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.
School Bus Driver’s Across Minnesota Recognized This Week
School bus drivers in Minnesota have been more important than ever before during this unusual school year.
Waite Park Legion Sold Again, New Carwash Plans To Be Reviewed
The Waite Park American Legion has been sold again. Post 428 Commander Dennis Schiffler says another party has agreed by buy the property
Clearwater Restaurant ‘The Kettle’ Announces Closure
A well known Clearwater Restaurant has closed.
Waite Park Mayor: We’re Setting the Stage in 2021
After a difficult year, Waite Park officials are planning to set the stage this year. That's the message given during Wednesday's State of the City address.
Waite Park Family Fun Fest Canceled, Plan to Return in 2022
Waite Park has announced they have canceled their annual summer celebration for the second year in a row.
GREAT Theatre Bringing Back Live Performances This Summer
Live theatre is coming back to central Minnesota. GREAT Theatre plans to bring back their Broadway series starting this summer.
Governor Walz Loosens Restrictions As COVID Case Rate Improves
Governor Tim Walz says he plans to loosen up some of his COVID-19 restrictions as hospitalizations and the positivity rate continue to decline.
UPDATE: No On-Going Threat After St. Cloud Apartment Evacuated
Police says there is no on-going threat at an a St. Cloud apartment complex that was evacuated Wednesday.
St. Cloud Police Launches New Youth Hockey, Ice Skate Program
Members of the St. Cloud police department are hitting the ice in an effort to keep kids active this winter.
Paramount, Hennepin Theatre Bring Virtual Valentine’s Concerts
Experience an up close and personal concert from the comfort of your home this Valentine's Day weekend.
Stearns History Museum Bringing Modern Day Feel With Renovations
Some big changes are coming to the Stearns History Museum.
Central Minnesota Farm Show Goes Virtual Amid COVID Restrictions
The annual Central Minnesota Farm Show is taking a new approach this year.