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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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    Marshalltown Police Seek Help in Locating Missing Teen

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Marshalltown police are asking the public to help locate a teen who hasn’t been seen since February. Seventeen-year-old Jacqueline Hernandez-Cerna was reported missing by her family. She was last seen on February 13th. She left a message for her family saying she was leaving to live with a friend and would contact them after she was settled. Hernandez-Cerna left with all of her belongings and her 15-month-old baby. Her family thinks she may be in the Des Moines area […]

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    Actor Kal Penn Visits Harding Middle School

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Hollywood actor, and former advisor to the White House, is spending time at a Des Moines school Thursday to promote arts education. Kal Penn has had roles in several movies and television shows including House M.D., 24, How I Met Your Mother, and is currently playing the role of Fontanelle White on CBS show Battle Creek. Penn is taking part in the Turnaround Arts program at Harding Middle School, which aims to integrate the arts […]

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Hail Falls on Central Iowa

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    Brody Middle School Students Planning for the Future

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines middle school students had their eyes on the future Wednesday. Brody Middle School, on the south side of the city, hosted a College, Career, and Community Fair Wednesday morning. More than 30 presenters were on hand for students to discuss opportunities they provide — everything from public state universities, the Des Moines Police Department, and local places to volunteer. Being an International Baccalaureate school, administrators encourage students to take their learning and put it […]

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    Brothers, Husband & Wife Arrested Following Bank Robbery

    JONES COUNTY, Iowa — Four people have been arrested following a bank robbery in eastern Iowa Monday. Twenty-four-year-old Andrew Palmer and his brother, 22-year-old Shiloh Palmer, are charged with first degree robbery in the case. Forty-one-year-old Peter Olinger and his 25-year-old wife, Elizabeth Olinger, are charged with aiding and abetting first degree robbery. The robbery occurred at the Exchange State Bank in Martelle around 12:15 p.m. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says the Palmers entered the bank with long guns […]

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    80/35 Music Festival Lineup Announced

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The lineup for 2015’s 80/35 Music Festival has been announced. The July 10th & 11th festival will be headlined by Weezer and Wilco. Hints dropped last month in a video from the festival’s organizers teased some of the bands and a tattoo with Weezer’s logo was a big clue. More acts are expected to be announced at a later date. Western Gateway Park plays host to the festival and tickets are available here. Other announced acts […]

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    Arrest Made in Fort Dodge Fight, One Suspect Still Sought

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Fort Dodge police have made an arrest in connection with a fight that seriously injured a man early Saturday morning but they’re still seeking another suspect. Thirty-year-old Brandon Mapes is charged with willfully injury, a class C felony. He’s being held in the Webster County Jail. Police are still looking for 25-year-old Damal Clayton. An arrest warrant for willful injury has been issued for Clayton. Police say the two men were involved in a fight in […]

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    Watch This Much Needed Reminder of Summer

    DES MOINES, Iowa — This is the winter that doesn’t seem like it will ever end. Snow, cold, more snow, extreme cold — it’s enough to make anyone a little depressed. Our friends Brian and Wil Abeling of West Des Moines are hoping to help snap people out of the winter funk and remind everyone of the things to look forward to this summer. Wil created an amazing video from photos taken by his dad during 2014’s summer. Enjoy the […]

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    VIDEO: Sesame Street Takes on ‘Game of Thrones’

    Grover… is coming. Who will be the next king or queen of Jesteros? Sesame Street finds out with a game of musical chairs.

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    Early Morning Stabbing Leads to Arrest

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A man is being held in the Polk County Jail after an early morning stabbing Monday in Des Moines. Police were called to 2400 Watrous Avenue shortly after 5:00 a.m. on a stabbing. When they arrived they found one man injured and the suspect had fled. Officers located the suspect, 34-year-old Josue Hernandez, in the backyard. He was holding knife to his chest and refused officers’ commands to drop it. Police used a taser on Hernandez, […]

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    Poll: Who will win the NCAA men’s basketball championship?

  • FaceOFF: Ben Jacobson vs Gregg Marshall

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