I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to http://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.

Recent Articles
  • Arrest Made in Des Moines’ Eighth Homicide of 2017

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police have made an arrest in the city’s eighth homicide of the year after a woman was found dead in an apartment late Monday night. Sixty-year-old James Walden Jr. has been charged with first degree murder in the case. Police were called to 1729 Grand Avenue just before 10:40 p.m. on a report of an injured person. When officers and emergency medical personal responded they found a 45-year-old woman dead in a second floor apartment. […]

  • Storm Rips Away Part of Wells Manufacturing in Centerville

    CENTERVILLE, Iowa – A line of strong storms that may have spawned a tornado near Centerville caused some significant damage to a local business. The storm struck at Wells Manufacturing around 8:30 p.m. and tore off a corner of the building. Some employees were working at the time, but were able to take shelter in a break room. No injuries were reported. The company employs about 150 workers and makes audio equipment for vehicles.

  • Homicide Investigation Underway After Woman Found Dead

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are investigating the city’s eighth homicide of the year after a woman was found dead in an apartment late Monday night. Police were called to 1729 Grand Avenue just before 10:40 p.m. on a report of an injured person. When officers an emergency medical personal responded they found a 45-year-old woman dead in a second floor apartment. Officers say there were traumatic injuries to the woman’s body. Several potential witnesses have been taken […]

  • Two Escapees from Eastern Iowa Jail Caught in Clinton

    CLINTON, Iowa – Two men wanted after escaping the Jackson County Jail last week were apprehended Monday in Clinton. Nineteen-year-old Andrew Combs and 20-year-old Brian Willey escaped last Tuesday, while they and three other inmates were exercising in an outdoor yard at the jail. They were able to pry open a door to get out. Police say the two stole a truck after they escaped. Surveillance video from a store in Clinton showed one of the men stealing something and […]

  • Officials Release Name of Woman Found Dead in Vehicle in Fourmile Creek

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — The name of a woman found in a vehicle in Fourmile Creek early Sunday morning, has been released by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Forty-six-year-old Jody Ponxs of Des Moines was found dead in a vehicle that was upside down in the creek around 8:00 a.m. A bicyclist found the vehicle near the intersection of NE 54th Avenue and Berwick Drive. The vehicle was believed to be travelling northbound on NE 38th Street when it left the […]

  • Injured Dog ‘Karma’ Adopted by Warren County Sheriff

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the 19 dogs rescued from deplorable conditions in Warren County back in February is getting the chance to join one of her rescuers’ family. The Animal Rescue League posted a picture over the weekend of Karma and her new family. The bloodhound suffered severe injuries and was close to death when she was rescued by Warren County Sheriff Brian Vos. Karma was immediately rushed to an animal hospital for treatment, but because of the […]

  • 680,000 Baby Rattles Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

    Around 680,000 baby rattles have been recalled due to a possible choking hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The ball-shaped Kids II Oball Rattle has been recalled because the clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break, releasing small beads inside of the disc, the report says. The beads pose a choking hazard to young children. In total, about 680,000 rattles in the U.S. and 17,000 in Canada are affected by the recall. Kids II […]

  • No Charges Filed in Deadly Pella Walmart Crash

    PELLA, Iowa – No charges will be filed against the driver of a pickup truck that slammed into the Pella Walmart, killing three people back in December. Marion County Attorney Ed Bull released a statement Thursday morning saying Dennis Mockenhaupt would not be charged. The release says, in part, “The exact reasons for the acceleration are unknown; however, all evidence indicates that Mockenhaupt had a medical condition that caused him to briefly lose consciousness, unintentionally accelerate and crash into the building.” […]

  • New Police Chief for Iowa State University

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University has named its new chief of police. The university says Michael Newton will begin his duties as chief on April 3rd. The position has also been expanded to include an assistant vice president post. Newton comes to Iowa State from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he was a captain overseeing the Field Services Division. Vice president of university of services Kate Gregory says, “Michael brings strong experience in community collaboration and emergency […]

  • Des Moines Vehicular Homicide Suspect Takes Plea Deal

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A plea deal has been reached in connection with a Des Moines vehicular homicide case from August of 2016. Online court records show 35-year-old Darnell Browder has pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle — OWI and serious injury by vehicle — OWI. Browder is scheduled to be sentenced on April 27th in the case. Browder was being chased by Des Moines Police on Aug. 14th when he crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle. Forty-one-year-old […]

  • More Dogs from Sandyville Rescue Ready to be Adopted

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Four more of the 19 dogs that were rescued in Warren County back in February are ready for adoption. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa says Alfredo, Mazy, Baloo, and Happy are ready to be adopted. Four other dogs that were rescued became available for adoption on Monday and since then two of them have already found homes. The dogs are being cared for at the ARL at 5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines. After a custody hearing […]

  • Jepson Makes First Court Appearance on Murder Charge

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A man charged in the murder of a Des Moines woman made his first court appearance Wednesday morning. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Jepson appeared in jail court. He is charged with murder in the death of 49-year-old Gloria Gary. She had been reported missing on January 5th. Gary’s car was spotted in Parowan City, Utah on January 11th. Video from a nearby convenience store showed a man, later identified as Jepson, associated with her vehicle. The following day […]