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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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    A-Mazing Image of Al Roker in Iowa Corn Maze

    ATKINS, Iowa — The Today Show’s Al Roker has some big fans in Iowa, big enough that they’ve chosen to wish Al a happy 60th birthday in a very unique way. Dave and Karen Petersen have had corn mazes at Bloomsbury Farms for years, but this year they’ve chosen to honor Al Roker in the maze’s design. They say they chose to use Al’s likeness because he is such a great guy, and he shares a birth date with Karen. […]

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    August 14, 2014

    Learn more about Restaurant Week in Des Moines here.

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    Suspect Surrenders After Brief Jasper County Standoff

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — A short standoff ended peacefully in Jasper County Thursday morning. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a home in the 14200 block of N 95th Avenue W around 10:08 a.m. on a domestic situation. While on the way to the home, deputies learned one of the two male subjects involved in the incident was armed with a shotgun. When they arrived one of the males was able to leave the home, but […]

  • Ed Visits the Pork Tent at the Iowa State Fair

    One of Ed’s favorite spots to hang out during the Iowa State Fair is the Iowa Pork Producers’ tent. It’s not a mystery why…porkchop on a stick. Take a look and see who Ed met while at the fair Wednesday.  

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    SUV Crashes Into Median on Fleur, Driver Believed to be Drunk

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Emergency crews were called to Fleur Drive in Des Moines, near the Hy-Vee Store, Wednesday afternoon just before 3:30 on an accident. Des Moines police say an SUV crashed into the median, destroying it. The driver of the SUV was believed to be intoxicated. Testing is being done do determine if alcohol played a role in the crash. The name of the driver has not been released. The investigation into the accident continues.

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    Eldon Man’s Death Ruled a Homicide

    ELDON, Iowa — The death of a man found in a bait shop in Eldon Monday has been ruled a homicide. Official with the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office had initially called the death of 64-year-old Darrell Teeter “suspicious” in nature. Following an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner’s Office, the death is now certified as a homicide. Details on the cause of Teeter’s death have not been released. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Wapello County Sheriff’s […]

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    Two from Webster City Killed in Boone County Crash

    BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — Officials have released the names of two people killed in a crash in Boone County Monday. The Iowa State Patrol says 76-year-old Marie Hooker of Webster City was driving a Chevy Impala southbound on T Avenue when she pulled out in front of oncoming traffic on Highway 30 just before 10:00 a.m. and was hit by a Jeep. She and 80-year-old Ronald Hooker died at the scene. Three others, including the driver of the Jeep, were […]

  • Iowa State Makes Strong Case for Best Hair in Big 12

    Fullet or Mullet? Stache or Beard? It doesn’t matter — the Iowa State Cyclone football team has all the options covered.  

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    Man Found Dead in Eldon, Investigators Call Death ‘Suspicious’

    ELDON, Iowa — Authorities in Wapello County are investigating a “suspicious” death in Eldon. The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the Main Street Bait Shop in Eldon, at 529 W. Elm Street, at 7:16 a.m. Monday on a death. Officials say they found 64-year-old Darrell Teeter, who lived at that address, deceased. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the case. The death is suspicious in nature and an autopsy will be performed by […]

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    Two Dead in Highway 30 Crash in Boone County

    BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — Two people were killed in a Boone County traffic accident Monday. Sgt. Scott Bright with the Iowa State Patrol says the incident happened around the noon hour at the intersection of Highway 30 and T Avenue. A vehicle traveling on T Avenue stopped at the stop sign, then inched out into traffic where it was hit by another vehicle traveling on Highway 30. The driver of the vehicle that was hit and a passenger died at […]

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    South Side Home Damaged by Explosion

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Fire Department was called to the south side Friday night on a report of an explosion. When they arrived at 5538 SW 15th they found the home smoldering with a little bit of smoke but no flames. The home was partially collapsed and there was debris that had been blown out of the home by the force of the explosion. Officials say no one was home at the time and they have not […]

  • Dallas Center-Grimes on to 3A Championship Game

    Dallas Center-Grimes went up against Sergeant Bluff-Luton Friday at the State Baseball Tournament and came away with the win, securing a spot in the Class 3A championship game. Check out scores from all of the tournament games here.

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