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
  • Molly Bushman (WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Teacher Dies After Collapsing at School

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Public School District says one of its teachers died Wednesday after collapsing at school. Officials say Hillis Elementary teacher 41 year old Molly Bushman collapsed Wednesday morning and later died at the hospital. Hillis Elementary principal Renee Gelfond said Bushman says, “She was a wonderful person,  a wonderful teacher and super dedicated. She was here all the time, this was her home, she was here on the weekends, anytime she had she was […]

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    Man Shot on Des Moines’ East Side During Drug Transaction

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One man was shot on the east side of Des Moines Tuesday morning. Authorities say the shooting happened about 10 a.m. in the 1400 block of East Grand Avenue. Police believe a man was shot in the shoulder during a drug transaction. He reportedly ran a few blocks before collapsing. He is expected to be OK. The victim has warrants out for his arrest, and will be taken into custody after receiving treatment at a local hospital. “There’s going to […]

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    Man Walks to Hospital After Being Stabbed in Stomach

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating an early morning stabbing that injured one man in Des Moines Tuesday. Police say the victim told them he was stabbed in the 1300 block of 7th by a man named Bill just before 12:30 a.m. The victim also claimed there was no reason for the stabbing. After being stabbed in the stomach, the victim walked to Mercy’s emergency room for treatment. He is expected to survive. The name of the man who […]

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    Funny or Die: Former Channel 13 Sports Intern Harrison Barnes Has Backup Plan

    Former Channel 13 Sports intern Harrison Barnes has a day job as a small forward for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. But the hoops star is looking ahead to a career after basketball. Retail might not be Harrison’s thing though. Maybe he should have put down Keith Murphy as a reference.

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    Sexual Abuse Arrest Made in Marshalltown

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — A Marshalltown man has been charged with sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old. 48-year-old Harvell Murphy is being held in the Marshall County Jail on a bond of $10,000. He faces one charge of third-degree sexual abuse. Police say they were called to a home in the 900 block of May Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a report of a sexual assault. When officers arrived they spoke with the victim’s mother and the victim. During […]

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    Police Locate ‘Good Samaritan’ Who Helped Robbery Victim

    CLIVE, Iowa — The Clive Police Department has located a Good Samaritan who helped a victim of a robbery early Thursday morning. Police say two separate people were robbed in the parking lot of the Mickey’s Irish Pub at 1800 NW 86th Street between 1:45 a.m. and 2 a.m. The first victim says a man got into the front passenger side of his car and demanded money. The suspect hit him in the head several times with a handgun and […]

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    Poultry Workers Wear Diapers, Denied Bathroom Breaks: Report

    On the Pilgrim’s Pride website, “prioritize the team over yourself” is one of the poultry producer’s core values. But in something out of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, Bloomberg notes, an Oxfam America report suggests that “value” is really a humiliating issue for already marginalized workers in the US poultry industry (which the report notes is enjoying record profits): a denial of bathroom breaks, leading to workers urinating and defecating themselves on the processing line, keeping their fluid intake at dangerously low levels, […]

  • Mykael Maggett (WHO-HD)

    Arrest Made in 2015 Nightclub Shooting, Witnesses Still Sought

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Law enforcement officials say they’ve made one arrest in connection with a shooting at a nightclub back in November that left a Des Moines man dead, but are still seeking several witnesses in the case. Twenty-year-old Dashawn Smith died November 8, 2015 after a shooting outside the now-closed Evolution Nightclub at 4397 NW 6th Drive. Three other people were injured in the shooting but survived. Officials say the shooting was the result of a fight outside […]

  • Frances and Marlow Cowan (WHO-HD)

    Marlow Cowan, Half of Viral Music Duo, Passes Away

    One half of an Iowa viral music duo has passed away. We had the privilege to follow Marlow and Frances Cowan’s musical love story. Marlow passed away Thursday morning, surrounded by family, at the age of 97. The couple, who was married nearly 70 years, shared a true love of music. They met while students at Iowa State University and their partnership brought musical joy to thousands over the years. In a 2004 story with Channel 13, Marlow said, “Music […]

  • Police investigating shooting at east side apartment complex. (WHO-HD)

    One Shot at East Side Apartment Complex

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One person was shot early Thursday morning on Des Moines east side and police are still searching for the shooting suspect. Officers were called to the Parkside East Apartments at 3560 E. Douglas at 3:38 a.m. on a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found one man suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and officials say he is expected to survive. Police say […]

  • Emmalee Jacobs (WHO-HD)

    Emmalee Jacobs Memorial Fund

    If you would like to donate to the memorial fund for Emmalee Jacobs click here.

  • A convoy of evacuees drives  south as flames and smoke rises along the highway near  near Fort McMurray, Alberta on May 6, 2016. 
Canadian police led convoys of cars through the burning ghost town of Fort McMurray Friday in a risky operation to get people to safety far to the south.In the latest chapter of the drama triggered by monster fires in Alberta's oil sands region, the convoys of 50 cars at a time are driving through the city at about 50-60 kilometers per hour (30-40 miles per hour) TV footage showed.
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    Iowa Red Cross Workers to Help with Canadian Wildfire Disaster

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans with the American Red Cross are traveling to Canada this week to help with disaster relief operations from a massive wildfire. Three Iowa Region workers are leaving for Alberta, Canada Wednesday and Thursday. Nancy Kintner, Kara Kelly, and Cliff Haynes will be assisting the Canadian Red Cross in providing food, water, places to stay, and family reunification services. All of the 70,000 residents of Fort McMurray were forced to flee their homes due to the […]


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