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.
Minnesota Department of Education Provides COVID-19 Guidance for Schools this Fall
The Minnesota Department of Education has released their COVID-19 recommendations as the new school year approaches.
Sartell Officials Stress Water Conservation Efforts to Residents
The city of Sartell is asking residents to step up their efforts to help conserve water during these hot summer days.
The Weekender: Music in the Garden, Wings, and More!
While the weather may be warm this weekend, there is still a lot of fun summer activities still happening around central Minnesota.
GREAT Theatre Opens Season With Cinderella [VIDEO, GALLERY]
Live theatre makes its return to central Minnesota this weekend.
MPCA Issues Air Quality Alert for North, Central and Southeast MN
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert northern, central and southeast Minnesota through 6:00 a.m. Thursday.
Waite Park, St. Joseph To Issue Water Ban Due To Drought
Waite Park officials are enforcing a total water ban effective Wednesday.
National Group Aims to Build Trust Among Community and Police
With police officers under a larger microscope over the past year, a national organization is hoping to build safer and more inclusive communities.
New Sculpture Unveiled to Celebrate Paramount’s 100th Anniversary in St. Cloud
The Paramount Theatre unveiled a new sculpture Thursday night.
Two Runaway Teens Face Criminal Charges Following Meeker County Police Chase
Two runaway teenagers could face criminal charges after leading police on a short chase early Thursday morning.
The Weekender: The Rock Gods, Moe Bandy and More
There is plenty to see and do this weekend around central Minnesota.
Employment Readiness Camp Prepares Students for the Workforce
Roughly 140 St. Cloud area youth are gaining valuable workforce experience this summer.
State Bus Driving Competition Coming to St. Cloud
The best bus drivers in the state will put their skills to the test in St. Cloud this weekend.