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.
MPCA Issues Air Quality Alert for North, Central and Southeast MN
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert northern, central and southeast Minnesota through 6:00 a.m. Thursday.
Paynesville Woman Gets 12-Years For Sexually Assaulting Teen
A Paynesville woman who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced.
MSHSL Approves Girls Wrestling Postseason, No Boys Volleyball
The Minnesota State High School League approved a Girls Wrestling Division during the postseason at there annual Representative Assembly meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Police Asking Public’s Help Finding Missing St. Cloud Woman
Authorities are asking for you help in finding a missing St. Cloud woman.
MDH Reports 0 COVID Deaths For First Time Since April 2020
For the first time since April of last year, state health officials have reported 0 COVID related deaths in Minnesota Sunday.
Minnesota Tops Over 501,000 COVID Cases Since Start of Pandemic
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise slightly as Minnesota has now reach over 501,000 people who have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.
UPDATE: BCA ID’s Two Men Killed in Officer Involved Shooting
Authorities have identified the two men who died during an officer-involved shooting Saturday night near Wadena.
School Bus Driver’s Across Minnesota Recognized This Week
School bus drivers in Minnesota have been more important than ever before during this unusual school year.
Powder Ridge Opens For the Season This Weekend
You and your family can hit the slopes at Powder Ridge in Kimball starting Friday.
Walz: Data Shows Social Settings the Driving Force Behind Spread
As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge across Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz is turning the dials back to help control the spread.