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, Rice 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.
UPDATE: I-94 No Travel Advisory Expanded
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no travel on I-94 and other roadways in Stearns County.
Twins, Tigers Game for Friday Postponed Due to Snow
The Minnesota Twins have announced Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field has been postponed due to weather.
U.S. Representative Betty McCollum Wins Hotdish Competition
Ten members of Minnesota's Congressional Delegation took part in the 9th Annual Hotdish Competition in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.
Counties to Hold Tornado Drills Despite Statewide Cancellation
With a blizzard expected to hit this week, the National Weather Service is cancelling the statewide tornado drill for Thursday, but Stearns County and others will carry on.
Air Force Veteran Completes 152 Mile Walk For Wounded Warriors
Walk in Air Force Veteran Jerry Meadows shoes today, and you will find them worn through the soles from his 152 mile walk from Bemidji to St. Cloud.
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Trees in Sauk Centre
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has placed Stearns County under quarantine after emerald ash borer was found in Sauk Centre.
St. Cloud State University Creates Dog Treats from Leftover Food
There is something cooking inside Garvey Commons at St. Cloud State University and it's not for the students.
Bernick’s Arena Finalist in Kraft Hockeyville Competition
Bernick's Arena in Sartell has been named one of four finalists in the annual Kraft Hockeyville competition.
BBB Offering Home Flooding Cleanup Tips
With the recent snow and rainfall we've had, some homeowners across the state may be dealing with the aftermath of flooding or mold issues.
The Weekender: Church Basement Ladies, Kids Weekend and More!
Keep the kids occupied this weekend with a lot of great events happening throughout central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy the musical comedy of the Church Basement Ladies, hear the sounds of the Lake Wobegon Brass Band, share some laughs with comedian Jason Schommer, and take the kids for some fun a…
The Weekender: The Westerlies, Night of the Stars and More!
There is lots of musical talent taking place in central Minnesota this weekend. Check out the brass group the Westerlies in Collegeville, hear some local talent at LEAF Night of the Stars, check out Garrison Keillor at Pioneer Place, take the family on a tree tapping adventure in Collegeville, and c…
Snow Emergency Issued for St. Cloud Thursday
St. Cloud officials have declared a snow emergency starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.