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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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    Woman’s Body Found Face-Down in Shallow Water in West Des Moines

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — West Des Moines police are investigating after a body was found in what they called a “shallow ravine” near a townhome complex and they’re calling the woman’s death suspicious. Police identified the woman as 48 year-old Lisa Marie Hulsing, of West Des Moines. The call came in just before 9 a.m. about a woman found face-down in the water at 8610 E. P. True Parkway. Police say the body was found between a group of townhomes and […]

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    Iowa State’s Hoiberg to Undergo Another Heart Surgery

    AMES, Iowa  —  Iowa State Head Coach Fred Hoiberg will undergo what he hopes will be his last heart surgery later this month. Iowa State University released a statement Friday morning that Hoiberg will have his aortic valve replaced on April 17th at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “After my initial surgery to replace my aortic root 10 years ago, I knew that this was something that would need to be done at some point,” Hoiberg said. “My valve […]

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    Hillary Clinton to Announce 2016 Bid Sunday with Video

    Hillary Clinton will launch her presidential campaign Sunday with a video on social media announcing her candidacy, followed immediately by travel to build on the announcement, according to a source close to Clinton’s campaign in waiting. Her first stop will likely be to the early caucus state of Iowa, according to the source. Observers see the likely visit to Iowa as a show of humility by Clinton, who came in third in the 2008 caucuses and who, so far, has […]

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    Alleged Bank Robber Turns Himself In

    MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — A man wanted for allegedly robbing a Madison County bank has turned himself in to authorities. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Hussam Abusharkh, of Urbandale, turned himself in Thursday night. Abusharkh is accused of robbing the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank in St. Charles on March 25th. Witnesses say he pulled out a gun and demanded the teller fill a bag with money before forcing all the employees into a bathroom and leaving. He is […]

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    Poll: Clinton Numbers Slipping, Rand Paul Leads in Iowa

    HAMDEN, Connecticut — The latest Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll has Hillary Clinton losing ground in Iowa against Republican presidential hopefuls. In the poll, which was released Thursday, the numbers show Clinton is tied or close to being tied with every Republican candidate. Rand Paul leads Clinton by a percentage point in the state, with 43-percent to 42-percent, and Mike Huckabee and Clinton tied with 42-percent. Jeb Bush came in at 40-percent, just a percentage point below Clinton, and Chris Christie […]

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    Marshalltown Police Seek Help in Locating Missing Teen

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Marshalltown police are asking the public to help locate a teen who hasn’t been seen since February. Seventeen-year-old Jacqueline Hernandez-Cerna was reported missing by her family. She was last seen on February 13th. She left a message for her family saying she was leaving to live with a friend and would contact them after she was settled. Hernandez-Cerna left with all of her belongings and her 15-month-old baby. Her family thinks she may be in the Des Moines area […]

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    Actor Kal Penn Visits Harding Middle School

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Hollywood actor, and former advisor to the White House, is spending time at a Des Moines school Thursday to promote arts education. Kal Penn has had roles in several movies and television shows including House M.D., 24, How I Met Your Mother, and is currently playing the role of Fontanelle White on CBS show Battle Creek. Penn is taking part in the Turnaround Arts program at Harding Middle School, which aims to integrate the arts […]

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Hail Falls on Central Iowa

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    Brody Middle School Students Planning for the Future

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines middle school students had their eyes on the future Wednesday. Brody Middle School, on the south side of the city, hosted a College, Career, and Community Fair Wednesday morning. More than 30 presenters were on hand for students to discuss opportunities they provide — everything from public state universities, the Des Moines Police Department, and local places to volunteer. Being an International Baccalaureate school, administrators encourage students to take their learning and put it […]

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    Brothers, Husband & Wife Arrested Following Bank Robbery

    JONES COUNTY, Iowa — Four people have been arrested following a bank robbery in eastern Iowa Monday. Twenty-four-year-old Andrew Palmer and his brother, 22-year-old Shiloh Palmer, are charged with first degree robbery in the case. Forty-one-year-old Peter Olinger and his 25-year-old wife, Elizabeth Olinger, are charged with aiding and abetting first degree robbery. The robbery occurred at the Exchange State Bank in Martelle around 12:15 p.m. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says the Palmers entered the bank with long guns […]

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    80/35 Music Festival Lineup Announced

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The lineup for 2015’s 80/35 Music Festival has been announced. The July 10th & 11th festival will be headlined by Weezer and Wilco. Hints dropped last month in a video from the festival’s organizers teased some of the bands and a tattoo with Weezer’s logo was a big clue. More acts are expected to be announced at a later date. Western Gateway Park plays host to the festival and tickets are available here. Other announced acts […]

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    Arrest Made in Fort Dodge Fight, One Suspect Still Sought

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Fort Dodge police have made an arrest in connection with a fight that seriously injured a man early Saturday morning but they’re still seeking another suspect. Thirty-year-old Brandon Mapes is charged with willfully injury, a class C felony. He’s being held in the Webster County Jail. Police are still looking for 25-year-old Damal Clayton. An arrest warrant for willful injury has been issued for Clayton. Police say the two men were involved in a fight in […]

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