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.
History Channel’s American Pickers Return to Minnesota in June
The American Pickers are returning to Minnesota.
Minnesota State Patrol to Recognize Employees Heroic Acts
Two local Minnesota State Troopers will be honored Thursday afternoon for their heroic acts and services to the people they serve and protect.
DPS Addresses Growing Sextortion Threat On Minnesota Families
Sextortion is a growing issue across the state and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is helping families make sure their children don't become a victim.
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.
Gas Prices Fall Again in Minnesota
Gas prices have fallen again in Minnesota.
Sauk Rapids Man Wins Big on “Wheel of Fortune”
Sauk Rapids resident Tim Johnson came up big during Monday's episode of Wheel of Fortune.
Wisconsin Woman Run Over By Train in Delano
A Wisconsin woman was taken to the hospital after she was run over by a train early Friday morning.
Minnesota To Raise Minimum Wage Rates in 2022
Minnesota's minimum-wage rates will increase to start the new year.
DPS: No Known Credible Threats in Minnesota
Law enforcement agencies and school administrators across the state have seen an increase number of social media posts threatening school violence Friday.
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With Murder
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has officially been charged in the murder of George Floyd.