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: Waite Park Police Say Missing Woman Found Safe
Waite Park Police have called off their search for a missing woman after she was found safe.
Holly Ball Raises Record-Breaking $840,000
The CentraCare Health Foundation had another record-breaking year with their annual Holly Ball event earlier this month.
Red Kettle Campaign Over Halfway Towards $195,000 Goal
With just under two weeks left in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign, numbers are trending in a more positive direction opposed to last year.
Stearns Electric Gives Over $62,000 to 78 Local Organizations
Seventy-eight local organizations have been awarded some funding thanks to Stearns Electric.
Sartell Yarn Group Giving Gift of Homemade Hats, Scarves [VIDEO]
A group of woman are showing it's truly better to give than receive.
Volunteers Needed for NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis
The NCAA and Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the 2019 NCAA Men's Final Four tournament April 5th-8th.
SCSU to Hold Teddy Bear Toss During Men’s Hockey Game
An annual event comes back to St. Cloud State University this weekend.
Repeat DWI Offender Arrested in Big Lake
A Red Lake man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving under the influence.
The Weekender: Midtown Men, Santa Day, S’mores Night and More!
Enjoy some yuletide cheer this weekend throughout central Minnesota. Hear the holiday hits of the Midtown Men in St. Joseph, spend a day with Santa in Cold Spring, hear songs by a choir at the Church of the Holy Spirit, check out the Sons of Serendip Christmas show and take the kids to a free holid…
Charity Challenge Match Increased to $150,000
Two local non-profits are increasing their matching grant in the spirit of giving.