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.
St. Cloud Hospital Recognized As A “Best Hospital” In New Report
The St. Cloud Hospital has been named the third best hospital in the state of Minnesota.
COVID-19 Delays Opening of The Ledge, Focus Shifts To Next Season
There will be no concerts this summer inside the new Waite Park amphitheater.
Minnesota Sees Nearly 700 New COVID-19 Cases
The Minnesota Department of Health says there were 669 newly confirmed cases and 7 more deaths.
Cathedral Announces 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
St. Cloud Cathedral High School has announced its Cathedral Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2020.
Coborn’s Self Checkouts ‘Card Only’ Amid Federal Coin Shortage
Coborn's Chief Financial Officer Jim Shaw says shortage has affected the amount of coins they get from the bank, which has caused their stores to shift to a "card only" policy in their self-check out lanes.
New Salon/Barbershop Business Coming to Waite Park
A new local business is coming to Waite Park.
Assumption Community Opens New Memory Care Unit
A Cold Spring assisted living facility has opened its new memory care unit.
Rox Get Walk-Off Win in Home Opener
The St. Cloud Rox picked up their first win Thursday night in exciting fashion as they beat the Rochester Honkers 7-6 in 11 innings.
Lakes Jam 2020 Postponed Until Next Year
Another popular music festival has been postponed this summer.
GRRL Library Computer Use Available By Appointment
The Great River Regional Library system is adding more services as part of their phased reopening.
Walz: Minnesota Reaches Milestone of 20,000 Daily Test Capacity
Minnesota now has the capacity to process 20,000 COVID-19 tests a day.
Two St. Cloud Men Arrested in Connection to Recent Armed Robbery
Two St. Cloud men were arrested in connection to a recent break-in and armed robbery.