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I'm a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to 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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    Mall ‘Wildlife Education’ Animals Now in Custody of City

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The city of Des Moines has taken custody of the animals at the “Academy of Wildlife Education” at Merle Hay Mall. Officially, the animals have been placed in the custody of Sgt. Jim Butler, chief humane officer for the Des Moines Police Department. The animals will stay sheltered in place at the mall for now, until plans about where they will go next are finalized. Officials with the Blank Park Zoo and the Animal Rescue League […]

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    Murder Arrest Made in Clive Child’s Death

    CLIVE, Iowa – A  man has been charged with murder in the death of a Clive toddler, authorities announced Wednesday. Joe Lopez, 25, was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He is being held at the Clive Police Department on a $1 million bond. On November 29, Clive Police responded to Blank Children’s Hospital to investigate injuries suffered by a female, under the age of 2. The girl, who lived in an apartment in the 8900 […]

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    Apology from Univ. of Iowa Art Professor Over Controversial Sculpture

    “To The Black Community With My Sincere Apologies: On Friday December 5, 2014 I installed a sculpture piece on Pentacrest, Iowa City. The sculpture was in a modified and altered KKK robe form. I screen printed articles from American newspapers (relating) the horror and violence in racist ideology; the newspaper articles start with Tulsa Race Riot and end with Holocaust Museum Shooting which happened in 2010. The hood on the robe is made of transparent vinyl and again there are […]

  • Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Organizer Talks BaconMania VIII

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The hype and the anticipation continue to build for the 2015 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Tickets for the event, which is themed BaconMania VIII, go on sale this weekend. BaconFest keeps getting bigger and bigger, but that doesn’t mean tickets are getting easier to find. Seventeen-thousand tickets will be available Saturday at 12:13:14 p.m. for the January 31st festival at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Organizer Brooks Reynolds stopped by the Channel 13 News […]

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    Poll: Who watches your child during the day?

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    Girl, 7, Writes Letter to Huffington Post After her Name Appears at Top of ‘Naughty’ List

    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — A Michigan girl is sounding off after her name landed at the top of the Huffington Post Top-20 list of names that most often appear on the naughty list. Seven-year-old Ella Christie says there’s never been coal in her Christmas stocking and has only been it trouble once at school. “I did not like seeing that,” she said. Pointing out her name wasn’t just on the list but at the “very tippy top.” Ella says the list made […]

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    Vote for Favorite Cover Photo of Iowa Travel Guide

    Vote here on your favorite cover shot for next year’s Iowa Travel Guide.

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    Tip Leads to Arrest in Monday Bank Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have made an arrest in a bank robbery that happened Monday. Police say a tip helped them identify 28-year-old Debra Hancock, of Newton, as the woman who robbed the US Bank at 115 E. Euclid in Des Moines Monday afternoon. Detectives say Hancock admitted during questioning that she robbed the bank. Officials recovered the clothing she wore during the robbery and most of the money that was taken. A newly purchased television was […]

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    Fire Causes Significant Damage to Des Moines Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Fire officials say a candle may be to blame for a fire at a Des Moines home Monday night. Fire crews were called to 2137 Des Moines Street shortly after 10:00 p.m. on a fire in the basement. The fire quickly spread to the first floor of the home. Firefighters were able to put the fire out in less than an hour but remained on scene to watch for hot spots. The home is not a […]

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    Man Killed in ATV Accident While Hunting in State Forest

    APPANOOSE COUNTY, Iowa – Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say an elderly man died while hunting deer Monday. An elderly hunter was operating an ATV at Stephens State Forest near Unionville when the ATV overturned. The hunter had been trying to go over a downed log when the ATV rolled over on top of him. Officials are not releasing the man’s name until his family can be notified but do say he had a valid permit to […]

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    Police Release Images of Suspected Bank Robber

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are searching for a woman who robbed a bank Monday afternoon. Police say the US Bank at 115 E. Euclid was robbed at 4:12 p.m. A white female entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding cash. The robber left on foot heading northbound. Police say no weapon was shown. The robber is described as a white female about five-foot-eight and 180 pounds. She was wearing a white fur-trimmed coat, […]

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    Rescue Crews Save Deer from Icy Water at Raccoon River Park

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Firefighters in West Des Moines used their ice rescue skills to save a deer from the icy waters at Raccoon River Park Monday afternoon. They were called out a little after 3:00 p.m. after a witness flagged down a police officer at the park to relay what had happened. The deer was able to work its way back onto the ice, but when firefighters arrived to assist it off the ice it ran away from […]


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