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.
Watch for Increased Students & Buses Along Minnesota Roads Next Week
Drivers across the state need to start mentally preparing to share the roads with school buses as students head back to school next week.
Waite Park “Smiley” Water Tower May Soon Say Goodbye
There may soon be one less smiling face to greet you as you enter Waite Park.
New Sites, Sounds and Food Highlight the Great Minnesota Get Together
The Great Minnesota Get Together is in full swing featuring new attractions, exhibits, foods and many more fair options.
The Weekender: Sartell Fire Relief Concert, Neil Diamond Tribute, Woodstock and More!
Just because summer is coming to an end doesn't mean you still can't find some great fun things to do around Central Minnesota. Make your way to Sartell to enjoy the Sartell Fire Relief Concert, check out woodworkers at work at the Hairy Mosquito Trading Company, enjoy the sound of Neil Di…
The Weekender: Clearwater Rodeo, Common Roots Festival, Pantowners Car Show and More!
You should have no excuse of being bored this weekend if you live around Central Minnesota. There are many fun and exciting things to see and do this weekend such as the Clearwater Rodeo, take in the first-ever Common Roots Festival, catch an outdoor movie at Whitney Park, enjoy some live music in A…
Benton County To Test Civil Defense Sirens
Don't be alarmed if you hear sirens throughout Benton County Thursday. The Benton County Sheriff's Office will be testing their civil defense sirens at 1:00 p.m.
Total Eclipse of the Sun to Happen Next Week
We are only a week away from witnessing a total eclipse of the sun. This is the first one to take place since 1979.
The Weekender: Minnesota Bluegrass Festival, Art Crawl, School of Rock and More!
Need something to do this weekend? We have just want you're looking for here in Central Minnesota. Enjoy some bluegrass music at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, check out some local art at the St. Cloud Downtown Art Crawl, take in a play at Rocori High School with Hello Dol…
St. Cloud Woman’s ‘Bacon-Up Pup’ A Must Try at the State Fair
If you're a fan of bacon and chocolate you'll want to try a new food highlighting both at this year's Great Minnesota Get Together.
The Weekender: Hello Dolly, Lonestar, Color Vibe 5K and More!
From country music acts to on-stage performances there is a lot of fun things to do this weekend throughout Central Minnesota. Take in a play at Rocori High School with Hello Dolly, country music acts Lonestar and Terri Clark will perform in the area, run through the rainbow at the St. Cloud Color V…
National Traveling Memorial Honoring Fallen Heroes Debuts At Benton County Fair [VIDEO]
The sites, sounds and smells are in full swing at day one of the Benton County Fair Tuesday.
Vikings Kick Off Final Training Camp in Mankato, Spirits High For 2017 [VIDEO]
There's a buzz around the University of Minnesota, Mankato campus this week as the Minnesota Vikings strap on their helmets for the final training camp in Mankato.