I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to 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
  • Mary Carpenter (WHO-HD)

    Police: Drunk Mom Took Toddler to Bar, Punched Child and Officer

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines mother is in the Polk County Jail after police say she showed up drunk to a bar with her two-year-old daughter to bar. Police say they responded to the area of Miss V’s Honky Tonk Island Bar at 1833 Hubbell Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after a call from a bartender about 25-year-old Mary Jane Carpenter. Officials say Carpenter was intoxicated when she arrived at the bar with her child. Witness says […]

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    Elderly Man Killed in Dayton House Fire

    DAYTON, Iowa — An early morning fire in Webster County has claimed the life of a town legend. Fire crews were called to 708 W. Skillet Avenue around 5:20 a.m. Thursday. Two people were inside the home at the time of the fire and officials say 98-year-old Allen Porter did not make it out of the home. A 40-year-old male was able to escape the fire. Dayton Assistant Fire Chief Nicholas Dunbar, who is also the police chief, says the initial […]

  • Eddie Tipton (WHO-HD)

    Appeals Court Dismisses One Conviction for Hot Lotto Fraudster

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Court of Appeals has dismissed one of the two fraud convictions for a man found guilty in a lottery tampering case. Eddie Tipton, the former Information Security Director at the Multi-State Lottery Association, was convicted of two counts of fraud in 2015. Officials say he rigged a computer that picked the numbers for a 2010 Hot Lotto drawing then purchased a ticket with the winning numbers. Intermediaries tried to claim the $16 million prize while […]

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    Boil Advisory Lifted for Chariton

    CHARITON, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted the boil advisory for Chariton. The DNR made the new announcement Wednesday. The boil advisory was initially put in place Monday, after a water main break in town caused the system to lose pressure. With the loss of pressure came the chance for bacterial contamination. The DNR says tests from two sets of water samples show the water is safe to drink.

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    Crews Rescue Tubers from Des Moines River

    HARTFORD, Iowa — Emergency crews had to rescue two tubers from the Des Moines River early Wednesday morning after they became stranded. Hartford Fire Chief Zack Prickett says the initial call for help came in around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two people tubing on the Des Moines River ran into problems when their tube punctured. They called 911 for help but while trying to tell officials where they were the phone died. Rescue crews from the Hartford Fire Department, Pleasant Hill […]

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    Des Moines Child Killed in Suburban Chicago Crash

    NORTH AURORA, Illinois — A Des Moines child was killed in a traffic accident in a suburb of Chicago Monday. Jouseppe Castillo, 6, died after a crash on westbound I-88 in North Aurora Monday evening around 6:55 p.m. The Illinois State Police says Castillo was in an SUV driven by 32-year-old Paula P. Martinez when the vehicle collided with another westbound SUV, causing both vehicles to roll. Officials believe one of the SUVs was trying to change lanes at the […]

  • Donald Trump (WHO-HD/Sam Hoyle)

    Trump to Campaign in Eastern Iowa Thursday

    DAVENPORT. Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be campaigning in Iowa later this week. The Trump campaign announced he’ll hold two events in eastern Iowa on Thursday. Trump will be holding a rally at the Adler Theater in Davenport at 4 p.m. Doors for the event open up at 1 p.m. The second rally is being held in Cedar Rapids at the DoubleTree Convention Complex at 8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets for each event can […]

  • Jade Childes

    PHOTO GALLERY: National Balloon Classic Flight Over Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Check out photos from Monday morning’s kick off to the National Balloon Classic.

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    Boil Advisory Put in Place in Chariton

    CHARITON, Iowa — The city of Chariton is under a boil advisory after a water main break. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the break cause a pressure loss in the system and water outages. Repairs will be done soon but because of a potential for bacterial contamination, the boil advisory was put in place. All tap water being used for drinking or cooking should be boiled for at least one minute then allowed to cool before use. Tap […]

  • WHO-HD

    Name of Man Who Died in Fall from Wind Turbine Released

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa — Officials have released the name of a man who died Thursday after fall from a wind turbine in Story County. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Christopher Thompson of Manly was working inside a wind turbine that was under construction when he fell to his death. It happened around 5:30 p.m. near Huxley on 535th Avenue. Officials say it appears Thompson fell 40 feet. The Story County Sheriff’s Office, Huxley Police Department, Huxley Fire and […]

  • HIV

    HIV Diagnoses Increased in Iowa in 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The number of HIV cases diagnosed in Iowa in 2015 increased dramatically from the previous year. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the new figures from its annual HIV Surveillance Report show a 27-percent increase in diagnosed cases from 2014. In Iowa, 124 new HIV cases were diagnosed versus the 98 cases reported in 2014. The IDPH says the reason for the increase isn’t clear but says it’s possible fewer tests were performed in 2014 […]

  • Frontier Airlines

    Frontier Airlines Adds Non-Stop Orlando Flights from Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A new thrice-weekly direct flight from Des Moines to Orlando has been added. Frontier Airlines announced the new service Wednesday. Flights will begin Oct. 30 and run on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. The flight from Des Moines will leave at 1:55 p.m. and arrive in Orlando at 5:50 p.m. The flight from Orlando will leave at 3:20 p.m. and arrive in Des Moines at 5:40 p.m. “We are delighted Frontier Airlines will offer a low-cost option […]


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