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I'm a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to 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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    July 18, 2014

    An Iowa girl’s healthy recipe earned her a trip to the White House to meet First Lady Michelle Obama. Check out her recipe here.

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    U.S. Official: Missile Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Plane

    UKRAINE — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that “terrorists” shot down the aircraft. The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane, but hasn’t pinpointed who was responsible, a senior U.S. official told CNN’s Barbara Starr. The Boeing 777 with 298 people aboard fell from the sky near the town of Torez in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, officials said. A […]

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    Robbery Suspect Surrenders After Seeing Himself on TV

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police say a suspect wanted in a Des Moines liquor store robbery has turned himself in after seeing himself on the news. Twenty-year-old Matthias Larson is charged with first degree robbery for allegedly holding up the HyVee Wine and Spirits at 3424 ML King Parkway on June 2nd. Larson entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. He got away on foot with an unknown amount of cash. Police released images of the suspect Thursday afternoon […]

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    Black Bear Sighting Reported in Northeast Iowa, DNR Confirms Tracks

    WADENA, Iowa — Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have confirmed there’s a black bear on the loose in northeast Iowa. Signs of the bear have been found along the Clayton-Fayette county line. A beekeeper south of Wadena reported his beehives had been torn up and bear scat was found within 25 feet of the hives. Bear tracks were also reported by a nearby landowner and confirmed by the DNR. The landowner reported he had seen a bear […]

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    MetLife Blimp ‘Snoopy 2′ Making Stop in Ankeny

    ANKENY, Iowa — Driving past the Ankeny Airport could net you a glimpse of an interesting sight Wednesday night. The MetLife “Snoopy 2″ blimp touch down at the Ankeny Airport sometime Wednesday evening. There are three full-time MetLife blimps and they are used primarily to provide aerial coverage of sports and special events. The “Snoopy 2″ is stopping in Ankeny after covering the John Deere Classic. It will be moored at the Ankeny Airport through July 22nd. The blimp has a 14-member crew comprised […]

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    July 16, 2014

    Learn more about the safest cars for teens here.

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    Eastern Iowa Child, 3, Drowns After Swimming in Stock Tank

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa — A three-year-old Iowa girl has died after drowning in a stock tank. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says Abby Miller’s family used the tank as a swimming pool at their rural Iowa City home. While swimming with siblings Monday, the girl was discovered underwater and unresponsive. Abby’s mother began CPR and when emergency responders arrived she was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals by air ambulance. Abby died Tuesday in Iowa City. Her family says Abby was able […]

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    Plan to House Undocumented Children in Iowa Scrapped

    CLARINDA, Iowa — A group foster home for children in Iowa has dropped its plans to provide housing for dozens of undocumented children who cross into the U.S. illegally. The Des Moines Register reports that Sequel Youth and Family Services, the company that runs the Clarinda Academy, had planned to bring as many as 48 undocumented children to Iowa. Thousands of children who cross the border alone are being housed at crowded centers in border states. A spokesman for the […]

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    McCaffery Suspends Jok Following Second Arrest

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa Hawkeye basketball player Peter Jok has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest Monday night. Jok, who as a prep standout at Des Moines Roosevelt and West Des Moines Valley, was pulled over around 11:45 p.m. Monday while riding his moped on campus. He was pulled over for an improper tail light but officers arrested him after learning his license was revoked. The revocation happened after Jok’s arrest for drunk driving on April 26th. Coach Fran […]

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    Johnston Police Issue Warning About Fake Solicitor

    JOHNSTON, Iowa — The Johnston Police Department is asking its residents to be wary of who’s knocking at the door. The department received reports of a subject going door to door Monday in the 9000 block of Long Meadow Drive, trying to fraudulently collect monetary donations for “Charity 4 Change.” Police have learned that organization, which sent care packages to military members serving overseas, closed in 2013. Johnston police say you should always ask solicitors to produce their city-issued solicitors […]

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    Iowa Teen Fights Back, Escapes Would-Be Abductor

      SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa — An eastern Iowa mom says her son is lucky to be alive after he fought off a man trying to kidnap him over the weekend. “A gentleman got out of the vehicle, grabbed Hunter’s right arm, pulled him off of the bike, and as he did that, Hunter said he opened the side door van and told him to get in,” says Heather Gress. WQAD reports it happened in Scott County near Donahue Friday night […]

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    Council’s Pick for City Manager Withdraws, Search Continues

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It looks as if the search for Des Moines’ next city manager will have to begin again. Four finalists interviewed in Des Moines last week, getting to know residents and touring the city. The city council had been prepared to offer the job to one of the candidates, but before an employment package could be negotiated and considered by the council the candidate withdrew his application. The city council did not release the name of the […]

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