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.
Camp Ripley Holding Blood Drive
You can help save a life by donating blood in Little Falls this week.
St. Cloud Lifts Winter Parking Restrictions
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has lifted winter parking restrictions effective immediately.
Metro Bus Reducing Service Starting Sunday
Metro Bus will reduce services as part of a nation-wide effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
St. Cloud St. Patrick’s Parade, Tent Party Cancelled
The St. Patrick's Day events in downtown St. Cloud Saturday have been canceled.
Positive COVID-19 Test Confirmed in Stearns County
Stearns County resident has been confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19.
MDH Confirms Minnesota’s 1st Presumptive Case of Coronavirus
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed Minnesota's first presumptive case of novel coronavirus Friday.
CentraCare to Offer Free Screenings During Colon Cancer Month
March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and CentraCare Health is offering free screenings for people at risk.
Police Chief: Major Progress Being Made In Becker Fire
Significant progress is being made regarding the fire at a metals recycling facility in Becker.
Two Local Spellers Advance to State Spelling Bee
Two local students are moving on to the State Spelling Bee later this month.
WATCH: Lincoln Elementary School Has Students Dress for Success
There's a lesson that can be learned inside Lincoln Elementary School, that doesn't come from a text book.
Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza Celebrates 30 Years
Thousands of people will be heading up north to the Brainerd lakes area this weekend for the 30th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
St. Cloud Declares Snow Emergency
With the expected snow storm, St. Cloud has declared a snow emergency.