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
  • Justin Ray’s Attorney Seeking Mental Health Evaluation for Client

    ADEL, Iowa – The attorney for one of the people charged in connection with the abuse of an adopted Perry teen who was found dead in her home in May wants his client to undergo a pretrial mental health evaluation. Justin Ray is charged with child endangerment and willful injury for allegedly abusing his adopted sister Sabrina Ray. Court records allege he drop-kicked Sabrina down a set of stairs about a month before her death and she “was unable to […]

  • Early Morning Fire Damages Des Moines Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Fire crews were called out early Tuesday morning to a house fire on Des Moines’ south side. The fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. at 1202 Burnham Avenue. Alexis McDonald, who lives at the home, was staying with her grandparents when the fire broke out. She tells Channel 13 a neighbor discovered the fire. No people were home at the time of the fire but there were pets inside. Firefighters were able to rescue the two […]

  • Search for Missing Railroad Employee Closes Mississippi River Near Dubuque

    EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois – Part of the Mississippi River is closed because of a search for a missing person. KWWL reports the river between the train bridge and the Julian Dubuque bridge will be closed until further notice. Emergency crews are on scene, searching for someone in the river. The East Dubuque Fire Chief tells KWWL a railroad employee went into the water around 3:00 a.m. Monday but officials were not notified until several hours later. The name of the […]

  • Bond Reduced for Sabrina Ray’s Adoptive Grandmother

    ADEL, Iowa – The bond has been reduced for one of the five people charged in the death of a Perry teen who weighed only 56 pounds when she died. Carla Bousman, Sabrina Ray’s adoptive grandmother, appeared in Dallas County court Friday morning. She requested her $1 million bond be reduced and a judge agreed to lower the bond to $500,000. It comes with the condition that if Bousman posts the bond there will be a restraining order preventing her […]

  • Trump: If GOP Health Care Bill Fails, Repeal Obamacare Now, Replace Later

    President Donald Trump on Friday called for repealing the Affordable Care Act immediately and replacing it later with another health care plan if Republican senators are unable to pass their bill. If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017 Trump has frequently called for repeal and replacement to happen simultaneously. Trump’s declaration came shortly after Sen. […]

  • Lottery Rigging Mastermind Pleads Guilty in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The man responsible for rigging an Iowa Lottery computer so he could win a Hot Lotto jackpot has finally admitted his guilt in an Iowa courtroom. Eddie Tipton was in Polk County court Thursday morning where he pleaded guilty to ongoing criminal conduct for his role as the mastermind of a scheme that saw his brother and friends win rigged jackpots in several states. While Tipton was the Information Security Director for the Multi-State Lottery Association […]

  • Police: Man Who Was Angry with Wife Tried to Burn House Down

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines man was arrested after police say he tried to burn down his house early Thursday morning. Police say 52-year-old Larry Gross is charged with first degree arson in the case. They say he was mad at his wife and locked himself in his room at 1516 East 12th. When he came out of the room he told the other people in the home they should leave because he’s, “burning down the house.” Gross […]

  • Anti-War Protesters Block McKinley Avenue

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Anti-war protesters who encased their arms in concrete, blocking the road in front of the Iowa Air National Guard base, have been arrested after fire crews freed them. Law enforcement was called to McKinley Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday about protesters blocking the road. When they arrived they found some of the protesters had joined themselves together and encased their arms in containers of quick-drying cement. Three men and one woman were blocking the road. Other […]

  • Two Water Main Breaks Cause Mess on Grand Avenue

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two water main breaks caused a river of water to flow down Grand Avenue Wednesday morning. The breaks happened at Terrace Road and Grand Avenue as well as 28th and Grand Avenue. Water Works employees on scene told Channel 13 they believe the water main breaks were caused by a power surge at a substation Wednesday morning. They were uncertain about whether the power surge was caused by a lightning strike. Grand Avenue remained open while […]

  • Police: 5 Victims Report Sexual Abuse by Same Ottumwa Man

    OTTUMWA, Iowa – Law enforcement officials say an Ottumwa man sexually abused several women. Thirty-five-year-old Armando Leyva is charged with first degree kidnapping, second degree sexual abuse, three counts of third degree sexual abuse, and assault with the intent to commit sex abuse. The Ottumwa Police Department says five victims came forward, reporting Leyva had sexually assaulted them. A search warrant of Leyva’s residence was executed on June 23rd and he was arrested at that time. Leyva is being held […]

  • DNR Kills Mountain Lion in Ida County

    IDA COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it was forced to kill a mountain lion Tuesday . The DNR says it was called to a farm near Galva Tuesday morning after a neighboring livestock producer discovered a dead calf. An examination showed evidence consistent with an attack by a large cat. Calls to 911 were made repeatedly Monday night from a nearby landowner after discovering the mountain lion. Officials with the DNR say killing the mountain […]

  • New Rehabilitation Hospital to Break Ground in Clive Monday

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Ground will be broken Monday afternoon on the state’s first freestanding rehabilitation hospital. Mercy Medical Center and its partner Kindred Healthcare are holding an official groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at 1401 Campus Drive in Clive The hospital will assist patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and other medical issues. Mike Wegner, interim President at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, said “The facility will serve the growing population […]