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
  • Rep. Prichard Joins Iowa Gubernatorial Race

    CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Another Democrat has joined the race to become Iowa’s governor. Rep. Todd Prichard officially launched his campaign Tuesday morning in his hometown of Charles City, in northeast Iowa. During his announcement Prichard told supporters: “For years, we’ve watched as the Branstad-Reynolds Administration has taken care of big corporations and the wealthy – while leaving Iowa’s working people behind, especially in small communities like mine. This has become The Forgotten Iowa – the people far outside the […]

  • Man Injured in Des Moines Park Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after one man was shot Sunday at a local park. Officers were called to Broadlawns Medical Center around 1:15 p.m. after the victim in the shooting was dropped off. The victim told police the shooting happened at Prospect Park near the boat ramp but officers were not able to find the scene of the crime. The victim said he and his father were in the park smoking marijuana when a black male in […]

  • Katy Perry Tour Coming to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Pop star Katy Perry is coming back to Iowa to perform. Des Moines has been slated for a stop on the singer’s latest tour, Witness, in December. Perry will play a show at Wells Fargo Arena on December 2nd. Tickets go on sale May 22nd for the concert. The “Fireworks” and “Teenage Dream” artist was last in Des Moines in October of 2015 when she performed at a rally for then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Her […]

  • DNR Shares Photo of Monster Morels Found in Southern Iowa

    Holy morels! The Iowa Department of Resources has released a photo of some giant fungi found in southern Iowa. The bigfoot morels, Morchella crassipes, were found in southern Iowa two weeks ago. The DNR says the photo of the humongous morels was sent in by Michaela Welch, and her grandfather Everett Garr found them. According to the DNR, the emergence of Morchella crassipes usually means the morel mushroom season is near its end. Though these were found weeks ago, reports […]

  • Complaint: Ottumwa Man Used App to Entice 14-Year-Old

    OTTUMWA, Iowa – An Ottumwa man already charged with sexual abuse in a separate case has been arrested for allegedly trying to entice a minor. Twenty-six-year-old Anthony Gomez was charged this week with enticing a minor under 16 and sexual exploitation of a minor. A criminal complaint says between February and April of 2017 Gomez was in contact with a 14-year-old female through an online dating app and text messaging. The messages from Gomez requested photos of the teen’s genitals and […]

  • Sen. Ernst’s ‘Roast and Ride’ Fundraiser to Feature Vice President Pence

    BOONE, Iowa — Sen. Joni Ernst has announced more of the lineup for her annual Roast and Ride fundraiser. Ernst posted a tweet Thursday morning announcing Vice President Mike Pence will be among the speakers at the event in June. Come join the fun with VP Pence, Sen. Tim Scott, and other special guests! Get your #RoastAndRide tickets: https://t.co/pKp5J9PCUk pic.twitter.com/y5oRjvleVk — Joni Ernst (@joniernst) May 11, 2017 The event on June 3rd serves as a fundraiser and rally for Republicans […]

  • Knoxville Man Was Trapped in Ditch for 7 Hours After Motorcycle Crash

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa — A Knoxville man is recovering from serious injuries after a motorcycle crash in Marion County. Late Tuesday night 36-year-old John Grant Tyler was riding his motorcycle westbound on G-76 near Melcher-Dallas when he hit a deer, causing him to end up in the south ditch. Police say Tyler remained trapped in the ditch for seven hours until he was found shortly after 7:00 a.m. Wednesday. Tyler was taken to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. A family […]

  • Complaint: Murder Suspect Admitted to Shooting Stepfather

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman accused of killing her stepfather made her first appearance in jail court Tuesday morning. Twenty-nine-year-old Sera Alexander is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 49-year-old Anthony Hartmann. Police say Alexander shot Hartmann to death Monday afternoon in her home. Officers were called to 7208 SW 17th Street just after 1:00 p.m. on a report of a shooting. When police arrived they found Hartmann dead in the basement of […]

  • Senate Committee Approves Branstad for China Ambassadorship

    WASHINGTON –Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is one step closer to being confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to China. Tuesday morning the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Branstad, with a voice vote. Sen. Charles Grassley sent a tweet out shortly after the vote. Branstad approved by Foreign Relations Comm by voice vote The vote indicates easy approval on floor. On to China to do good work for USA — ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) May 9, 2017 The full Senate still needs to vote […]

  • Police Explore Possible Link Between Des Moines, West Des Moines Hotel Robberies

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines and West Des Moines are investigating whether robberies at two hotels early Tuesday morning were the work of the same man. Des Moines police were called the AmericInn Hotel & Suites at 1920 Hackley just after 3:00 a.m. Police say a suspect with a long gun down his pants showed the butt of the gun to the clerk and demanded money. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a dark […]

  • Suspect with Gun Robs Des Moines Hotel

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after a Des Moines hotel was robbed early Tuesday morning. Officers were called to the AmericInn Hotel & Suites at 1920 Hackley just after 3:00 a.m. Police say a suspect with a long gun down his pants showed the butt of the gun to the clerk and demanded money. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a dark camo hooded sweatshirt, with a bandana over his face. He left northbound on […]

  • Another New Trial for Ankeny Man Convicted of Murder Twice

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court has thrown out the second murder conviction for an Ankeny man and remanded his case for a new trial. Vernon Huser has been convicted twice in the murder of Lance Morningstar, but both convictions have now been vacated. Morningstar disappeared in 2004 and his body was found by hunters in 2005. Prosecutors say Huser hired Louis Woolheater, who is serving a life sentence for the murder, to kill Morningstar due to an […]