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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    More Arrests in Second Prostitution Sting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say another prostitution sting in the metro has yielded arrests. The latest sting was held Wednesday and at least five people were arrested. Thirty-five-year-old Ricardo Castllanos, 35-year-old Edu Aragon-Hernandez, 52-year-old Vernon Welker, 21-year-old Aireona Little, and 45-year-old Joseph Tanksley have all been charged with prostitution. Earlier this week the Des Moines Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked together on a prostitution sting where 20 arrests were made. It happened Tuesday […]

  • Former Texas governor Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair. (WHO-HD)

    Perry Draws Comparisons Between Texas Hometown and Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidates are trying to pick up support at the Iowa State Fair and Wednesday morning it was Rick Perry’s turn. The former Texas governor stopped by the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox to address Iowans. He told supporters the country’s best days are just a few policy and leadership changes away. Perry said those changes should include a stronger military and better border security. Perry told fairgoers that his travels across Iowa reminded him of his […]

  • WHO-HD

    Arrest Made Following Cedar Rapids Chase

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Cedar Rapids woman was taken into custody Tuesday night after a police chase. According to KWWL, a Linn County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop the vehicle 39-year-old Melissa Bidwell was driving Tuesday night after receiving a report of a suspicious person in the 7500 block of 42nd Street NE. Bidwell refused to stop and sped away from the deputy, pulling on to I-380. The pursuit ended when she pulled into the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room […]

  • Donald Allbee

    Arrest Made Following Fort Dodge Chase

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A Fort Dodge man was taken into custody Monday night after leading police on a chase. Police officers received a tip around 10:00 p.m. that 58-year-old Donald Allbee, who was wanted on a parole violation, was at 131 N 8th Street. When officers arrived they saw Allbee get into a car try to leave the area. Allbee led them on a short chase that ended in the 100 block of 11th St. NW when Allbee’s vehicle […]

  • Child on bike struck by car on SE 14th Street. (WHO-HD)

    Teen Riding Bike Struck by Car on SE 14th Street

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A teen riding a bike early Tuesday morning was hit by a car while trying to cross the street on Des Moines’ southeast side. Des Moines police were called to the intersection of SE 14th Street and King Avenue around 6:12 a.m. on a report of a vehicle striking a bicycle. Police say two juveniles were riding their bikes and trying to cross SE 14th from King when one was hit by a car. The victim, who police say […]

  • Officer Injured While Struggling with Domestic Abuse Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines police officer was injured Monday morning while trying to take a man into custody. Police say they were called to a domestic incident at the Radio City Mobile Home Park at 3848 E. 14th Street around 10:45 a.m. While Officer Chris Huffman was escorting Jezreal Soto Velazquez outside of his home, he resisted arrest and tried to get away. During the scuffle, Huffman suffered a severely sprained wrist. He was taken to a local hospital […]

  • Capture

    Three People Injured Sunday in Fort Dodge Shooting

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Fort Dodge police are investigating a shooting that injured three people Sunday night. Police say they were called to the 1400 block of 4th Ave. South around 8:13 p.m. Sunday on a report of a man with a shotgun. Before they arrived more calls came in about a shooting in the area. When officers arrived on scene witnesses told them the person who had been shot was dropped off at the Unity Point Emergency Room.  They […]

  • power winter

    MidAmerican Power Restored in Clive, West Des Moines, Waukee

    CLIVE, Iowa — Thousands of MidAmerican Energy customers in Clive, West Des Moines, and Waukee were without power Monday. The power outage began at 9:40 a.m., but was officially restored by 12:40 p.m. It was caused by a piece of equipment in a substation that needed repaired. The north boundary of the outage was the 13000 block of Summit Drive in Clive, the south boundary was the 4500 block of South Jordan Creek, the east boundary was the 6000 block of […]

  • Austin Murray

    Story City Man Accused of Sexually Abusing 11-Year-Old

    NEVADA, Iowa — A Story City man is facing sexual abuse charges for allegedly having inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old. Eighteen-year-old Austin Murray is charged with second degree sexual abuse and lascivious acts with a minor. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says the charges stem from alleged abuse that happened in early August. Officials say Murray was acquainted with the victim. A family member of the victim contacted the sheriff’s office about the alleged abuse on August 15th. Murray is being […]

  • Fatal crash in Story County. (WHO-HD)

    One Person Killed in Story County Accident

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa — A Maxwell man was killed early Friday morning in a crash in rural Story County. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says a 15-year-old driving on a school permit was headed westbound on 305th Street shortly after 6:00 a.m. when his vehicle collided with a vehicle headed southbound on 660th Avenue. Officials say 33-year-old Jacob Myers, who was driving the second vehicle, died at the scene. The Sheriff’s Office says the intersection is uncontrolled but the teen […]

  • Asa Bruss

    Arrest Made in Warren County Camp Sexual Abuse Case

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — An employee of a camp in Warren County has been arrested in connection with a sexual abuse case. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Asa Bruss, of Cedar Falls, is charged with four counts of third degree sexual abuse. He was taken into custody Thursday. The arrest was the result of an investigation into a report of sexual abuse at Camp Wesley Woods, which is south of Indianola, on July 31st. Officials say an 18-year-old […]

  • Two Killed When RV T-Bones SUV in Warren County

    MEDORA, Iowa — Two people were killed when an RV hit an SUV in Warren County Wednesday morning. The accident happened just before 9 a.m. in Medora at the intersection of Highway 69 and Highway G-76. Warren County Sheriff Brian Vos says an RV with a trailer traveling westbound on G-76 t-boned an SUV traveling north on Highway 69. Four people were in the SUV and officials say an adult and a juvenile were pronounced dead at the scene. The […]


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