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
  • Urbandale Police: Mother Charged in Death of 6-Month-Old Son

    URBANDALE, Iowa – A Des Moines mother has been arrested in connection with the death of her six-month-old son. Sgt. Chad Underwood with the Urbandale Police Department says 33-year-old Latyia Johnson was arrested Monday. She is charged with child endangerment resulting in death. Police say the charge relates to the death of Johnson’s son on January 24th. Crews were called to an extended stay motel in Urbandale on a report of a child not breathing. The baby died after being […]

  • CDC Says Romaine Lettuce is Source of e. Coli Breakout

    An e. Coli outbreak has the Centers for Disease Control recommending consumers throw out their Romaine lettuce if they aren’t able to verify where it came from. You may have noticed, it’s been hard to find romaine lettuce at stores or restaurants this week. The CDC is asking consumers and stores double check their products because of an e. Coli outbreak linked to chopped Romaine lettuce found in 11 states. So far, the illness has affected 35 people. The source […]

  • 7 Iowa Younkers Stores to Close, Parent Company Headed for Liquidation

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Documents filed with Iowa Workforce Development signal a closing of seven Younkers stores in the state. The action lends more credibility to a Reuters report that the stores’ parent company, Bon-Ton, is being bid on by two liquidation firms during its bankruptcy auction. The company is saddled with debt and struggling with weak sales, including this past holiday season. That led Bon-Ton to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in February. The closures would leave 635 […]

  • ‘Pinky’ Released from Animal Rescue League Custody After Two Years

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A dog that has been held at the Animal Rescue League since 2016 after being labeled “dangerous” following an incident involving a cat, has been released to her owner after a lengthy court fight. The dog, Pinky, was designated a pit bull by the city of Des Moines, which considers it a “high risk” breed. Pinky has been in the custody of the ARL since March of 2016, when a neighbor’s cat was injured. The cat’s […]

  • Masseur in Clive Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Clients

    CLIVE, Iowa – Police have arrested a masseur they say sexually abused one client and tried to sexually abuse another. Twenty-six-year-old Gage Bauer of Altoona was arrested Monday by Clive Police. He is charged with assault with intent to commit sex abuse and third degree sexual abuse. Investigators say Bauer operates “Mr. Massage Iowa” at 8527 University Blvd, Suite 5, in Clive. The arrest came after two women contacted police about inappropriate sexual contact during massages they had scheduled. One […]

  • SoundOFF: Decorah EagleCam Poop Edition

    You never know what will happen on SoundOFF — and that was doubly true Sunday night. Keith Murphy’s travel woes meant “Iowa Nice Guy” Scott Siepker was filling in and there was also a surprise to close the show. The Decorah Eagles’ nest cam by the Raptor Resource Project has been a staple on SoundOFF for years but the usual view doesn’t involve much action. The eagles are usually sleeping at that time of night, and viewers get to enjoy […]

  • Heinz is Creating ‘Mayochup’ – and it Sounds an Awful Lot Like Utah Fry Sauce

    SALT LAKE CITY – Ketchup maker Heinz is introducing a “new product” to America. “Mayochup,” a combination of mayonnaise and ketchup was talked about in a tweet from Heinz on Wednesday. But if you ask Utahns, it is something they’ve had for generations. Want #mayochup in stores? 500,000 votes for “yes” and we’ll release it to you saucy Americans. — Heinz Ketchup (@HeinzKetchup_US) April 11, 2018 Reaction from Utahns was pretty universal. back off heinz this is fry sauce territory get all […]

  • Three People Shot Early Thursday, One in Critical Condition

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating a shooting that injured three people Thursday morning. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the shooting happened in the 1100 block of 14th Place just before 4:00 a.m. The victims of the shooting showed up at Mercy Hospital in a private vehicle. One male is in critical condition and two females are in good condition. The names of the victims have not been released. Investigators are working with the victims […]

  • State Trooper Uses PIT Maneuver to End High-Speed Chase

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – A Des Moines man was arrested early Wednesday morning following a high-speed chase that ended with law enforcement using a PIT maneuver. The Iowa State Patrol says a trooper pulled over a red Ford F-150 for going 90 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone on Highway 5 near Highway 28. The driver, who was later identified as 31-year-old Matthew Dicks, initially gave a fake name and wasn’t able to provide insurance information. […]

  • Kansas Murder Suspect Arrested in Eastern Iowa

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – A man wanted for murder in Kansas has been arrested in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 30-year-old Donnell Stafford of Wichita, Kansas was arrested Tuesday morning. Officials say Stafford was apprehended after a member of the Iowa State Patrol’s Vehicle Theft Unit checked the license plate of a vehicle parked at a Davenport business and it came up stolen out of Wichita, Kansas. He was taken into custody without incident. Stafford is being held […]

  • Police: Drunk Mom with Child in Vehicle Backed Into Patrol Car

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman was arrested early Tuesday morning after police say she was driving drunk with her three-year-old child in the car. Des Moines police say they were called around 1:30 a.m. about a possible drunk driver that was driving on sidewalks downtown and had hit a parked car. An officer in the area saw the vehicle run a red light at E. 4th and Locust and stopped the vehicle. Police say the driver, 24-year-old […]

  • Plea Deal Offered to Woman Accused of Stealing Almost $350K from Sister with Alzheimer’s

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Prosecutors are offering a plea deal to a West Des Moines woman accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her sister, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Online court records show a status hearing for 79-year-old Jewell Davis was held last week. She is charged with first degree theft and dependent adult abuse-financial exploitation. A criminal complaint claims Davis, who has power of attorney over her sister Iva Grossman’s finances, took at least $346,380 of her […]