I am the multimedia producer for WHO-TV. Originally from Bartlett, IL, a suburb of Chicago, I came to Des Moines to attend Drake University. I joined the WHO team in July of 2012 and I am responsible for posting stories and video to the web and updating social media accounts.

Recent Articles
  • LEVIN TRIAL: Interrogation Tapes Played

    Day three of the murder trial against an Early man accused of killing his mother and kidnapping another woman was jam packed. During the morning testimony prosecutors focused on the third degree kidnapping charge against 21-year-old Kirk Levin. They played the initial police interrogation after Levin was arrested in January. The prosecution tried to show the jury that Levin intended to commit a sexual act against Jessica Vega when he allegedly kidnapped her. In the tape Levin admits that he […]

  • PEDESTRIAN HIT: Woman Sent To Hospital

    A pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car Wednesday morning in downtown Des Moines. Police say around 10:15 a.m. a driver hit a pedestrian crossing the street at Second Avenue and Grand Avenue. Authorities say the driver didn’t see the woman crossing the street. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital by ambulance with a lower leg injury. Police are still trying to determine who is at fault in the incident.

  • CREDIT FRAUD: Thousands Charged To Zoo Credit Card

    Des Moines Police are trying to determine who charged thousands of dollars to a Blank Park Zoo credit card. Zoo officials tell police someone used their Sam’s Club card to make charges of about $20,000. The charges were all made in the Chicago area between May 21 – 26. The fraud was discovered and reported to police Tuesday. At this point police say there are no suspects.

  • VENUE CHANGE: Nitefall On The River Will Go On

    Organizers of Des Moines’ summer concert series won’t let a little water put a damper on their plans. The Nitefall on the River Concert will feature folk-rock band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Wednesday night. The band was supposed to play at Simon Estes Amphitheater, but due to flooding the band will play on the Walnut Street Bridge instead. Organizer say the show will go on rain or shine. You can enter on the west side of the bridge […]

  • ROAD REOPENED: I-80 Westbound Near De Soto

    A tanker truck lost control on Interstate-80 near De Soto spilling hot tar all over the road. The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, causing the Iowa State Patrol to close both westbound lanes on the bridge over the Raccoon River while the accident was cleaned up. Officials say the driver may have experienced a medical problem causing him to lose control hit the guard rail and flip the truck on it’s side. He was taken to the hospital. His […]

  • BACK IN CUSTODY: Inmate Found In Newton

    A Jasper County inmate is back in police custody Wednesday morning after escaping Tuesday afternoon. Shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday 28-year-old Lindy Henry escaped custody while being treated at Skiff Medical Center. She was being held in the Jasper County Jail on a probation violation for several previous convictions. Around 9:40 p.m. last night, officials say a homeowner called police, saying Henry was in the backyard. Henry was taken back into custody and will likely face additional charges for escaping.

  • BYE FLOPPY: Museum Exhibit To Close

    After more than two decades at the State Historical Museum a popular character exhibit will be retired. The museum has decided to makes some changes that require removing the Floppy Exhibit. They will replace the 21-year-old exhibit on June 9 and use the space for a new exhibit focusing on the history of RAGBRAI. Duane Ellett and Floppy appeared on WHO-TV from 1957 to 1987.  Many in WHO’s viewing area would remember beeping Floppy’s nose and asking Floppy “why the […]

  • ALERT CANCELLED: Two Children Found Safe

    The Amber Alert for two missing children was cancelled less than two hours after it was issued Tuesday night. Authorities say 1-month-old Lawson Gualazzi and 4-year-old Parker Labrie were allegedly taken by their mother 30-year-old Cari Ann Eich from a home in rural Onawa Tuesday afternoon. Police believed Eich was heavily under the influence of meth and issued an Amber Alert for the children around 6:30 p.m. Authorities spotted Eich’s pick-up truck near Fremont, Nebraska shortly after 8 p.m. Both […]

  • AMBER ALERT: Two Children Abducted

    The Department of Public Safety has issued an amber alert for two children out of Onawa in western Iowa. Authorities are on the lookout for Lawson Gualazzi and Parker Labrie. Lawson is a 1-month-old white child with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue sleeper. Parker is 4-years-old with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans. Authorities say the two were abducted by Cari Ann Eich a 30-year-old white female […]

  • STILL CLOSED: Too Much Water At Gray’s Lake

    Crews had hoped to re-open Gray’s Lake on Tuesday, but standing water changed their plans. Water from the Raccoon River is still covering parts of the trail and it is dropping much slower than it came up. Parks and Recreation Director Ben Page says there’s no promises it will even be open this weekend, they are taking it day-by-day There is also water in one of the parking lots and in the rental area. “So far no significant damage, just […]

  • FOOTBALL SCHEDULES: Cy-Hawk Showdown Under The Lights

    Both University of Iowa and Iowa State have announced the kick-off times for their first few games of the season, including the Cy-Hawk Showdown. The annual Iowa-Iowa State match-up will take place under the lights this year. The nationally televised game will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 in Ames. The first 5 games for the Hawkeyes are as follows: Sept. 14 at Iowa State, 5 p.m., FS1 Sept. 28 at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Oct. 5 vs […]

  • NEW APPOINTEES: Iowa Board Of Regents

    The Iowa Board of Regents learned the names of two potential new members on Tuesday. Governor Branstad named former state Senator Larry McKibben of Marshalltown and construction business owner Milt Dakovich of Waterloo as his appointees to the board. The move comes after his two previous appointees, Craig Lang and Robert Cramer failed to win approval from the Iowa Senate in April. Branstad says he selected McKibben due to his legislative expertise and Dakovich for his construction background. The men […]