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
  • Hunter Injured After Falling from Tree Stand

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – A deer hunter was injured Sunday while climbing into his tree stand. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 24-year-old Bobbie Stephens of Indianola was hunting on private land in southern Warren County when the injury occurred. Stephens was climbing into a tress stand when he fell about 23-fee into a ravine. Stephens was not hooked into a safety harness at the time of the fall. He was able to call to a hunting partner for […]

  • Iowa’s Top Breaded Pork Tenderloin Named

    WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — The best pork tenderloin in all of Iowa was revealed Friday by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. The IPPA says the Grid Iron Grill in Webster City has the state’s best breaded pork tenderloin in 2017. Owner Burke Risetter said, “I’ve been in food service my whole life and I always wanted my own business. I feel like this is a little bit of a reward and I’m thrilled to death.” Risetter says the Grid Iron […]

  • Motion Filed to Allow Sabrina Ray’s Siblings to Testify Outside of Suspects’ Presence

    ADEL, Iowa – The state is asking a judge to allow Sabrina Ray’s siblings to testify outside of the presence of the family members charged with abusing and killing her. The motion was filed Wednesday by the state. It claims, “testifying in the Defendants’ physical presence would cause trauma” and impair the witnesses’ ability to communicate. The minor children are also victims in the case, as family members face charges for abuse against them as well as Sabrina. Sixteen-year-old Sabrina […]

  • Person Found Dead of Gunshot Wound, DCI and Red Oak Police Investigating

    RED OAK, Iowa – Investigators are looking into the death of a person found dead in Red Oak early Wednesday morning. The Red Oak Police Department responded to a call about a person laying near the street in the 200 block of E. Grimes Street around 4:17 a.m. When officers arrived they found the person was dead, from an apparent gunshot wound. Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation were called in to help local authorities with the case. […]

  • Iowa State Dean Rounds Out Finalists for University President Job

    AMES, Iowa – The final candidate for the office of president at Iowa State University was unveiled Wednesday morning and she’s a familiar face on campus. Wendy Wintersteen is the current Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State. She has a Ph. D. in entomology from ISU and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in crop protection at Kansas State University. Wintersteen will be interviewing Thursday and a public forum is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. […]

  • Fort Dodge Sex Offender Accused of New Charges Against Minors

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – A Fort Dodge man, already on the sex offender registry, is facing several new charges for allegedly sexually abusing three minors. Police say their investigation began on September 27th after being called to the Unity Point Hospital Emergency Department on a report of an assault. Police were able to determine a minor had been sexually abused. During the investigation, police identified 23-year-old Cody Zuspann as the suspect in the case. They also discovered two more victims. […]

  • Iowa AD Barta Taking Leave After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa’s Athletic Director is taking a leave of absence due to health reasons. According HawkCentral.com, Gary Barta has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Barta plans to take an extended leave in order to have surgery and undergo treatment for disease. Iowa’s Deputy Director of Athletics, Barbara Burke, will be assuming his duties during his medical leave. This is a developing story.

  • Univ. of Georgia Provost a Finalist for Iowa State President Job

    AMES, Iowa – Another finalist for Iowa State University’s open president position has been announced. Pamela Whitten, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Georgia, is scheduled to visit the Iowa State campus in Ames Tuesday. Whitten has a PhD in Communication Studies from Kansas and has also worked at Michigan State as the Dean of the College of Communications. If selected, Whitten would become the first female president at Iowa State. An open forum […]

  • Man Given Joint Custody of Child Conceived During Rape of 12-Year-Old, Attorney Says

    A man who allegedly raped a then 12-year-old girl was granted joint legal custody of the pair’s 8-year-old child, according to the victim’s attorney. Christopher Mirasolo, a now 27-year-old convicted sex offender, was awarded the custody rights after a DNA test confirmed he was the father, Rebecca Kiessling, the victim’s attorney said. He allegedly raped and threatened to kill the child’s mother nine years ago, according to The Detroit News. “The Judge also restricted the child’s domicile and residence, disclosed the rape victim’s […]

  • Mahaska County Officials: One-Year-Old Boy Drowned in Farm Pond

    MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa — Officials say the drowning of a one-year-old Sunday in rural Mahaska County appears to have been an accident. Emergency crews were called to a Mahaska County property around 3:00 p.m. on a drowning. The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office says the family started CPR on the child before medical personnel arrived, which was continued by EMTs on the way to the hospital. The one-year-old male was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital. Officials say the […]

  • Iowa Remains 4th Most Likely State to Hit a Deer While Driving

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The chance an Iowa driver will strike a deer has decreased just slightly from the previous year, but overall the state’s ranking remains the same. State Farm’s 15th annual deer claim study, based on auto damage claims from 2016-2017, ranks Iowa as 4th in the nation when it comes to the likelihood of having an auto claim due to a collision with a deer. The study says 1 in 69 Iowa drivers will likely hit a […]

  • Direct Flights to Philadelphia from Des Moines Announced

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Direct flights from Des Moines to a new East Coast destination have been announced. The Des Moines International Airport revealed Thursday that American Airlines is adding twice-daily flights to Philadelphia, starting in May. “Currently there are over 35,000 passengers a year traveling between DSM and PHL, and that market is growing,” said Executive Director, Kevin Foley. “This new nonstop service to PHL makes travel to Europe more convenient an improves connections to many domestic destinations as […]