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
  • Charles Brown (WHO-HD)

    Victim of Brutal Des Moines Attack Dies

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A man who was brutally beaten earlier this month has died from his injuries. Des Moines police say 65-year-old Charles Wesley Brown has passed away. Brown was riding his bicycle in the 2800 block of SE 14th Street about 10:35 p.m. on May 1 when two white males in their 20s assaulted him. A witness, 31-year-old Denisha Betts, came forward about the attack. “I’m still driving, looking back while I’m driving and I noticed two of them […]

  • The Voice

    Watch Complete Episode of Monday Night’s ‘The Voice’

    If you missed parts of NBC’s “The Voice” Monday night because of the coverage of tornadoes touching down in Iowa, you can watch the entire episode here. If you’re just looking for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s duet you can watch it below as well.

  • Ashley Hautzenrader (WHO-HD)

    Woman Delivers Baby in Hospital Bathroom, Tries to Flush it Down Toilet

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A Davenport woman is facing charges after police say she gave birth in a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics bathroom then tried to flush the baby down the toilet because she thought it was stillborn. It happened Sunday around 9:24 p.m. in a restroom at the John Colloton Pavillion at the hospital complex. A criminal complaint filed in Johnson County states 22-year-old Ashley Hautzenrader, of Davenport, entered the bathroom and delivered a baby in the […]

  • Police investigating shots fired call in 300 block of Davis. (WHO-HD)

    Car, Home Hit by Bullets in Early Morning Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating after bullets hit a car and a home early Tuesday morning. Officers were called a little after 2:00 a.m. to the 300 block of Davis Avenue on Des Moines’ south side. When they arrived they found shell casings outside of a home. A car parked nearby was also damaged by gunfire. Police also found bullets had struck the back of a home not far away, in the 400 block of Gray […]

  • Police investigate shooting at 1129 19th Street in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Police Release Name of Victim in Sunday Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One man is in custody after a shooting injured another man Sunday night in Des Moines. The shooting happened at 1129 19th Street around 8:45 p.m. Police say the incident was a domestic dispute that ended up with 21-year-old Robin Wells being shot in the stomach. Wells was found in a yard about a block away, on 18th Street. Police say he was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. One person […]

  • Paul Toot (WHO-HD)

    Story County Board of Supervisors Member Dies

    NEVADA, Iowa — A member of the Story County Board of Supervisors has passed away. A statement from the Board released Friday morning said Paul Toot died overnight. In addition to being a board member, Toot was also a retired Deputy Sheriff. Information on funeral services will be released once plans have been finalized.

  • Git-n-Go robbery in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Git-N-Go Robbed Overnight in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a Git-N-Go robbery that happened late Thursday night. The robbery happened just before midnight at the Git-N-Go at 4900 Urbandale Ave. Police say the clerk identified the suspect as a black male in his 20s. The man was armed with a knife. There’s no word on how much money the suspect got away with. The description of the suspect in Thursday’s robbery does not appear to match the description of a […]

  • Accident in Madison County. (WHO-HD)

    Winterset Motorcyclist Killed in Madison County Crash with Van

    MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol says one person was killed Thursday morning in a Madison County crash involving a van and a motorcycle. It happened around 7:10 a.m. near the intersection of Cumming Road and Woodland Avenue. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says a van was westbound on Cumming Road when a vehicle in front of it slowed down to turn north. The van tried to go around the other vehicle and hit an eastbound motorcycle […]

  • Federal courthouse in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Plans Underway for New Federal Courthouse in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A new federal courthouse is coming to Des Moines. The U.S. General Services Administration says plans for the new facility were begun as soon as the current facilities were identified as a top priority for replacement. The GSA has allocated $136,602,000 for the project. The 229,000 square-foot facility will contain nine courtrooms – five district, two magistrate, and two bankruptcy. It will also have 13 chambers. Indoor parking is included in the plan. “The employees of […]

  • Kendall Foster (WHO-HD)

    Visitation Wednesday For Slain Des Moines Teen

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Funeral services for a teen shot to death last week in Des Moines begin Wednesday. Seventeen-year-old Kendall Foster died April 27th after being shot in the chest in the 1300 block of 12th Street. Police have made arrest in the murder but have not released the name of the 15-year-old suspect. A visitation is being held Wednesday at Henderson’s Highland Park Funeral Home in Des Moines between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A funeral service is set for Saturday […]

  • Water drains into sewer. (WHO-HD)

    Wastewater Reclamation Authority Plans Phosphorus Removal Efforts

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines’ water is getting some extra filtration. The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority has announced it’s putting millions of dollars toward removing phosphorus from our water. The contaminant does not pose a major threat to drinking water, but it does hurt aquatic life. A new piece of equipment costing $19 million will help prevent that. The WRA says it will remove more than 2,000 pounds of phosphorus per day.

  • ducks

    Ducklings Shown Path to Freedom Through Iowa School

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — School resource officers at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids had an unusual task last week. They helped lead a mother duck and her ducklings through the school so they could gain freedom. The mom had built a nest in an enclosed courtyard at the school. A video posted on the school’s YouTube page shows the efforts to relocate the ducks.


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