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
  • Sera Alexander’s Murder Trial Moved to December

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The trial for a woman accused of killing her stepfather has been moved to later this year. Online court records filed last week show Sera Alexander’s first-degree murder trial has been re-scheduled for December 4th. She had originally been set to go to trial August 28th. Alexander is charged in the May 8th death of 49-year-old Anthony Hartmann. Police say Sera admitted to shooting Anthony when he came to the family home to collect some of […]

  • Medical Crews Respond to Field Workers Sprayed by Crop Duster

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa – Emergency crews are on scene after a crop duster sprayed chemicals on detasslers in a field near Collins Friday morning. Crews were called to an area just about a half mile west of the intersection of 690th Avenue and 330th Street around 7:45 a.m. Officials say a crop dusting plane was spraying chemicals on a field where people were detassling corn and the workers became ill. Officials tell our crew on the scene the workers are […]

  • Armed Suspects Rob Des Moines Git N Go

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A convenience store on the southeast side of Des Moines was robbed Thursday night. Police were called to the Git N Go at 2140 E Park Ave. around 11:51 p.m. Police say two suspects entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerk, who was mopping up, and demanded money. While the clerk was trying to open the safe one of the suspects hit him in the back of the head with the gun. The […]

  • Police: Woman Stabbed in Neck with Barbecue Fork

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating a stabbing that happened Thursday night on Des Moines’ southeast side but say the victim isn’t cooperating. Officers were called to the 3100 block of SE 19th Street just after 9:30 p.m. on a report of a woman who had been stabbed in the neck. When they arrived, police learned there was a dispute between two women in the parking lot of the apartments, and one of the women had been stabbed in […]

  • Teen Killed in Bussey ATV Accident

    BUSSEY, Iowa – A teenager was killed in an ATV crash Wednesday in Marion County. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened just after 6:00 p.m. on a private trail within the Bussey city limits. The four-wheeler was traveling south on the trail when it collided with a tree. Authorities say the driver struck the tree with his head, which caused severe injury resulting in his death. The name of the driver has not been released but officials say […]

  • Arrest Made After Pit Bull Stabbed with Pocket Knife

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – A Des Moines man was arrested after police say he stabbed a pit bull, causing serious injuries. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Michael Mitchell is charged with animal abuse an aggravated misdemeanor. Officials say Mitchell was at a residence in the 4000 block of NE 45th Dr. Wednesday, when two dogs in a fenced in area began fighting. After the dogs were separated, officials say Mitchell stabbed a pit-bull mix twice with a pocket […]

  • State Patrol: Vehicle Clocked Doing 125 MPH at East Mix-Master

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol is sharing a photo on Facebook, reminding drivers not to speed, after a vehicle was clocked going 60 miles per hour above the speed limit at the east mix-master in Polk County. The photo was posted to the Iowa State Patrol’s Facebook page Wednesday. It shows the radar displaying 125 miles per hour. The ISP says the incident happened Tuesday. The State Patrol say speed is the leading cause for accidents and […]

  • Stinky Corpse Flower is Finally Blooming

    DES MOINES, Iowa — No more teasing — the corpse flower at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is finally blooming. Overnight, the Titan arum began unfurling and it reached full bloom at some point Tuesday morning. Signs of an impending bloom began showing last week and garden officials had originally thought the flower might unfurl last Thursday. It is the first-known Amorphophallus titanium or Titan arum in Iowa. “The pet name for it was a name that was given […]

  • Trial Dates Rescheduled for Adoptive Parents of Sabrina Ray

    ADEL, Iowa – The trial dates for the adoptive parents of a Perry teen who weighed just 56 pounds at the time of her death have been pushed back. Marc and Misty Ray had been scheduled to go to trial in August in connection with the death of their adoptive daughter 16-year-old Sabrina Ray. They are each charged with four counts of child endangerment resulting in serious injuries, three counts of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person, and one […]

  • Morrow Pleads Guilty in Sandyville Animal Neglect Case

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — A woman accused of neglecting several dogs earlier this year has pleaded guilty in the case. Lindsey Morrow faced five charges each of animal neglect and animal torture along with charges of ongoing criminal conduct, 2nd degree fraudulent practices, and 2nd degree theft. The plea agreement, which was filed Monday morning, has Morrow pleading guilty to three counts of animal neglect resulting in death and 19 counts of animal neglect.  Morrow was sentenced to more than four years […]

  • Hearing Set on Motion to Move Trials for Natalie Finn’s Adoptive Parents

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A hearing date has been set on a motion to change the venue for the trials of two parents charged in connection with the death of their adoptive daughter. Hearings for Nicole Finn and Joseph Finn have been scheduled for August 4th in Polk County. They are each charged with one count of child endangerment resulting in death, three counts of first degree kidnapping, three counts of child endangerment serious injury, and three counts of neglect […]

  • Kansas Woman Killed in Fiery I-80 Accident

    AUDUBON COUNTY, Iowa – A Kansas woman died in a fiery crash early Thursday morning on I-80. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at the off ramp at Exit 57 in Audubon County around 1:44 a.m. A car driven by 33-year-old Petra Warnick of Lenexa, Kansas was traveling westbound. Officials say the car left the roadway at the off ramp, in an area of construction, and went airborne before coming to rest on its side. The vehicle then […]