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.
Xcel Energy Providing Tips to Stay Cool and Save Money
As temperatures are projected to move into the 90s with high humidity this weekend, Xcel Energy is offering you some tips to help you find relief from the heat, as well as your energy bill.
The Weekender: River Expedition, Led Zepplin Tribute and More!
There is plenty of fun things to do around central Minnesota this Memorial Day weekend. Take a ride down the Mississippi River in a canoe, hear the songs of Waylon Jennings at Rollies, visit the animals at the Safari North Wildlife Park, enjoy some live music in Waite Park and hear a Led Zepplin Tri…
Waite Park Amphitheater Project Awaits Governor Signature
After years of planning, the Waite Park Amphitheater project awaits the governor's signature.
Cathedral Art Students Make Life Size Chalk Drawings [Watch]
For an artist, a canvas can be practically anything. For the art club students at St. Cloud Cathedral, that canvas happens to be 3rd Street North.
The Weekender: Cold Spring Maennerchor, Singing Saints and More!
Get out and enjoy yourself this weekend with several fun things you can do around central Minnesota this weekend. You can listen to the Cold Spring Maennerchor perform, check out the St. Cloud Singing Saints and guests, share some laughs at the Stand Up for Stigma comedy show, hear the musical talen…
St. Cloud Tech Students Complete Third Habitat for Humanity House
Another year means another home for one lucky family built by the students at St. Cloud Tech High School.
Bait Shops Remain Busy Prior to Fishing Opener
Local bait shops are crawling with anglers gearing up for the 2018 Governor's Fishing opener Saturday.
The Weekender: Kingston Trio, Minnesota Brewery Run, and More!
You will not have trouble finding something to do with your family and friends around central Minnesota this weekend. Check out the Kingston Trio and the Minnesota Center Chorale at Paramount Theatre, bring the kids to Sauk Rapids to decorate cakes, hear the songs of Rod Stewart at Pioneer Place and…
New Restaurant Moving Into Former Sammy’s Pizza Location
A new urban pub-style restaurant is coming to Waite Park.
The Weekender: Clay Walker, The Duttons, And More!
There is plenty of fun things going on throughout central Minnesota this weekend you and your family can enjoy. You can enjoy some dancing at the College of St. Benedict's, tap your feet to The Duttons band, share some laughs with the Veranda Variety Hour, be amazed with magician Jason Bishop,…