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
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    Emerald Ash Borer Found on Univ. of Iowa Campus

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The emerald ash borer has been discovered in another eastern Iowa county. Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday the invasive beetle has been found on the University of Iowa Campus in Iowa City. The discovery brings the list of counties in Iowa where the pest has been discovered to 30. “The Iowa City find is a classic example where the woodpeckers are finding the infested trees before people on the ground,” said […]

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    Child Endangerment Case Yields Another Arrest, One Suspect Still Sought

    NEWTON, Iowa — Another arrest has been made in a drug-related child endangerment investigation in Newton and one more person is being sought in the case. Newton police say 23-year-old Eric McDowell was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for felony child endangerment. Police say the arrest stems from a report in October of 2015 of a four-year-old child testing positive for methamphetamine. Two other women were arrested in December in connection to the case. Twenty-nine-year-old Cristy Clark faces three charges […]

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    Police: Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Accident Identified

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — West Des Moines police have released the name of a man hit and killed by a vehicle earlier this week. Police say 69-year-old Richard Carstensen, of West Des Moines, died Monday after he was hit while trying to cross the street in the 7000 block of Ashworth Road. Carstensen was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. Police say there are not traffic control devices or marked crosswalks where the accident occurred and the driver of […]

  • Snow covered road. (WHO-HD)

    REPLAY BLOG: Blowing Snow Causing Slippery Roads Wednesday Morning

    The snow is tapering off but because of strong winds road conditions remain slick Wednesday morning. Keep tabs of weather-related conditions across the state with our live blog.

  • power winter

    Several Communities Dealing with Power Outages

    ANKENY, IOWA — The weather didn’t just affect the roads, high winds knocked out power to several areas in central Iowa. Alliant Energy customers in the Boone area lost power around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Officials say icing of the utility lines and strong winds caused the outage. They hope to have power restored some time Wednesday morning. There were about 400 customers without power as of 6:40 a.m. More than 800 Grundy County Alliant Energy customers lost power at 6:00 a.m. […]

  • Francis Wood, Humboldt

    LIVE BLOG: Winter Storm Targets Iowa

    A major snow storm will affect much of Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday, causing some dangerous conditions for travel. Check out our live blog for the latest information.

  • Hillary Clinton addresses the Des Moines crowd claiming an Iowa Caucus victory (Sam Hoyle/WHO-TV)

    Clinton Takes Democratic Iowa Caucus by Minuscule Margin

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Monday night’s Iowa Caucuses proved to be historical on two fronts. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the Iowa Caucuses, for either party, and the margin of her victory over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the smallest in the event’s history. Early Tuesday morning the Iowa Democratic Party issued a statement giving Clinton a slight edge, having won 4.08 more delegates than Sanders. Those numbers were without one final precinct […]

  • Iowa State Fair (WHO-HD)

    Jeff Dunham Announced as 2016 State Fair Grandstand Act

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Fair has announced another of its Grandstand acts for 2016. Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will perform at the fair on August 18th at 8:00 p.m. Dunham, who has had several Comedy Central specials and his own series, may be best known for some of his characters –  Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, and Walter. Tickets for Dunham’s show go on sale February 13th at 10:00 a.m. Staggered sale dates are being used […]

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    Hardball’s Chris Matthews Talks ‘Unknown Territory’ of Iowa Caucuses

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The host of MSNBC political program Hardball, Chris Matthews, is in Des Moines for the Iowa Caucuses. He spoke with Channel 13’s Josh Nguyen Monday about the “unknown territory” of this caucus cycle and what wins by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders would mean for the presidential race.

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    Get Yourself Ready to Caucus

    DES MOINES, Iowa — If you plan to caucus Monday night there are a few rules you’ll need to follow. You must be 18 or older by Election Day, which is November 8th. You also have to be a registered Republican or Democrat, but you can do that at your caucus location. You’ll want to arrive early if you need to register or change your party affiliation. You have to be in the door ready to go by 7:00 p.m. […]

  • Accident on I-235 near Easton Blvd. (IDOT)

    Multiple Vehicles Involved in I-235 Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An accident involving several vehicles on I-235 in Des Moines caused slow traffic Monday morning. Des Moines police say the accident involved eight vehicles between the East University Avenue exit and Easton Boulevard on eastbound I-235. The Easton exit is closed and the right lane of I-235 is blocked while crews work to clear the scene. You’ll need  to take another route if you planned to use the Easton exit. Police say one person suffered a minor injury.

  • Al Roker (WHO-HD)

    ‘Today Show’ Broadcasts from Des Moines on Caucus Day

    DES MOINES, Iowa –The West End Salvage was the place to be the morning of the caucus. That’s where “The Today Show” broadcast live. A big crowd gathered outside to cheer with signs. Inside, guests got to enjoy a behind the scenes look at the national morning show’s caucus coverage. Megan Peiffer said, “I’m crazy for ‘The Today Show.” Don Short with West End Salvage joked, “It’s just another day at West End Salvage. We just have The Today Show, […]


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