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.
Wisconsin Man Hurt in Snowmobile Race in Nisswa
A Wisconsin man was airlifted to the hospital after crashing his snowmobile during a race event over the weekend.
Air Quality Alert Issued For Central, Northwestern Minnesota
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for central and northwestern Minnesota.
Princeton Man Catches Record Muskie on Lake Mille Lacs
A Princeton man officially holds a new state muskie record.
UPDATE: Suspect in Custody Following Nearly 9 Hour Standoff
St. Cloud Police have arrested the suspect involved in a nearly 9 hour standoff at the Wells Fargo Bank.
Walz Cancels St. Cloud Trip As Staff Member Tests COVID Positive
Governor Tim Walz is in quarantine after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday morning.
Governor Walz Loosens Restrictions As COVID Case Rate Improves
Governor Tim Walz says he plans to loosen up some of his COVID-19 restrictions as hospitalizations and the positivity rate continue to decline.