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.
Governor Walz Activates National Guard For Vice Presidents Visit
Governor Tim Walz has activated the Minnesota National Guard.
MDH Reports 995 New Cases of COVID-19 Statewide
Minnesota continues to see a rise in new positive COVID-19 cases.
Mayo Experts Aim to Fix COVID Disparities in Diverse Communities
With the number of COVID-19 related deaths now over 200,000 across the U.S., researchers at the Mayo Clinic are trying to combat the disparities the pandemic has caused among minority communities.
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise in Minnesota
There were 690 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 more deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Tuesday.
Paramount’s Autumn Moon Fundraiser Goes Virtual
The Paramount's annual Autumn Moon fundraiser is going virtual.
Sartell Continues Discussion on New Citywide Zoning Map
Sartell officials continued to discuss a major citywide zoning plan during Tuesday’s special city council meeting.
CentraCare Holding Free Prostate Cancer Screening Night
Local health officials are encouraging men to get tested for prostate cancer.
Stearns County Reports COVID-19 Death, 24 Total in the County
There were 10 more deaths related to complications from COVID-19 Monday according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Sartell-St. Stephen School District Approves Equity Audit
The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board took their first step in addressing education equity in the district.
St. John’s, St. Ben’s Issue New Protocols As COVID Cases Rise
As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University campuses, school officials are taking new measures to limit the spread.