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.
California Man Charged With Child Sex Crimes Reaches Plea Deal
A California man charged with felony sex crimes involving a minor has agreed to a plea deal.
Authorities Still Looking for Missing Stearns County Family
Authorities are still looking for a Stearns County family.
Man Accused of Rape And Dog Killing Charges Found Competent
A St. Cloud man accused of raping two women and slashing a dog's throat has been found competent to face those charges.
New MSHSL Tournament Expected To Grow Interest in Girls Wrestling
We could see more girls in Minnesota participating in high school wrestling then ever before come this winter.
State Announces New, No-Fee COVID Testing Options for Schools
Schools will now have a variety of COVID-19 testing options available to them to help keep kids safe, healthy and in the classroom.
MN Health Officials Urge Vaccinations to Control Delta Variant
State health officials are urging Minnesotans to stay vigilant as COVID-19 trends continue in the wrong direction due to the delta variant.
CSB, SJU Requiring COVID Vaccinations For Students, and Staff
St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict announced Wednesday it will require students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus this fall.
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.