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
  • Government to End Policy that Let Legal Pot Flourish

    WASHINGTON – In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the drug is still illegal under federal law, creating a conflict between federal and state law. The main Justice Department memo addressing the issue, known as the […]

  • Chase Suspect Caught After Police Follow Footprints in Snow

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Fresh snow helped police catch a suspect who led them on a short chase Wednesday night. It all began when Des Moines police attempted to pull over 42-year-old Randy Ninemires on Merle Hay Road a little after 6:00 p.m. Ninemires refused to pull over and leapt from the car as it was still running. The vehicle crashed into a retaining wall in front of the Chick-fil-a near Madison Avenue He ran away but officers were able […]

  • Boil Advisory Issued for Kellogg Following Water Main Break

    KELLOGG, Iowa – A boil advisory has been issued for Kellogg in Jasper County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a small water main broke Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of High Street. The resulting loss of water pressure could have allowed bacteria to enter the water system. Officials have completed the repairs but are advising residents to boil any water that will be used for consumption. Water needs to be boiled for one minute to kill bacteria […]

  • Life Sentence Handed Down in Deadly Beaverdale Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines man found guilty of first degree murder in December was sentenced Tuesday at the Polk County Courthouse. Twenty-six-year-old Larry Ratliff Jr. was given a mandatory life sentence in the 2017 murder of Antonio Quinn. Quinn was shot to death during a botched drug deal in the 2800 block of Beaver Avenue. Another man, Michael James Jr, was also injured in the shooting. A jury convicted Ratliff in December of first degree murder, willful injury causing […]

  • Photo Gallery: Gorgeous Sun Dogs

      The sun dogs were barking this morning during sunrise! Check out the amazing photos viewers sent us that show off the beauty brought on by ice crystals in the atmosphere. Submit your own photos below!

  • Police: Car Theft Victim Used Tracks in Snow to Find Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa — There’s a happy ending for a Des Moines man whose car was stolen when he left it running to warm up Tuesday night. Police say Jake Marshall went outside his residence in the 2600 block of Cottage Grove around 9:15 p.m. to start his car. Just as Marshall was going back inside, another family member told him his car was being stolen. Using another vehicle, Marshall was able to track the thief using the fresh tire […]

  • Police: Thieves Targeting Vehicles Left Running to Warm Up

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The extreme cold is creating an opportunity for car thieves in Des Moines – one Des Moines Police hope people will be able to stop. Police say people who are leaving their vehicles running while unattended – in an attempt to warm them up – are making it easy for criminals. Between the start of the new year and 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, the Des Moines Police Department says 10 vehicles have been reported stolen. Of those […]

  • Slick Conditions Cause 11-Vehicle Crash on Des Moines River Bridge

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Emergency crews were called out Tuesday morning to a multi-vehicle accident on the I-235 bridge over the Des Moines River. The accident happened in the westbound lanes around 6:00 a.m. Des Moines Police say it involved 11 vehicles but there was only one minor injury reported. All lanes of traffic were re-opened around 8:00 a.m. but traffic remains slow in the area. On-ramps to the interstate near the accident were closed while traffic was at a […]

  • Trump Commutes Prison Sentence for Former Iowa Agriprocessors CEO

    WASHINGTON D.C. – The former CEO of a Kosher meat-processing company in northeast Iowa has had his prison sentence commuted by President Donald Trump. Sholom Rubashkin, 57, was convicted on several bank fraud charges following an immigration raid at the Postville Agriprocessors plant in 2008. He was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for his role in creating fake documents in order to obtain bank loans. Attorneys for Rubashkin filed several appeals, even asking the U.S. Supreme Court to […]

  • NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Shoots at Masked Burglars

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing, fired shots at three people who were attempting to break into his home, according to WGHP. On Sunday night, Childress heard a crash at a door on the lower level of his home, according to authorities. Childress armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate. He fired shots at three suspects, the sheriff’s office said. A window glass beside a door knob on the lower level of the […]

  • Two Arrested After Stolen Gun Used in Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two people were arrested Wednesday night after police say they used a stolen gun during a robbery. Des Moines police say Cole Rothmeyer and David Gomez robbed three people sitting in a car in the 1300 block of 13th Place around 8:39 p.m. Rothmeyer pointed a silver revolver at the head of one of the victims and Gomez demanded money and property from the victims. The suspects got away with two cell phones and ran into […]

  • House Offers Short-Term Funding for Children’s Health Insurance

    The House wants to inject nearly $3 billion into the Children’s Health Insurance Program to keep it funded through March. The money would be included in a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government open. Though CHIP is popular on both sides of the political aisle, its funding ended on Sept. 30, and Congress has failed to reauthorize it. States have started warning that children will lose their coverage if lawmakers don’t act fast. Parents have been pleading with […]