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.
Authorities Investigating Two Vehicle Crash Near Holdingford
Authorities responded to a two vehicle crash near Holdingford Wednesday morning.
Multiple Fire Crews Respond to Darwin Shop Fire
Fire crews responded to a shop fire in Darwin over the weekend.
SCSU, CSB Dance Teams Place at Nationals
Two area college dance teams competed in UDA College National Cheer and Dance Championships in Orlando this weekend.
14 Area Organizations Supporting Women Awarded $84,000 Grant
Fourteen area organizations dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of women and girls have been awarded some grant funding.
Man Wanted on Multiple Warrants Arrested in St. Cloud
A St. Cloud man wanted on several warrants in multiple counties was arrested Friday afternoon.
Authorities Respond To Sauk Centre Barn Fire
A fire damaged a barn in Sauk Centre Thursday night.
COVID Variant Puts Greater Strain on Daycare Providers, Families
The surge of the Omicron variant has child care providers entering perhaps the most challenging phase of the pandemic.
St. Cloud Fire Crews Respond to Car Fire
The St. Cloud Fire Department responded to a car fire Thursday night.
Blattner Company To Hold Charity Game To Support Veterans
A special hockey game will take place in Sartell Saturday.
Waite Park Family Fun Fest To Return This Summer
Mark your calendars as Waite Park Family Fun Fest will return this summer.
Freeport Teacher Awarded For Helping Students Succeed in Pandemic
A central Minnesota teacher is being recognized for his commitment to helping students learn during the pandemic.
Waite Park Officials Issue Mask Mandate in City-Owned Facilities
Waite Park officials are asking residents to mask up while inside all city-owned facilities.