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.
Stores, Bars and Vikings Fans Ready For NFC Championship Game
It's a sports moment that has Vikings fans bleeding purple. The Minnesota Vikings incredible last ditch effort to go to the NFC Championship game still has fans grinning from ear to ear.
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The Weekender: Prince Tribute, Night of the Stars and More!
There is a full list of activities to go check out this weekend throughout Central Minnesota. Enjoy sound country music out at Rollie's with the Shane Martin Band, be apart of an interactive play put on by GREAT Theatre, listen to some local talent by students of District 742, sing to your fav…
The Weekender: Dancing, Louie Anderson, Skiing and More!
There is plenty of fun family activities you can do to start of your new year throughout Central Minnesota this weekend. Share some laughs at Paramount Theatre with Louie Anderson, check out some local dance teams with the Cathedral Crusaderette Dance Competition, hear some great music at the Local …
Extra Law Enforcement On Patrol Over New Year’s Weekend
"Drive Sober, or get Pulled Over." A phrase we have heard several times, but this weekend it's important to take that message to heart.
The Weekender: Kat Perkins, Collective Unconscious and More!
Ring in the new year with several fun things to do around Central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy a Kat Perkins Christmas at the Paramount Theatre, sing and dance at Pioneer Place with Collective Unconscious, listen to the sounds of a Grammy-Award winning group the Blenders, hang out with a lo…
Vikings Smith Named Defensive Player of the Week
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
The Weekender: Christmas in the Barn, Dave Cofell Show and More!
There is lots to do this Christmas weekend around Central Minnesota if you're looking to entertain family and friends. You can rock out with a Rock and Roll Xmas at Paramount Theatre, enjoy some music by local musician Dave Cofell in St. Joseph, relive the Christmas story with Christmas in the …
The Weekender: Laughing All The Way, George Maurer and More!
Get into the holiday spirit this weekend in central Minnesota with many fun filled Christmas themed activities. You can catch the performance of A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol at Paramount Theatre, share some laughs with comedian Jason Schommer, join the crew at KLAF for Laughing All The Way at…
The Weekender: Tuba Christmas, Nutcracker Ballet, and More!
There is plenty of holiday fun going on throughout central Minnesota this weekend. You can take the family to Holdingford for a good old fashion Christmas, watch the Nutcracker Ballet at the Paramount Theatre, enjoy the Winter Nights and Lights Parade, swing the rhythm of a Big Band experience with …
The Weekender: KringleFest, An Elvis Holiday and More!
Glad tidings and holiday cheer is in full swing this weekend throughout Central Minnesota. You can visit Santa at KringleFest at the Stearns History Museum, sing with Elvis at Pioneer Place, enjoy a holiday parade and family fun in Sauk Rapids and Richmond, and have one last chance to watch GREAT Th…
BBB: Be Smart While Shopping Online Cyber Monday
Before you fire up the computer to start your online shopping, the Better Business Bureau is giving you some helpful tips to shop safe this Cyber Monday.