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.

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    Some Say Ousting of Knoxville Council Members Was Result of Soldier Memorial Vote

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — People in Knoxville are reacting after successfully giving the boot to city council members they say didn’t listen. The two who voted to move a controversial soldier memorial from a city park, also didn’t get enough votes to retain their seats on the council. An anonymous person complained the memorial promoted religion on public grounds and the council voted to move it to private property Monday, hoping to avoid a costly legal battle with a separation of […]

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    Cause of Roosevelt High Staff Food Poisoning Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Polk County Health Department has identified what sickened dozens of teachers and staff at Roosevelt High School in October. School had to be let out early on October 22nd after 58 school employees became ill after eating a catered lunch the previous day. Testing of the food and stool samples from the sick employees revealed the presence of bacterium Clostridium perfringens(C. perfringens). The bacterium was found in meat that was served at the luncheon. The […]

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    Former Defiance City Clerk Admits to Misspending City Funds

    DEFIANCE, Iowa — The former city clerk of Defiance has admitted she used city funds to make personal purchases. The Iowa Auditor’s Office was asked to do a special investigation into the city clerk after concerns were raised about electronic payments issued from the city’s account by former clerk Kristen Wagner. The investigation show nearly $11,000 in improper and unsupported disbursements between March of 2013 and April of 2015. More than $6,000 of that was in payments to MidAmerican Energy, […]

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    Knoxville City Council Votes to Move Controversial Soldier Memorial

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — A soldier memorial that stirred up controversy in a Knoxville city park will move to private property. Monday night, the Knoxville City Council voted three to two to move the cross to private property. According to Knoxville mayor Brian Hatch the statue, a silhouette of a soldier kneeling in front of a cross, was placed in Youngs Park several months ago without city permission. “The city did not go take it down because at the point we didn’t feel […]

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    Des Moines Police Investigating Woman’s Halloween Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating the death of a woman they say was hit by a vehicle Saturday night. Police say the body of 22-year-old Haley Hols, of Des Moines, was found just before midnight on Halloween near the intersection of Hull and Delaware avenues. Investigators say she was found outside of a vehicle she had been a passenger in. It appears Hols was struck by the vehicle and died from the injuries she received. The […]

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    Water Main Break Causes Boil Advisory on Des Moines’ East Side

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Crews have repaired a water main break on Des Moines’ east side but a boil advisory is in place for the area as a precaution. The break was discovered Thursday night at 46th Street and Hubbell Avenue. Des Moines Water Works issued a warning on its website and also says a Code Red notification has been sent out to the residents in the area that may be affected. The perimeter of the boil advisory is Douglas to the south, […]

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    City-Owned Trucks, Tools Stolen from Polk City

    POLK CITY, Iowa — Investigators are working to find the thieves responsible for breaking into a Polk City maintenance facility and stealing about $150,000-worth of city property. The Polk City Police Department says the break-in happened either Wednesday night or Thursday morning at the building at 301 E. Northside Drive. Two city trucks were stolen. They’re both white with the city logo on the doors, utility boxes, and official city license plates. Tools were also taken from the facility. If […]

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    Senate Passes Two-Year Budget Deal

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Senate early Friday morning gave final approval to a large fiscal package that would prevent a U.S. default next week and lower the risk of a government shutdown in December. The bill, already cleared by the House, now goes to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it. The vote was 64 to 35. The measure, which suspends the nation’s debt limit through March 2017 and increases federal spending for domestic and defense programs by […]

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    Jindal, Santorum Campaigning in Iowa Thursday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two of the Republicans that took part in the CNBC debate Wednesday night in Colorado are making their way to Iowa Thursday. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal will be in Des Moines. He’s holding a town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Des Moines Museum. Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator, is making two stops in Iowa Thursday. At noon he’s holding a town hall meeting at the Pizza Ranch in Harlan. At 5:30 p.m. he’ll […]

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    Two Pedestrians Injured in Separate Accidents Overnight

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people were hit by vehicles in Des Moines overnight. Both happened within about 15 minutes of each other but police say they don’t appear to be connected. The first incident happened just before midnight Wednesday on Des Moines’ south side at Southwest 9th and Maxwelton Drive Police say a vehicle hit a pedestrian and then sped away. There’s no word on the person’s condition at this time. About 15 minutes later another accident involving a pedestrian […]

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    Kittens On Demand in Des Moines Through Uber

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Are you in need of a kitten snuggle but don’t have your own feline? Uber can help with that. The app that pairs you with a driver can also deliver a fluffy kitty Thursday in Des Moines between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The kittens are being provided by the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and are available for adoption. To request a kitten open the Uber app on your device and request the “KITTENS” option. […]

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    Iowa Court of Appeals Upholds Huser’s Murder Conviction

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed Vernon Huser’s first degree murder conviction. Huser was found guilty in Polk County court in 2014 of the murder of Lance Morningstar. Prosecutors say he hired Louis Woolheater, who is serving a life sentence for the murder, to kill Morningstar because of an affair Huser’s ex-wife had with Morningstar while she and Huser were still married. Huser was found guilty in his first trial in 2010 but won a […]


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