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
  • Shooting on Cottage Grove in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Man Shot Twice in Drake Neighborhood

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating an incident Sunday night that resulted in a man being shot twice. Police were called to the 2800 block of Cottage Grove shortly after 11:00 p.m. Sunday on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived they found 41-year-old Charles Shur suffering from two gunshot wounds, one in the chest and one in the leg. Shur told officers two males followed him and a friend home from the Walgreens at 3030 University and […]

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    Woman Charged in Des Moines Double Fatal Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman is facing charges in a crash that killed two people earlier this month. Deanna Gliem, 53, is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated and two counts of vehicular homicide by reckless driving. Gliem was driving her vehicle southbound on Hubbell Avenue around 6:11 p.m. on November 15th when she struck a vehicle turning on to Hubbell from East 37th Street. The driver and passenger of that vehicle, Richard Hummel, […]

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    Hilarious, But Fake, Target Black Friday Ads Going Viral

    Some fake Target Black Friday ads are offering outstanding deals – if you’re into falcons. The ads were created by Jeff Wysaski and posted to his Tumblr page. He also put the ads up at his local Target store. Need 87 copies of Air Bud: Golden Retriever? Or maybe you can’t figure out what to get the hard-to-buy-for Centaur in your life? This ad has you covered. And don’t forget – spend just $75 and you’ll get a falcon free. […]

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    Iowa Hawkeyes Land Regional Cover of Sports Illustrated

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The regional cover of Sports Illustrated’s November 30th issue is featuring the Iowa Hawkeye football team. The 11-0 Hawkeyes take on Nebraska Friday in the Heroes Game, which is the last of the regular season. Iowa earned a trip to the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis on Dec. 5th with a 40-20 win over Purdue last weekend. Let’s hope the Hawkeyes can escape the “cover curse” and it doesn’t turn into a repeat of 2009, when Iowa’s […]

  • Car hits utility poll in 600 block of 35th Street in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    One Killed, One Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into Utility Pole

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One person was killed and another injured when a car slammed into a utility pole Monday morning in Des Moines. It happened at about 8:40 a.m. in the 600 block of 35th Street. Police said witnesses told them the vehicle was traveling southbound on 35th Street at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. Police said Scalicity Perez, also known as Scalicity Boyd, 22, of Des Moines, was killed in the crash. Troy Mure, Jr., 24, of […]

  • Des Moines Police investigate a double homicide in the 4200 block of Hull Avenue on Sunday, November 22, 2015. (WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Man Suspected in Wife’s, Teen Daughter’s Homicides

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a man is in custody after he allegedly shot and killed his wife and daughter. Barney Fraaken, 47, the suspect in the case, is in a local hospital in police custody. He is being treated for self-inflicted injuries. Police were called to the 4200 block of Hull Avenue Sunday night on a shooting. Amy Fraaken, 42, and Amber Fraaken, 16, were found dead. Police said the shootings appear to be related to a […]

  • Iowa State University Athletics Director Jamie Pollard (WHO-HD)

    Pollard on Rhoads: ‘It Just Wasn’t Meant to Be’

    AMES, Iowa — Iowa State Athletics Director Jamie Pollard addressed the press Monday about the firing of football coach Paul Rhoads. Pollard made the respect he has for Rhoads clear but also talked of the expectations for a program with as much talent as Iowa State has. He spoke too of the “classy” way Rhoads and his staff has handled the situation. “Sometimes you can want something more than it wants you. I wanted him to be our coach, he […]

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    Drug Bust in Fort Dodge Yields One Arrest

    FORT DODGE, Iowa –A Fort Dodge man is in the Webster County Jail facing several drug charges. Officers with the Webster County Drug Task Force took 19-year-old Jerique Bryson into custody Friday after executing a search warrant at 2024 5th Ave. N. in Fort Dodge. A large amount of multiple kinds of narcotics were located in the home along with a loaded gun. Bryson is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver Promethazine with Codeine – while […]

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    October’s Unemployment Rate Drops in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s unemployment rate for October dipped slightly. Iowa Workforce Development released its latest numbers Friday, showing October’s rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 3.5-percent from September’s rate of 3.6-percent. “Iowa’s economy continues to improve,” says head of the IWD Beth Townsend. “Total nonfarm employment added jobs for the second consecutive month, and the number of unemployed Iowans continued to trend down.” The U.S. unemployment rate was 5-percent in October.

  • Donald Trump at the Iowa Freedom Summit (WHO-HD/Sam Hoyle)

    Job Creation is Focus of Iowa Forum with Donald Trump

    NEWTON, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in central Iowa Thursday to participate in the final Iowa Forum with Channel 13’s Dave Price. Trump will talk job creation issues during the forum at DMACC’s Newton campus. The forum airs at 4:00 p.m. on Channel 13 and will be streamed live on WHOtv.com and also be available on the 13Now app. All of the tickets for the event have been claimed but seating in an overflow room has been […]

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    Des Moines Woman, Child Killed in Jasper County Crash

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — Two people were killed and another two injured in a one-vehicle crash on I-80 in Jasper County Tuesday. The Iowa State Patrol says a vehicle driven by Bryneisha Watkins, 14,  was traveling westbound at the 169 mile marker when she lost control and rolled the vehicle. Sabrina Watkins, 39, and Nataija Watkins, 11,  were killed in the crash. Bryneisha and Natasha Watkins, 13,  were taken to Iowa Methodist in Des Moines. Their conditions are unknown at this […]

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    Federal Fraud, Arson Indictment for Former Casey City Clerk

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The former city clerk of Casey has been indicted on several federal charges in relation to fraud and a fire that destroyed a city-owned building. Dorothy Dillinger is charged with five counts of mail fraud and one count of malicious use of fire. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa says Dillinger set fire to the Casey Community Building, which was the home of the City Clerk’s Office on August 19th, 2014. The […]


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