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.
Central Minnesota Drive-In Hoping to Open Next Weekend
A central Minnesota Drive-In movie theater is hoping to open for the season next week.
Avon Spunktacular Days Canceled
Another central Minnesota community has canceled their citywide celebration this summer.
MN National Guard Salutes Frontline Workers with Flyover [VIDEO]
St. Cloud residents had their eyes to the sky Wednesday morning as the Minnesota National Guard flew over St. Cloud.
Doctors, Dentists, Vets to Offer Elective Procedures Next Week
Starting next week, doctors, dentists and veterinarians can begin scheduling elective surgeries.
Morrison County Issues No Wake Zones on Area Lakes
Morrison County authorities are reminding boaters to be cautions when out on the waters this summer.
2020 Granite City Days Celebration Postponed
There will be no St. Cloud Granite City Days celebration this summer.
State Launches New Screening Tools to Help Businesses Reopen
State officials have rolled out two new resources to help businesses as they start to reopen.
Stearns County Tops 100 COVID-19 Cases, Additional 463 in MN
Stearns County now has over 100 positive COVID-19 cases.
Stearns County Collects Over 1,500 Homemade Masks
Stearns County residents stepped up to the challenge to help our front-line workers.
CentraCare Bringing Back Curbside COVID-19 Testing
Local health officials will once again offer curbside COVID-19 testing.
State Reports 17 More Deaths Related to COVID-19
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 17 more people have died from complications related to COVID-19.
28th Annual Sartell SummerFest Canceled
There will be no city celebration in Sartell this year.