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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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  • Fire causes major damage to Waukee home. (WHO-HD)

    No One Injured in Morning Waukee House Fire

    WAUKEE, Iowa — A mother and two children escaped their Waukee home safely after a fire started early Monday morning. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. at 583 Spyglass Lane. Officials say it appears the fire began in the garage. “At this point we’ve put salvage covers on the inside…so a lot of their possessions should be able to be saved…obviously there was a lot of smoke and water damage…but the possessions should be out…so most of the living […]

  • Jeff Kamm, Highway 169 between Ogden and Perry

    PHOTO GALLERY: Storm Clouds Gather

  • Lost wedding ring returned to RAGBRAI rider. (Courtesy: @TrooperDinkla)

    Social Media Helps Reunite RAGBRAI Rider with Lost Wedding Ring

    PARKERSBURG, Iowa – A viral push to help reunite a RAGBRAI rider with his lost wedding ring is a success. The Iowa State Patrol says through the help of social media, they’ve identified a man who lost his wedding ring Wednesday just outside of Parkersburg near the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 57, State Troopers helped him look for it for a while, but the rider had to take off to get to the next town. Troopers discovered the titanium […]

  • Bike lane. (WHO-HD)

    POLL: Do you think bike lanes are a positive addition to a city?

  • Police Investigating Robbery Tied to Craigslist

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating a report of a robbery in the parking lot of a Des Moines library that appears to be linked with Craigslist. The incident happened Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. at the Forest Library at 1400 Forest Avenue. The robbery victim told police he was meeting someone there to sell them shoes he had listed on Craigslist. The man went to the location with two friends and while he was waiting for the buyer two […]

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    Iowa Toddler Dies After Being Found Unresponsive in Pool

    JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa – A toddler pulled from a swimming pool in Jackson County Monday has now died. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says 1 ½-year-old Nxy Jones died Tuesday at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Jones was unresponsive after being found in a swimming pool Monday. The babysitter called 911 and performed CPR until first responders arrived to transport the little girl to Jackson County Regional Health Center. She was then airlifted to University of Iowa Hospital. An […]

  • Flag flown at half-staff at Pleasant Hill gym. (WHO-HD)

    Gym Owner Honors Military Members Killed in Chattanooga Shooting

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — A local business owner is lowering his American flag to half-staff even though the White House hasn’t given the order. The owner of Orange Planet Fitness Center in Pleasant Hill says he wants to honor the four fallen Marines and one fallen Sailor who were killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, with or without the president telling him to. “I wanted to keep the five guys in the forefront.  And I think it’s sad that I looked […]

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    Iowa’s June Unemployment Rate Decreases

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s unemployment rate has made another decline. According to Iowa Workforce Development, June’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 3.7-percent from May’s 3.8-percent. IWD Director Beth Townsend says, “As the low unemployment trend continues, encouraging gains are being seen in the retail sector; the business establishment survey added 3,000 retail jobs this month. Since June of 2014, the state’s unemployment rate has dropped seven-tenths of a percentage point. Nationally, the unemployment rate also […]

  • Gov. John Kasich of Ohio. (WHO-HD)

    Kasich to Announce Presidential Candidacy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Governor John Kasich is expected to officially announce he’s running for president Tuesday. Kasich will be the 16th Republican to enter the race for the Republican nomination. While in Iowa campaigning in June, Kasich hinted at the run during a taping of The Insiders with Dave Price. During his Iowa visit he made stops in Des Moines and Council Bluffs. Kasich plans to make his announcement during a rally at his alma mater, Ohio State University, […]

  • Eddie Tipton (WHO-HD)

    Jury Reaches Verdict in Hot Lotto Fraud Trial

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Polk County jury has reached a verdict in the case of a former Iowa Lottery vendor accused of rigging a Hot Lotto drawing in 2010. Eddie Tipton is charged with two counts of fraud. Prosecutors say he used his knowledge of lottery computer systems to fix a $16 million jackpot drawing. The defense says prosecutors haven’t proved Tipton was even in the state at the time the ticket was drawn. The jury began deliberating Friday […]

  • Amur tiger Goldy. (Blank Park Zoo)

    Illness Forces Blank Park Zoo to Euthanize Tiger

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Blank Park Zoo says an age related illness forced led them to humanely euthanize Amur tiger Goldy after her quality of life deteriorated. Goldy was an 18-year-old female who had been at the zoo since 1999. She was born at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha in 1997. “Goldy was a great ambassador for a species that will likely go extinct in the wild without major conservation effort,” said zoo CEO Mark Vukovich. “She will […]

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    WATCH: Police Officer Run Over During Traffic Stop

    ORLANDO, Florida — An Orlando Police Department officer was run over by a car during a traffic stop Monday. According to a video posted to YouTube by the department, Officer William Anderson made a traffic stop around 2:45 a.m. and a passenger in the vehicle ran from the car. As Anderson came around the front of the car the driver accelerated and hit Anderson, who fired his gun at the car. Anderson was admitted to the hospital for treatment but […]

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