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.
Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza Celebrates 30 Years
Thousands of people will be heading up north to the Brainerd lakes area this weekend for the 30th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
Second Sartell Ice Arena Being Planned Following Recent Donation
It's been a goal to build a second sheet of ice in Sartell for several years, and this year those dreams are expected to be reality.
Big Brothers Big Sisters In Need of Mentors for Over 100 Kids
January is National Mentoring Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota is looking for mentors to befriend a child in the community.
The Weekender: Dance, Mason Dixie Line and More!
Experience something new with some fun and exciting entertainment happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Check out young dancers performing at the Paramount Theater, hear the sounds of Van Morrison at Pioneer Place, let your sons run wild with Boys' Night, test your knowledge with Pa…
Pediatric Clinic Remodel Complete Inside CentraCare Health Plaza
Things look a little different inside the Pediatric Clinic of the CentraCare Health Plaza.
St. Cloud Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2020
A central Minnesota family kicked off the new year in exciting fashion.
The Weekender: Guytano, Candlelight Hike, and More!
With the start of the new year in full swing there is lots of fun and exciting things to enjoy with your family around central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy a musical performance by Guytano, enjoy a moonlight ski at Quarry Park, take a hike under the stars in Little Falls, go ice skating wit…
The Weekender: Open Skating, Chris Hawkey and More!
Just because Christmas has come and gone doesn't mean there still isn't lots of family fun happening around central Minnesota. Rock out with a Rock & Roll Xmas at the Paramount Theater, enjoy the acoustic sounds of Chris Hawkey, take the family ice skating in Sauk Rapids, go tubing und…
Local Restaurants Help Tackle Youth Homelessness in St. Cloud
You can help youth experiencing homelessness in our area by visiting a local restaurant.
2019 Holly Ball Event Sets New Record
It was another record breaking year for the annual Holly Ball event put on by the CentraCare Foundation last week.
The Weekender: Elvis, Winter Wonderland and More!
It's a weekend full of holiday festive fun happening in central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy dinner and a show at Anton's with their annual Christmas Dinner show, share a laugh with a the Schommer & Shynes Christmas Show, check out the ever popular Laughing All the Way theater show at…
Food Totals Down, Cash Totals Up During Jolly Trolley Food Drive
The totals are in from last weeks Jolly Trolley Food Drive.