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.
Waite Park Narrows Down Amp Names, Seeks Public Input
The Waite Park city council has narrowed down the list of suggested names for the Amphitheater.
Man Arrested For Throwing Screws on Sherburne County Roads
An Elk River man was arrested after admitting to authorities he threw dozens of screws on several Sherburne County roads.
UPDATE: Bicyclist Killed by Car Identified
A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a car in Wright County Wednesday night.
The Weekender: The Receders, Clearwater Rodeo and More!
Summer is drawing to an end and there is lots of fun things you and your family can do before they head back to school. You can check out the Clearwater Rodeo, see a movie at Whitney Park, go for an evening hike through Warner Lake Park, listen to some music in the gardens and check out the Receder…
Waite Park To Consider Creating Disruptive Intoxication Ordinance
Waite Park is looking at providing another tool for officers to use when responding to disruptive situations.
Waite Park To Consider Revoking Three Massage Therapist Licenses
After revoking the licenses of two massage parlors over the last few months, the Waite Park city council is now considering the same action on the massage therapists.
The Weekender: Mick Sterling, Bluegrass Festival, and More!
There is much to enjoy around central Minnesota this weekend. You can listen to a Van Morrison tribute from Mick Sterling at the Paramount Theatre, make your way to Milaca for the Bluegrass Festival, catch a movie in an Albany park, learn to dance in Sartell and sing some karaoke in Waite Park. Read…
Strong Winds, Heavy Rain Roll Through Morrison County
Residents in Morrison County had heavy rain showers pass through Sunday night.
The Weekender: The Roots, Mini Balloon Rally and More!
There is lots of fun and exciting things going on around central Minnesota this weekend to check out. You can hear the music of The Roots at Mystic Lake, check out the Car Show at Rollies, enjoy live music on the Veranda with Scoot Keever, see hot air balloons fly in St. Cloud, and take a kid fishin…
St. Cloud VA Wind Turbine to Be Demolished in July
The wind turbine on the St. Cloud VA campus will be coming down later this summer.
The Weekender: MayFest, Golden Jukebox Hits, and More!
There will be plenty of music you can sing, dance or tap along too happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy live music by the Honey Badgers at St. Katherine Drexel, hear talented high school musics at Sauk Rapids-Rice, watch dancers of all ages perform at the Paramount Theatre, walk fo…
Twins Split Double Header With Tigers Saturday
The Minnesota Twins split their Saturday double header with the Detroit Tigers down at Target Field.