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: 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…
Red Cross Working to Support Las Vegas Shooting Victims, Volunteer Blood Donors Encouraged
In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday, the American Red Cross is doing what they can to help the victims.
The Weekender: Constantine Maroulis, John McCutcheon, Alexander Sandor and More!
Get out and enjoy all the fun things happening in Central Minnesota this weekend. You can take in the Autumn Moon Festival with Constantine Maroulis, enjoy the folk music of John McCutcheon, hear some ragtime music with Alexander Sandor, sing along to the songs of Billy Joel at Pioneer Place, and hi…
The Weekender: Rock for Alzheimer’s, Millstream Art Fair, Oktoberfest, and More!
There are some fun and exciting things to do around Central Minnesota this weekend for you and your family. You can check out the Rock for Alzheimer's concert in St. Joseph, visit the Millstream Arts Fair, catch a play at Pioneer Place, drink a beer at Beaver Island Brewing's Oktoberfest …
History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ Coming to Minnesota Next Month
Do you have a collection of rare antiques or treasures? If so the guys from the History’s Channels American Pickers want to check out your stuff.
The Weekender: Takin’ It To The Streets, Diamond Rio, Mucca Pazza and More!
The fun is endless this weekend around Central Minnesota. You can enjoy an outdoor concert at the annual Takin' It To The Streets party on 5th Avenue, hang out with country band Diamond Rio for the Sauk Rapids Fire Department dance, check out a rock band marching band Mucca Pazza at the College…
Missing Detroit Lakes Teen Could Be In Sartell Area
A missing Detroit Lakes teen could be in the Sartell area according to officials at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.
BBB: Vikings Fans Beware Of Ticket Scammers
As the Minnesota Vikings get ready to kickoff the 2017 season Monday at home, the Better Business Bureau is warning you of scammers looking for quick score.