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.
Sartell Mayor: Commercial Growth, Development A Goal in 2021
Commercial growth is expected to be a key focal point for Sartell officials this year.
Sartell Planning ‘Slightly’ Altered SummerFest Celebration
Sartell's annual summer festival will have an abbreviated look to it.
Waite Park Police Looking for Attempted Robbery Suspects
Waite Park police are asking for your help in finding three Somali men tied to an attempted robbery.
Sartell City Council To Consider Rezoning Request
The Sartell city council will consider approving a request to rezone some property along River Oaks Lane during Monday's meeting.
Waite Park Targeting July Opening for The Ledge Amphitheater
Governor Tim Walz' latest announcement on easing back COVID restrictions, could mean more opportunities for Waite Park's newest outdoor venue.
UPDATE: Suspect in Custody Following Nearly 9 Hour Standoff
St. Cloud Police have arrested the suspect involved in a nearly 9 hour standoff at the Wells Fargo Bank.
Camping World Announces Deal to Acquire Hilmerson RV
Camping World is planning to come to Little Falls.
Threats Prompts Big Lake Schools to Switch to Distance Learning
Threats against the Big Lake School District is prompting the district to move students to distance learning for the remainder of the week.
Ceramics Studio to Open in Former Currey’s Photography Building
A new art studio and gallery is planning to open in the Hester Park neighborhood this fall.
GREAT Theatre Summer Camps Return in June
Calling all young inspiring actors, registration opens next week for GREAT Theatre's summer camps.
Sartell Lions Holding Annual Clean-Up Fundraiser
The Sartell Lions annual clean-up fundraiser is Saturday.
Minnesota Sees Spike in Drug Overdoses During the Pandemic
Law enforcement and medical officials are rekindling the conversation around opioids.