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.
New Tom Bearson Basketball Courts in Sartell Ready for Play
The new Tom Bearson basketball courts are finished and ready to host some pick-up games before the snow arrives.
Waite Park Officials Say PFAS Found in All Three City Wells
Voluntary testing on three Waite Park wells have turned up some PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals.
First Ever ROCORI Habitat House Moves to New St. Cloud Lot
ROCORI High School's first ever habitat house has officially moved to it's permanent lot.
Election 2022: 4 Candidates Running for ROCORI School Board
Four people are vying for three open seats on the Rocori School Board.
Waite Park To Consider Extension on Mining Moratorium
Waite Park officials will consider an extension to their current mining moratorium at a special city council meeting Friday.
The Weekender: Flannel Fest, Glen Miller Orchestra and More!
The first weekend of fall is full of fun around central Minnesota this weekend.
Election 2022: Two Candidates Running for Cold Spring Mayor
Two people are running for mayor of Cold Spring.
Harvest of Horror Opens 12th Season With New Frights/Attractions
The haunts and frights are coming back to St. Augusta this weekend.
Three People Rescued From Mississippi River After Capsizing Canoe
Three people were rescued from the Mississippi River after capsizing their canoe Monday afternoon.
Election 2022: 3 Running for 2 Rockville City Council Seats
Three people are running for two open seats on the Rockville City Council.
Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball Hoping to Add More Batting Cages
More batting cages may soon be coming to River's Edge Park.
Waite Park Officials to Consider Approving New THC Ordinance
Waite Park officials will consider approving an ordinance regulating and licensing the sale of THC edibles.