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: 100 Century Ride, Albany Car Show and More!
Grab the family and check out all the fun things central Minnesota has to offer this weekend. Hop on your bike and take a ride from Fergus Falls to St. Joe, see some cool hot rods at the Albany Car Show, eat, drink and dance at the Tap Takeover in Cold Spring, listen to the sounds of Music in the Ga…
The Weekender: Car Show, Glass Art, Painting and More!
There is plenty of family friendly fun happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You get get your kids into a good book at the Kid Book Hangout, paint at the zoo in Little Falls, check out a dance performance in Waite Park, see some classic hot rods at Rollies, and learn to fuse glass into ar…
The Weekender: Fifth Avenue Live, Movie Under the Stars and More!
There is lots of family related fun happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Join the party downtown with 5th Avenue Live concert series, catch a movie under the stars at Whitney Park, kayak down the Sauk River, share a laugh at the musical comedy Young Frankenstein, and put your skills to t…
New Exhibits & Attractions Coming to Minnesota State Fair
New food items won't be the only addition at this year's Great Minnesota Get Together.
Holdingford Daze Kicks Off this Weekend
Music, games, fireworks and more are waiting for you in Holdingford this weekend.
The Weekender: Jugfest, Douglas Wood, and More!
Plenty of family fun around central Minnesota this weekend. Hit up milk and honey ciders for another patio music session, check out local musicians and fun games at Jugfest, go for a walk along historic downtown Little Falls, hear the fun musical sounds of Douglas Wood and the WildSpirits, and hear …
Iconic ‘Smiley’ Water Tower Replaced With New Logo
The 'Smiley Face' water tower in Waite Park is no more.
Sartell Police Warns of a New Scam
A resident received a call from someone claiming to be from East Central Energy asking them to check to see if their meter was accessible for technicians to come out and shut off the power.
Minnesota Twins to Host St. Cloud Youth Baseball Clinic
Your son or daughter can hit the diamond this weekend. The Minnesota Twins a hosting a free youth baseball clinic in St. Cloud Saturday.
The Weekender: Beach Party, Mahowalds Makin Music, and More!
Keep your 4th of July holiday fun going well into the weekend throughout central Minnesota. Listen to a family band at Paramount Theatre, see the talents of fiddle player Cristina Seaborn, hang out with penguins at the Hemker Zoo, test your knowledge of trivia in St. Joseph, and celebrate Internatio…
The Weekender: Craig Kargas, BlackHawk, and More!
Do something new every day this weekend that you can find right here in central Minnesota this weekend. You can see the skills of illusionist Craig Kargas, rock out with country duo BlackHawk in Sauk Rapids, nerd out with St. Cloud Comic Con, take the kids for a movie at Marcus Theatres, and go for …
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 …