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.
St. Cloud Suspends Meter Parking Until May 1st
You will be able to park downtown without having to plug the meters.
Staples Man Taken to Hospital After Crashing Into Pond
A Staples man was taken to the hospital after he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove into a pond.
Sartell Family Turns Home Into Daughter’s Favorite Disney Ride
A Sartell families love for Disney has taken them to new heights.
Daycare Facilities Feeling the Strain During Pandemic
Daycare providers in the state have been asked to step up during these troubling times, however many providers are facing significant financial challenges.
Mental Health Services Still Accessible During Social Distancing
The "Stay at Home" order may be a physical and mental challenge for us, however the struggle could be greater for residents dealing with mental health disorders.
Outdoor Playgrounds A Mixed Bag During ‘Stay at Home’ Order
There's been some confusion about taking your kids to the playground during the Governor's "Stay at Home" order.
Emergency Operation Center Prepared, Ready As Pandemic Continues
While no one could predict the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stearns County Emergency Management team has been training for situations just like this.
Hospice Volunteers Missed During Social Distancing Period
While this time of isolation may be challenging for us, it's even harder for residence in hospice care.
Catholic Community Schools Name New President
The Diocese of St. Cloud has named a new leader of the Catholic Community School system.
St. Cloud Hospital Limiting Visitor Access, Conducting Screenings
CentraCare is limiting access into the St. Cloud Hospital.