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: The Westerlies, Night of the Stars and More!
There is lots of musical talent taking place in central Minnesota this weekend. Check out the brass group the Westerlies in Collegeville, hear some local talent at LEAF Night of the Stars, check out Garrison Keillor at Pioneer Place, take the family on a tree tapping adventure in Collegeville, and c…
Snow Emergency Issued for St. Cloud Thursday
St. Cloud officials have declared a snow emergency starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
The Weekender: We Shall Overcome, Beatles Tribute and More!
Grab the family and have some fun this weekend around central Minnesota. Listen to the songs of the Beatles at Paramount Theatre, hear some soulful music with We Shall Overcome, hang out with Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks at Pioneer Place, check out some sports collectibles at Athlos Academy and g…
Waite Park Police Still Searching for Missing Teen, Son
Waite Park Police continues to ask for your help in finding a missing teen and her 9-month-old son.
The Weekender: Deuces Wild, Harper’s Chord, and More!
There is plenty of fun and exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You can laugh and sing with Deuces Wild in Albany, hear some Jazz at Pioneer Place, take a walk in nature at Collegeville, hear the acoustic sounds of Harper's Chord and open a good book with the librari…
The Weekender: Pond Hockey, The Last Waltz and More!
Don't let the cold temps keep you from having some good old family fun around central Minnesota this weekend. Check out Collective Unconscious at Pioneer Place, enjoy the All Saints Academy Extravaganza, eat your weight in soup in Little Falls, do some ice fishing at the Woman's Fishing To…
The Weekender: Trinity Irish Dance, Big Sing Concert and More!
There are lot of events happening around central Minnesota this weekend you and your family will want to check out. You can see the international dance group Trinity Irish Dance in St. Joseph, listen to the music of Bobby Vee at the Paramount Theatre, check out a choir concert at SCSU, drink for a c…
Growing Energy Drink Consumption Among Kids Has Doctors Concerned
A St. Cloud doctor says parents need to lead by example when it comes to how much caffeine we allow our kids to drink.
Return of Jayme Closs Good Reminder Other Kids Still Missing
The story of Jayme Closs has tugged on many of our heartstrings, however it's important to remember there are still other kids missing throughout the country.
The Weekender: Decades of Dance, Rachel Brandwein, and More!
You won't be bored this weekend if you're looking for something fun to do around central Minnesota. Watch the area's young dancers perform at the Paramount Theatre, hear the sounds of the harp with Rachel Brandwein, check out GREAT Theatre's performance of The Giver, jump back to…
Rice Mayor Submits Resignation Following DUI Arrest
The new mayor of Rice has submitted his letter of resignation following his arrest last week on suspicion of DUI.
The Weekender: Boys Night, Laser Light Tubing and More!
There is a lot of fun and exciting things to do an see this weekend around central Minnesota. Take the family tubing in a laser light show at Powder Ridge, let your boys run wild at the Becker Community center for Boy's Night, hear the music of Simon and Garfunkel at Pioneer Place, dance along …