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.
New Restaurant Supply, Equipment Store Opens in St. Cloud
Zepole Supply Co. is celebrating their grand opening Thursday.
Residents Asked to Vote to Help Sartell Police Get K9 Grant
The Sartell Police Department in asking you to cast your vote to help back their K9 program.
Waite Park Gets State Funding To Secure Land for Ledge Parking
The next phase of improvements will take place at The Ledge Amphitheater.
New Waite Park Police Chief Excited For New Opportunity
There is a new top cop in Waite Park. Anthony Reznicek officially takes over as police chief on Saturday, following the retirement of long-time chief Dave Bentrud.
Pape Named 2023 ATHENA Award Recipient
The Women's Fund has announced this year's winner of its ATHENA Award.
Rockville Gets $1.2-Million In State Funding to Fix Lift Stations
It was good news for the city of Rockville after money was included in a bonding bill to make improvements to three lift stations.
Xcel Energy Provides Update On Groundwater Recovery Efforts
Xcel Energy continues to update their progress on the groundwater recovery efforts at the Monticello plant.
Memorial Day Events Around Central Minnesota
In Honor of Memorial Day, several organizations are honoring the men and woman who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
2023 Concert Season At The Ledge Amphitheater Kicks Off This Week
The 2023 concert season at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park kicks off this week.
Sartell To Address Flood Mitigation Projects With Bonding Money
The city of Sartell is hoping to address several neighborhood flooding issues thanks to some state bonding money.