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.
MDH Reports Stearns County Has 43 New COVID-19 Cases
There were another 569 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths Monday according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Moving Scammers Turn Stressful Situation into Financial Nightmare
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St. Cloud Police Providing Tips To Avoid Vehicle Break-Ins
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Lakes Jam 2020 Postponed Until Next Year
Another popular music festival has been postponed this summer.
Stearns County Records 17 New COVID-19 Cases, 426 Statewide
Stearns County saw a small drop in new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.
GRRL Library Computer Use Available By Appointment
The Great River Regional Library system is adding more services as part of their phased reopening.
St. Joseph Police Reminding Residents to Lock Their Car Doors
St. Joseph police are investigating several reports of car prowlers.
Walz: Minnesota Reaches Milestone of 20,000 Daily Test Capacity
Minnesota now has the capacity to process 20,000 COVID-19 tests a day.
Sartell Community Education Adjusting As Youth Activities Return
Operations inside the Sartell Community Center have been a little different this summer.
St. Cloud Police Continue to Search for Woman Missing Since 2016
Authorities continue to ask for help finding a Chippewa Falls woman who was last seen in the St. Cloud area four years ago.
MDH: Be Mindful of Others While Out at Bars, Restaurants
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Police Investigating Gun Shots in South St. Cloud
Police are investigating a series of gun shots in South St. Cloud.