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 and Arts/Entertainment. 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: Marty Parade, We Banjo 3 and More!
Central Minnesota will be painted green this weekend with many of us celebrating St. Patrick's Day. You can hear some Irish Folk music with We Banjo 3 and the Ring of Kerry, go for a run at the Shamrock Shuffle in Sauk Rapids, check out the annual Marty Parade, and make your way to Rice for oth…
The Weekender: SCAR Dolls, Comedy Pet Theatre and More!
There is a lot in store for your and your family this weekend throughout central Minnesota. You can enjoy a world famous act known as Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, listen to Justin Ploof, and Pam Tillis, watch the SCAR Dolls in action at the Skatin Place, and hear some bluegrass with Rhonda Vincent. …
The Weekender: Collin Raye, Slap Happy Comedy, and More!
From laughter to music there is a lot happening in central Minnesota you and your family can enjoy. Take your family to the Slap Happy Comedy show, see country music artist Collin Raye, watch the St. John's Boys Choir, listen to the Buffalo Community Orchestra and listen to some local musician…
Diocese of St. Cloud To File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
The Diocese of St. Cloud is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Weekender: Yekwon Sunwoo, SFX Rocks, Haper’s Chord and More!
You will not be bored this weekend with all the exciting things happening around central Minnesota. You can dance the night away at the 7th Annual SFX Rocks fundraiser, check out the Sartell Community Showcase, listen to the songs of James Taylor and Jim Croce, check out Harper's Chord in St. C…
Longtime Tri-County Humane Society Veterinarian Dies
Staff at the Tri-County Humane Society are mourning the loss of one of their friends and colleagues.
Winter Olympics Help Spark Local Interest In Snowboarding
The sport of snowboarding is gaining some national spotlight thanks to the extending media coverage during the Winter Olympics. Snowboarding became an Olympic sport in 1998.
Weekly Fish Fries Back Again Throughout Central Minnesota
Whether you're eating fish on a Friday as part of a religious observation or just love perfectly prepared fish at a great price, Central Minnesota is the place to be during this Lenten season.
The Weekender: Veranda Variety Hour, Gear Daddies and More!
Spend Valentines Day weekend with your special someone at one of many things going on in Central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy a murder mystery inside Escher Auditorium, groove to the Gear Daddies at Paramount Theatre, listen to love songs with Pamela McNeil, go two-stepping out at Rollies to the mu…
Golden Eagle Released Back Into the Wild at Camp Ripley
Wildlife crews at Camp Ripley recently released a golden eagle back into the wild.