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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    Dierks Bentley Performing at 2016 Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Fair has announced country star Dierks Bentley will perform at the Grandstand during the 2016 fair. Bentley is scheduled to take the stage on August 15th at 8:00 p.m. His hits include “What Was I Thinkin’” and “Drunk on a Plane.” The Iowa State Fair is also switching up how Grandstand tickets are sold for this year’s event. Multiple on-sale dates will be announced for artists. Tickets for Bentley’s concert go on sale […]

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    Surprise Guilty Plea in Two Union County Murders

    CRESTON, Iowa — A Union County man accused in a double murder case pleaded guilty in court Friday morning. In a surprise move, Jerry Dillinger, of Thayer, pleaded guilty at his arraignment to two counts of first-degree murder. At the same hearing, he was sentenced to consecutive life sentences. Last month authorities found 37-year-old Loretta Dillinger’s body in a farm pond near Lorimor. As they were investigating a second body was discovered nearby. Officials say that body belonged to Michael […]

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    New Trial Ordered for Man Convicted in Des Moines Beating Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A man convicted of second degree murder in the beating death of a Des Moines man will get a new trial. After a review of the case, Friday the Iowa Supreme Court released a decision reversing an Iowa Court of Appeals decision that reversed the conviction of Kent Tyler III. Tyler was found guilty in the 2013 death of Richard Daughenbaugh. The appeals court had said in its ruling, “the evidence presented at trial fails to […]

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    Two Arrested After SUV Plows Through Garage During Police Chase

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Two people are behind bars after a high-speed chase in Urbandale Thursday. Police say an officer tried to pull over an SUV at 54th Street and Douglas Avenue around 11:45 a.m. on a seatbelt violation. The driver, 23-year-old Conor Forrest, took off and police pursued the SUV. Police say the chase reached up 100 miles per hour at times. Forrest lost control at Meredith Drive and 83rd Street and smashed through a townhome garage. Forrest and his […]

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    Three Killed in Chickasaw County Crash

    CHICKASAW COUNTY, Iowa — Three people were killed in an accident in Chickasaw County Tuesday night. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 63 and 240th Street, just south of New Hampton, around 6:15 p.m. The Iowa State Patrol says a car driven by 22-year-old Bertha Smith was traveling westbound on 240th Street and failed to yield to a northbound semi. The car was broadsided and one of the people in the backseat was ejected. Three passengers were pronounced […]

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    Multi-Vehicle Crash On Southbound Highway 65 in Pleasant Hill

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Slick roads are causing some accidents Wednesday morning in the metro. The Iowa Department of Transportation says both lanes of southbound U.S. 65 are back open at Southeast Vandalia in Pleasant Hill following a crash. Several vehicles were involved in an accident there around 6:25 a.m., causing all southbound traffic to come to a halt. Crews re-opened both lanes around 7:37 a.m. There’s no word on whether anyone was injured.

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    All Charges Dismissed in Glenwood Shooting

    GLENWOOD, Iowa — All charges have been dropped in connection with a Glenwood fight where one man was shot. Court records show the Mills County Attorney’s Office dropped charges against 21-year-old Colton McDaniel and 19-year-old Denver Cook last week. A statement released by the attorney’s office Tuesday says charges against 42-year-old Hurl Beechum III, a former Iowa State basketball player, have also been dismissed. The three men were part of a brawl back in September of 2015 involving Glenwood High […]

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    GOP Presidential Hopefuls Attending Renewable Fuels Summit

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Central Iowa turns into brainstorming grounds for renewable fuels Tuesday and will get a political twist. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit is drawing in Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum. Gov. Terry Branstad and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will also be there. The summit starts at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday morning and runs through 3:30 p.m. at Prairie Meadows in Altoona. It’s free and open to the public.

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    Des Moines Work Release Escapee Returns to Custody

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A convicted felon who failed to return to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility earlier Monday is now back in custody. . The Iowa Department of Corrections says 25-year-old Karlos Goldman, Jr. didn’t come back to the facility when he was supposed to on January 18th — but has now returned. He is serving a 26-year sentence on a conviction of assault while participating in a felony.  

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    Onawa Man Who Won $2 Million in Powerball Plans to Keep Working

    CLIVE, Iowa — No one in Iowa matched all the numbers in Wednesday night’s record-setting Powerball drawing, but a man from a small western Iowa community was close. Iowa Lottery officials say 23-year-old Bryon Stewart, of Onawa, purchased a ticket worth $2 million at Casey’s General Store at 706 10th St. in Onawa. Stewart’s ticket matched the first five numbers, but he missed the Powerball. He also added the Power Play option, which doubled his prize to $2 million. The winning numbers […]

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    Imprisoned Sex Offender Charged in Cases from 2011, 2012

    BOONE, Iowa — An Iowa man already in prison on sexual abuse charges has been charged again in connection with a case in Boone. Forty-one-year-old Jody Anderson is charged with one count of second degree sex abuse and one count of third degree sex abuse. According to the Boone County Attorney, the charges stem from sexual abuse that happened in 2011 and 2012. The victims in the case were 11 and 13 at the time of the abuse. Anderson is […]

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    Police Need Help Identifying Pharmacy Robber

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man they say tried to rob a pharmacy twice. Police have released images of the suspect, taken from surveillance video at Fifield Pharmacy at 501 University Avenue. They say twice in the last 30 days the same man has robbed, and attempted to rob the pharmacy. In both instances the man demanded narcotic painkillers. Police say he never showed a weapon but did threaten to […]


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