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.
Vikings Smith Named Defensive Player of the Week
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
The Weekender: Christmas in the Barn, Dave Cofell Show and More!
There is lots to do this Christmas weekend around Central Minnesota if you're looking to entertain family and friends. You can rock out with a Rock and Roll Xmas at Paramount Theatre, enjoy some music by local musician Dave Cofell in St. Joseph, relive the Christmas story with Christmas in the …
The Weekender: Laughing All The Way, George Maurer and More!
Get into the holiday spirit this weekend in central Minnesota with many fun filled Christmas themed activities. You can catch the performance of A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol at Paramount Theatre, share some laughs with comedian Jason Schommer, join the crew at KLAF for Laughing All The Way at…
The Weekender: Tuba Christmas, Nutcracker Ballet, and More!
There is plenty of holiday fun going on throughout central Minnesota this weekend. You can take the family to Holdingford for a good old fashion Christmas, watch the Nutcracker Ballet at the Paramount Theatre, enjoy the Winter Nights and Lights Parade, swing the rhythm of a Big Band experience with …
New Christmas Light Display to Bring Yuletide Cheer to Sartell
Thousands of Christmas Lights will soon make Lake Francis in Sartell glow with yuletide cheer.
The Weekender: KringleFest, An Elvis Holiday and More!
Glad tidings and holiday cheer is in full swing this weekend throughout Central Minnesota. You can visit Santa at KringleFest at the Stearns History Museum, sing with Elvis at Pioneer Place, enjoy a holiday parade and family fun in Sauk Rapids and Richmond, and have one last chance to watch GREAT Th…
BBB: Be Smart While Shopping Online Cyber Monday
Before you fire up the computer to start your online shopping, the Better Business Bureau is giving you some helpful tips to shop safe this Cyber Monday.
The Weekender: It’s A Wonderful Life, Holiday Art Crawl and More!
If you're looking to get your family out of the house this Thanksgiving weekend, there are several fun things you can check out happening around Central Minnesota.
Heartwarming Holiday Classic Comes To Paramount Stage [VIDEO]
A Holiday classic is coming to the Paramount Theatre stage this weekend.
The Weekender: Made In Minnesota, Drinking Habits 2, and More!
There is so much fun happening around Central Minnesota this week for you to check out. You can learn more about Minnesota made products at the Made In Minnesota Expo, sing along with Justin McGuinn (Ploof) at Pioneer Place, enjoy a dinner and a show at the Great Blue Heron with Drinking Habits 2, l…
Tri-County Humane Society To Hold 32nd Annual Santa Paws Event
As you begin planning your Christmas cards it's important not forget to include your four-legged family members.
ROCORI Students, Staff Wish Football Team Luck In Playoffs [Watch]
School spirit was in full swing as students and staff at ROCORI High School held a pep rally for their football team playing in Friday's Class 4A Quarterfinals.