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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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    VIDEO: Sean Hayes Kills It Lip Syncing to Iggy Azalea

    Actor Sean Hayes, of Will & Grace fame, shared a video on his Facebook page of him and his husband, Scott Icenogle, lip syncing to Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson’s “Trouble”. Maybe an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s new SPIKE show, Lip Sync Battle, is in order?

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    Video Hints at 80/35 Music Festival’s 2015 Lineup

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The organizers of the 80/35 Music Festival are dropping hints about which artists will be playing on stage in Des Moines in July. They released a YouTube video featuring superfans Jam Band Guy and Indie Rock Chick. The two were so excited about the festival they couldn’t wait for the official lineup announcement, which is April 7th, and decided to take some extreme measures to learn the info. Organizers say the video is chock full of […]

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    Son, Mother Arrested in Connection with Attempted Murder

    CENTERVILLE, Iowa — A Centerville man has been charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend and his mother also faces charges in the case. Twenty-eight-year-old Richard Bratz was initially sought on a drug charge after police were called to his grandparents’ house Sunday because he was out of control. Officers found drugs they believe belonged to Bratz at the scene, but Bratz had already left. Over the next 24 hours police say Bratz assaulted his girlfriend more than once. […]

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    Car That Hit Power Pole Was Reported Stolen

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating after a car hit a power pole early Thursday morning in north Des Moines. It happened near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Beaver Road and was called in to police around 6:30 a.m. A vehicle hit a power pole, which fell down, leaving electrical wires on the road. The driver of the vehicle, who police say was spotted driving erratically before the crash, took off. Police say the vehicle was reported […]

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    Teen Dad Sentenced in Killing of Baby Son

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines teen was sentenced Wednesday for second degree murder in the death of his baby son. Eighteen-year-old Drew Weehler-Smith was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison and must serve 17.5 years before he can become eligible for parole. “You’re going to spend about the amount of time that you’ve currently lived on the planet Earth in prison as a mandatory minimum. At that point of time, depending on what you’ve proved in […]

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    ARL Searching for Owner of Dog that Jumped Off Two-Story Viaduct

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A lucky dog survived after jumping off a two-story viaduct. The ARL says Animal Control officers were called on Sunday, March 15th after a witness phoned dispatch about a Rottweiler on top of the Guthrie Street viaduct. She said she tried to call the dog over, but he panicked and jumped over the side, landing on the railroad tracks below. “That’s a long ways. Not only that, to land on rocks and railroad tracks and everything […]

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    Frontier Shack to Offer Food on Trestle Trail

    Hotel Pattee will be offering food along the Trestle Trail with the opening of the “Frontier Shack” at the Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid. Check out more info here.

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    Second Arrest Made in HotLotto Jackpot Mystery

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Texas man has been arrested in the investigation into a winning Hot Lotto ticket worth more than $16 million. Forty-six-year-old Robert Rhodes II is charged with two counts of fraud in connection with the case. Another man, 51-year-old Eddie Tipton of Norwalk, was charged with two counts of fraud in January in the investigation. The arrests are linked to a HotLotto ticket purchased at a Des Moines Quick Trip in 2010. The ticket went unclaimed until just hours […]


    Former UNI Panther Farokhmanesh Trolls Kansas Fans Over 2010 Shot

    OMAHA, Nebraska — In the 2010 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Northern Iowa’s Ali Farokhmanesh stuck a dagger in Kansas fans’ hearts when he buried a three-pointer that gave the Panthers a four-point lead over the Jayhawks with just over 35 seconds left in the game. Kansas, the overall number one seed in the tournament, went on to lose to UNI 69-67. Omaha World-Herald reporter Dirk Chatelain enlisted Farokhmanesh’s help Friday to troll Kansas fans who were in Omaha for the NCAA […]


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