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.
Food Totals Down, Cash Totals Up During Jolly Trolley Food Drive
The totals are in from last weeks Jolly Trolley Food Drive.
The Weekender: Hairball, Small Business Saturday and More!
Looking for something to do with the family over the Thanksgiving weekender? Well you're in luck as there is many fun and entertaining things happening around central Minnesota. Go bowling at Great River Bowl in Sartell, check out Apollo's performance of Once Upon a Mattress, rock out with…
High School Nordic Ski Team Dedicates New Sartell Ski Trail
The Sartell/Cathedral Nordic Ski Team has a new home for practices and meets.
St. Cloud Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign
Bells will be ringing throughout central Minnesota this weekend.
The Weekender: Scrap Arts Music, BoDeans and More!
There is lots of fun an exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend to check out. Enjoy some great music by the BoDeans' at Paramount Theatre, see some unique artists with Scrap Arts Music, enjoy a comedy show in Cold Spring with Don't Hug Me, see classic toy trains at …
Police Still Searching for Missing St. Cloud Man
Authorities continue to ask for your help in finding a St. Cloud man who has been missing for almost four months.
The Weekender: Triple Espresso, The Nature of Forgetting and More!
Get out and about this weekend with several great shows and performances around central Minnesota. Share some laughs with the comedy show Triple Espresso, enjoy a thoughtfully engaging performance of The Nature of Forgetting, hear some country music at Pioneer Place, take the kids to see The Lion Ki…
Former Pastor Gets Probation For Relationship with Parishioner
A former pastor in Avon who pleaded guilty to having an illegal relationship with a parishioner has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.
Third Annual BrewLash Raises Record Setting $40,000
It was another successful evening for the third annual BrewLash event at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
Stearns County Continues Efforts to Reduce Domestic Violence
Reducing domestic violence is a community wide effort and Stearns County has been one of the leaders in processing those cases.
Clearwater Man Survives Crash with Train
A Clearwater man was hurt in a crash involving a train Thursday afternoon.
Shopko Optical Opening New St. Cloud Location
Customers of Shopko Optical in St. Cloud will have a new place to go for their eye care.