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: 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.
The Weekender: Hello Dolly, Lonestar, Color Vibe 5K and More!
From country music acts to on-stage performances there is a lot of fun things to do this weekend throughout Central Minnesota. Take in a play at Rocori High School with Hello Dolly, country music acts Lonestar and Terri Clark will perform in the area, run through the rainbow at the St. Cloud Color V…
Nystrom & Associates To Build New 20,000 Square-Foot Office in Sartell
Nystrom & Associates in St. Cloud is changing zip codes. The company is in the early stages of building a new 20,000 square-foot facility next to Resource Training and Solutions in Sartell.
Sheriff: Man Dead After ATV Accident
A man is dead after an ATV accident over the weekend.
St. Cloud Man Arrested For Stabbing Victim 7 Times Over Card Game Dispute
A St. Cloud man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man seven times.
The Weekender: The Uka Ladies, Stearns County Fair, Mary Poppins and More!
From classic cars to carnival rides, we have your guide to fun and exciting events going on throughout Central Minnesota. Check out the first ever performance of the Uka Ladies at Pioneer Place, enjoy the music and dancing of Mary Poppins at the Buffalo Community Theatre, see local artists make and …
UPDATE: Peeping Tom Arrested on Felony Warrant
Police have arrested a man wanted on a felony warrant for peeping at woman through her bedroom window. It's the latest incident after several convictions in the last year.