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.
St. Cloud Suspends Meter Parking Until May 1st
You will be able to park downtown without having to plug the meters.
Outdoor Playgrounds A Mixed Bag During ‘Stay at Home’ Order
There's been some confusion about taking your kids to the playground during the Governor's "Stay at Home" order.
St. Cloud Hospital Limiting Visitor Access, Conducting Screenings
CentraCare is limiting access into the St. Cloud Hospital.
Sartell-St. Stephen Schools Launching Distance Learning Plan
Students and school officials are entering uncharted territory as they prepare for distance learning.
Resources Available for Struggling Employers, Unemployed Workers
As many employees and employers struggle during this economic crisis, there are more resources available to help.
St. Cloud Lifts Winter Parking Restrictions
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has lifted winter parking restrictions effective immediately.
Pack The Porches Raises Over $19,000 and 39,000 Pounds of Food
The results are in from Friday's 10th Annual Pack the Porches food drive.
Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Closing Lobby to Public
The Stearns County Law Enforcement Center lobby will be closed to the public starting 8:00 a.m. Friday until further notice.
Benton County Human Services Closing Public Access to Buildings
Benton County will be closing public access to the Human Services facilities in Foley and East St. Cloud.
Mayor: St. Cloud’s Drinking Water Safe During COVID-19 Outbreak
St. Cloud's drinking water is safe. That was one of the key highlights in Wednesday's update by St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis.
Stearns County License Centers, Treasurer’s Office Closed
Stearns County has closed it's two license centers and Treasurer's Office to foot traffic Wednesday.
J.C. Penney Announces Temporary Store Closures
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announced it will temporarily close its stores and business offices, starting at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.