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: Constantine Maroulis, John McCutcheon, Alexander Sandor and More!
Get out and enjoy all the fun things happening in Central Minnesota this weekend. You can take in the Autumn Moon Festival with Constantine Maroulis, enjoy the folk music of John McCutcheon, hear some ragtime music with Alexander Sandor, sing along to the songs of Billy Joel at Pioneer Place, and hi…
Local Bakeries to Celebrate First Ever National Bakery Day
Local bakeries are getting a holiday dedicated to them. Thursday marks the first ever National Bakery Day.
The Weekender: Rock for Alzheimer’s, Millstream Art Fair, Oktoberfest, and More!
There are some fun and exciting things to do around Central Minnesota this weekend for you and your family. You can check out the Rock for Alzheimer's concert in St. Joseph, visit the Millstream Arts Fair, catch a play at Pioneer Place, drink a beer at Beaver Island Brewing's Oktoberfest …
Iconic ‘Smiley’ Water Tower To Say Goodbye to Waite Park Residents
The iconic 'smiley' water tower in Waite Park will soon be saying goodbye to residents.
History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ Coming to Minnesota Next Month
Do you have a collection of rare antiques or treasures? If so the guys from the History’s Channels American Pickers want to check out your stuff.
The Weekender: Takin’ It To The Streets, Diamond Rio, Mucca Pazza and More!
The fun is endless this weekend around Central Minnesota. You can enjoy an outdoor concert at the annual Takin' It To The Streets party on 5th Avenue, hang out with country band Diamond Rio for the Sauk Rapids Fire Department dance, check out a rock band marching band Mucca Pazza at the College…
BBB: Vikings Fans Beware Of Ticket Scammers
As the Minnesota Vikings get ready to kickoff the 2017 season Monday at home, the Better Business Bureau is warning you of scammers looking for quick score.
The Weekender: Bernick’s Fall Outdoor Concert, The 5 Browns, Little Falls Art and Craft Fa…
There is no way you and your family will be bored this weekend with all of the fun things happening in Central Minnesota this weekend. You can see the classic musical Singin' in the Rain put on by GREAT Theatre, enjoy the piano stylings of the 5 Browns at the College of St. Benedict's, gra…
Missing Alexandria Teen Found Safe
Authorities say a missing Alexandria teenager has been found safe.
Minnesota State Fair Draws Record Attendance
The Great Minnesota Get Together drew nearly 2-million people during it's 12 day run this year.
$7,000 Reward Being Offered to Find Missing Alexandria Teenager
A $7,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the safe return of a missing 15-year-old Alexandria girl.
The Weekender: High School Football, Dave Lumley, Trap Shooting and More!
Labor day weekend is here and the school year is starting, doesn't mean you can't have a little fun in Central Minnesota this weekend. Catch a high school football game at St. Cloud Apollo, go for a bike ride with some beer and burrito's at Beaver Island Brewing Company, listen to the…