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 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.
Weekly Fish Fries Back Again Throughout Central Minnesota
Whether you're eating fish on a Friday as part of a religious observation or just love perfectly prepared fish at a great price, Central Minnesota is the place to be during this Lenten season.
The Weekender: Veranda Variety Hour, Gear Daddies and More!
Spend Valentines Day weekend with your special someone at one of many things going on in Central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy a murder mystery inside Escher Auditorium, groove to the Gear Daddies at Paramount Theatre, listen to love songs with Pamela McNeil, go two-stepping out at Rollies to the mu…
Golden Eagle Released Back Into the Wild at Camp Ripley
Wildlife crews at Camp Ripley recently released a golden eagle back into the wild.
The Weekender: Bingo the Musical, Sydnee Winters and More!
There are many things to see and do this weekend around Central Minnesota. You can several different performances making stages around the state including GREAT Theatre's Anne of Green Gables, Madagascar Jr. at Buffalo Community Theatre, and Great Northern Theatre's production of Bingo the…
Wilson Sporting Goods Creates Over 200 Footballs for Super Bowl LII
As sports fans gear up to watch the big game, one business has been prepping all season to make one important piece of equipment ready for play.
Super Bowl Fan Experience Worth A Visit [Watch]
All roads in the NFL lead to Minneapolis this weekend as fans gear up for Super Bowl LII.
The Weekender: Always a Bridesmaid, Jessica Lang Dance and More!
There is so much happening around the state for Super Bowl weekend and Central Minnesota has no shortage of activities. Catch a show at Pioneer Place called Always a Bridesmaid, help a local school with their annual Extravagansa fundraiser at All Saints Academy, listen to the Barley Jacks at Bo Didd…
SCSU Men’s Hockey Team Splits Match-Up With Duluth
The St. Cloud State University Men's hockey team split their weekend series with the University of Minnesota Duluth Friday and Saturday.
Wolves Take Care of Nets at Home 111-97
After a west coast road trip, some home cooking is just want the Minnesota Timberwolves needed defeating the Brooklyn Nets 111-97.
The Weekender: Chestnut Brass Company, Carole King and More!
Get out and have some fun this weekend with many activities throughout Central Minnesota. Get up at dance with the beats of the Reminders at the College of St. Benedicts, listen to the Grammy-winning Chestnut Brass Company at St. Mary's Cathedral, hear the sounds of different choirs as St. Clou…
Man Compacted Four Times Inside St. Cloud Garbage Truck
A man was compacted four times inside a garbage truck Friday morning.
The Weekender: Hockey Day, Love Songs, Dancing and More!
You won't find a shortage of fun activities to do this weekend around Central Minnesota. Check out Hockey Day Minnesota out at Lake George, enjoy some dancing at Paramount Theatre, listen to the sounds of a premier men's ensemble performing in downtown St. Cloud, share some love songs with…