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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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    Sorenson Admits to Taking ‘Under-the-Table’ Payments, Pleads Guilty

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A former state lawmaker accused of accepting payments to change his support to a different presidential candidate in the 2012 election cycle has pleaded guilty to two federal charges. The Department of Justice says Kent Sorenson, a former Republican state senator, admitted to receiving “under-the-table” payments from Ron Paul’s campaign committee in return for switching his support and services from candidate Michele Bachmann. The payments totaled about $73,000 and were made monthly in the amount of […]

  • Police investigate a crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of 40th Street at Hickman Road in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, August 25, 2014. (WHO-HD)

    Woman Hit by Van in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle Monday night. The call came in around 9:15 p.m. about the accident at 40th Place and Hickman.  Des Moines police say a woman in her 40s or 50s was crossing the street when she was hit by a white van. The name of the woman hasn’t been released but officials say she suffered serious injuries. A nursing student stopped to render aid before paramedics arrived. […]

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    POLLS: Make Your Saturday Gridiron Predictions

    Let us know which football team you think will be victorious Saturday. See how your predictions match up with the Channel 13 Sports teams’ on the Channel 13 News at Six and Ten on Friday!    

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    The Coolest Kickstarter Tops $9 Million

    NEW YORK  — Are coolers really all that hot? More than 46,000 people think so. The Coolest Cooler has raised over $9.2 million dollars on Kickstarter — and it still has a week to go. It’s described as a “portable party” and includes features like a blender, waterproof bluetooth speaker, USB charger, cutting board and bottle opener. It’s the second highest grossing campaign ever, ranking just behind the Pebble (the smartwatch that raised a record $10 million in 2012). “There’s […]

  • Police Say Marshalltown Child Killed by Mother’s Boyfriend

      MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — A Marshalltown man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter. The Marshalltown Police Department says 28-year-old Branden Collins faces charges of first degree murder and child endangerment causing death. They say three-year-old Jossilyn Starn suffered head injuries Wednesday while Collins was caring for her and two other children. An ambulance was called to 907 S. 11th Avenue on an unresponsive child at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday Starn was taken to the […]

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    VIDEO: Bizarre Commercial for Medieval Spectacle Restaurant

    I can’t quite decide whether this is brilliant…or just ODD. Either way, I couldn’t look away. If you’re interested in enjoying the unique food Troy Restaurant in New York has to offer, check out their Facebook page.

  • Seth Techel during his second trial in 2013

    Seth Techel Seeking New Murder Trial

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A fourth trial could be coming for convicted murderer Seth Techel. Techel was found guilty July 24th of first degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a pregnancy for the death of his pregnant wife Lisa. Online court records show a request for a new trial was filed August 19th. The guilty verdict came in Techel’s third murder trial. Two previous juries had been unable to reach a decision, causing mistrials. Officials say Techel shot his wife […]

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    Dan & Erin Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Dan and Erin are both honoring people close to them who have fought or lost their battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Dan didn’t get it right the first time…or the second…but he stuck around for a third!

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    August 19, 2014

    Check out a study by an Iowa State professor about how leisure running reduces mortality risks. Learn more about the closures at Gray’s Lake Park because of the Hy-Vee Triathlon over Labor Day weekend.

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    Iowa Crops In Good Condition but Moisture Needed

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Iowa corn and soybeans are doing well, but moisture is needed. Not much rain this past week has led to a drop in soil moisture and northeast Iowa saw the most loss of moisture. “Iowa saw some spotty precipitation again last week, but significant parts of the state have missed some of the recent rainfalls and are reaching the point where some moisture is needed. […]

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    A-Mazing Image of Al Roker in Iowa Corn Maze

    ATKINS, Iowa — The Today Show’s Al Roker has some big fans in Iowa, big enough that they’ve chosen to wish Al a happy 60th birthday in a very unique way. Dave and Karen Petersen have had corn mazes at Bloomsbury Farms for years, but this year they’ve chosen to honor Al Roker in the maze’s design. They say they chose to use Al’s likeness because he is such a great guy, and he shares a birth date with Karen. […]

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    August 14, 2014

    Learn more about Restaurant Week in Des Moines here.


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