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.
Spectrum Opens New Waite Park Store
Spectrum has a new location in Waite Park. The store officially opened Tuesday inside the Marketplace Mall at 110 2nd Street South.
Waite Park Offering New Innovative Model to Attract More Officers
Waite Park is one of several cities awarded a state grant to join the Pathway for Policing program.
UPDATE: Three Hurt in Rear End Crash Along I-94 Near Melrose
The Minnesota State Patrol has released more information on the crash along I-94 near Melrose Monday.
Stearns County Reports 2 More Deaths Related to COVID-19
Seven more people have died from complications related to COVID-19 Monday according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Stearns County Reports COVID-19 Death, 24 Total in the County
There were 10 more deaths related to complications from COVID-19 Monday according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
GREAT Theatre Back On Stage With Live-Stream Broadway Event
Live theatre - of a sort - is coming back to the Paramount Center stage this weekend.
Paramount To Remain Closed Through End of the Year
The Paramount Center for the Arts will remain closed through the end of the year.
Lightning Strikes Home Near Grove City Starting Fire
Fire crews responded to a house fire in Meeker County early Friday morning.
Sartell Puts Focus on Park Upgrades As People Get Outside More
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a high volume of residents getting out and enjoying many of our local parks and trails.
Stearns County Adds 21 New COVID-19 Cases, Over 3,000 in Total
There were 698 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Wednesday.
2020 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Canceled
The largest Renaissance Festival in the United States is the latest event not happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paramount Theatre Brings Art on Virtual Platform During Closure
While the Paramount Theatre has remained closed to live audiences since the middle of March, the stage has not sat entirely empty this summer.