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, Rice and Arts/Entertainment. 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.
The Weekender: Rhythmic Circus, Ceremony of Carols and More!
Get into the holiday spirit this weekend throughout central Minnesota. Check out a Rhythmic Circus at the Paramount Theatre, The Doo Wop project providing their unique sound in downtown St. Cloud, hear many carols with the Ceremony of Carols at St. Mary's Cathedral or "Christmas is Forever…
The Weekender: Midtown Men, Santa Day, S’mores Night and More!
Enjoy some yuletide cheer this weekend throughout central Minnesota. Hear the holiday hits of the Midtown Men in St. Joseph, spend a day with Santa in Cold Spring, hear songs by a choir at the Church of the Holy Spirit, check out the Sons of Serendip Christmas show and take the kids to a free holid…
St. Cloud Police Respond to Third Robbery In Under A Week
St. Cloud police responded to their third robbery call in under a week.
The Weekender: KringleFest, A Christmas Carol and More!
Get into the holiday spirit this weekend with many fun fill events the whole family will enjoy. Visit with Santa at the Stearns History Museum, check out a holiday classic with GREAT Theatres performance of A Christmas Carol, decorate a Gingerbread house in Waite Park, see a fantastic light show in …
Little Falls Holding Christmas Tours Inside Historic Buildings
Christmas is in full swing in Little Falls this week and you're invited to share in the holiday fun.
A Christmas Carol Takes Center Stage A Paramount Theatre [VIDEO]
A holiday classic the whole family will enjoy comes to center stage at the Paramount Theatre this weekend. GREAT Theatre presents Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol".
The Weekender: Anne of Green Gables, Small Shop Crawl and More!
Take the family for some fun this Thanksgiving weekend around central Minnesota. Enjoy several theatre performances at Apollo High School with Anne of Green Gables and at Paramount Theatre with 'A Christmas Carol', support local businesses in St. Joseph with the Small Shop Crawl, make a gi…
The Weekender: Made in MN Expo, The Nutcracker and More!
There are several wonderful events taking place around central Minnesota this weekend you and your family will enjoy. You can see the Nutcracker Ballet at the Paramount Theatre, watch the performance of GREASE at Kimball High School, view local businesses and vendors at the Made in MN Expo, see life…
The Weekender: Granite City Train Show, Johnny Cash and More!
The fun is endless throughout central Minnesota this weekend. Listen to the sounds of Johnny Cash with a tribute band at Pioneer Place, check out a family band playing at the Paramount Theatre, enjoy a pub crawl to help the Tri-County Humane Society, check out some model trains at the River's …
Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends this Weekend
Don't forget to change your clocks before you go to bed Saturday night or first thing Sunday morning.
Turn Excess Halloween Candy Into Cash, Prizes with Candy Buy Back
Did your trick-or-treater take home more candy than they can chew? If so they can turn their candy into cash or prizes at one of several Candy Buy Back locations in the St. Cloud Metro area.
The Weekender: Dan Zanes Trio, Frankenstein and More!
There is plenty to see and do this weekend around central Minnesota. Enjoy some family fun with the Dan Zanes Trio, get the chills with the theatre performance of Frankenstein, hear the vocal talent of Tapestry Vocal Ensemble, watch young musicians at Apollo's Fall Concert, and enjoy great mus…