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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.

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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 […]

  • Waukee police using body cameras. (Courtesy: City of Waukee)

    Waukee Police Now Using Body Cameras

    WAUKEE, Iowa — Police officers in Waukee are now wearing body cameras while on duty. The city made the announcement Wednesday that 18 new body cams were bought by the department, using $14,000 donated by Kenworth Mid-Iowa owner Rod French. The software needed to use the cameras was paid for by the city. The cameras will activate when officers have contact with people on calls for service, traffic stops, or other face-to-face interactions. Police Chief John Quinn said, “We want […]

  • Preps for GOP debate in Colorado.

    Six Things to Watch at the Republican Debate

      BOULDER, Colorado  — The Republican presidential campaign is entering a decidedly more combative phase as candidates prepare to take the debate stage on Wednesday night. The GOP field is seeing a shake-up after remaining static for weeks. Long-time front-runner Donald Trump no longer appears invincible, thanks to the climb of Ben Carson. Jeb Bush has hit hard times, but promises to show a more muscular side. Carly Fiorina failed to turn her strong debate performances into winning poll numbers. […]

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    Southwest Adds St. Louis Flights from Des Moines, Drops Chicago Midway Service

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines International Airport is adding new flights to St. Louis, but they come at the expense of another destination. The airport announced Tuesday Southwest Airlines will begin twice daily flights to St. Louis in April. According to the airport it will give travelers more connectivity to 21 of Des Moines’ top 25 destinations served by Southwest. The addition of the flights is a double-edge sword, with Southwest saying it will end service to Chicago […]

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    Make Your Own WHO-HD Anchor-O-Lanterns

    Have you always dreamed of creating pumpkin art with the face of a Channel 13 anchor on it? Well, it’s lucky for you we can help that dream come true! Download a PDF template that will allow you to transform your pumpkin into Dan, Erin, Ed, or Keith. Need a little help with the specifics? Click here for a tutorial on how to create your own template and how to carve the pumpkin using a template.      

  • Davis County CC runner Zach Hougland (Left) helps an exhausted Garrett Hinson from Mediapolis finish during Thursday's Class 2A District race (Courtesy: Davis County Cross Country Facebook Page)

    Winner of Cross Country Meet Disqualified After Helping Collapsed Runner

    COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa –It was what Zach Hougland worked all summer long for.  To become Davis County High School’s first ever cross country district champion.  “I thought it was phenomenal.  Everyone giving high fives and right when I crossed the finish line I couldn’t help but cry.” Then five minutes later, “I see this kid, he’s like dying and what not, and he’s about ready to fall,” said Zach.  The runner’s name was Garrett Hinson from Mediapolis. Davis County Cross Country coach […]

  • Joseph Ceretti (WHO-HD)

    Iowa Supreme Court Vacates Convictions in Des Moines Stabbing Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled the plea deal in a 2012 Des Moines stabbing death is invalid and has vacated the convictions of the killer. Joseph Ceretti pleaded guilty in 2013 to attempted murder, manslaughter, and willful injury causing serious injury in the stabbing death of 31-year-old Eric Naylor. Ceretti was initially charged with first degree murder but accepted a plea deal in the case and was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Ceretti appealed […]

  • Lincoln Chafee (WHO-HD)

    Lincoln Chafee Drops Out of Democratic Primary Race

    “As you know I have been campaigning on a platform of Prosperity Through Peace,” Chafee said at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington. “But after much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today. I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance be given to peace.” The Democrat declared his presidential campaign in June, shortly after announcing that he had formed an exploratory committee. Chafee has spent most […]

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    VIDEO: Talk to Your Kids About Undefeated Iowa, Before It’s Too Late

    You need to be the one talking to your kids about undefeated Iowa — don’t let them learn about it from someone else. More resources for explaining this complicated issue can be found here. We can’t wait to see how Jon Miller would handle the issue.

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    Roosevelt Dismissed Early Because of Suspected Food Poisoning Outbreak Among Staff

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Classes at Roosevelt High School were dismissed early Thursday because a large number of the school’s staff was struck down with suspected food poisoning. In an e-mail to students’ parents Principal Kevin Biggs said they don’t have enough staff to continue with normal activities, so the decision was made to dismiss school early and cancel all indoor school activities after school. Outdoor activities are still going forward. Parent-teacher conferences are being postponed. The Polk County Health […]

  • Star Wars

    West Des Moines Theater to Show Star Wars Marathon

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The seventh movie in the hugely popular Star Wars franchise will be released on December 17th and some metro fans will be spending the entire day in the universe created by George Lucas. Preceding the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some theaters are offering a marathon of all six of the Star Wars movies. The Century 20 at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines is one of the theaters participating. The […]


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