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.
28th Annual Rice Family Fun Day Celebration This Weekend
Residents in Rice will enjoy some music, food and fun this weekend.
The Weekender: Clearwater Rodeo, The Receders, and More!
Summer is drawing to an end and there is lots of fun things you and your family can do before they head back to school. You can check out the Clearwater Rodeo, see a movie at Whitney Park, go for an evening hike through Warner Lake Park, listen to some music in the gardens and check out the Receder…
The Weekender: School of Rock, Friday Night Flick and More!
There are many fun and exciting things to do with your family this weekend around central Minnesota. Watch some young local musicians at the School of Rock Showcase, catch the Addams family musical in Cold Spring, watch a movie in the park with a Friday Night Flick, listen to live music in Barden Pa…
The Weekender: Addams Family, Platte River Day and More!
Don't let the end of summer get you down while there is still lots of fun and exciting things to do around central Minnesota. You can catch a musical at Rocori High School, check out the Picker party in Milaca, enjoy Platte River Day in Royalton, listen to music in the gardens in St. Cloud and…
St. Cloud VA Wind Turbine Comes Down [GALLERY]
The skyline over the St. Cloud VA campus will soon look a little different.
Stage Foundation Set, Work Picks Up on Amphitheater Site [VIDEO]
While it may not feel like it yet, there is a strong chance you will hear your first concert inside the new Waite Park Amphitheater this time next year.
Microchip Helps Dog Found in St. Cloud Return Home to Indiana
A lost dog found in St. Cloud is heading back home after being missing for the past five months.
The Weekender: Mick Sterling, Bluegrass Festival, and More!
There is much to enjoy around central Minnesota this weekend. You can listen to a Van Morrison tribute from Mick Sterling at the Paramount Theatre, make your way to Milaca for the Bluegrass Festival, catch a movie in an Albany park, learn to dance in Sartell and sing some karaoke in Waite Park. Read…
The Weekender: Friday Night Paddle, Pickin’ & Grinnin’, and More!
Get out and about this weekend with lots of fun activities around central Minnesota.
No Wake Issued for Stearns, Wright County Border Lakes
With the recent rainfall the past few weeks, water conditions on lakes in Stearns and Wright Counties have risen to high levels.
Big Lake Man Found Dead in Mississippi River After Mower Accident
A Big Lake man is dead after a lawnmower accident near the Mississippi River Monday afternoon.
2019-20 Paramount Presents Series Announced
The lineup has been set with many wonderful acts taking center stage at the Paramount Theatre this year.