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.
UPDATE: Tech Fight Report Turned Over to County Attorney’s Office
St. Cloud Police says their report about a fight at Tech High School last month has been sent to the Stearns County Attorney's Office for further review.
Artifacts Wanted To Celebrate Paramount’s Almost 100-Year History
An historic downtown St. Cloud landmark is nearing 100-years-old and you can help tell its story.
The Weekender: VEX Robotics, Harper’s Chord and More!
Before the big game there is still lots of fun and entertaining things happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Check out the VEX Robotics Tournament at the River's Edge, see a basketball game at St. John's, enjoy GREAT Theatre's production of the Newsies, spend some time at t…
High School Students Get Hands On Experience in Trade Industry
Hundreds of high school students got a taste of what it's like working in the trade industry Wednesday.
Water Main Repair To Close Sauk Rapids Road
A Sauk Rapids road will be closed to traffic for repair Wednesday.
Waite Park Seeking New Sales Tax for Regional Projects
Waite Park leaders are looking at some regional projects that may take a new sales tax to help pay for them.
Waite Park Approves 2020 Road Improvement Plans
Waite Park officials approved several road improvement projects for this year during Monday's meeting.
The Weekender: Barnelopet, Mardi Gras, and More!
Get out to the house this weekend with lots of fun activities happening in central Minnesota this weekend. Enjoy a night out at Catholic Charities Mardi Gras celebration, do some nordic skiing at the Barnelopet event, create a painting at Art As You Like It, take part in the largest ice fishing cont…
Oak Ridge Elementary Prepares to Welcome Pre-K Students This Fall
Staff at Oak Ridge Elementary are preparing for district wide changes starting this summer.
Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza Celebrates 30 Years
Thousands of people will be heading up north to the Brainerd lakes area this weekend for the 30th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.