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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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    Fog Snarls Traffic on I-35 Near Ames

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa —  The dense fog Friday morning likely played a role in a multiple vehicle accident on I-35 south of Ames. The accident happened just before 7:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes, near mile marker 104. At least 10 vehicles were involved. The Iowa State Patrol says some vehicles also swerved into the ditch to avoid becoming part of the chain reaction crash. The thick fog in the area likely made it difficult for some motorists to see […]

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    A Fond Farewell to Patrick Dix

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It was a bittersweet morning for Channel 13 viewers and staff alike as we said goodbye to longtime Today in Iowa anchor Patrick Dix. After 16 years with WHO-TV, Pat is leaving broadcasting for a new opportunity. We paid tribute Friday to Pat’s time at the station and the impact he has had on central Iowa. Pat offered his own emotional goodbye. You’ll be missed Pat and we wish you the best of luck!

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    Iowa Father Charged with Murdering Infant Son

      BURLINGTON, Iowa — A Burlington father has been charged with murder in the death of his infant son. Twenty-three-year-old Randall Payne was arrested Wednesday. He is accused of killing his 22-day-old infant son, Carter Payne. The baby died November 9th, 2014 at his father’s home. The charge is the result of an investigation by the Des Moines Sheriff’s Office, Burlington Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Des Moines County Attorney’s Office. […]

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    Verdict Reached in Fatal Dog Attack Trial

    NEWTON, Iowa — The fate of a Prairie City woman has been decided by a Jasper County jury and the verdict will be read shortly. Jena Wright is charged with child endangerment, neglect, and assault of a peace officer. She faces up to 35 years in prison. We’ll bring you the verdict as soon as it is released. Police say Wright’s dog Brutis, attacked and killed four-year-old Jordyn Arndt while Wright was babysitting her in April of 2013. Arndt died from […]

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    No Injuries Reported in Des Moines Duplex Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Fire crews were called to a duplex in Des Moines early Thursday morning. The call came in at 3:52 a.m. about a fire at 5222 SE 7th Street. When firefighters arrived they found a car, garage, and the front porch on fire. There were four adults and four minors in the home on the side of the duplex where the fire started and they were able to get out of the home safely. They were shaken up by […]

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    Poll: Should Officers be Able to Pull People Over for Texting While Driving?

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    Police Say Intoxicated Man Tried to Break Into School

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa State University student was arrested Tuesday night after police say he tried to break into a school and a van. Twenty-one-year old Joseph Foss of Harlan is charged with 3rd degree attempted burglary and public intoxication. According to a police report, Des Moines officers were called to 42nd and Grand Avenue on a possible accident around 10:45 Tuesday night. When they arrived they found a vehicle that appeared to have hit the curb. The […]

  • Crews comb the scene after the Amtrak Northeast Regional train 118 traveling from Washington to New York derailed north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tuesday evening, May 12, 2015.

    WATCH: News Conference on Deadly Amtrak Derailment

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    Iowa Schools Included in National ‘Best High Schools’ Rankings

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rankings for the best high schools in the nation have been released by U.S. News & World Report and no Iowa school appears higher than 638th place. The 2015 rankings were devised by using data including results of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and state assessment testing along with other information about the schools. The data helps measure a student’s readiness for college The highest ranked school in the state was John F. Kennedy High School in […]

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    Suspect in Northeast Iowa Bank Robbery Still on the Loose

      CALMAR, Iowa — A Postville man is being sought after authorities say he robbed a bank in Calmar Tuesday. The robbery happened at the Security State Bank at 10:30 a.m. Witnesses say the suspect, later identified as 48-year-old Tyrone Wilson, robbed the bank and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Wilson is described as a black male, six-foot-two, and 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a blue and yellow hooded sweatshirt. He may […]

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    Convicted Murderer Tries to Escape from Jail

    DENISON, Iowa — A man convicted of two Crawford County murders is facing more charges after he tried to escape the jail where he was being held. Twenty-year-old Jayden Chapman allegedly assaulted a Crawford County Jail employee during an attempted escape Monday. He’s now charged with assault on a jailer and attempt to escape. Chapman is being held in the jail awaiting sentencing for two counts of first degree murder and one count of reckless use of fire. He was […]

  • Officials Say Oskaloosa Fire is Likely Arson

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Fire crews in Oskaloosa worked hard Monday morning to put out a fire at a downtown building. The fire broke out Monday around 2 a.m. at 208 ½ 1st Avenue East, above the Swims sporting goods store. The owner of Evolution, the upstairs business, told Channel 13 police told her someone broke into her offices and started the fire. The cause of the fire is suspicious and any criminal investigation that may occur will be handled by […]


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