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.
CentraCare’s New EmPATH Unit To Improve Mental Health Care
A new unit within CentraCare is now open to better help adult patients experiencing emergency mental health needs.
Sartell Superintendent Recommends Parting With Equity Alliance
The Sartell-St. Stephen school district is hoping to bridge the gap that has divided the community in recent weeks.
Minnesota State System Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate
Students attending St. Cloud State University and St. Cloud Technical and Community College will once again be asked to mask up.
Waite Park Looking To Buy Land For Future Public Safety Facility
The city of Waite Park is looking at buying some additional land near the amphitheater.
Sheriff’s Office Taking Applications For Youth Explorer’s Program
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is now taking applications for their Explorer's Program.
Boys and Girls Club To Host Summer Benefit Concert at The Ledge
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota is holding their annual summer benefit next Thursday.
The Weekender: St. Cloud Rox, Switch, Wizard of Oz and More!
It may be hot outside but don't let that stop you from having some fun outdoors.
New Center For Pain Management Clinic To Enhance Patient Care
The brand new Center for Pain Management clinic is ready to serve the community.
Sartell City Council Approves Final Designs On County Road 1
The Sartell City Council unanimously approved the final designs of the County Road 1 project Monday night.
Sartell School District Provides Clarification On Equity Audit
The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is providing some clarification about to the recent criticism on the equity audit survey.