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 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.
The Weekender: Mick Sterling, Beer And Wine Expo, and More!
Grab a friend and check out one of the many fun things to go around central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy the sounds of Mick Sterling at Pioneer Place, help foster kids with the Pockets of Hope Fundraiser in Sartell, drink at the Beer and Wine Expo in Richmond, watch the performance of Disn…
Mother Nature Not Helping Golfers Wanting To Hit The Links
Just one-year ago area golf courses were full of golfers teeing off and hitting the links. But with mother nature wanting to prolong winter, those courses have been empty.
Twins, White Sox Game Friday Night Postponed
The Minnesota Twins have announced they will postpone their game against the Chicago White Sox Friday night due to inclement weather.
The Weekender: Hairball, Heartbreakers, Peter Mayer and More!
There will be plenty to do around central Minnesota this weekend. You can rock out to Hairball in Sartell, check out the debut show from Walter's Wheelhouse at Pioneer Place, laugh with comedian Bill Engvall at Grand Casino, enjoy some folk music performed by Peter Mayer and see Great Theatre&a…
The Weekender: Daedalus Quartet, Train Show and More!
There is lots of fun things you can check out happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You can hear the musical stylings of the Daedalus Quartet, see GREAT Theatre's performance of Beauty and the Beast, check out the Maple Syrup Festival at St. John's, enjoy some food at the BEEF …
Avon Police Officer To Receive Federal Honor
Avon Police Officer Jason Falconer will be honored with another award stemming from his actions during the Crossroads Center mall stabbing back in September 2016.
The Weekender: Easter Egg Hunt, Justin Ploof and More!
There is plenty of Easter related things happening in central Minnesota this weekend your family will enjoy. You can go on an Easter egg hunt at the St. Cloud Country Club, check out the musical comedy Spelling Bee at Pioneer Place, see Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks, see how they make Maple Syrup …
Bob Motzko to Become New Gophers Hockey Coach
Days after getting bounced out of the NCAA Tournament, SCSU men's hockey coach Bob Motzko has announced his resignation in order to become the next coach of the Minnesota Gophers.
Gold Medalist Mike Schultz Receives Warm Welcome Home
The roars of cheers were loud as family and friends welcomed home their favorite Gold Medalist Mike Schultz Saturday afternoon.
The Weekender: Che Malambo, Easter Egg Hunt and More!
There is lots to see and do this weekend in Central Minnesota you and your family will enjoy. You can check out the Argentina group Che Malambo at St. John's University, a musical comedy about a Spelling Bee at Pioneer Place, enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at Grace United Methodist Church, and see ar…
The Weekender: Marty Parade, We Banjo 3 and More!
Central Minnesota will be painted green this weekend with many of us celebrating St. Patrick's Day. You can hear some Irish Folk music with We Banjo 3 and the Ring of Kerry, go for a run at the Shamrock Shuffle in Sauk Rapids, check out the annual Marty Parade, and make your way to Rice for oth…
The Weekender: SCAR Dolls, Comedy Pet Theatre and More!
There is a lot in store for your and your family this weekend throughout central Minnesota. You can enjoy a world famous act known as Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, listen to Justin Ploof, and Pam Tillis, watch the SCAR Dolls in action at the Skatin Place, and hear some bluegrass with Rhonda Vincent. …