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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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    Father Charged with Murder in Baby Daughter’s Death

    LOUISA COUNTY, Iowa — More charges have been filed against a Columbus Junction father who allegedly caused severe head trauma to his baby daughter, who has since died from her injuries. Twenty-year-old Oscar Jimenez is now charged with first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. His previous charge was one count of multiple acts of child endangerment. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says four-month-old Marleen Jimenez’ died January 24th at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. […]

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    Poll: Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?

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    Teen Dad Pleads Guilty in Baby Gabriel Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A teen father charged with killing his four-month-old son has entered a guilty plea in the case. Drew Weehler-Smith, 18, was facing charges of first degree murder and child endangerment in the April death of his son, Gabriel McFarland. Friday, he entered a guilty plea on a second degree murder charge. McFarland was left in the care of his father in a Des Moines apartment on April 22, 2014. His mother, Markeya Atkins, returned home after […]

  • DCI Asst. Director Talks About Evansdale Cousins’ Murder Investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Evansdale cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins disappeared in July of 2012. Their bodies were discovered four months later in Bremer County. The person or persons responsible for their kidnapping and murder have never been found. That’s why an investigator with the Division of Criminal Investigation and an officer with the Evansdale Police Department are in Virginia Thursday. They’re reviewing the case with investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Assistant Director of […]

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    Key & Peele’s ‘East West Bowl’ is Back

    Comedy duo Key & Peele are showing their excitement for the Super Bowl with a new edition of their East West Bowl skit. This time, some NFL players with unique names get in on the fun. “I mean is Ha Ha Clinton-Dix even real?” Key & Peele’s Super Bowl Special airs Friday night at 9:00 on Comedy Central.

  • Gov. Branstad Hospitalized Overnight with Flu-Like Symptoms

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – Governor Terry Branstad was hospitalized overnight with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a ribbon-cutting event at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston Monday. A witness said the governor had been slurring his words during his remarks and then was in physical discomfort and moaning as staff assisted. Police provided an escort as an ambulance took Branstad to Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment. According to a statement released by Branstad’s office, the governor was kept overnight […]


    Arrest Made in More Than $500K Theft from Dealership

    CRESTON, Iowa – A Creston woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $500,000 from a local car dealership. Forty-four-year-old Lyndsay Huntsman is facing five counts of first degree theft and one count of ongoing criminal conduct. Creston police say they were contacted in October on a report of missing money from Creston Automotive. They worked with the DCI on the case, and Huntsman was arrested Monday.

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    Columbus Junction Baby Allegedly Injured by Father Dies

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A Columbus Junction baby being treated for severe head trauma has died from her injuries. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says four-month-old Marleen Jimenez died Saturday at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. The father of the baby, 20-year-old Oscar Jimenez, is charged with one count of multiple acts of child endangerment in connection with the injuries. An autopsy was performed Monday on the baby but officials have not released any results. The […]

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    Poll: Was the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee in Des Moines this weekend?

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    ‘Growing Pats’ Video Brings Nostalgia in Lead Up to Super Bowl

    If you’re sick of #DeflateGate and just want to smile, check out New England Patriot Julian Edelman’s nod to 80s and 90s TV show “Growing Pains.” The popular show’s opening credits are switched up, using pics of Endelman’s teammates and coach Bill Belichick.

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    Poll: How much are you following the potential presidential candidates in Iowa right now?

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    More Arrested in Connection With Marshalltown Murder

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Marshalltown police have made two more arrests connected to a weekend murder investigation. Twenty-six-year-old Bethany Brant and 21-year-old Francisco Padilla-Galvez were taken into custody Wednesday. Police say Brant allowed 19-year-old Jose Morales to stay at her home, knowing he was wanted by police in connection with the weekend murder of 20-year-old Dedrikk Fisher. She is charged with accessory after the fact and neglect of a dependent person, because a minor child was in the home at the […]


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