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.
All Star Trophy Owner Phasing Into Retirement After 30 Years
If you have ever received a trophy, medal, plaque or award of any kind in central Minnesota, it was probably created by Marty Heine.
Waite Park Legion Sold Again, New Carwash Plans To Be Reviewed
The Waite Park American Legion has been sold again. Post 428 Commander Dennis Schiffler says another party has agreed by buy the property
GREAT Theatre Bringing Back Live Performances This Summer
Live theatre is coming back to central Minnesota. GREAT Theatre plans to bring back their Broadway series starting this summer.
Governor Walz Loosens Restrictions As COVID Case Rate Improves
Governor Tim Walz says he plans to loosen up some of his COVID-19 restrictions as hospitalizations and the positivity rate continue to decline.
St. Cloud Police Launches New Youth Hockey, Ice Skate Program
Members of the St. Cloud police department are hitting the ice in an effort to keep kids active this winter.
Annual I.C.E. Fest Brings Outdoor Family Fun to Little Falls
You can check out the World's Largest Ice Carousel this weekend up in Little Falls.
SCHEELS Athletic Complex On Schedule to Be Completed in Spring
Things are starting to take shape on the new hockey arena in Sartell.
CentraCare to Offer COVID Vaccine To Residents 65 and Older
Starting Friday CentraCare will begin phasing in offering the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the community 65 and older.
Mayor: We’re Exploring A Brand Refresh For Sartell
Sartell officials are beginning the process of re-branding.
Health Officials Think Spring, Summer Before Public Vaccinations
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, many residents are wondering when it will be their turn to get vaccinated.