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: MayFest, Golden Jukebox Hits, and More!
There will be plenty of music you can sing, dance or tap along too happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy live music by the Honey Badgers at St. Katherine Drexel, hear talented high school musics at Sauk Rapids-Rice, watch dancers of all ages perform at the Paramount Theatre, walk fo…
QDOBA Mexican Eats to Open Monday
There will soon be another place in St. Cloud where you can satisfy your craving for Mexican cuisine.
Waite Park Fleet Farm Unveils Newly Renovated Store [GALLERY]
After months of construction the Waite Park Fleet Farm remodel is finally completed.
Lee Ann Womack Headlines Paramount’s Autumn Moon Event
Lee Ann Womack will be this year's headliner for the Paramount's Annual Autumn Moon fundraiser.
Local Communities Hold Annual Spring Clean Up Day
With Spring finally here, it's time to clear away any debris or litter from your yards, roadways, garages or other storage places around your house.
UPDATE: I-94 No Travel Advisory Expanded
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no travel on I-94 and other roadways in Stearns County.
Twins, Tigers Game for Friday Postponed Due to Snow
The Minnesota Twins have announced Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field has been postponed due to weather.
U.S. Representative Betty McCollum Wins Hotdish Competition
Ten members of Minnesota's Congressional Delegation took part in the 9th Annual Hotdish Competition in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.
Counties to Hold Tornado Drills Despite Statewide Cancellation
With a blizzard expected to hit this week, the National Weather Service is cancelling the statewide tornado drill for Thursday, but Stearns County and others will carry on.
Air Force Veteran Completes 152 Mile Walk For Wounded Warriors
Walk in Air Force Veteran Jerry Meadows shoes today, and you will find them worn through the soles from his 152 mile walk from Bemidji to St. Cloud.
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Trees in Sauk Centre
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has placed Stearns County under quarantine after emerald ash borer was found in Sauk Centre.
St. Cloud State University Creates Dog Treats from Leftover Food
There is something cooking inside Garvey Commons at St. Cloud State University and it's not for the students.