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: Cold Spring Maennerchor, Singing Saints and More!
Get out and enjoy yourself this weekend with several fun things you can do around central Minnesota this weekend. You can listen to the Cold Spring Maennerchor perform, check out the St. Cloud Singing Saints and guests, share some laughs at the Stand Up for Stigma comedy show, hear the musical talen…
St. Cloud Tech Students Complete Third Habitat for Humanity House
Another year means another home for one lucky family built by the students at St. Cloud Tech High School.
Bait Shops Remain Busy Prior to Fishing Opener
Local bait shops are crawling with anglers gearing up for the 2018 Governor's Fishing opener Saturday.
The Weekender: Kingston Trio, Minnesota Brewery Run, and More!
You will not have trouble finding something to do with your family and friends around central Minnesota this weekend. Check out the Kingston Trio and the Minnesota Center Chorale at Paramount Theatre, bring the kids to Sauk Rapids to decorate cakes, hear the songs of Rod Stewart at Pioneer Place and…
New Restaurant Moving Into Former Sammy’s Pizza Location
A new urban pub-style restaurant is coming to Waite Park.
The Weekender: Clay Walker, The Duttons, And More!
There is plenty of fun things going on throughout central Minnesota this weekend you and your family can enjoy. You can enjoy some dancing at the College of St. Benedict's, tap your feet to The Duttons band, share some laughs with the Veranda Variety Hour, be amazed with magician Jason Bishop,…
Two Local College Players Sign With NFL Teams
Two local college football players are getting their shot to compete in the NFL.
Twins Fall 4-3 To Yankees Despite Gibson’s Career 10 K’s
The last week has not been good for the Minnesota Twins who were swept for the second straight series, this time by the New York Yankees.
The Weekender: Artrageous, Air Play, Comedy Show and More!
The fun never ends around central Minnesota this weekend and there is plenty for you and your family to do. Share some laughs in Waite Park with the Fireman's Association Comedy Show, watch music come to life in color with Artrageous, see Air Play at the College of St. Benedict, enjoy a new com…
16 Sauk Rapids-Rice Students Sign Letters of Intent [VIDEO]
As their high school careers come to a close, 16 seniors signed their letters of intent Wednesday to play sports or extra curricular activities at the next level.
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…