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.
State Launches Vaccine Incentive Program for 12-17 Year Olds
Governor Tim Walz has launch a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to encourage younger Minnesotans to get vaccinated.
Man Accused of Rape And Dog Killing Charges Found Competent
A St. Cloud man accused of raping two women and slashing a dog's throat has been found competent to face those charges.
Minnesota Exotic Mushroom Company To Make Debut at State Fair
A Minneapolis man is bringing his enthusiasm for mushrooms to the Minnesota State Fair.
The Dreaded Return of Minnesota Back to School Shopping
We all know the month of August signals the of end of summer, but for me it signals something much worse -- back to school shopping.
MPCA Issues Air Quality Alert for North, Central and Southeast MN
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert northern, central and southeast Minnesota through 6:00 a.m. Thursday.
Paynesville Woman Gets 12-Years For Sexually Assaulting Teen
A Paynesville woman who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced.
The Guess Who To Headline Liberty Block Party
Legendary Canadian rock band The Guess Who will be headlining next month's Liberty Block Party in St. Cloud.
Fans Encouraged, But Not Required to Wear A Mask at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins are updating their face covering policies at Target Field.
Memorial Dedication Ceremony Planned for Fallen Soldiers
The Minnesota National Guard will hold a memorial dedication ceremony this weekend, for the three soldiers who died in a helicopter crash near Kimball in 2019.
Paramount, Hennepin Theatre Trust Bring Another Virtual Concert
The Paramount Center for the Arts and Hennepin Theatre Trust are teaming up again to bring you another one-of-a-kind virtual concert experience.