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.
Wild Drop Game 3 to Vancouver, Trail Series 2-1
The Minnesota Wild are on the brink of elimination as they fall to the Canucks 3-0 Thursday afternoon.
Pirates Rally Past Twins 6-5 To Snap Streak
The Minnesota Twins winning streak came to an end Thursday afternoon as the Pirates pulled off the 6-5 victory.
VOTF Arrest Two on Drug and Gun Charges
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force arrested two people Wednesday in Waite Park.
Local COVID-19 Cases Rise As Overall State Numbers Climb
Minnesota saw a rise in new COVID-19 cases.
Sartell-St. Stephen School Board Layout Framework for School Year
The Sartell-St. Stephen school district has starting laying out the framework on what students and parents can expect this fall.
Three People Seriously Hurt in Crash Near Gilman
Authorities in Benton County are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital.
New COVID-19 Cases Rise in Minnesota, Hospitalizations Drop
The number of people hospitalized and in the ICU with COVID-19 have gone down according to the latest report.
Walz Visits Sartell to Praise Non-Profits Effort to Provide Masks
Governor Tim Walz made a stop in Sartell Tuesday praising the efforts of local non-profits.
Daycares Still Operating at Half Capacity As School Year Nears
Despite more kids returning to daycare in recent months, many child care providers are still operating at about half capacity.
New Sartell Principal Wants Students to Seize All Opportunities
Sascha Hansen is preparing for her first year as principal of Sartell-St. Stephen High School, taking over for Brenda Steve who retired after this past school year.