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: High School Football, Dave Lumley, Trap Shooting and More!
Labor day weekend is here and the school year is starting, doesn't mean you can't have a little fun in Central Minnesota this weekend. Catch a high school football game at St. Cloud Apollo, go for a bike ride with some beer and burrito's at Beaver Island Brewing Company, listen to the…
Watch Out for Increased Students, Buses Along Minnesota Roads Next Week
Drivers across the state need to start mentally preparing to share the roads with school buses as students head back to school next week.
Waite Park “Smiley” Water Tower May Soon Say Goodbye
There may soon be one less smiling face to greet you as you enter Waite Park.
New Sites, Sounds and Food Highlight the Great Minnesota Get Together
The Great Minnesota Get Together is in full swing featuring new attractions, exhibits, foods and many more fair options.
The Weekender: Sartell Fire Relief Concert, Neil Diamond Tribute, Woodstock and More!
Just because summer is coming to an end doesn't mean you still can't find some great fun things to do around Central Minnesota. Make your way to Sartell to enjoy the Sartell Fire Relief Concert, check out woodworkers at work at the Hairy Mosquito Trading Company, enjoy the sound of Neil Di…
Sartell-St. Stephen School Board Name Three Finalists
Three finalists have been chosen to fill the open Sartell-St. Stephen School Board seat.
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.