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.
Powder Ridge Opens For the Season This Weekend
You and your family can hit the slopes at Powder Ridge in Kimball starting Friday.
UPDATE: Country Lights Festival Adjusts to Last Minute Changes
Organizers with the Country Lights Festival in Sartell want to make you aware of some last minute changes as opening night approaches.
Health Clubs Providing Virtual Classes During 4-Week Shutdown
With the weather turning colder and another shutdown happening, local gyms and health clubs are letting their members know they are here for them.
Health Care Workers Urging Minnesotans to Step Up to Limit Spread
Health care workers around the state are asking Minnesotans to follow compliance when it comes to controlling the spread of COVID-19.
MDH To Launch Text Feature to Alert People Who Are COVID Positive
Governor Tim Walz says were are in for a "deep dark winter" if we don't get control of the significant surge in new cases of COVID-19 we are seeing throughout Minnesota.
Walz: Data Shows Social Settings the Driving Force Behind Spread
As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge across Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz is turning the dials back to help control the spread.
Consider Adoption When It Comes To Finding Your Family Pet
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and many are waiting to join their new forever families.
Health Officials Encouraging Families Not to Trick-or-Treat
Health officials are asking families to approach Halloween a little differently this year.
Spectrum Opens New Waite Park Store
Spectrum has a new location in Waite Park. The store officially opened Tuesday inside the Marketplace Mall at 110 2nd Street South.
Meat Markets Prepare for Additional Workload This Hunting Season
It's expected that more people will be deer hunting this year, which means more deer will need to be processed.