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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
  • Portion of damaged skywalk in downtown Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    City Council Discusses Damaged Skywalk Replacement

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines City Council is considering replacing a portion of the downtown skywalk. The skywalks between the Partnership building and the Hub Tower were damaged during the Younkers building fire last year. A temporary walkway is being built now. During Monday night’s meeting the council discussed a permanent replacement. Bids will be accepted until August 25th and a public hearing is expected on September 14th. The replacement would cost an estimated $442,000.

  • Larry Erickson

    One Killed, One Injured in Humboldt County Helicopter Crash

    HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Iowa — A Humboldt man was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday night and another suffered severe injuries. 58-year-old Larry Erickson, the pilot of an experimental gyro-copter, died from his injuries after the copter came down north of Dakota City around 7 p.m. The passenger in the aircraft, 65-year-old Mike Chapman, was severely injured and taken to a Des Moines hospital by air ambulance. His current condition is unknown. The investigation into what caused the crash continues.

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    Granger Man Injured in Clive Motorcycle Crash

    CLIVE, Iowa — A Granger man suffered head injuries in a crash involving a motorcycle and a minivan Sunday night. The accident happened in Clive in the 3600 block of Alice’s Road. Clive police say a minivan driven by Marshall Henderson, of Dallas Center, was heading northbound on Alice’s Road when he was struck from behind by a motorcycle operated by 27-year-old Dane Jaquinta. Police say Jaquinta was thrown from the motorcycle into the east ditch. They say he was […]

  • Radcliffe Suffers Storm Damage from Strong Winds

    RADCLIFFE, Iowa –Strong thunderstorms struck the Radcliffe area late Sunday night into Monday morning causing wind damage. “It wasn’t so much what we saw it was what we heard,” said Dewan Higgins, resident of Radcliffe. Higgins described the sounds as “like a train coming through town.” The strong winds brought down trees, damaged buildings, and knocked out power to much of the community of about 500 people. Over 100 buildings are without power. Alliant Energy power crews have been working […]

  • 2014 USA Rugby Club 7s Championship match. (USA Rugby)

    USA Rugby Championship Event Comes to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines is playing host to the national tournament for one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. this weekend, but it still might be something unfamiliar to many. Rugby will return to the summer Olympics in 2016 after a 92 year absence from the games and the road to Rio is going through the metro. The USA Rugby Club 7s National Championship kicks off Saturday at the James Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines […]

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    Democratic Presidential Debate Slated for Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Democratic National Committee has announced its plans to hold six primary debates between presidential candidates and Des Moines has made the cut. Des Moines’ Drake University will be the site of a debate on November 14th. It will be held in Scheslow Auditorium and is being broadcast by CBS/KCCI in connection with the Des Moines Register. “The Iowa Democratic Party is honored to be co-hosting a Democratic presidential debate on November 14. With our First-in-the-Nation […]

  • Animal Rescue League (WHO-HD)

    Animal Rescue League Holding Special Adoption Event

    DES MOINES, Iowa — If you’re looking for a furry addition to your family you might want to try the Animal Rescue League. On Saturday the ARL is running a deal that’s hard to pass up. You can adopt any dog or cat for just $25. That price is good at all ARL locations. The pets will be spayed or neutered, micro chipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

  • Accident on I-235 in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Three-Car Crash on I-235 Early Thursday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating an early morning accident that happened on I-235. The accident happened around 4:00 a.m. Thursday just past the 56th Street exit in the eastbound lanes of traffic. Police say three cars were involved. No information about injuries or what may have caused the crash has been released.

  • Rep. Kraig Paulsen (WHO-HD)

    Paulsen Stepping Down from House Speaker Role

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican Kraig Paulsen announced plans Wednesday to step down as Speaker of the Iowa House and to forgo a re-election bid. Paulsen says in January he will step down from his Speaker position. In a statement released by Paulsen he said: “After much thoughtful deliberation, I have decided not to seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2016. I will continue to serve as Speaker and perform the duties of the position until the House convenes […]

  • Ron Paul 2012 Staffers Indicted Over Payments to Kent Sorenson

    WASHINGTON, D. C. — Three members of Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign have been charged in connection with concealing payments to former Iowa lawmaker Kent Sorenson. The U.S. Department of Justice says 37-year-old Jesse Benton, 53-year-old John Tate, and 49-year-old Dimitrios Kesari have been charged with conspiracy, causing false records to obstruct a contemplated investigation, causing the submission of false campaign expenditure reports to the Federal Election Commission, and engaging in a scheme to make false statements to the FEC. […]

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    Mitchellville Police Investigating Whether Someone Cut Dog’s Tail Off

    MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa — Police in Mitchellville are investigating whether the tail of a dog was deliberately cut off. Officers responded to 214 2nd Street NW around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call about a possible case of animal cruelty. When they arrived, Aubrey Coppess told officers it appeared her dog’s tail had been cut off. Coppess said Macy, a 50 pound Husky, was taken to a Bondurant veterinarian but they were referred to Iowa Veterinary Specialist in Des Moines, […]

  • Pleasant Hill (WHO-HD)

    Forum Wednesday to Meet Pleasant Hill Police Chief Candidates

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — People in Pleasant Hill can get to know the candidates for police chief Wednesday night. The finalists will be at a forum at Doanes Park Youth Center. It runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to meet each of the candidates and ask questions. After the forum people can share their opinions about the finalists with a survey. The five finalists are: Kim Wadding, currently works for the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Paul […]


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