St. Cloud has always been a second home to me. After growing up in the town of Paynesville, I moved to Sartell to begin my college career at St. Cloud State University, majoring in Mass Communications. In my time there I mostly focused on the television side of things, spending most of my time with the campus television station UTVS. While at UTVS I did many roles such as news anchor, reporter and sports anchor for our many live newscasts. I even did play by play for the football and basketball games that we had televised. However, I didn’t just limit myself to television. While putting myself through school I worked with Leighton Broadcasting in their sports department, doing many things behind the scenes and over the air. Upon my graduation from St. Cloud State in 2012, I began to find that first opportunity to enter the broadcast journalism world and to my excitement landed here at WJON as a field reporter/news anchor. I love what I do and can honestly say that I never think of my job as work. While I cover all news in our listening area, my main beats are Waite Park, Sartell and Arts/Entertainment. Feel free to message me for any possible story ideas. Outside of the news room my pastimes include sports, music, hanging with my family and just enjoying the great Minnesota weather.
The Weekender: KringleFest, An Elvis Holiday and More!
Glad tidings and holiday cheer is in full swing this weekend throughout Central Minnesota. You can visit Santa at KringleFest at the Stearns History Museum, sing with Elvis at Pioneer Place, enjoy a holiday parade and family fun in Sauk Rapids and Richmond, and have one last chance to watch GREAT Th…
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The Weekender: It’s A Wonderful Life, Holiday Art Crawl and More!
If you're looking to get your family out of the house this Thanksgiving weekend, there are several fun things you can check out happening around Central Minnesota.
Heartwarming Holiday Classic Comes To Paramount Stage [VIDEO]
A Holiday classic is coming to the Paramount Theatre stage this weekend.
The Weekender: Made In Minnesota, Drinking Habits 2, and More!
There is so much fun happening around Central Minnesota this week for you to check out. You can learn more about Minnesota made products at the Made In Minnesota Expo, sing along with Justin McGuinn (Ploof) at Pioneer Place, enjoy a dinner and a show at the Great Blue Heron with Drinking Habits 2, l…
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As you begin planning your Christmas cards it's important not forget to include your four-legged family members.
The Weekender: Granite City Train Show, The Suburbs, The Crossing Project and More!
There is lots of fun and exciting things happening around Central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy some antique trains and tractors at the Granite City Train Show in St. Cloud and the Central Minnesota Farm Toy Show in Freeport, enjoy some art and music in Collegeville with the Crossing Project…
The Weekender: The Last Waltz, SCAR Dolls, Meat Loaf and More!
Just because Halloween is over doesn't mean there isn't several fun things to do this weekend around Central Minnesota. You can head to the River's Edge Convention Center to watch the SCAR Dolls roller team, check out some local art at the Downtown Art Crawl, rock out to the songs of …
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The ghosts, goblins, and princesses will be out in full force Tuesday night for Halloween.
The Weekender: Halloween Historia, Junk Junction, Princess Who and More!
There are several Halloween events going on this weekend throughout Central Minnesota. You can catch the play Princess Who at Sartell High School, Kids and Parent Expo at the River's Edge Convention Center, Junk Junction, Halloween Historia at the Stearns History Museum, and Halloween Spooktacu…
The Weekender: Mick and the Stones, Junie B Jones, Bret Michaels and More!
There is plenty to do this weekend around Central Minnesota, so grab your kids and check out the fun. Catch Junie B Jones live on stage at the Paramount Theatre, rock out to Bret Michaels at Benton Station, get scared out at the Harvest of Horror, sing to the songs of the Rolling Stones at Pioneer P…