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
  • Name Released of Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Crash

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Iowa – Officials have released the name of a woman killed Wednesday night in a wrong-way crash on Highway 20. The crash happened about four miles west of Rockwell City around 10:30 p.m. The Iowa State Patrol says 37-year-old Deja De Rubio of Albion was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes when her minivan crashed head-on into a westbound SUV. De Rubio was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV, 53-year-old Tony Christensen of Humboldt, […]

  • Police: Online Prostitution Post Led to Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman is behind bars after police say she used a post on a local prostitution website to lure a man to a south side home in order to rob him. Police say the victim and 20-year-old Alanna Teachout agreed to meet at a home in the 3000 block of SE 17th Street Wednesday night. The victim brought cash to the meeting and when he arrived at the home there were three other males […]

  • One Killed, Four Injured in Wrong-Way Highway 20 Crash

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Iowa – One person was killed and four people injured in a wrong-way crash on Highway 20 Wednesday night. The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. about four miles west of Rockwell City. The Iowa State Patrol says a Dodge Caravan was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it hit a westbound GMC Yukon head-on. Both vehicles came to rest in the median. The 37-year-old driver of the Caravan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s name […]

  • Sheriff’s Office: Suspects Robbed, Beat, and Held Grimes Woman at Gunpoint

    GRIMES, Iowa – Two people were arrested Sunday after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says they broke into a Grimes apartment and held a woman at gunpoint, assaulted her, and robbed her. Deputies were called to an apartment in the 1000 block of SE 11th St. in Grimes around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning on report of a possible robbery. Police say the suspects, a woman and a man, left the scene before they arrived but were identified as 34-year-old Danielle […]

  • Charge Reduced in Urbandale Bar Murder, Suspect Seeking Lowered Bond

    URBANDALE, Iowa – A charge of first degree murder has been reduced to second degree murder in the death of a Wisconsin man who died following an assault at an Urbandale bar in January. Online court documents show 48-year-old Rodney Henricksen of Johnston is now charged with second degree murder in the death of Joshua Sadlon of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He had been charged with first degree murder in the January death. Officials say Henricksen punched Sadlon repeatedly in the head […]

  • Police Confirm Creston Family Found Dead in Mexico Condo

    UPDATE: Creston police confirm all four members of the Sharp family have been found dead in their condo in Mexico. No foul play is suspected at this time. Autopsy results are pending. Further updates will be provided as they are made available. PREVIOUS STORY: The Creston Police Department has confirmed that four members of a local family that other family members say are missing in Mexico have been added to a missing persons database. Creston Police also confirmed they are […]

  • 2-Year-Old Boy Diagnosed with Rare ‘vanishing bone’ Disease

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A 2-year-old Michigan boy was being treated for pneumonia when a chest x-ray and CT scan revealed half of the bones in his chest were gone, according to WXMI. “They found that his bones were basically not present,” said Leo’s dad Antonio Aguillon. “So he’s missing about half of his rib cage on the left side as well as the middle bone, which I think is called the sternum.” The diagnosis: Gorham Stout Disease, also referred […]

  • Iowa State Student Arrested Following ‘Concerning’ Statements About AK-47

    AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University student was arrested and charged with harassment earlier this week after another student informed them of “concerning statements” he had made about an AK-47. University police first learned of the statements on March 9th when a student called for a safety escort because she was concerned for her safety after she says Billy Noy made statements on Facebook Messenger about an AK-47 weapon and how it worked. The criminal complaint says Noy wrote, […]

  • Plea Hearing Wednesday for Joseph Finn

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – The adoptive father of a West Des Moines teen who died of cardiac arrest brought on by starvation will be in court Wednesday afternoon for a plea hearing. Forty-seven-year-old Joseph Finn is charged in connection with the 2016 death of 16-year-old Natalie Finn. Details of what the plea entails have not been released. Natalie Finn was found unresponsive and not breathing on the floor of a bedroom in the family’s West Des Moines home in October […]

  • Construction Delayed on Downtown Skyscraper ‘The Fifth’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Construction on a major downtown Des Moines project will be delayed. The first phase of construction on a 39-story skyscraper in downtown named “The Fifth” has been pushed back 12 weeks. The project completion date is now set for May of 2020. Developers say the reason behind the delay is the cost. The new deadlines were approved by the Des Moines City Council Monday night. The project is supposed to include apartments, a hotel, parking garage, […]

  • One Dead in Head-On Crash Near Gilbert

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa – One person was killed in an early morning crash involving two cars on Highway 69 in Story County. The accident happened around 6:10 a.m. Tuesday at Highway 69 and 150th Street about 2 miles north of Gilbert. Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says one vehicle hit another head-on after crossing the center line. One person has been confirmed dead. Another person was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Their condition is […]

  • Iowa’s Best Burger Finalists Announced

    AMES, Iowa – The finalists in the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Best Burger contest have been named. This year’s contest allowed people to nominate restaurants online and out of 9,200 total nominations, more than 700 restaurants received at least one nomination. Those top 10, in alphabetical order are: BurgerFiend, Cedar Rapids Cafe Beaudelaire, Ames The IowaStater Restaurant, Ames Moo’s BBQ, Newton Morgan’s Corner, Ottumwa Rides Bar & Grill, Fort Dodge Robin’s Nest Cafe, Clarinda (formerly Vaughn’s […]