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I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to 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
  • Police: Cat Hoarder Arrested, Faces Multiple Charges of Animal Neglect

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Des Moines man has been arrested on charges of animal neglect for allegedly keeping dozens of cats in filthy conditions in his home. Fifty-five-year-old Leland Moffitt was arrested Tuesday. He is charged with five counts of animal neglect-death or injury and 10 counts of animal neglect-no death or serious injury. In March, the Animal Rescue League removed 32 living cats from Moffitt’s home on E. Morton Avenue. Seventeen deceased cats were found in the home. […]

  • Man Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car on NE 14th Street

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Officials say one person was hospitalized after he was hit by a car early Tuesday morning. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened in the 4400 block of NE 14th Street around 2:10 a.m. Twenty-one-year-old Logan Trigg was walking on the raised median between the northbound and southbound lanes when he stepped off and into the southbound lanes where the man was hit by a vehicle. A Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy came upon the […]

  • Des Moines Man Arrested in Cockfighting Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines man has been arrested after police say they found evidence he was training roosters for cockfights. Fifty-year-old Jose Barrios is charged with a felony count of animal contest-trainer. A criminal complaint claims Barrios admitted he was training roosters for a derby in Mexico. Officers with the ARL witnessed Barrios dubbing roosters, which removes the rooster’s comb, and is common in preparing roosters for cockfighting. One-hundred and four roosters and hens were removed from […]

  • Body Found Near SW 9th Street Bridge Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The identity of a body found near the SW 9th Street bridge on Sunday has been released. Police say the body is that of 61-year-old Thomas Francis Hoye III of Des Moines. Hoye’s body was discovered by someone walking in the area around noon on Sunday. No obvious signs of trauma or injury were apparent, but police say Hoye’s body had been there for a considerable amount of time. The cause of Hoye’s death is still […]

  • Victim in Fatal Downtown Des Moines Crash Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have released the name of a man killed in a multi-vehicle crash in downtown Des Moines Monday. The accident happened around 5:14 p.m. at the intersection of 7th and Cherry Streets. Police say a red Pontiac heading southbound on 7th Street didn’t stop at the red light and was hit broadside by a westbound Jeep and an eastbound Dodge. Another vehicle involved, a BMW, was hit by vehicles involved in the initial crash. Police say […]

  • More Acts Announced for 80/35 Music Festival

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Organizers of the 80/35 Music Festival have announced the latest slate of artists performing during the 2018 event. Kesha and Phantogram were announced as headliners for the festival back in February and Tuesday morning another list of performers was released: Pheobe Bridgers Matthew James & The Rust Belt Union Closed Format Vagabon Sawyer Fredericks Soccer Mommy Ratboys Field Division Greg Grease Naked Giants Well Ramona & The Sometimes Bass Raja and Pri Yon Joni with Himanshu […]

  • Django Restaurant Re-Opening in New Location

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A popular Des Moines restaurant that closed earlier this year because of renovations to its building will re-open this summer at a new location. Django closed its doors February 17th at the Hotel Fort Des Moines at 210 10th Street. Renovations to the hotel meant Django diners would be inconvenienced and owners decided the best thing to do would be to shut down and look for a new space. “We are very excited to find a […]

  • Name Released of Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Crash

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Iowa – Officials have released the name of a woman killed Wednesday night in a wrong-way crash on Highway 20. The crash happened about four miles west of Rockwell City around 10:30 p.m. The Iowa State Patrol says 37-year-old Deja De Rubio of Albion was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes when her minivan crashed head-on into a westbound SUV. De Rubio was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV, 53-year-old Tony Christensen of Humboldt, […]

  • Police: Online Prostitution Post Led to Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman is behind bars after police say she used a post on a local prostitution website to lure a man to a south side home in order to rob him. Police say the victim and 20-year-old Alanna Teachout agreed to meet at a home in the 3000 block of SE 17th Street Wednesday night. The victim brought cash to the meeting and when he arrived at the home there were three other males […]

  • One Killed, Four Injured in Wrong-Way Highway 20 Crash

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Iowa – One person was killed and four people injured in a wrong-way crash on Highway 20 Wednesday night. The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. about four miles west of Rockwell City. The Iowa State Patrol says a Dodge Caravan was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it hit a westbound GMC Yukon head-on. Both vehicles came to rest in the median. The 37-year-old driver of the Caravan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s name […]

  • Sheriff’s Office: Suspects Robbed, Beat, and Held Grimes Woman at Gunpoint

    GRIMES, Iowa – Two people were arrested Sunday after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says they broke into a Grimes apartment and held a woman at gunpoint, assaulted her, and robbed her. Deputies were called to an apartment in the 1000 block of SE 11th St. in Grimes around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning on report of a possible robbery. Police say the suspects, a woman and a man, left the scene before they arrived but were identified as 34-year-old Danielle […]

  • Charge Reduced in Urbandale Bar Murder, Suspect Seeking Lowered Bond

    URBANDALE, Iowa – A charge of first degree murder has been reduced to second degree murder in the death of a Wisconsin man who died following an assault at an Urbandale bar in January. Online court documents show 48-year-old Rodney Henricksen of Johnston is now charged with second degree murder in the death of Joshua Sadlon of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He had been charged with first degree murder in the January death. Officials say Henricksen punched Sadlon repeatedly in the head […]