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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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    Sex Abuse Charges Filed Against Former School Employee

    POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Safety says a former employee of the Montezuma Community School District has been arrested for alleged sexual contact with two students. Twenty-eight-year-old Derek Bates is charged with two counts of third degree sexual abuse and one count of pattern, practice or scheme to engage in sexual exploitation by a school employee. Investigators say they received a report on June 14th that Bates had sexual contact with two minors. Officials determined the […]

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    30 Year Prison Sentence in Granger Woman’s Arson Case

    ADEL, Iowa — A Granger woman has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for setting a fire police say was intended to kill a man. Fifty-one-year-old Marcia Shaffer was sentenced Friday in Dallas County court for the June 2013 fire. Officials say she broke into a home and stole items before setting a fire. Shaffer was arrested in July of 2013 after investigators found some of the property taken from the home in her possession. Shaffer was […]

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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!    

  • Dahl's grocery store. (WHO-HD)

    Dahl’s Closing West Des Moines Location

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Dahl’s has announced it will close another of its Des Moines metro stores. The closing of the store at 1208 Prospect store in West Des Moines was announced Friday. In a press release, CEO Craig Moore said “While it’s not an easy decision to close a store that’s been open since 1958, the combination of the stores age and performance does not make sense to continue to operate.” A closing date hasn’t been set but officials […]

  • Fong's Pizza in downtown Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Fong’s Pizza Bringing Unique Menu to Ankeny

    ANKENY, Iowa — A popular downtown Des Moines pizza joint is expanding to the suburbs. Full Court Press, which owns Fong’s Pizza, announced Thursday it will open a second location in a new Ankeny development. The new restaurant will be part of Prairie Trail, near State Street at Vintage Parkway. Fong’s co-owner Gwen Page says, “Fong’s is a fun, unique concept we believe is a perfect fit with the energetic lifestyle of the community.” The restaurant will be in the […]

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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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. (CoolestKickster.com)

    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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