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.

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    Toddler Dies After Being Found in Mahaska County Pond

    MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa — A two-year-old girl is dead in Mahaska County after being found in a pond. A 911 call came in Tuesday around 6:44 p.m. about a child found unresponsive in a family pond. Emergency crews responded to a property in northern Mahaska County. CPR was performed on the scene before medical personnel arrived. The child was taken to the Mahaska Health Partnership where she was pronounced dead. The name of the child has not been released.

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    Car Plows Through Fence, Hits Des Moines Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating after a car hit a house early Tuesday morning. Police were called to 1372 Hutton Street around 4 a.m., where a car went through a fence then hit the home’s porch. The homeowner says there were two people in the vehicle and they initially tried to back out and drive away but the car wouldn’t move. He says that’s when they took off running. Police say the driver was found a […]

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    Watch Live: FBI Director Comey Makes Statement on Clinton Email Investigation

    FBI Director James Comey delivers remarks at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. on the investigation into Hillary Cinton’s e-mails while she was Secretary of State.

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    Hickman/MLK Parkway Intersection Closed as Gas Line Repair Continues

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A natural gas leak has the intersection of Hickman Road and Martin Luther King Parkway closed. MidAmerican Energy says it was first called to the area around 6:15 Sunday night on a gas leak. Crews are working to repair the underground gas main but work is not expected to be finished until late Monday night. MidAmerican says the intersection will be re-opened after all repair work is finished. There are no outages to customers in the […]

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    Ankeny Teacher Charged for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Recent Student

    ANKENY, Iowa – An Ankeny High School teacher is facing sexual exploitation charges for an alleged relationship with a former student. Police say 27-year-old Amanda Dreier turned herself in Friday on a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. An investigation into the incident began on June 7 around 11 p.m. when officers responding to an unrelated call near Kirkendall Library noticed two vehicles parked next to each other in the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex parking lot, just south of […]

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    The Best Holidays to Travel

    Anyone who’s had to travel during the holidays knows how taxing it can be. If you’re driving, the crowded highways and terrible drivers could wear down even the patience of Gandhi. And, if you’re taking to the airports, throngs of stressed travelers and delayed flights likely await. With so many traveling people and the threat of inclement weather, delays can be the biggest obstacle between you and that Thanksgiving turkey. However, it’s not all doom and gloom — some holidays […]

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    DNR Beach Monitoring

    Check out the results of DNR beach monitoring here.

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    Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Felons Voting in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a ban on felons voting in Iowa. The court issued its ruling Thursday morning in the case of Kelli Jo Griffin, a felon convicted of drug charges. She landed in court after trying to vote in 2013. The court examined the scope of “infamous crime” as used in article II, section 5 of the Iowa Constitution. It ruled that, “all objective indicia of today’s standard of infamy supports the conclusion […]

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    Arrest Made After Victim Suffers Serious Injuries in YMCA Stabbing

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The actions of Des Moines police officers likely saved the life of a man who was stabbed overnight. Police were called to the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus at 2 SW 9th St. around midnight on a report of a stabbing. They say two residents were arguing when one man stabbed another with a pair of scissors. Forty-two-year-old Tamar Collins suffered a stab wound to his arm so serious, it severed an artery. Police say the quick medical […]

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    Hurdler Lolo Jones Scratches Out of U.S. Olympic Trials

    Des Moines-native Lolo Jones will not get the chance to compete in her third-straight summer Olympics. The 33-year-old elite hurdler has scratched from the U.S. Olympic Trials, which are being held in Eugene, Oregon starting July 7th. Jones had qualified for the trials with a time of 12.65 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles with the hope of earning a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She has had several injuries over the past few years that required surgery and long […]

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    Man Killed in Boone Officer-Involved Shooting

    BOONE, Iowa — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation into an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead in Boone late Monday night. Boone County law enforcement says the shooting happened near 332 W. 2nd Street. Officers were called to respond around 10:15 p.m. on a report of a man with a gun threatening people. When officers arrived they found a man who matched the suspect’s description. While talking with him, officers say the man took a gun […]

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    Thermal Imaging Aircraft Used to Find Escaped Newton Inmate

    NEWTON, Iowa — An inmate who escaped from the Newton Correctional Release Center Monday is back in custody. Iowa Department of Corrections officials say 31-year-old Timothy Formaro Jr. was discovered missing during a routine count at 9:20 p.m. Monday night. Following a search of the facility, it was determined Formaro had escaped. Formaro is serving a 25 year sentence for prohibited acts and domestic abuse assault at the minimum security prison in Newton. Fred Scalatta with the Department of Corrections says […]


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