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.
Everything Sartell Embracing Local Marketing Approach
The Sartell CVB, otherwise known as Everything Sartell, have embraced marketing themselves on a local level.
Dennis Whipple to Step Down as Executive Director of GREAT
GREAT Theatre Executive Director Dennis Whipple plans to step down from his role with the organization this summer.
Xcel Gas Main Project Prompts Short Road Closure in Sartell
Sartell drivers should be aware of a short road closure this week.
Waite Park Considering Moratorium on Mining Permits
The city of Waite Park wants to put a temporary halt on mining permits.
St. Cloud Friends of the Library Holding Annual Bag Book Sale
Book lovers are encouraged to make their way to the Great River Regional Library later this week.
Sartell Approves Final Design Plans for Sauk River Regional Park
The designs for Sauk River Regional Park have cleared their last hurdle.
School Cafeterias Celebrate National School Lunch Week
The week highlights the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom.
Red Cross Enters Third Week Of Emergency Blood, Platelet Shortage
The need for blood and platelet donation has become even greater.
CentraCare Completes 4D Watchman Procedure Without Contrast Dye
CentraCare continues to break barriers when it comes to technology.
Mobile Church Aims to Put Down Roots in Rice Community
A mobile church in Rice is looking to put down some roots.
The Weekender: Boo at the Zoo, St. Cloud Norsemen and More!
Soak up the fall weather with lots of fun and exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend.
New Electric Vehicles Rolling Through St. Joseph Streets
You may have seen a unique vehicle driving down the streets of St. Joseph.