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, Rice 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: Dan Zanes Trio, Frankenstein and More!
There is plenty to see and do this weekend around central Minnesota. Enjoy some family fun with the Dan Zanes Trio, get the chills with the theatre performance of Frankenstein, hear the vocal talent of Tapestry Vocal Ensemble, watch young musicians at Apollo's Fall Concert, and enjoy great mus…
The Weekender: Ronald K Brown, Halloween Carnival and More!
You will find a lot of family fun this weekend around central Minnesota. You can take the kids out for an early Halloween event with the All Saints Academy Halloween Carnival, see the dancing techniques of Ronald K Brown, share some laughs with GREAT Theatre's Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing, h…
The Weekender: Nobuntu, Fifth Avenue Live, Art Crawl and More!
There is plenty to see and do this weekend around central Minnesota you and your family can enjoy. Check out a Zimbabwe singing group at Collegeville, rock out with Chris Hawkey at Pioneer Place, check out some locally created art at the Downtown Art Crawl, enjoy some Halloween fun at the Stearns Hi…
UPDATE: Authorities on Scene of Fatal Crash Involving A Semi
Authorities are on the scene of a fatal crash near St. Augusta Tuesday afternoon.
St. John’s Honors the Life of Legendary Football Coach Gagliardi
The man who left one of the largest impressions on college football was laid to rest Monday.
The Weekender: Vitaly, Storm Large, Collegeville Colors & More!
You won't have a hard time finding something fun to do this weekend around central Minnesota. See art come to life at the Paramount Theatre, hear the vocals of Storm Large in St. Joseph, tour the fall colors out at Collegeville, listen to the music of The Doors at Pioneer Place and get scared i…
Local Fire Departments Holding Many Events During Prevention Week
You'll have several opportunities this week to visit with and honor your local fire fighters.
St. John’s University Coaching Legend John Gagliardi Dies
St. John's University football coaching legend John Gagliardi has died.
The Weekender: ZooFest, Navigating the 70s and More!
There's plenty of fun things you and your family can do around central Minnesota this weekend. Take a trip back in time at the Stearns History Museum, enjoy some fall fun at Pine Grove Zoo in Little Falls, hear the Fabulous Armadillos perform at the Paramount Theatre, check out some horse ridin…
The Weekender: Kaki King, Millstream Arts Festival, and More!
You can find something for everyone in your family to see and do this weekend throughout central Minnesota. Check out the illuminate masterpiece of Kaki King at St. Johns, rock out at Rocktoberfest in St. Joseph, enjoy some Bouja at Rollies, check out the Millstream Arts Festival, and play some bean…