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: Jugfest, Douglas Wood, and More!
Plenty of family fun around central Minnesota this weekend. Hit up milk and honey ciders for another patio music session, check out local musicians and fun games at Jugfest, go for a walk along historic downtown Little Falls, hear the fun musical sounds of Douglas Wood and the WildSpirits, and hear …
Iconic ‘Smiley’ Water Tower Replaced With New Logo
The 'Smiley Face' water tower in Waite Park is no more.
Sartell Police Warns You of New Scam
A new scam is circulating the Sartell area.
Minnesota Twins To Host St. Cloud Youth Baseball Clinic
Your son or daughter can hit the diamond this weekend. The Minnesota Twins a hosting a free youth baseball clinic in St. Cloud Saturday.
The Weekender: Beach Party, Mahowalds Makin Music, and More!
Keep your 4th of July holiday fun going well into the weekend throughout central Minnesota. Listen to a family band at Paramount Theatre, see the talents of fiddle player Cristina Seaborn, hang out with penguins at the Hemker Zoo, test your knowledge of trivia in St. Joseph, and celebrate Internatio…
Stearns County Putting Emphasis on Patrolling Lakes, Rivers
With summer in full swing and the 4th of July holiday this week, many of us will look for some fun out on the lakes and rivers.
The Weekender: Craig Kargas, BlackHawk, and More!
Do something new every day this weekend that you can find right here in central Minnesota this weekend. You can see the skills of illusionist Craig Kargas, rock out with country duo BlackHawk in Sauk Rapids, nerd out with St. Cloud Comic Con, take the kids for a movie at Marcus Theatres, and go for …
The Weekender: Rodeo, Music in the Gardens, and More!
There is many fun and family friendly things you can enjoy right in central Minnesota this weekend. Check out the Championship Rodeo in Buffalo, witness a great water show with the Little Crow Ski Show, enjoy some music on the patio at Milk and Honey Ciders, view the flowers and enjoy the music at …
Food, Parades & Pageants Await You at Rapids River Days
Pageants, parades and food awaits you at the annual Rapids River Days celebration.
Foley Kicks Off City Wide Celebration
Three days of family fun await Foley residents later Monday afternoon. Foley Fun days runs through Wednesday with this year's theme as "Under Construction."