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, Rice and Arts/Entertainment. 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.
UPDATE: St. Cloud Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested
Police have arrested the suspect allegedly involved in a St. Cloud Bank Robbery last month.
Catholic Charities Look to Restock the Shelves During Food Share Month
The 38th-annual March Food Campaign is underway across the state and local food shelves are trying to restock with supplies.
The Weekender: ACCORDO, Patsy Cline Tribute and More!
There is plenty to see and do right here in central Minnesota this weekend. Listen to the sounds of Patsy Cline at Pioneer Place, hear New York songwriter Christine Lavin at Bo Didley's, learn to make maple syrup at St. John's, hear the talented group ACCARDO at the Church of the Holy Spi…
Community Foundation Seeking Nominations for Athena Award
The Women's Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation is seeking nominations for their annual award.
STRIDE Academy Adding 7th Grade This Fall, 8th Grade By 2020
STRIDE Academy will be adding another grade level to their school starting this fall.
The Weekender: Church Basement Ladies, Kids Weekend and More!
Keep the kids occupied this weekend with a lot of great events happening throughout central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy the musical comedy of the Church Basement Ladies, hear the sounds of the Lake Wobegon Brass Band, share some laughs with comedian Jason Schommer, and take the kids for some fun a…
The Weekender: The Westerlies, Night of the Stars and More!
There is lots of musical talent taking place in central Minnesota this weekend. Check out the brass group the Westerlies in Collegeville, hear some local talent at LEAF Night of the Stars, check out Garrison Keillor at Pioneer Place, take the family on a tree tapping adventure in Collegeville, and c…
Missing 100-Year-Old Piece Of Art Returned To Family [VIDEO]
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for one family a hand crafted work of art left them speechless.
The Weekender: We Shall Overcome, Beatles Tribute and More!
Grab the family and have some fun this weekend around central Minnesota. Listen to the songs of the Beatles at Paramount Theatre, hear some soulful music with We Shall Overcome, hang out with Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks at Pioneer Place, check out some sports collectibles at Athlos Academy and g…
Waite Park Police Still Searching for Missing Teen, Son
Waite Park Police continues to ask for your help in finding a missing teen and her 9-month-old son.
The Weekender: Deuces Wild, Harper’s Chord, and More!
There is plenty of fun and exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You can laugh and sing with Deuces Wild in Albany, hear some Jazz at Pioneer Place, take a walk in nature at Collegeville, hear the acoustic sounds of Harper's Chord and open a good book with the librari…
The Weekender: Pond Hockey, The Last Waltz and More!
Don't let the cold temps keep you from having some good old family fun around central Minnesota this weekend. Check out Collective Unconscious at Pioneer Place, enjoy the All Saints Academy Extravaganza, eat your weight in soup in Little Falls, do some ice fishing at the Woman's Fishing To…