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.
Juan Berenguer to Throw First Pitch at Rox Home Opener
A Major League Baseball World Champion will be in attendance at the St. Cloud Rox home opener.
The Weekender: Mick Sterling, Beer And Wine Expo, and More!
Grab a friend and check out one of the many fun things to go around central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy the sounds of Mick Sterling at Pioneer Place, help foster kids with the Pockets of Hope Fundraiser in Sartell, drink at the Beer and Wine Expo in Richmond, watch the performance of Disn…
Minnesota Ranked 6th Greenest State
Minnesota is ranked as the sixth Greenest State in the country. A recent study by WalletHub has determined just how green Minnesota is compared to the rest of the country.
Twins, White Sox Game Friday Night Postponed
The Minnesota Twins have announced they will postpone their game against the Chicago White Sox Friday night due to inclement weather.
The Weekender: Hairball, Heartbreakers, Peter Mayer and More!
There will be plenty to do around central Minnesota this weekend. You can rock out to Hairball in Sartell, check out the debut show from Walter's Wheelhouse at Pioneer Place, laugh with comedian Bill Engvall at Grand Casino, enjoy some folk music performed by Peter Mayer and see Great Theatre&a…
FBI Brought in on Little Falls Murder Investigation
It's been almost a year-and-a-half since the death of a Little Falls man who was shot and killed while hunting on his parents property. Here's an update on where the investigation is at.
Sauk Rapids Man Named Citizen of the Year
Sauk Rapids has announced their 2018 Citizen of the Year.
Falconer Becomes First Minnesotan Awarded Badge of Bravery
There was only two words that could be said about the man who was just doing his job -- thank you.
The Weekender: Daedalus Quartet, Train Show and More!
There is lots of fun things you can check out happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You can hear the musical stylings of the Daedalus Quartet, see GREAT Theatre's performance of Beauty and the Beast, check out the Maple Syrup Festival at St. John's, enjoy some food at the BEEF …
Avon Police Officer To Receive Federal Honor
Avon Police Officer Jason Falconer will be honored with another award stemming from his actions during the Crossroads Center mall stabbing back in September 2016.
Housing Scam on Craigslist Targeting Renters
Renters beware, a new housing scam is popping up on Craigslist.
Proposed Designs Paint Clear Picture on Amphitheater Project
Design plans for the proposed Waite Park Amphitheater are starting to take shape.