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.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Unveils New Tennis Courts
It was an historic day at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School.
Fire Crews Respond to Large Shed Fire Near Kimball
Fire crews responded to a shed fire Thursday morning.
The Weekender: St. Cloud Norsemen, The Midtown Men and More!
We have your guide to some fun and exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend.
Few Details Emerging In Bus Incident Involving Sartell Swim Team
Minnesota State Patrol Lieutenant Gordan Shank says they are continuing to investigate the incident involving the Sartell Middle School swim team.
Nominations Being Accepted for Public Safety Awards
The Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation is accepting nominations for their Public Safety Awards.
Sales Tax Referendum Addresses Need, Opportunity for Waite Park
Waite Park residents are being asked to go to the polls this November and vote on new half-cent sales tax referendum.
Sartell Middle School Swim Team Involved in Bus Incident
Members of the Sartell Middle School swim team were involved in an incident on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.
Panda Cares Foundation Awards $25,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota recently received $25,000 thanks to the Panda Cares Foundation.
Sartell-St. Stephen School District Approves New Strategic Plan
The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board approved their "Future Minded, Student Focused" strategic plan during Monday night's meeting.
Sartell Officials Talk Traffic Issues With County Road 1 Project
The council discussed what to do about the traffic issues the project is causing along Pinecone Road in the morning and afternoon commutes.
State Patrol Project 20(22) Results in Over 800 Traffic Stops
Members of the Minnesota State Patrol, St. Cloud Police Department, Stearns County and Wright County Sheriff's offices stopped 801 drivers throughout the St. Cloud area.
Monticello Man Cited For Failing To Stop Resulting in Crash
Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Stearns County Sunday night.