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: 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 …
Health Officials Expect Early Start To Flu Season
The time for runny noses, sore throats and the dreaded flu will soon be upon us. Doctors and nurses are reminding you to get your flu shot early to limit your chances of getting the virus.
Stay Safe While Trick-or-Treating Halloween Night
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…
Plenty of Fun Kids Activities Going On Over MEA Break
Just because your kids don't have school for a few days, doesn't mean there isn't several fun things around St. Cloud they can do to stay occupied. You can tour A and G Produce, enjoy some painting at Paramount Theatre, grab some treats at Pumpkinfest, have some fall fun at Kids Club …
Last Chance To Vote St. Cloud As ‘Best Minnesota Town’
Friday is the last day you can vote for St. Cloud as the Best Minnesota Town.
The Weekender: Pumpkin Carving, Redhead Express, St. John’s Boys Choir and More!
Get out and enjoy all the fun filled things happening throughout Central Minnesota this weekend. You can check out the St. John's Boys Choir season opening performance, listen to the sounds of the Beatles at Pioneer Place, enjoy the music of the Redhead Express at the Paramount Theatre, get sca…
St. Cloud Hospital Family Birthing Center Celebrates Vikings Packer Rivalry Week
As the Vikings and Packers get set to face each other on the football field, the youngest fans are sporting their support for the Purple or Green at the St. Cloud Hospital.
NCAA Champion, Olympian, NBA Vet Christian Laettner To Hold Basketball Camp in Sauk Rapids
An NCAA Champion, member of the Olympic "Dream Team" and a 13-year NBA veteran is coming to Sauk Rapids later this month.
Crossroads Center Sears To Close in Mid-January
A big piece of the Crossroads Center will soon sit empty. Sears has announced Monday it will be closing their store inside the mall by mid-January.
The Weekender: Floydian Slip, Rays of Hope 5K, Boo at the Zoo and More!
You won't have to look far to find something fun to do with your family throughout Central Minnesot this weekend. Enjoy the musical stylings of the teachers at St. John's and St. Ben's, hear the Fabulous Armadillos rock out to Pink Floyd, grab a run/walk at the Rays of Hope 5K, hear t…