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.
The Weekender: We Shall Overcome, Beatles Tribute and More!
Grab the family and have some fun this weekend around central Minnesota. Listen to the songs of the Beatles at Paramount Theatre, hear some soulful music with We Shall Overcome, hang out with Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks at Pioneer Place, check out some sports collectibles at Athlos Academy and g…
Sartell Youth Hockey Hopes Nationwide Contest Lands Second Rink
The Sartell Youth Hockey Association is hoping a nationwide contest will help them land a second sheet of ice.
Waite Park Council Approves Retail, Apartment Development
A retail and residential development is coming to Waite Park.
Two Taken to Hospital in Stearns County Crash
Two people were taken to the hospital after crashing their vehicle Monday morning.
Weather Announcements for Saturday, February 9th, 2019
We have some weather related announcements for Saturday, February 9th, 2019.
Waite Park Police Still Searching for Missing Teen, Son
Waite Park Police continues to ask for your help in finding a missing teen and her 9-month-old son.
State Patrol Responds to Over 400 Crashes on Snow Covered Roads
It's been a busy day for the Minnesota state patrol on Minnesota roads.
Onamia Man Awaiting Burglary Charges After Short Crime Spree
Charges are expected against an Onamia man allegedly involved in several burglaries in Morrison County.
The Weekender: Deuces Wild, Harper’s Chord, and More!
There is plenty of fun and exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You can laugh and sing with Deuces Wild in Albany, hear some Jazz at Pioneer Place, take a walk in nature at Collegeville, hear the acoustic sounds of Harper's Chord and open a good book with the librari…
Daughter, Mom Perform First Time Together in GREAT Theatre Show
Journey under the sea as GREAT Theatre dives into a classic performance of Disney's the Little Mermaid this weekend.