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.
MDH Monitoring COVID-19 Cases in Kids As School Year Approaches
As the Minnesota Department of Education prepares to announce their recommendation for learning this fall, Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann says they have been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 among school age kids.
9 More COVID-19 Related Deaths, 1 Each In Stearns and Sherburne
There were nine new deaths related to COVID-19 Tuesday.
St. Cloud Hospital Recognized As A “Best Hospital” In New Report
The St. Cloud Hospital has been named the third best hospital in the state of Minnesota.
MIAC Postpones Several Fall Sports, Spring Season an Option
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Sherburne County Offering Funds To Offset Small Business Losses
Sherburne County is providing some funding to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pine City Man Arrested Following Benton County Vehicle Thefts
A Pine City man was arrested over the weekend in connection to several vehicle thefts in Benton County.
MDH: Social Distance, Wear Mask When At Outdoor Events
State health officials are reminding you to keep your distance when enjoying summer outdoor events.
Two Hurt in Chain Reaction Crash Near St. Joseph
Two people were taken to the hospital after a rear-end crash near St. Joseph.
Authorities Investigating Homicide in Big Lake
Authorities in Sherburne County say they're investigating a homicide.
WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for July 23, 2020
Here's the latest Central Minnesota news with the WJON Flash Briefing.