

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    Police Identify Child Hit by Car, Driver of Vehicle Involved

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Emergency crews were called to the city’s southwest side early Thursday morning after a 12-year-old was hit by a car while crossing the street. At approximately 7 a.m., Des Moines Police Department patrol officers and Des Moines Fire Department medics responded to the intersection of SW 9th Street and Davis Avenue to investigate a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Responding officers found 12-year-old Josef Robert Ries Fuller of Des Moines suffering from […]

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    Make Your Own WHO-HD Anchor-O-Lanterns

    Have you always dreamed of creating pumpkin art with the face of a Channel 13 anchor on it? Well, it’s lucky for you we can help that dream come true! Download a PDF template that will allow you to transform your pumpkin into Dan, Erin, Ed, or Keith. Need a little help with the specifics? Click here for a tutorial on how to create your own template and how to carve the pumpkin using a template.      

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    Iowan Dies from West Nile Virus

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowan has died from the West Nile Virus for the first time since 2010. The Iowa Department of Public Health announced the death Tuesday, saying an elderly individual from northwest Iowa passed away. No further information on the person who died was released. The IDPH says tests have confirmed 33 cases of West Nile virus in Iowa so far this year, with several more under investigation. “Though autumn weather is beginning, this death and continuing reports […]

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    Lawmaker Laughs About Nearly Losing Finger

    An Iowa legislator nearly lost a finger in a work-related accident but he’s handling the situation with a sense of humor.

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    Drake University at it Again…Offering Drake Birthday Wishes and Cake

    DES MOINES, Iowa — After Drake University’s attempt to get Drake the rapper to visit campus while he was in town for a concert earlier this month worked — sort of — the university has a new offer for him. Drake’s visit to campus came at around 2:00 a.m., when most students weren’t awake to see it. On Drake’s 30th birthday, Monday, Drake University tweeted out birthday wishes to the rapper and also offered up some cake — if he’d visit […]

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    Nom Nom: Girl Scout Cookie Cereal Coming Out in January

    Breakfast may never be the same thanks to the Girl Scouts of America. Cookies for breakfast probably isn’t the start to the day your mom was hoping you’d pick, but come January a big bowl of Girl Scout cookie cereal may be your go-to morning choice. General Mills and the Girl Scouts of America are teaming up to put out cereal inspired by the delectable cookies girl scouts sell each year. Candy Hunting’s Instagram account first discovered the existence of […]

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    Power Restored After Outage Affects Northwest Metro

    URBANDALE, Iowa — A power outage in the northwest metro had some residents waking up without electricity Monday morning. According to MidAmerican Energy, power in the Grimes, Johnston, and Urbandale area was restored around 8:00 a.m. The issue was caused by an equipment malfunction at a substation shortly after 6:00 a.m. and at the height of the outage 4,200 customers did not have power.  

  • Rare black rhino calf born at Blank Park Zoo. (WHO-HD)

    Baby Black Rhino Make Live Stream Debut

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Blank Park Zoo is showing off its newest addition — but only online. The female calf was born last week but won’t be on display right away in order to give mom and daughter a chance to bond. Instead, the zoo is planning to share regular updates including Facebook Live streaming. The as-of-yet unnamed baby took center stage Tuesday afternoon on the zoo’s Facebook page.

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    Facebook Announces Another Altoona Expansion Project

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Facebook is expanding again in Altoona. The social media company announced Tuesday it will add “cold storage” to one of its three data center buildings. The expansion means an additional 100,000 square feet will be added to one of its buildings in Altoona. The “cold storage” will preserve the photos of Facebook users. The company says it will make it possible for users to access older photos that are rarely viewed just as easily as those that […]

  • Baby black rhino born at Blank Park Zoo. (WHO-HD)

    Rare Black Rhino Calf Born at Blank Park Zoo

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Blank Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare and endangered black rhino. The 80-pound female calf was born on October 11th, to six-year-old mom Ayana. It’s the first black rhino born at the zoo. Officials say the calf is doing well and was standing and walking within an hour of its birth and attempting to feed after two hours. Ayana and her daughter won’t be on display in order to give the pair […]