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.
The Weekender: Train Show, Scrap Arts Music and More!
There is lots of fun an exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend to check out.
Police Still Searching for Missing St. Cloud Man
Authorities continue to ask for your help in finding a St. Cloud man who has been missing for almost four months.
The Weekender: Triple Espresso, The Nature of Forgetting and More!
Get out and about this weekend with several great shows and performances around central Minnesota. Share some laughs with the comedy show Triple Espresso, enjoy a thoughtfully engaging performance of The Nature of Forgetting, hear some country music at Pioneer Place, take the kids to see The Lion Ki…
The Weekender: David Ball, Haunted Acres and More!
There are lots of fun and exciting things to see and do around central Minnesota this weekend.
The Weekender: Halloween Party, Brewlash and More!
You'll have a hard time not finding something fun to do this weekend around central Minnesota.
Snowplow Operators Brush Up on Skills Before Snow Falls [WATCH]
Before the snow flies, snowplow operators across the state are brushing up on their driving skills.
Runaway Benton County Emu Found, Returned
A large bird who went missing over the weekend has been found safe.
Early Detection, Treatment Increasing Breast Cancer Survival Rate
According to the American Cancer Society, roughly one in eight woman are diagnosed with breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Weekender: Bill Engvall, Harvest Days and More!
There is lots happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy a laugh with Bill Engvall, listen to the songs of The Beatles at Pioneer Place, see GREAT Theatre's performance of Alice and Wonderland, tour A and G Produce for some fall festive fun, and check out Harvest Days at the…
The Weekender: Haunted Acres, Halloween Historia and More!
Enjoy a weekend of fun the entire family will love throughout central Minnesota this weekend.
Clearwater Travel Plaza Under New Ownership
The Clearwater Travel Plaza is under new ownership.
The Weekender: Fall Festival, Boo at the Zoo and More!
There is lots of fall festive fun events happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy a birthday party in Sartell, check out some talented CSB/SJU faculty perform, get scared at the Harvest of Horror, see the fall colors at Collegeville Orchards and enjoy a Halloween filled day at Hemker P…