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.
Annual Charity Challenge Raises Over $540,000
The numbers are in for this past holiday season's Charity Challenge.
SCSU Men’s Hockey Coach Named Assistant of U.S. Olympic Team
St. Cloud State University Men's Hockey coach Brett Larson has been named an assistant coach for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team.
CSB/SJU Encouraging Students to Test for COVID Before Classes
The College of St. Benedict and St. John's University are encouraging students to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus.
The Weekender: SCSU Athletics, Open Skate and More!
If you're New Years Resolution is get out more, then check out this weeks central Minnesota entertainment guide.
MnDOT: Current Conditions Perfect for Creating Black Ice
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to use caution when traveling on Minnesota roads.
Weather Announcements for Wednesday Night, January 5th, 2022
We have some weather announcements for Wednesday, January 5th, 2022.
LeSauk Lions Collecting Christmas Trees in Sartell Saturday
Sartell residents have a few options to get rid of their Christmas tree this weekend.
Sartell School’s Want MDH Guidance Before Changing COVID Policy
Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cutting its COVID isolation guidance in half, area school districts are not making the same adjustments just yet.
Locally-Owned Coffee Shop Opening in Sartell
There's a new coffee shop ready to serve the Sartell community.
Sartell High School Principal Resigns
The Sartell-St. Stephen school district says High School principal Sascha Hansen has resigned.
Ski Trails Vandalized At Stearns County Park
The ski trails at a Stearns County park were damaged over the holiday break.
Nisswa Man Thrown From Snowmobile Near Little Falls
A Nisswa man was taken to the hospital after being thrown from his snowmobile this weekend.