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, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, Rice and Arts/Entertainment. I am also the host of Rush Hour weeknights from 5p-6pm. 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: Bill Engvall, Harvest Days and More!
There is lots happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy a laugh with Bill Engvall, listen to the songs of The Beatles at Pioneer Place, see GREAT Theatre's performance of Alice and Wonderland, tour A and G Produce for some fall festive fun, and check out Harvest Days at the…
The Weekender: Haunted Acres, Halloween Historia and More!
Enjoy a weekend of fun the entire family will love throughout central Minnesota this weekend.
Clearwater Travel Plaza Under New Ownership
The Clearwater Travel Plaza is under new ownership.
The Weekender: Fall Festival, Boo at the Zoo and More!
There is lots of fall festive fun events happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy a birthday party in Sartell, check out some talented CSB/SJU faculty perform, get scared at the Harvest of Horror, see the fall colors at Collegeville Orchards and enjoy a Halloween filled day at Hemker P…
Coborn’s Recalls 10 Chicken Salad Products Due to Contamination
Coborn's Inc. says they are recalling 10 select chicken salad products due to a possible Listeria contamination.
UPDATE: Police Release More Information on Tech High School Fight
We have more information regarding a fight that broke out at Tech High School last week.
The Weekender: Oktoberfest, Craft Fair and More!
Get out and about this weekend as there is plenty to see and do around central Minnesota.
St. Cloud Rox Raise Over $76,000 For Local Non-Profits
The St. Cloud Rox raised an all-time fundraising record for local non-profits this past season.
The Weekender: 100 Years of Broadway, Grape Stomp and More!
There is lots of great events happening around central Minnesota you and your family will enjoy. You can enjoy a night out at the 5th Avenue Block Party, check out the 45th Annual Pioneer Days in Albany, hear 100 Years of Broadway music in St. Joseph, take the family to Kimball for the 6th Annual Gr…
The Weekender: Lonestar, Rock the Prairie and More!
Get out and enjoy the fall weather with lots of fun and entertaining things happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Take a bike ride at the annual Caramel Apple Ride, take your dog to Bark in the Park Companion walk, see country music group Lonestar at Rollies, laugh along with Deuces Wild …
New Tech, Sartell High Schools Welcome Students [GALLERY]
Students in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District and District 742 are officially learning inside their new high schools.
Waite Park Narrows Down Amphitheater Names, Seeks Your Input
The Waite Park city council has narrowed down the list of suggested names for the Amphitheater.