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, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, Rice and Arts/Entertainment. I am also the host of Rush Hour weeknights from 5p-6pm. 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.
UPDATE: Country Lights Festival Adjusts to Last Minute Changes
Organizers with the Country Lights Festival in Sartell want to make you aware of some last minute changes as opening night approaches.
West Bank Building New Permanent Location In Sartell
You may have noticed some dirt being moved at the corner of County Road 1 and Highway 15 in Sartell.
Health Clubs Providing Virtual Classes During 4-Week Shutdown
With the weather turning colder and another shutdown happening, local gyms and health clubs are letting their members know they are here for them.
Sartell Schools Extend Distance Learning Through January 8th
All students in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district will remain in distance learning through the start of the new year.
Gym Owners Frustrated, Angered By Second Shutdown
Gyms and health clubs around the state will once again have to close their doors starting Saturday.
Survey Shows Sartell Families Pleased With Start of School Year
As the first quarter of the school year closes, a vast majority of families within the Sartell-St. Stephen School District are please with how the start of the school year has gone.
Health Care Workers Urging Minnesotans to Step Up to Limit Spread
Health care workers around the state are asking Minnesotans to follow compliance when it comes to controlling the spread of COVID-19.
Paramount’s Online Performances Capturing A New, Larger Audience
The arts and entertainment industry continues to feel the strain but on by the coronavirus.
Substitute Teachers Needed Even More As COVID-19 Cases Surge
The need for substitute teachers is at an all-time high.
MDH To Launch Text Feature to Alert People Who Are COVID Positive
Governor Tim Walz says were are in for a "deep dark winter" if we don't get control of the significant surge in new cases of COVID-19 we are seeing throughout Minnesota.
Boys and Girls Club Expands Virtual Club, Celebrate Milestone
As students, teachers and parents adjust back to distance learning local organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota are lending a helping hand.
Walz: Data Shows Social Settings the Driving Force Behind Spread
As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge across Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz is turning the dials back to help control the spread.