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.
Snowmobile Breaks Through Ice on Lake Koronis
Two people were able to escape after their snowmobile broke through the ice over the weekend.
St. Cloud VA To Begin COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System will begin distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday.
Minnesota Sees Low COVID-19 Cases, Deaths For Second Straight Day
The number of new cases of COVID-19 and deaths related from the virus remain relatively low for the second straight day.
4 More Stearns County Residents Die From COVID-19, 1 in Their 30s
The Minnesota Department of Health says there were 77 more deaths related to COVID-19 Tuesday.
Dassel Man Arrested Following 26 Mile Police Chase
A Dassel man was arrested after leading police on a chase in Meeker County Saturday night.
Powder Ridge Opens For the Season This Weekend
You and your family can hit the slopes at Powder Ridge in Kimball starting Friday.
MDH To Launch Text Feature to Alert People Who Are COVID Positive
Governor Tim Walz says were are in for a "deep dark winter" if we don't get control of the significant surge in new cases of COVID-19 we are seeing throughout Minnesota.
Masking Hopes to Limit Flu Severity, Flu Shots Still Encouraged
While we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, local health officials are reminding you to not forget another illness that arrives this time of year.
Sartell-St. Stephen To Switch to Distance Learning Until Dec. 4th
All schools will stay in this learning model through December 4th.
Sartell-St. Stephen School District Not Changing Learning Models
The Sartell-St. Stephen school district will not be changing learning models for secondary students as previously planned.
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.