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.
Justin Ploof to Kick Off Summertime By George Concert Series
We now know who will be the first headliner for Summertime By George.
UPDATE: Freeport Woman Airlifted Following Crash on I-94
A Freeport woman was airlifted to the hospital after rear-ending a box truck on I-94 Wednesday morning.
St. Cloud Fire Crews Respond to Early Morning Apartment Fire
Fire crews responded to an apartment fire early Wednesday morning.
MDH Say 61% of Minnesotans Have Had One Dose of COVID Vaccine
Minnesota moved a little closer to reaching the 70% threshold of vaccinated Minnesotans.
LeSauk Township Board Weighing Options on New Town Hall
With the news that the old Sartell fire station and Sartell-LeSauk Government Center has been sold, one question remains -- where will the LeSauk Township board hold their meetings?
MSHSL Approves Girls Wrestling Postseason, No Boys Volleyball
The Minnesota State High School League approved a Girls Wrestling Division during the postseason at there annual Representative Assembly meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Sartell Mayor: Commercial Growth, Development A Goal in 2021
Commercial growth is expected to be a key focal point for Sartell officials this year.
SCTCC Paramedic Student Letting Passion Guide Her Future
Even at a young age Sainab Gaal has always had a passion for helping people.
Sartell Planning ‘Slightly’ Altered SummerFest Celebration
Sartell's annual summer festival will have an abbreviated look to it.
Waite Park Police Looking for Attempted Robbery Suspects
Waite Park police are asking for your help in finding three Somali men tied to an attempted robbery.