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.
The Weekender: Rodeo, Music in the Gardens, and More!
There is many fun and family friendly things you can enjoy right in central Minnesota this weekend. Check out the Championship Rodeo in Buffalo, witness a great water show with the Little Crow Ski Show, enjoy some music on the patio at Milk and Honey Ciders, view the flowers and enjoy the music at …
Food, Parades & Pageants Await You at Rapids River Days
Pageants, parades and food awaits you at the annual Rapids River Days celebration.
Foley Kicks Off City Wide Celebration
Three days of family fun await Foley residents later Monday afternoon. Foley Fun days runs through Wednesday with this year's theme as "Under Construction."
St. Cloud Named Minnesota’s ‘Couch Potato Capital’
A new study has been released showing many adults are leading more sedentary lifestyles as opposed to getting off the couch and moving around.
The Weekender: Brew at the Zoo, Movies in the Park and More!
There is lot going on around central Minnesota this weekend you and your family can enjoy. Get a taste of the Wild West in Richmond, check out the Granite City Renegades, view a movie under the stars, enjoy a brew at the Hemker Zoo, and listen to some free music in Big Lake. Read more in The Weekend…
Waite Park Granite Quarry Holding One Day Tours
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work and operate a granite quarry? You can get a first hand look Wednesday in Waite Park.
The Weekender: Take A Kid Fishing, Circus Saurus, and More!
There is no way you will be bored around central Minnesota this weekend. Hit the lakes for a day of fishing, check out a circus show that features dinosaurs in Sauk Rapids, ride your bike along the Lake Wobegon Trail, listen to the Fabulous Armadillos play at Pioneer Place and enjoy an outdoor music…
Sartell Offering Historic Trolley Tours During SummerFest
Catch a ride on a trolley and tour the historic sites in Sartell this weekend.
The Weekender: Brat Pack Radio, Tap Room Takeover and More!
Lots of fun things to do outdoors this weekend around central Minnesota. Take in some live music with Brat Pack Radio playing in Monticello, and Diamondback playing in Clear Lake, watch the SCAR Dolls final bout of the season in St. Cloud, learn some history and have a brew in Cold Spring, and go f…
Xcel Energy Providing Tips to Stay Cool and Save Money
As temperatures are projected to move into the 90s with high humidity this weekend, Xcel Energy is offering you some tips to help you find relief from the heat, as well as your energy bill.
The Weekender: River Expedition, Led Zepplin Tribute and More!
There is plenty of fun things to do around central Minnesota this Memorial Day weekend. Take a ride down the Mississippi River in a canoe, hear the songs of Waylon Jennings at Rollies, visit the animals at the Safari North Wildlife Park, enjoy some live music in Waite Park and hear a Led Zepplin Tri…
Waite Park Amphitheater Project Awaits Governor Signature
After years of planning, the Waite Park Amphitheater project awaits the governor's signature.