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.
Area Food Shelves Preparing For The Worst As Demand Grows
The need for food continues to grow, local food shelves are preparing for what's still to come.
Local Health Officials Adjusting to Changing COVID-19 Details
Health officials continue to work through the latest information regarding COVID-19.
UPDATE: Area Cities Closing Public Buildings, Restricting Access
Waite Park, Sartell, Rice, Sauk Rapids, and St. Joseph officials are restricting access to several buildings in their communities.
Catholic Charities Providing Food Relief Bags
Catholic Charities says they will continue to provide access to food for those who need it despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
St. Cloud St. Patrick’s Parade, Tent Party Cancelled
The St. Patrick's Day events in downtown St. Cloud Saturday have been canceled.
MDH Confirms Minnesota’s 1st Presumptive Case of Coronavirus
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed Minnesota's first presumptive case of novel coronavirus Friday.
Drug Sale Investigation Leads to St. Cloud Man’s Arrest
A St. Cloud man is facing drug charges following an investigation lasting several months.
The Weekender: Central MN Idol, Zeppo and More!
There is something for everyone happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Check out some local performers with Central MN Idol, hear a great Irish band JigJam perform at the Paramount Theatre, rock out to Led Zeppelin at Pioneer Place, watch some talented young figured skaters in Richmond or…
CentraCare To Offer Free Screenings During Colon Cancer Month
March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and CentraCare Health is offering free screenings for people at risk.
New Single Family Residential Development Planned for Sartell
Sartell's commitment to single family residential development is starting to take shape.
Police Chief: Major Progress Being Made In Becker Fire
Significant progress is being made regarding the fire at a metals recycling facility in Becker.
Officials Sifting Through Rubble to Find Cause of Press Bar Fire
The landscape of downtown St. Cloud has been forever changed following the massive fire that reduced the Press Bar to rubble.