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.
The Weekender: St. Cloud Norsemen, The Midtown Men and More!
We have your guide to some fun and exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend.
St. Cloud School of Dance and Gymnastics Opens Sartell Location
A local dance and gymnastics studio has opened a second location.
Sartell Officials Say Portion of County Road 1 Opens
Sartell officials say a portion of County Road 1 will be open to help assist in the traffic flow as the school year starts.
Boys and Girls Club’s Summer Benefit Raises Over $150,000
The Boys and Girls Club's Summer Benefit was a huge success.
Authorities Asking For Help Following String of Vehicle Break-Ins
The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help following a series of vehicle break-ins over the weekend in Zimmerman.
Authorities Looking for Suspect in Clearwater Bank Robbery
Authorities are looking for the person involved in a bank robbery in Clearwater Monday afternoon.
Annual ‘Cookout With Cops’ Happening In Sartell This Week
Members of the Sartell Police Department will be firing up the grills this week for the annual "Cookout with Cops."
Gas Prices Fall Nationally For 10th Straight Week
Gas prices have fallen for the ten straight week, despite some areas seeing a slight rise in prices.
Sartell School’s Changing Open House Format For Younger Students
The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is changing how they hold open house this year.
The Weekender: Clearwater Rodeo, Common Roots and More!
There is plenty to see and do this weekend throughout central Minnesota.
Annual Celebration In Rice Returns Under New Name
Rice Family Summer Festival, formerly Rice Family Fun Day, will debut this Saturday.
Registration Open for 3rd Annual Amazing-est Race Event
Get ready to run, jump, eat and draw your way through downtown St. Cloud later this month.