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: Collin Raye, Slap Happy Comedy, and More!
From laughter to music there is a lot happening in central Minnesota you and your family can enjoy. Take your family to the Slap Happy Comedy show, see country music artist Collin Raye, watch the St. John's Boys Choir, listen to the Buffalo Community Orchestra and listen to some local musician…
Diocese of St. Cloud To File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
The Diocese of St. Cloud is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Weekender: Yekwon Sunwoo, SFX Rocks, Haper’s Chord and More!
You will not be bored this weekend with all the exciting things happening around central Minnesota. You can dance the night away at the 7th Annual SFX Rocks fundraiser, check out the Sartell Community Showcase, listen to the songs of James Taylor and Jim Croce, check out Harper's Chord in St. C…
Winter Olympics Help Spark Local Interest In Snowboarding
The sport of snowboarding is gaining some national spotlight thanks to the extending media coverage during the Winter Olympics. Snowboarding became an Olympic sport in 1998.
Weekly Fish Fries Back Again Throughout Central Minnesota
Whether you're eating fish on a Friday as part of a religious observation or just love perfectly prepared fish at a great price, Central Minnesota is the place to be during this Lenten season.
The Weekender: Veranda Variety Hour, Gear Daddies and More!
Spend Valentines Day weekend with your special someone at one of many things going on in Central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy a murder mystery inside Escher Auditorium, groove to the Gear Daddies at Paramount Theatre, listen to love songs with Pamela McNeil, go two-stepping out at Rollies to the mu…
Golden Eagle Released Back Into the Wild at Camp Ripley
Wildlife crews at Camp Ripley recently released a golden eagle back into the wild.
The Weekender: Bingo the Musical, Sydnee Winters and More!
There are many things to see and do this weekend around Central Minnesota. You can several different performances making stages around the state including GREAT Theatre's Anne of Green Gables, Madagascar Jr. at Buffalo Community Theatre, and Great Northern Theatre's production of Bingo the…
Wilson Sporting Goods Creates Over 200 Footballs for Super Bowl LII
As sports fans gear up to watch the big game, one business has been prepping all season to make one important piece of equipment ready for play.
Super Bowl Fan Experience Worth A Visit [Watch]
All roads in the NFL lead to Minneapolis this weekend as fans gear up for Super Bowl LII.
The Weekender: Always a Bridesmaid, Jessica Lang Dance and More!
There is so much happening around the state for Super Bowl weekend and Central Minnesota has no shortage of activities. Catch a show at Pioneer Place called Always a Bridesmaid, help a local school with their annual Extravagansa fundraiser at All Saints Academy, listen to the Barley Jacks at Bo Didd…
SCSU Men’s Hockey Team Splits Match-Up With Duluth
The St. Cloud State University Men's hockey team split their weekend series with the University of Minnesota Duluth Friday and Saturday.