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.
The Beach Boys, 311 Named First Acts to Play at The Ledge
We now know who will be the first national act to play at Waite Park's newest outdoor entertainment venue.
Justin Ploof to Kick Off Summertime By George Concert Series
We now know who will be the first headliner for Summertime By George.
MSHSL Approves Girls Wrestling Postseason, No Boys Volleyball
The Minnesota State High School League approved a Girls Wrestling Division during the postseason at there annual Representative Assembly meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Sartell Planning ‘Slightly’ Altered SummerFest Celebration
Sartell's annual summer festival will have an abbreviated look to it.
Sartell City Council To Consider Rezoning Request
The Sartell city council will consider approving a request to rezone some property along River Oaks Lane during Monday's meeting.
Blattner Reaches Historic Milestone in Renewable Energy
An Avon company has reached a milestone in renewable energy.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Teacher Recognized for Work in the Classroom
A Sauk Rapids-Rice teacher was recognized Monday for his work in the classroom.
ROTC Cadets Get Rare Opportunity To Fly In Blackhawk Helicopter
Members of the St. John's University, College of Saint Benedict and St. Cloud State University ROTC program will be getting a unique experience Thursday.
Reese Name Sauk Rapids’ 2021 ‘Citizen of the Year’
A man who has dedicated his time to Scouting and the youth in the community has been named the Sauk Rapids Citizen of the Year for 2021.
Sartell Lions Holding Annual Clean-Up Fundraiser
The Sartell Lions annual clean-up fundraiser is Saturday.