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
  • Fire at Loving Rest Pet Funeral Home (WHO-HD)

    Morning Fire Destroys Building at Pet Funeral Home

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Fire crews were called to put out a blaze at a Warren County pet cemetery early Wednesday morning. The fire at the Loving Rest Pet Funeral Home in rural Indianola was reported around 5 a.m. after owner Jimmy Johnson saw the flames. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire but remain on scene as rubble from a structure on the property still smolders. Johnson says the fire destroyed a two story chapel that was under construction. There was […]

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    Raygun Steps Up Operation #BringDrakeToDrake with New Shirt

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The campaign to get musician Drake to visit Drake University while he’s in Des Moines is getting a little help from a local t-shirt shop. Operation #BringDrakeToDrake is being buoyed by a new shirt design from Raygun. The baby blue shirt has a depiction of Drake’s head on top of the body of the Drake University bulldog logo. The university issued a press release full of references to Drizzy’s music after the announcement was made the […]

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    Nothing Suspicious Found After Altoona Elementary Evacuation

    ALTOONA, Iowa — A bomb threat Monday has forced the evacuation of Altoona Elementary. According to the Altoona Police Department, the school was evacuated at 11:54 a.m. after an automated phone call posed a threat. “Altoona Elementary received a threat. We took immediate emergency action, called the police department, then removed the children as soon as possible,” said Mattia Hansen, Community Relations Coordinator, Southeast Polk schools. The Altoona and Des Moines police departments completed an interior and exterior search of the […]

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    VIDEO: Hilarious ‘Chewbacca Mom’ Can’t Stop Laughing

    Candace Payne loves Chewbacca. She loves the Star Wars favorite so much she recently bought a Chewbacca mask that has special sound effects to bring the wookie’s distinctive roar to life. While trying it out in a Facebook Live video, Candace could not stop cracking up! Though she’s a mom, she’s making it pretty clear that this toy is one she’ll be keeping for herself.

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    Police Report: Man with Rifle Threatened Pizza Delivery Driver

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after a pizza delivery driver reported a customer with a gun threatened him. A police report says it happened Thursday night around 7:45 when a delivery driver from the Papa John’s at 4503 SW 9th Street was fulfilling an order. He arrived at the home and a man inside opened the door only wide enough to allow the pizza to go through the door and give him $30 to pay the $25.81 bill. […]

  • Molly Bushman (WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Teacher Dies After Collapsing at School

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Public School District says one of its teachers died Wednesday after collapsing at school. Officials say Hillis Elementary teacher 41 year old Molly Bushman collapsed Wednesday morning and later died at the hospital. Hillis Elementary principal Renee Gelfond said Bushman says, “She was a wonderful person,  a wonderful teacher and super dedicated. She was here all the time, this was her home, she was here on the weekends, anytime she had she was […]

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    Funny or Die: Former Channel 13 Sports Intern Harrison Barnes Has Backup Plan

    Former Channel 13 Sports intern Harrison Barnes has a day job as a small forward for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. But the hoops star is looking ahead to a career after basketball. Retail might not be Harrison’s thing though. Maybe he should have put down Keith Murphy as a reference.

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    Man Shot on Des Moines’ East Side During Drug Transaction

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One man was shot on the east side of Des Moines Tuesday morning. Authorities say the shooting happened about 10 a.m. in the 1400 block of East Grand Avenue. Police believe a man was shot in the shoulder during a drug transaction. He reportedly ran a few blocks before collapsing. He is expected to be OK. The victim has warrants out for his arrest, and will be taken into custody after receiving treatment at a local hospital. “There’s going to […]

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    Man Walks to Hospital After Being Stabbed in Stomach

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating an early morning stabbing that injured one man in Des Moines Tuesday. Police say the victim told them he was stabbed in the 1300 block of 7th by a man named Bill just before 12:30 a.m. The victim also claimed there was no reason for the stabbing. After being stabbed in the stomach, the victim walked to Mercy’s emergency room for treatment. He is expected to survive. The name of the man who […]

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    Sexual Abuse Arrest Made in Marshalltown

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — A Marshalltown man has been charged with sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old. 48-year-old Harvell Murphy is being held in the Marshall County Jail on a bond of $10,000. He faces one charge of third-degree sexual abuse. Police say they were called to a home in the 900 block of May Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a report of a sexual assault. When officers arrived they spoke with the victim’s mother and the victim. During […]

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    Police Locate ‘Good Samaritan’ Who Helped Robbery Victim

    CLIVE, Iowa — The Clive Police Department has located a Good Samaritan who helped a victim of a robbery early Thursday morning. Police say two separate people were robbed in the parking lot of the Mickey’s Irish Pub at 1800 NW 86th Street between 1:45 a.m. and 2 a.m. The first victim says a man got into the front passenger side of his car and demanded money. The suspect hit him in the head several times with a handgun and […]

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    Poultry Workers Wear Diapers, Denied Bathroom Breaks: Report

    On the Pilgrim’s Pride website, “prioritize the team over yourself” is one of the poultry producer’s core values. But in something out of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, Bloomberg notes, an Oxfam America report suggests that “value” is really a humiliating issue for already marginalized workers in the US poultry industry (which the report notes is enjoying record profits): a denial of bathroom breaks, leading to workers urinating and defecating themselves on the processing line, keeping their fluid intake at dangerously low levels, […]


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