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.

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    Unconscious Man Pulled from Burning East Side Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa – An unconscious man was pulled from a burning home on the city’s east side early Monday morning. Fire crews were called to the home at 1423  E. 9th Street around 4:15 a.m. Firefighters found an elderly man inside the home, he was unconscious at the time. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment. Officials are not releasing his name or his condition. Firefighters say they did not hear any smoke detectors going off when they […]

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    Semi Gets Stuck Under 8th Street Bridge

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A semi-truck became wedged under a bridge in downtown Des Moines Monday morning. The truck was turning on to SW 8th from Cherry when the trailer of the truck became stuck on part of the bridge around 6:00 a.m. The road is an alleyway that runs alongside a parking garage and 8th Street, which is a raised road that eventually crosses MLK Jr. Parkway. Des Moines police are on the scene monitoring the situation but there […]

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    ACLU Backing Teen’s Lawsuit Against County Attorney Over ‘Suggestive’ Photos

    UPDATE: The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is coming to the defense of a 14 year-old girl caught up in a series of sexting cases involving Knoxville High School Students. The ACLU says the girl sent photos of herself to a boy, who in turn, leaked them to his friends. The ACLU now says the Marion County Attorney, Ed Bull, has threatened to file child pornography charges against the girl, identified as “Nancy Doe”. The ACLU describes the pictures […]

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    Missing Woman’s Case from 2000 Classified as Homicide

    TAMA COUNTY, Iowa – The case of a woman missing since 2000 from Tama has been re-classified as a homicide investigation. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says 23-year-okld Cora Okonski did not leave of her own free will in April of 2000. The Iowa Cold Case website says Okonski was living with her fiancé and her two-year-old son at the time of her disappearance. The fiancé told investigators Okonski left their home during the evening of April 16th, 2000 […]

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    Hundreds of Des Moines Students Participate in Walkout to Protest Trump’s Election

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Hundreds of high school students across the Des Moines School District walked out of classes Wednesday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. The district issued a statement, supportive of the action “Our students have the right to be heard. Des Moines, after all, was the beginning of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Tinker decision, which ruled their rights to speech are constitutionally protected at school.” The district’s statement went on to talk about […]

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    Suspect in Metro Officers’ Murders Waives Preliminary Hearing

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The man charged with murdering two Des Moines-area police officers has waived his preliminary hearing. Scott Greene, 46, had been scheduled to appear in Polk County Court for a preliminary hearing on November 14th but online court records show the hearing has been waived. Greene is accused of ambushing Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Police Sgt. Tony Beminio in the early morning hours of Nov. 2nd. Each officer was in their own patrol […]

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    Police Use ‘Pit Maneuver’ to End Early Morning Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One person was taken into custody early Wednesday morning following a police chase. Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says the chase started at E 11th and Walker around 4:30 a.m. The driver, 21-year-old Jesse DeJonge had active warrants out for his arrest and fled from police. Officers used a pit maneuver to disable the vehicle and were able to stop the chase at SE 18th and East MLK. DeJonge was taken into custody and faces […]

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    Gronstal Ousted, Republicans Gain Control of State Senate

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The big news out of Iowa’s Statehouse is a major shift in power. The State Senate will now be controlled by Republicans after they picked up a few seats. There are 29 Republicans, 19 Democrats, one independent and one seat open due to the death of a senator. An election for the seat is being held later but is expected to go to a Democrat. Another big development is the ousting of former Senate Majority Leader […]

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    Funeral Service Held for Slain Urbandale Police Officer

    ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa — Funeral services for fallen Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin are being conducted in his hometown of Rockwell City Tuesday. Officer Martin had only been with the Urbandale Police Department for a year when officials say he was gunned down in an ambush attack by Scott Greene on Nov. 2. Des Moines police officer Sgt. Tony Beminio was also murdered by Greene that morning. He was laid to rest Monday. The funeral service for Officer Martin was held […]

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    Police: Father Caused Two-Month-Old’s Severe Head Trauma

    TIPTON, Iowa – An eastern Iowa father is accused of harming his two-month old child. Zachary Hayes was arrested Monday and charged with one count of multiple acts of child endangerment. It is a Class B felony that carries a maximum prison sentence of 50 years. Tipton Police say Hayes’ child was transferred from Tipton to University of Iowa Hospitals on July 24th after suffering severe head trauma. Police worked with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Cedar County Attorney’s […]

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    Iowa Senate Races Could Mean Shift in Balance of Power

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Channel 13’s Political Director Dave Price takes a look at how the Iowa Senate race could sort-out during Tuesday’s election and why it could mean a change in power at the Statehouse.

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