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.
92-Year-Old Sartell Resident Takes Gold in National Shuffleboard Competition [VIDEO]
A sport played for over 500 years, now calls a 92-year-old Sartell resident champion. Back in June, Violet Halverson earned the Gold Medal in the national shuffleboard competition in the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama.
One Hurt In Meeker County Rollover, Fire
One person is hurt after a rollover crash in Meeker County early Tuesday morning.
Sartell Staff Seeks Neighborhood Park Input At Community Conversation Event
Residents in the Meadowlake Park neighborhood in Sartell are asked to share their opinions to improve the park.
St. Cloud School District Eyes Former Minnesota School of Business Facility for District O…
The former Minnesota School of Business building in Waite Park could soon be used for education again.
Developments Continue For Proposed St. Cloud Riverwalk
Plans and developments continues to progress for the proposed St. Cloud’s Riverwalk.
Holdingford Soldier Killed in Pearl Harbor Attack Coming Home
After 76 years a fallen Holdingford soldier is finally coming home next week.
Willmar Man Sentenced in Taxi Driver Choking Incident [VIDEO]
A Willmar man won't face any additional jail time for choking a St. Cloud taxi driver back in March.
The Weekender: Sherburne County Fair, Party in the Park, Jason Schommer and More!
We promise you will not be bored this weekend with all the fun and exciting things to do in Central Minnesota. You can enjoy some family fun at the Sherburne County Fair, have some food and games in Foley at Party in the Park, catch a movie at Whitney Park, share some laughs with Jason Schommers com…
Waite Park Approves Body Cameras For Police Department
The Waite Park police department will become the first department in the St. Cloud metro to use body cameras.
Rice City Council Looking To Improve 30-Year-Old Road
The Rice City Council will look to improve a section of road near the elementary school during Monday's council meeting.
Local Volunteers Use Arts and Crafts to Bring Peace to Stearns County Inmates [VIDEO]
A simple act of kindness, is making a difference to a group of Stearns County inmates.
The Weekender: Menopause the Musical, Avon Music in the Park, Legends of Country and More!
We have another great lineup for you this weekend of fun things you can do with your family in Central Minnesota. You can check out Menopause the Musical at the Paramount Theatre, enjoy a free concert at Barden Park with the St. Cloud Municipal Band or at Avon's Music in the Park, or rock out t…