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
  • Regal Cinemas to start serving Cheetos popcorn

    Could there be a better combination than movie theater popcorn and Cheetos? Luckily for moviegoers everywhere, Regal Cinemas is pairing up with the popular snack to serve Cheetos popcorn. The snack is available in 32 oz. cups and will include both Cheetos-flavored popcorn and actual Cheetos. Humanity has peaked. pic.twitter.com/d4kKr0s2YY — Chris Branch (@cbranch89) November 16, 2017 “We’re excited to give moviegoers a chance to experience Cheetos in an unexpected and delicious new way through our first national theater partnership,” […]

  • Search Warrants Reveal Details in Alleged Johnston Sexual Assault

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – New information is being revealed in the alleged sexual assault of a Johnston High School student. Four fellow-Johnston students are charged in the case and information unveiled in search warrant applications is providing a better idea of what happened the night of the alleged assault. Eighteen-year-old Morgan Hough and 17-year-old Ritter Stahlbaum are charged with 2nd degree sexual abuse, first degree robbery, and felony assault–penetration of the genitalia-anus. Fifteen-year-olds Kaden Dishman and Noah Lamar are charged with […]

  • Best. Pageant. Ever. Watch as Pre-School Brawl Breaks Out Over ‘Baby Jesus’

    WHITE PINE, Tenn –  An all-out pre-school brawl broke out over Baby Jesus at a Tennessee church’s Christmas pageant – and it just might be the cutest pageant you’ve ever seen. Two-year-old Teegan Benson was playing the role of the sheep in First Baptist Church of White Pine’s nativity scene. As the children’s choir was singing “Away in a Manger,” Teegan decided it was time to dance with the baby doll playing Jesus, so she grabbed the baby and starting […]

  • SUV Plows Through Wrought-Iron Fence, Hits House

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating whether a medical issue was to blame for an accident Wednesday morning after an SUV crashed into the side of a home in the Waterbury neighborhood. It happened just before 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Polk Blvd. and Ingersoll Ave. Police say a woman driving a red Jeep plowed through a wrought-iron fence and hit a side porch on the home. Two Roosevelt High School students called the crash in to 911. […]

  • Zoo Upgrades Lion Cub’s Condition, Announces Naming Opportunities

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Blank Park Zoo is providing an update on its recently-born African Lion cubs. The cubs were born to lioness Neema on November 14. There were five cubs in the litter, but only three survived – two females and a male. Caretakers had initially been worried about the male’s health as he was behind on his growth, so he received supplemental feeding. Zoo officials now say his condition has been upgraded from “guarded” to “fair” and […]

  • Police: Father Abused 5-Month-Old Son, Caused Skull Fractures

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An 18-year-old Des Moines father is in the Polk County Jail, accused of causing serious injuries to his five-month-old son. Des Moines police say the investigation into Dominick Clausi began December 7th after a relative found bruises on the child’s body. After being examined at a hospital, doctors found the boy had skull fractures and a brain bleed. They also discovered signs of previous abuse. Police say during their investigation they found evidence that Clausi had […]

  • Former Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office Clerk Charged with Theft

    MONTEZUMA, Iowa – A former clerk at the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office is facing charges for allegedly misappropriating funds. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Megan Lynne Strong has been charged with second degree theft in the case. A special investigation by the Iowa Auditor’s Office identified almost $7,000 of undeposited collections for things like permit carry fees/renewals, fees for photo identification cards, and proceeds from the sale of challenge coins. The investigation examined the time period between January of 2015 […]

  • Victims Identified in Deadly Western Iowa School Bus Fire

    POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa – The names of a bus driver and a student who were killed Tuesday morning in a school bus fire in western Iowa have been released. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year-old Donald Hendricks of Carson and 16-year-old Megan Klindt of rural Pottawattamie County died in the fire. A 911 call came in shortly after 7:00 a.m. about a Riverside Community School bus that was on fire near 17840 480th Street, southeast of Oakland. Officials received additional […]

  • Testimony in Nicole Finn Trial Wraps Up, Closing Arguments to Begin Wednesday

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Testimony concluded Tuesday morning in the murder trial of a West Des Moines mother accused of starving her adopted daughter to death. Nicole Finn’s defense only called one witness on her behalf during the trial. Clinical psychologist Dr. Carlo Giacomoni finished his testimony Monday, claiming Finn wasn’t able to notice the condition of her children, especially 16-year-old Natalie Finn, because she suffered from PTSD and depression. The state called a rebuttal witness to refute that claim […]

  • Student, Bus Driver Killed in Western Iowa School Bus Fire

    Two people were killed Tuesday morning in a school bus fire in western Iowa.

  • Woman Injured in Ames Drive-By Shooting

    AMES, Iowa — The Ames Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that injured one person late Monday night. Police say the shooting was reported around 11:10 p.m. at 504 Stanton Avenue. When officers arrived, they located a 36-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The woman was taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center and later transferred to a Des Moines hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police blocked off Stanton between the 400 and 600 […]

  • Police: Des Moines Woman Stabbed Her Boyfriend During Fight

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman is in the Polk County Jail after police say she stabbed her boyfriend Monday. Police say the stabbing happened late Monday night at an apartment at 3620 Twana Drive. They say 19-year-old Mahogany Hodges stabbed her boyfriend in the upper left arm during a fight. A friend took the victim to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Hodges is charged with willful injury causing bodily injury.