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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    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 […]

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    Felony Charges for Man Who Fired Shots in Des Moines Neighborhood

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A man police say fired several gunshots in his neighborhood Thursday is facing several charges in the case. Police were called to 3150 Village Run just before 7:00 p.m. on a report of gunshots. Officers say shots were fired inside and outside the home. Thirty-eight-year-old Larry Clark has been arrested in the case. When officers arrived they say Clark refused to obey their orders to lie on the ground and they were forced to use a […]

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    Police: Michigan Men Used Stolen Credit Cards, Fake IDs at Des Moines Pawn Shop

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Detroit-area men were arrested Thursday night in Des Moines for allegedly using stolen credit cards and fake IDs to make purchases at a pawn shop. Police say 20-year-old Wesley Marks and 25-year-old Dominique Griffin were trying to buy items at the Easy Pawn at 3025 SE 14th. Marks now faces charges of forgery, identity theft, 2nd degree theft, conspiracy, and possession of narcotics. Griffin is charged with unauthorized use of credit cards, forgery, identity theft, […]

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    Police: Suspect Arrested in Mason City Double Homicide

    MASON CITY, Iowa – One person is in custody, charged with the murders of two people in Mason City early Thursday morning. The Mason City Police Department says officers were called to 1620 N Hampshire Ave. around 2:15 a.m. on a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found Melinda Kavars and Caleb Christensen dead in the home. Police arrested a suspect in the case, 30-year-old Peter Veal of Lake Mills, about fifteen minutes later following a short foot […]

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    $9 Million Settlement Reached in Clive Man’s Lake of the Ozarks Drowning

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A settlement has been reached in the death of a Clive man who drowned while handcuffed in police custody at Lake of the Ozarks in 2014. An attorney for the parents of Brandon Ellingson tells Channel 13 the family will receive $9 million from the State of Missouri in return for dropping their civil lawsuit against the state. Ellingson was boating on Lake of Ozarks on May 31st, 2014 when he was stopped by Missouri Highway […]

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    Ankeny Man Faces Child Enticement Charge in Attempted Abduction

    ONAWA, Iowa – An Ankeny man was arrested Wednesday after police in western Iowa received a report of attempted child abduction. The Onawa Police Department says 56-year-old Jeff Lee Altmayer is facing charges of enticing a minor, impersonating a public official, and unlawful possession of a prescription drug. Police say Altmayer approached a minor and tried to lure them into his car. The minor and witnesses were able to give police a description of the suspect and his car. A […]

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    Metallica Rocks Out ‘Enter Sandman’ on Classroom Instruments

    Among the things we didn’t know we wanted: Metallica playing “Enter Sandman” on classroom instruments with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon. It’s superb! Check out some of the other stars who have switched things up on with Jimmy and gone old-school with classroom instruments: Adele Mariah Carey

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    Traffic Accident Ends in Arrest of Witness for Willful Injury

    ALTOONA, Iowa – One man is in the Polk County Jail following a fight after a traffic accident in Altoona Tuesday. Altoona Police say 56-year-old Steven Webb, of Pleasant Hill, has been charged with willful injury-causing serious injury. The arrest stems from a fight that happened after a traffic accident at the intersection of 34th Ave. NW and Hubbell Ave. around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say Webb was a witness to the crash and one of the vehicles tried to […]

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    Tire Failure Causes Fatal I-35 Crash in Story County

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa – An accident on I-35 in Story County has claimed the life of a Minnesota man. The accident happened at mile marker 120 just after 8:00 Tuesday morning. The Iowa State Patrol says a Chevy Suburban traveling southbound went into the ditch after suffering a tire failure. The Suburban rolled several times and the driver, 28-year-old Julian Delgado Alonso of Eden Prairie, Minnesota died after being ejected from the vehicle. Passengers Fidel Gutierrez Landin and Marco Antonio […]

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    Clive Police Release Photos of ATM ‘Skimmer’ Suspects

    CLIVE, Iowa – The Clive Police Department has released photos of suspects related to a recent case of a “skimming” device placed at the ATM of a local bank. The photos were released Tuesday on the department’s Facebook page and show two suspects. The images were taken from the surveillance camera of the ATM. Police are not releasing the name of the bank where the skimmer was found, but say no accounts were compromised from the incident. The devices steal […]

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    Victim Identified in Fatal Des Moines House Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One person died after being pulled from a burning home on the city’s east side early Monday morning. Fire crews were called to the home at 1423 E. 9th Street around 4:16 a.m. Firefighters found an unconscious elderly man inside the home. The man, who was later identified as Stanley Strock, was taken to a Des Moines hospital where he was pronounced dead. Firefighters say they did not hear any smoke detectors going off when they arrived […]

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