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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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  • Suspect in east side standoff surrenders to authorities. (WHO-HD)

    Standoff Ends Peacefully on Des Moines’ East Side

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A 10-hour standoff with a man police say may be connected to a shooting in Des Moines ended peacefully Wednesday morning. The standoff ended just around 6:20 a.m. when three people exited the home at 2318 E. 39th Street. Officers searched the home to make sure no one else was inside. The situation began just before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at 2318 E. 39th Street when federal agents tried to serve warrants on drug and parole violations to Bobby Lee […]

  • West Des Moines Principal Resigns, Auditor’s Report Says She Misspent District Funds

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A special investigation by the State Auditor’s Office has found a West Des Moines elementary school principal used the district’s procurement card to make more than $11,000 in purchases for personal use. The district called for an investigation into the use of the procurement cards because of concerns over the use of them by Western Hills Elementary Principal Beth Thornton. Thornton submitted her resignation on April 27th and it was accepted that day. Because of […]

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    State Fair Butter Sculpture to Honor ‘Monopoly’ 80th Anniversary

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The subject of the butter sculpture for 2015’s Iowa State Fair has been revealed and it’s a family game-night favorite. Butter sculptor Sarah Pratt will help commemorate the 80th anniversary of the board game Monopoly. The sculpture will feature all your favorite game pieces along with Rick Uncle Pennybags. Pratt will also create the customary Butter Cow for display in the Agriculture Building. Previous years’ butter sculptures include tributes to ‘Field of Dreams’, Olympian Shawn Johnson, […]

  • Beautiful Moon tonight due to the wildfires out West. (Denise Michael)

    Photo Gallery: Smokey Sun & Moon

    Smoke from wildfires in Canada, brought to Iowa on the jet stream, caused an interesting visual effect Monday on the sun and moon. Check out photos submitted by our viewers.

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    Flood-Related Road Closures

    DES MOINES, IOWA — Flooding is impacting several central Iowa communities and forcing road closures. Take a look at the list to see whether you’ll have to make a detour: Des Moines Road and Trail Closures George Flagg – Fleur Drive to Park Avenue SW 30th Street from George Flagg Parkway to Bell Avenue E. Border Street at the North River West Des Moines Walnut Woods Drive from S. 11th Street to S. 42 Street

  • Arrest Made in Weekend Eagle Grove Stabbing

    EAGLE GROVE, Iowa — A Goldfield man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Eagle Grove over the weekend. Police were called to the 400 block of North Iowa Avenue Saturday morning at 4:22 on a man suffering lacerations to his leg. When they arrived they learned the man had been stabbed. With the help of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, police identified the suspect as 33-year-old Evan Calo. He was taken into custody and faces a […]

  • Officials block Fleur Drive in Des Moines, Iowa (MATT BAKER/WHO-HD)

    River Levels Drop, Fleur Drive Reopened

    DES MOINES, Iowa — City crews reopened Fleur Drive Monday afternoon. Fleur Drive, between Bell and MLK Jr. Parkway, had been closed since Thursday of last week because of flooding. The Raccoon River at Fleur topped the flood stage of 12 feet on Thursday and reached a crest of 21.54 feet Friday. The Raccoon River level is currently 12.4 feet, just over flood stage. Gray’s Lake Park remains closed because of the flooding but the city is asking for volunteers to help […]

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    Iowa’s ‘Sweet’ Harvest is Almost Ready

    CARLISLE, Iowa — An Iowa summer favorite will soon be ready to harvest and enjoy. Workers at Pennick Sweet Corn in Carlisle will begin picking ears Wednesday morning. Sweet corn will be available at their stand at Highway 65/69 & Scotchridge Road in Carlise the same day. They’ll also be selling corn at the Valley Junction Farmer’s Market in West Des Moines Thursday night. Ron Deardorff at Deardorff Sweetcorn in Adel says his crop won’t be ready to be picked […]

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    Olivia Munn Shows Off Sword Fighting Skills, Boyfriend Aaron Rodgers…Not So Much

    Learned some new tricks… A video posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Jun 28, 2015 at 2:35pm PDT Actress Olivia Munn is showing off her sword skills and it looks like her boyfriend, NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, just can’t keep up. We know who would win in a sword fight. Munn is preparing for her role as Betsy Braddock/Psylocke in the upcoming X-Men: Apocolypse.

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    One Person Injured in Trench Collapse in Story City

    STORY CITY, Iowa — Emergency crews are responding to a report of a trench collapse that injured one person in Story City. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at 9:53 a.m. near Bethany Manor at 212 Lafayette Avenue in Story City. One person was trapped in the trench. An air ambulance was called in. However, the victim was transported by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

  • 63rd St / Grand Ave (Courtesy: Justin Rogers)

    PHOTO GALLERY: Flooding Caused by Heavy Rain

    Related PHOTO GALLERY: Flooding Caused by Heavy Rain PHOTO GALLERY: Your Storm Photos REPLAY COVERAGE: Severe Weather Moves Through Iowa City of Des Moines Shutting Down Fleur Drive Flooding-Related Road Closures Record Flooding Expected on Raccoon River WATCH: Aerial Video of West Des Moines Flooding Flooding Closes Area Roads, Impacting Clive Officials Monitoring Possible Flooding Impacts on Interstates 80, 35

  • Officials block Fleur Drive in Des Moines, Iowa (MATT BAKER/WHO-HD)

    City of Des Moines Shuts Down Fleur Drive As Raccoon River Rises

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The city of Des Moines has closed Fleur Drive because of flooding of the Raccoon River. Fleur is closed between Bell and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The Raccoon River is expected to crest Friday  at 23 feet. The record flooding for the area was 26.8 feet in 1993. Related PHOTO GALLERY: Flooding Caused by Heavy Rain PHOTO GALLERY: Your Storm Photos REPLAY COVERAGE: Severe Weather Moves Through Iowa Flooding-Related Road Closures Record Flooding Expected on Raccoon River WATCH: Aerial Video […]

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