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.
Jury Selected in Gregory Ulrich Murder Trial
The jury has been set in the Gregory Ulrich trial in Wright County.
Sta-Fit Midtown Location Closes Due to Water Leak
Members of the Sta-Fit Midtown location will not be able to workout there for the next few days.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Students Celebrate Tractor Day
A parade of farm tractors pulled into the Sauk Rapids-Rice High School parking lot Friday morning to celebrate Tractor Day.
Over 50 Youth Baseball/Softball Teams Competing in Waite Park
Roughly 50 youth baseball and softball teams from across the state will be playing in Waite Park this weekend.
Idalski Named Next SCSU Women’s Head Hockey Coach
St. Cloud State University has found their new women's hockey coach.
Police: Delivery Driver Suffers Medical Event, Strikes Building
A delivery van drove through a building Wednesday morning.
Ridlehoover: Accountability Key on Action Steps in Equity Report
After nearly 8 months of work, the Sartell Education Equity and Student Experience Committee presented their action plans to the school board earlier this week.
CentraCare Hosting Events To Raise Awareness About Strokes
May is American Stroke Month and CentraCare is partnering with the community to raise awareness about the disease.
The Weekender: Maibock Fest, Red Carpet Recital and More!
There is a lot of fun and exciting things happening around central Minnesota this weekend.
Waite Park Building on Momentum of 2021 As They Navigate 2022
With the successful opening of The Ledge Amphitheater last year, Waite Park officials are looking to continue that momentum heading into this year.