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.
DNR Hosting Annual Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend
You can take your kid ice fishing this weekend for free.
Fire Officials Asking Residents to Keep Hydrants Clear of Snow
With the recent snow and cold weather, local fire officials are asking you to take the time to clear the fire hydrant closet to your house.
Gas Prices Fall Again in Minnesota
Gas prices have fallen again in Minnesota.
Sauk Rapids Man Wins Big on “Wheel of Fortune”
Sauk Rapids resident Tim Johnson came up big during Monday's episode of Wheel of Fortune.
Central Minnesota Man To Appear on Wheel of Fortune
Fans of the popular television game show Wheel of Fortune will see a familiar face in Monday's episode.
Cougar Spotted Near Voyageurs National Park
A cougar was spotted in northern Minnesota last month.
Update: St. Cloud Man Faces Murder Charge Following Shooting
A St. Cloud man faces murder charges following a shooting at Dubow Textile Monday morning.
Minnesota Chef Dishes on ‘Chopped’ Experience
Fans of The Food Network show "Chopped" saw a familiar face competing in Tuesday night's episode.
Ice Castles Returning to New Brighton For 8th Winter
Plans are in the works to bring back a magical winter wonderland to Minnesota.
Informing Kids of the Dangers Awaiting Online
With access to the internet in the palm of our hands, parents are being reminded to pay attention to what your child is doing online.