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.
UPDATE: Authorities Release Name of Man Killed in Benton County
Authorities have released the name of the Sartell man killed after he was hit by a car on Highway 10 in Benton County Tuesday.
State of Minnesota Launches Investigation Into Minneapolis Police Department
After hearing the cries of protesters following the death of George Floyd, Governor Tim Walz says the state is stepping up to make change.
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.
J.C. Penney Announces Temporary Store Closures
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announced it will temporarily close its stores and business offices, starting at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.