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.
Sheriff’s Office Taking Applications For Youth Explorer’s Program
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is now taking applications for their Explorer's Program.
Boys and Girls Club To Host Summer Benefit Concert at The Ledge
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota is holding their annual summer benefit next Thursday.
The Weekender: St. Cloud Rox, Switch, Wizard of Oz and More!
It may be hot outside but don't let that stop you from having some fun outdoors.
MDE Provides COVID-19 Guidance for Schools This Fall
The Minnesota Department of Education has released their COVID-19 recommendations as the new school year approaches.
Sartell School District Provides Clarification On Equity Audit
The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is providing some clarification about to the recent criticism on the equity audit survey.
Sartell Officials Stress Water Conservation Efforts to Residents
The city of Sartell is asking residents to step up their efforts to help conserve water during these hot summer days.
The Weekender: Music in the Garden, Wings, and More!
While the weather may be warm this weekend, there is still a lot of fun summer activities still happening around central Minnesota.
MPCA Issues Air Quality Alert for North, Central and Southeast MN
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert northern, central and southeast Minnesota through 6:00 a.m. Thursday.
Waite Park, St. Joseph To Issue Water Ban Due To Drought
Waite Park officials are enforcing a total water ban effective Wednesday.
Authorities Investigating Several Storage Unit Thefts In Genola
Morrison County authorities are looking for information regarding several thefts.
Tech Boys Basketball Coach Steps Down
The Tech Tigers boys basketball team will be looking for a new coach.
New Sculpture Unveiled to Celebrate Paramount’s 100th Anniversary
The Paramount Theatre unveiled a new sculpture Thursday night.