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.
Sartell Offering Night School to Help Students Graduate On Time
While it's still early on into the school year, the Sartell-St. Stephen school district is giving struggling students the opportunity to get back on track to graduate.
Powder Ridge Opens For the Season This Weekend
You and your family can hit the slopes at Powder Ridge in Kimball starting Friday.
UPDATE: Country Lights Festival Adjusts to Last Minute Changes
Organizers with the Country Lights Festival in Sartell want to make you aware of some last minute changes as opening night approaches.
Waite Park Police Believe Alcohol A Factor in Motorcycle Crash
Waite Park police say alcohol may have been a factor in a motorcycle crash Monday night.
CentraCare Reinstating No Visitor Policy
CentraCare is once again implementing a no visitor policy within their facilities as cases of COVID-19 continues to surge.
Catholic Community Schools to Move to Distance Learning
All Catholic Community Schools in the St. Cloud metro area will move to distance learning through the start of the new year.
Riverview Starting to Develop Their School Forest Programming
With almost 60 acres of wooded area, staff at Riverview Intermediate School in Sartell are exploring new ways of teaching.
UPDATE: Suspicious Death Near St. Cloud Airport Ruled A Homicide
Authorities say the death of a 25-year-old whose body was found near the St. Cloud Regional Airport has been ruled a homicide.
West Bank Building New Permanent Location In Sartell
You may have noticed some dirt being moved at the corner of County Road 1 and Highway 15 in Sartell.
Health Clubs Providing Virtual Classes During 4-Week Shutdown
With the weather turning colder and another shutdown happening, local gyms and health clubs are letting their members know they are here for them.