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.
Around the Town: Grassroots Musical Event Rings Throughout Downtown St. Cloud
A first-of-its-kinds musical event is gracing downtown St. Cloud this weekend. The Central Minnesota Common Roots Festival is in full swing featuring live music on 17 stages, at eleven venues, with over 200 musicians in downtown St. Cloud.
The Weekender: Clearwater Rodeo, Common Roots Festival, Pantowners Car Show and More!
You should have no excuse of being bored this weekend if you live around Central Minnesota. There are many fun and exciting things to see and do this weekend such as the Clearwater Rodeo, take in the first-ever Common Roots Festival, catch an outdoor movie at Whitney Park, enjoy some live music in A…
Anejos Restaurant Expanding Sartell Location
A popular Sartell Mexican restaurant is expanding. Anejos Restaurant in Sartell is adding about 50-60 additional seats to their dining area, as well as another bar.
Benton County to Test Civil Defense Sirens
Don't be alarmed if you hear sirens throughout Benton County Thursday. The Benton County Sheriff's Office will be testing their civil defense sirens at 1:00 p.m.
Waite Park Officers To Hold 7th Annual Senior Cookout
Senior residents can enjoy lunch Wednesday thanks to the Waite Park police department.
Total Eclipse of the Sun to Happen Next Week
We are only a week away from witnessing a total eclipse of the sun. This is the first one to take place since 1979.
The Weekender: Minnesota Bluegrass Festival, Art Crawl, School of Rock and More!
Need something to do this weekend? We have just want you're looking for here in Central Minnesota. Enjoy some bluegrass music at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, check out some local art at the St. Cloud Downtown Art Crawl, take in a play at Rocori High School with Hello Dol…
St. Cloud Resident’s ‘Bacon Up Pup’ A Must Try at the State Fair
If you're a fan of bacon and chocolate you'll want to try a new food highlighting both at this year's Great Minnesota Get Together.
Old Gold Star Photo Reveals Incredible Story To Local Historians [VIDEO]
An old historic photo, collecting dust inside a storage closet, is now an incredible find.
Rice to Hold Open House to Unveil Comprehensive Park Plan
After months of planning, the Rice park board is ready to unveil their comprehensive park plan.
Rice Man Air Lifted To Hospital After Diving Accident
A Rice man was air lifted to the hospital after a diving accident Monday night in Benton County.
Willmar Man Hurt in Rollover
A Willmar man is hurt after rolling his vehicle early Monday morning.