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
  • Flooded street from water main break at 10th and Locust. (WHO-HD)

    Major Water Main Break in Downtown Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A break in a 126-year-old water main in downtown Des Moines is causing problems for businesses and commuters. Des Moines Water Works says the break happened at 10th and Locust and was discovered around 8:30 a.m. Monday. A 12-inch cast iron pipe, which was first installed in 1891, failed. Spokesperson Laura Sarcone says the issue is “pretty big” and water to the area had to be shut down to make repairs. Some businesses and buildings, like the Des Moines Central […]

  • Caleb Wood and Mark York (WHO-HD)

    Nearly 40-Mile Chase Ends When Suspects Run Out of Gas

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Illinois men were arrested after an early morning chase that started in Des Moines and ended near Pleasantville. The Des Moines Police Department says the chase began at SE 5th and Army Post around 1:30 a.m. when an officer attempted to pull over a Ford F-150 truck for an equipment violation. The chase went through Norwalk on Highway 28 south and continued on to Highway 92 east through Indianola. Police say it finally ended when the […]

  • Dustin Mead (WHO-HD)

    Johnston Teacher Placed on Leave Amidst Police Investigation

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – A teacher and coach in the Johnston School District has been placed on leave in connection with a police investigation. A spokesperson for the school district says Dustin Mead, a science teacher and assistant coach for boys soccer at Johnston High School, is on paid administrative leave that began January 18th. The district says it cannot comment on the ongoing investigation but they are cooperating with the Johnston Police Department. Mead’s  biography is still on the district’s website. […]

  • Des Moines Water Works (WHO-HD)

    Supreme Court Rules Against Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit Over Nitrates

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against Des Moines Water Works in its attempt to pursue damage payments from northwest Iowa counties it says allowed polluted water to move from farm fields into the Raccoon River. The court released its ruling Friday morning. Water Works had sued Calhoun, Buena Vista, and Sac counties for letting nitrates from field fertilizer to flow down the Raccoon River, where they had to be removed in an expensive process costing […]

  • Branson Hehnke (WHO-HD)

    Centerville School Employee Faces Sexual Exploitation Charge

    CENTERVILLE, Iowa – A Centerville Community School District employee has been arrested, accused of having sexual contact with a student. The Centerville Police Department says 23-year-old Branson Hehnke, of Mystic, is charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee. Police were contacted Tuesday by the school district about the alleged inappropriate contact. Investigators say sexual contact did happen between Hehnke and a student, but it did not happen on school property. Hehnke was arrested and the charge he faces is […]

  • Eagle finds dinner at Lake Red Rock

    Bald Eagle Found Dismembered in Yellow Banks Park

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking the public for help to find out who killed an American bald eagle at Yellow Banks County Park. The eagle was found near the Des Moines River. It had been shot and had its head and talons removed. The DNR says the incident was reported by a hiker Wednesday. “We don’t have much to go on so we need some help. If anyone saw or heard shots in […]

  • police traffic enforcement

    Special Traffic Enforcement Project Planned Friday in Polk County

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Drivers should be on their best behavior Friday in eastern Polk County. A special traffic enforcement project is being conducted during the morning hours on Friday. It’s been organized by the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. Several central Iowa law enforcement agencies will take part. Officers will be watching out for all traffic violations but will pay extra attention to those speeding and not wearing seatbelts.

  • WHO-HD

    Pipeline Rupture Spills 138,600 Gallons of Diesel in Northern Iowa

    WORTH COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be in Worth County Thursday monitoring conditions after a diesel fuel pipeline ruptured. It happened northeast of Hanlontown Wednesday morning. Officials with the Iowa DNR say the line, which is owned by Magellan Pipeline Company, leaked 138,600 gallons of diesel fuel into a farm field. The DNR says the pooled fuel does not appear to have reached surface waters but emergency crews are working to contain the spill. Workers […]

  • Eddie Tipton (WHO-HD)

    Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Lottery Rigging Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The case of a man who rigged lottery computers in order to win big jackpots is headed to the Iowa Supreme Court. Eddie Tipton was convicted of defrauding the Iowa Lottery back in 2010. While he was the Information Security Director for the Multi-State Lottery Association, Tipton tampered with the computers that are designed to randomly choose the winning jackpot numbers. His crime came to light following an investigation into a winning Hot Lotto ticket for […]

  • WHO-HD

    Monroe Man Found Dead, Pinned Under Tractor

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa – A Monroe man is dead following a tractor rollover Tuesday. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says it was called to 591 Rodeo Ave. in rural Monroe about the accident. When first responders arrived they found the driver pinned under the tractor. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The dead man has been identified as 57-year-old Darrell Lee Peery. An autopsy is being performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny.

  • Katelund Jeffrey and Anthony Dommer (WHO-HD)

    Two Arrested Following Jasper County Manhunt

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa – The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says two people wanted on outstanding warrants were taken into custody Tuesday after a manhunt. Deputies were originally called about 20-year-old Katelund Jeffrey and 26-year-old Anthony Dommer following a car accident just before 8:00 p.m. at W. 52nd St. N and N 19th Ave W. The person who called in the accident said Jeffrey and Dommer were involved in the crash. Both had arrest warrants, Dommer for escape from custody and […]

  • Fire at at Lambirth’s Trucks and Parts in Marion County. (Courtesy: KNIA/KRLS)

    Two People Injured in Marion County Truck Dealership Fire

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa – Fire crews were called out Tuesday night to battle flames at a Marion County business. The Knoxville Fire Chief says his department was called in around 8:10 p.m. to assist with the fire at Lambirth’s Trucks and Parts south of Attica on County Highway G76. Witnesses reported hearing multiple explosions and saw flames coming from the building. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped inside but that person was able to get out before deputies arrived. […]