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.
Sartell High School Gets $5,000 State Grant for CNA Program
Sartell-St. Stephen High School has received some state funding to help prepare future nursing assistants.
One Person Taken to Hospital After Crash Involving A Semi
One person was taken to the hospital after a crash involving a semi Thursday morning.
Sartell Schools Develop New Procedures To Review Media Material
Discussion surrounding a controversial book found inside Sartell-Stephen High School continued Wednesday.
Boys and Girls Clubs Name 2023 Youth of the Year Recipient
A South Junior High student has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota 2023 Youth of the Year recipient.
Fake $100 Bills Being Passed Around in Douglas County
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking business owners to be on the lookout for fake money.
Six People Arrested in Kandiyohi County Drug Bust
Six people were arrested Monday in connection to a drug investigation in Kandiyohi County.
ROCORI To Interview Four Candidates for Superintendent Job
Four people will be brought in for interviews in hopes to become the next superintendent for the ROCORI School District.
Authorities Investigating Death of Missing Motley Man
The body of a missing Motley man was found over the weekend.
Five People Indicted for Child Abuse on Red Lake Reservation
Five members of the Red Lake Band Of Chippewa Indians have been indicted for multiple child abuse charges.
Barenaked Ladies to Perform At The Ledge in June
The popular Toronto quartet, Barenaked Ladies are coming to central Minnesota later this summer.
New Waite Park Local Option Sales Tax Begins April 1st
City officials are reminding Waite Park businesses about the additional local option sales tax that will be collected starting April 1st.
ROCORI School Board To Consider Resolution for Open Enrollment
The ROCORI School Board will consider adopting a resolution to limit the number of students who live outside the district and want to go to school there.