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.
Waite Park Officially Opens The Ledge, First Concert This Friday
Waite Park has officially opened their newest outdoor concert venue.
Paramount Theatre Announces Fall Production Schedule
Dance, theater and plenty of music will be taking center stage this fall.
State Bus Driving Competition Coming to St. Cloud
The best bus drivers in the state will put their skills to the test in St. Cloud this weekend.
The Weekender: Music in the Gardens, WWII Exhibit and More!
Don't be stuck indoors this weekend as there is a lot of fun family friendly events happening throughout central Minnesota.
Take it From This St. Cloud Dad, Sometimes Fatherhood is Dirty Work (Literally)
They say parents will do anything for their kids, and this weekend was my moment.
Passport Processing Times Taking Longer Than Usual
If you're looking to do some traveling this year and need a new passport, don't wait.
Soap Business Giving Trafficking Survivors Employment Skills
Survivors of trafficking are enhancing their employment skills thanks to Terebinth Refuge new social enterprise business.
Residents Being Reminded to Conserve Water During Hot, Dry Spell
With the stretch of hot dry weather continuing throughout the weekend, residents are being reminded to help conserve water resources.
The Weekender: Rock the Riverside, St. Cloud Fireworks and More!
There is no shortage of live musical entertainment this weekend around central Minnesota.
Benton County, DNR Asking Help Identifying Illegal Turkey Hunter
Authorities are asking for your help identifying a man who is believed to be illegally turkey hunting in Benton County.