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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  • Complaints Have West Des Moines, Des Moines Considering Fireworks Ban

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two metro city councils are discussing possible changes to consumer fireworks ordinances Monday. Des Moines and West Des Moines’ current ordinances allow for fireworks to be set off only between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on July 4th. Now, after receiving hundreds of complaints the cities are looking to make changes. West Des Moines’ City Council will discuss a proposal at its Monday night meeting to ban the use of consumer fireworks altogether. […]

  • Arraignment Next Week for Suspect in Jessica Gomez Murder

    WEBSTER COUNTY, Iowa – An Iowa woman charged with murder in the death of her friend is scheduled to be in court next week. Twenty-six-year-old Mackenzie Knigge, of Clare, is charged with first degree murder in the death of Jessica Gomez of Fort Dodge. She was extradited back to Iowa from Indiana earlier this month to face the charge. Knigge’s arraignment has been scheduled for September 25th at the Webster County Courthouse. Also charged with murder in the case is […]

  • Fort Dodge Murder Suspect in Polk County Jail

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A man charged with murder in Fort Dodge was booked into the Polk County Jail Monday morning. Twenty-seven-year-old Levi Gibbs was booked into the jail at 5:36 a.m. He is charged with first degree murder in the death of Shane Wessels. Wessels was shot to death on September 3rd. His body was found in the roadway at the intersection of 10th Ave.  SW and 10th St. SW. A makeshift memorial marks the spot where he was […]

  • Teen Wanted in Johnston, Des Moines Armed Robberies Arrested

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A teen wanted in connection with armed robberies in Johnston and Des Moines was taken into custody early Thursday morning. Seventeen-year-old James Henderson was arrested around 1:00 a.m. at the Motel 6 on Fleur Drive. Police say he was wanted on four robbery warrants out of Des Moines and one robbery warrant out of Johnston. He is also facing a charge of second degree kidnapping but police were not immediately able to release details pertaining to […]

  • Nevada Public Safety Officials Work Together on ‘Unusual’ Rescue

    NEVADA, Iowa – The Public Safety Department in Nevada had a unique rescue Wednesday after receiving a call from some worried neighbors. The Nevada Fire Department posted about the incident on its Facebook page, detailing how Community Service Officer Kali Warner and Fire Chief Ray Reynolds worked together to free a…wait for it…raccoon. The furry and feisty creature had become stuck while trying to climb out of a root ball at the base of a tree. Neighbors in the 1400 […]

  • Noisy Trail Users Prompt High Trestle Trail Bridge Lights to be Shut Off Early

    BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — One of the most popular trail destinations in the state will soon lose some of its illumination. The striking LED lighting on the High Trestle Trail Bridge near Madrid will be going dark earlier at night due to complaints. Boone County Conservation says it has received numerous complaints about trail users making “excessive noise late at night.” To combat the situation, the lights will now be turned off at 10:30 p.m. starting September 25th. Boone County […]

  • Judge: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Doesn’t Apply in Sera Alexander Murder Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman charged with first degree murder in the death of her stepfather will not be able to rely on Iowa’s “stand your ground” law as a defense. The judge in the murder case of Sera Alexander issued his ruling Tuesday on the matter. Alexander claims the “stand your ground” legislation that was signed  by Gov. Terry Branstad on April 13, 2017, but didn’t take effect until July 1st, 2017, should retroactively apply to […]

  • Officials Confirm Black Bear Sighting in Poweshiek County

    POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa – Officials say a black bear has been spotted in the wild near Montezuma. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer John Steinbach tells Channel 13 he was among the officers called about the sighting Tuesday night. Steinbach says a bystander called in the sighting about three or four miles north of Barnes City. He and two deputies from the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene around 6:30 p.m. and Steinbach says one of the […]

  • Police: Attempted Murder Suspect Caused ‘Significant Injuries’ with Knife

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – A Fort Dodge man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder, after police say he assaulted two women with a knife. Forty-six-year-old Mark Poppen is also charged with willful injury in the incident. The Fort Dodge Police Department says officers were called just before 9:30 Tuesday night to an address in the 3100 block of 9th Ave. South. When they arrived officers found two women with significant injuries that had been inflicted using a knife. The […]

  • More Details Released in Webster County Murder; One Suspect Back in Iowa

    WEBSTER COUNTY, Iowa — One of the people accused of killing a Webster County woman has been extradited back to Iowa to face charges in the case. Twenty-six-year-old Mackenzie Knigge was brought back to Iowa from Indiana last week to face a murder charge in the death of 26-year-old Jessica Gomez. Twenty-five-year-old Phillip Williams of Lafayette, Indiana is also charged with murder in the case. The criminal complaint in the case says Webster County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Knigge’s […]

  • Bondurant Girl Passes Away After Battle with Cancer

    BONDURANT, Iowa – After a brave fight against cancer, 11-year-old Ava Hutchinson passed away Monday. Ava won her first battle with cancer in 2009, but in 2016 during a check-up she was diagnosed with high-grade Glioma. The oncologist told Ava’s parents the cancer was incurable but treatment could ease her pain. Ava’s parents both decided to take leave from work to spend time with their daughters. Several fundraisers have been held in the Bondurant community to help the family during […]