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.
Cyclones National Championship Goal Brings Heightened Focus
It's been an impressive season for the St. Cloud Technical and Community College men's basketball team.
Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Looking to Add Three Police Dogs
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is looking to add three police dogs to their staff.
Sartell Splash Pad Design, Water Features Seeks Council Approval
The new water feature for Watab Park in Sartell could pass it's final hurdle Monday.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Wrestler Breaks School Record, Eyes State Title
Sauk Rapids-Rice Senior Jared Spohn has not only been a force on the wrestling mat, but now adds record holder to his list of achievements.
Two Local Spellers Advance to State Spelling Bee
Two local students are moving on to the State Spelling Bee later this month.
Maverick’s Restaurant in Waite Park to Open Next Week [VIDEO]
There's a new dining experience you will soon be able to sink your teeth into.
The Weekender: Ragamala, Newsies, Laser Light Tubing and More!
There is a ton of fun and family friendly events happening around central Minnesota this weekend. Catch a cultural dance show with Ragamala, check out GREAT's version of The Newsies, head to Little Falls for I.C.E Fest, hear the local talent of Pastiche and let the kids run wild at Powder Ridge…
UPDATE: Tech Fight Report Turned Over to County Attorney’s Office
St. Cloud Police says their report about a fight at Tech High School last month has been sent to the Stearns County Attorney's Office for further review.
Lincoln Elementary School Has Students Dress for Success [VIDEO]
There's a lesson that can be learned inside Lincoln Elementary School, that doesn't come from a text book.
Sartell-St. Stephen Kicks Off One District, One Book Campaign
Students in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district kicked off the annual One District, One Book campaign Friday morning.