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, Rice and Arts/Entertainment. 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: Authorities on Scene of Fatal Crash Involving A Semi
Authorities are on the scene of a fatal crash near St. Augusta Tuesday afternoon.
Benton County Authorities Investigating Death of 7-Month-Old Boy
Benton County authorities are looking into the death of a 7-month-old boy.
Minnesota Legislative Candidate Accusing Man of Assault [VIDEO]
A candidate running for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives is accusing another man of punching him in the face at a Benton County bar.
St. John’s Honors the Life of Legendary Football Coach Gagliardi
The man who left one of the largest impressions on college football was laid to rest Monday.
Man’s Passion for St. Cloud Comes To Life In Model Trains [VIDEO]
Spend an hour with Ed Zins and he'll tell you a story or two. From his time serving in the war, to coaching high school hockey. But his favorite stories to tell are about trains.
EpiPen Shortage Raising Concern For Families, Pharmacies
Many families and pharmacies are growing more concerned as a nationwide shortage of EpiPen medication is the latest drug to grow scarce throughout the country.
The Weekender: Vitaly, Storm Large, Collegeville Colors and More!
You won't have a hard time finding something fun to do this weekend around central Minnesota. See art come to life at the Paramount Theatre, hear the vocals of Storm Large in St. Joseph, tour the fall colors out at Collegeville, listen to the music of The Doors at Pioneer Place and get scared i…
Four Candidates Vie For Two Open Sartell Council Seats
Four candidates are running for two open positions on the Sartell city council vacated by David Peterson and Pat Lynch.
Local Fire Departments Holding Many Events During Prevention Week
You'll have several opportunities this week to visit with and honor your local fire fighters.
Two Hurt in Todd County Crash Involving a Deer
Two people were taken to the hospital after hitting a deer in Todd County Tuesday morning.