CONTINUING COVERAGE: FLOODS OF 2016

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
  • Tim Kaine

    Clinton VP Nominee Kaine Holding Iowa State Event Monday

    AMES, Iowa — The Democratic vice presidential nominee will make his way to Iowa next week. Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced Thursday Tim Kaine would visit Iowa Monday and now new details about his stop are being released. Kaine, a former Virginia governor and current U.S. senator, is holding an event at Iowa State University in Ames. He is expected to focus on getting young people involved in the political process. The event is being held at the Durham Great Hall […]

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    Police Seeking Vehicle that Took Off After Hitting Pedestrian

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are hoping the public can help them find a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian early Friday morning. It happened around 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Indianola Avenue and Park Avenue. Police say a witness told them a gold vehicle resembling a Lexus sedan hit a female in the intersection and left, heading westbound on Park Avenue. Police say the victim did not suffer any serious injuries. She was […]

  • Fernando Lopez Aguilar (WHO-HD)

    Sen. Grassley Requests Immigration Records of Driver in Crash that Killed Iowa Child

    WASHINGTON — The accident that killed a Des Moines 12-year-old has garnered the attention of Sen. Charles Grassley, after questions over the immigration status of the driver police say caused the crash were raised. Police said 18-year-old Fernando Lopez Aguilar ran a stop sign last Thursday at Southeast 6th and Bell, causing a crash that involved three vehicles which injured five people. Some of the people in the crash suffered serious injuries and 12-year-old Lea Phann died from her injuries this […]

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    WATCH: Rugby Kid Obliterates Opponents, Goes ‘Beast Mode’

    A rugby superstar is dominating the pitch in Australia and he’s only nine-years-old. Video of Meaalofa Te’o completely overpowering his opponents at a Canberra tournament Sunday was posted to YouTube and is racking up the hits. Te’o easily fends off any would-be tacklers as his teammates let him run wild – and he does have some surprising speed for a player whose stature is just a *bit* bigger than his opponents’.

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    Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Cedar Rapids

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Cedar Rapids Monday night. It happened at Valley High Apartments, 1735 Edgewood Road NW, around 9:30 p.m. Officials say police were called to a domestic disturbance at the apartment complex. During the incident officers fired shots and a 25-year-old man was injured. He was later pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the case. The name of the man killed […]

  • Motorcycle crash at Indianola Ave. and East Porter Ave. in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Police: Motorcyclist Dies After Crash on Southeast Side

    A motorcyclist who was critically injured in a crash Monday afternoon has now died.

  • Crash at Indianola Ave. and E. Porter Ave. seriously injures motorcyclist. (WHO-HD)

    Motorcyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Southeast Side Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Emergency crews responded to a serious motorcycle accident on the city’s southeast side Monday afternoon. It happened around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Indianola Avenue and East Porter Avenue. Police say a motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. The driver of a car southbound on Indianola Avenue told police they didn’t see the motorcyclist when they tried turning left on to E. Porter. The motorcyclist was traveling northbound on […]

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    Arrest Warrant Issued for US Bank Robbery Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect in a July bank robbery. Police are seeking David Lornette, 20, in connection with the robbery of the US Bank at 115 E. Euclid on July 13th. Police took two juveniles into custody following the robbery but say they believe Lornette was also involved A warrant for first degree robbery has been issued for Lornette and police believe he is currently in the […]

  • Fernando Lopez Aguilar (WHO-HD)

    Police: Charge Upgraded Against Driver After Girl Hurt in Crash Dies

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A 12-year-old girl critically injured in a three-car accident last week has died from her injuries and now the driver police say is responsible is facing a homicide by reckless driving charge. The Des Moines Police Department says Lea Phann, who was a passenger in a vehicle involved in last Thursday’s crash, has passed away. The accident happened around 3:13 p.m. September 8th at the intersection of Southeast 6th Street and Bell Avenue. Police say a […]

  • ATF (WHO-HD)

    ATF Executes Federal Search Warrants at 20 Locations in Des Moines Area

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Twenty locations were searched in the Des Moines area Thursday after federal warrants were executed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. John Ham, a public information officer for the bureau, says the raids were in connection with a federal drug and weapons investigation. He confirms the ATF, along with help from local law enforcement agencies, made several arrests during the raids. Ham says execution of the warrants began early Thursday morning. The locations of the […]

  • Antyonae McClain (WHO-HD)

    Woman Jailed on Attempted Murder Charge

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A woman is being held in the Polk County Jail on an attempted murder charge. Antyonae McClain, 25, was booked into the jail early Wednesday morning. Police will only say her arrest is in connection with an open narcotics related investigation. McClain is also charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, second degree burglary, possession of schedule I narcotics, possession of schedule II narcotics, and tax stamp violations. She is being held on a $240,000 bond. […]

  • John Tietsort (WHO-HD)

    Sexual Exploitation Charges Filed Against Substitute Teacher

    IDA COUNTY, Iowa — A western Iowa substitute teacher is facing charges for alleged sexual relationships with students. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says John Tietsort, 32 of Battle Creek, is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee and three counts of lascivious conduct with a minor. The Ida County Sheriff’s Office says it was contacted in May by the Maple Valley-Anthon Oto Community High School about a possible inappropriate relationship between Tietsort and a […]