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
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    Lipdub/Mannequin Challenge Mashup — or ‘Mannedub’ — Will Blow Your Mind

    What happens when you combine drones, lipdubs, and the mannequin challenge? This very impressive video from Grandville Public Schools in Michigan!  Be sure to watch all 9:30 of the video…it is worth it!

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    Man Rescued From Burning Home By Passerby

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A man rescued from a burning home Tuesday morning by a newspaper delivery man has been flown to Iowa City for treatment of his burns. Fire crews were called to the 3400 block of Wright Street around 4:30 a.m., that’s just south of Euclid Avenue. Doug Ribeiro was on Euclid, delivering papers, when he noticed the smoke. He followed it to the source and found flames shooting out of the living room window of a home. […]

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    Drake University Responds to Civil Rights Complaint by Former Head Athletic Trainer

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University is responding after a fired athletic trainer filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, claiming he was terminated because of a medical condition. Scott Kerr, 61, worked for the university for more than three decades and was the head athletic trainer when he was fired on September 2nd. Kerr says his medical condition requires him to drink large amounts of water to stay hydrated. Kerr says he was diagnosed in 2010 with […]

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    Mother of Abandoned Child Found in Galt Arrested

    WRIGHT COUNTY, Iowa – The mother of a child found alone and outside in the rain in Galt last week has been arrested. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was called about 1:30 p.m. on November 22nd about an unattended child. A two-year-old female, wearing only pajamas and without shoes, was located by deputies. Officials were able to identify the child with the public’s help and her mother has now been charged in the case. Twenty-four-year-old Ysable Ceplecha is facing charges […]

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    Zoo Offers Public Chance to Name Baby Rhino

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Blank Park Zoo is letting the public get involved in the naming process for its black rhino calf. The female calf was born on October 11th to mother Ayana and father Kiano and is believed to be the first-ever birth of a black rhino in Iowa. The calf was 80 pounds at birth but is now 194 pounds. Anyone who donates $50 or more to the zoo before December 31st will have a chance to […]

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    Trouble in Toyland

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    Pleasant Hill Seeking Name Suggestions for New City Park

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Residents of Pleasant Hill are being asked to help the city name its newest park. The 77-acre park is located southwest of Four Mile Elementary, on land the city purchased in 2014. The city is still working on plans for the park but it could feature soccer fields, a dog park, splash pad, shelters, picnic areas, nature trails, and open green space among other amenities. “We would like community members to be involved in the process […]

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    Driver Killed, Child in Serious Condition Following Downtown Traffic Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police say one person has died and a child remains in critical condition following a morning traffic accident in downtown Des Moines. Police say the crash happened around 10:35 a.m. Witnesses told them a Honda Accord traveling westbound on W. MLK Parkway at a high rate of speed struck two vehicles in a six-block stretch and at SW 2nd and W. MLK Parkway hit a large truck, spinning it around. The Honda then left the roadway and crashed into […]

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    Suspect Facing Meth Charges After Slow-Speed Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police were involved in a slow-speed chase early Tuesday morning that ended downtown. Police tried to pull over a vehicle just before 5:00 a.m. on a traffic violation but the driver, 46-year-old Donald Stevens, refused to stop. As officers followed him, he was observed throwing a large amount of methamphetamine from his vehicle. The chase proceeded slowly, sometimes at speeds of only 10 miles per hour, eventually ending at 12th and Locust after police […]

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    WATCH: Clive Librarians ‘Wrappin’ Your Gifts

    CLIVE, Iowa – The toil of wrapping holiday gifts is enough to take the joy right out of the season, but a local library is ready to take on the task for you. Librarians at the Clive Public Library will wrap all of your gifts – and do it for just a freewill donation. They even came up with a funky “wrap” video to promote the “Wrappin with the Librarians” program. If you have gifts in need of wrapping, the […]

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    Every Movie Coming and Going on Netflix in December

    December is a big month for throwback movies on Netflix. Beverly Hills Cop, The Little Rascals, and D2: The Mighty Ducks will all be added to the streaming service next month. Over 20 “Netflix Original” movies will also be available for subscribers. Here’s the full list of everything coming and going in December: Avail. 12/1/16 Always (1989) Angels in the Snow (2015) Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Beyond Bollywood (2014) Black Snake Moan (2007) Chill with Bob Ross: Collection (1990) Compulsion (1959) […]

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    Thanksgiving Parody ‘Welcome To My Couch’ Helps Families Avoid Political Talk

    There are many things that can turn a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family sour — like trying to keep Uncle Rick from over-indulging in Wild Turkey(not the poultry), making sure the cousins’ football game doesn’t end in a trip to the ER, and the inevitable shouting match between your neighbor Susan and your grandpa over the results of the presidential election. If you are looking to avoid talking politics this Thanksgiving, the Holderness Family is back with a few suggestions in, “Welcome To […]