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 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.
Falconer Becomes First Minnesotan Awarded Badge of Bravery
There was only two words that could be said about the man who was just doing his job -- thank you.
The Weekender: Daedalus Quartet, Train Show and More!
There is lots of fun things you can check out happening around central Minnesota this weekend. You can hear the musical stylings of the Daedalus Quartet, see GREAT Theatre's performance of Beauty and the Beast, check out the Maple Syrup Festival at St. John's, enjoy some food at the BEEF …
Waite Park Outdoor Fitness Court To Be Ready By August
There's a new kind of outdoor gym coming to Waite Park later this summer.
Two Hurt in Rear End Crash in Monticello
Two people are hurt after a crash in Wright County Wednesday morning.
Avon Police Officer To Receive Federal Honor
Avon Police Officer Jason Falconer will be honored with another award stemming from his actions during the Crossroads Center mall stabbing back in September 2016.
Early Morning Fire Destroys Barn in St. Martin
Fire crews were called to a barn fire in St. Martin Township early Wednesday morning.
Extended Winter Brings Cabin Fever To Spring Athletes
The extended winter weather means high school athletes going out for spring sports will have to wait a while longer to fully engage in their sport.
Housing Scam on Craigslist Targeting Renters
Renters beware, a new housing scam is popping up on Craigslist.
Proposed Designs Paint Clear Picture on Amphitheater Project
Design plans for the proposed Waite Park Amphitheater are starting to take shape.
Equipment Upgrades Sparks Student Interest in Construction
For Jake Masters the goal for his classroom is to provide his students with the best equipment possible.