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.
Meal Program Aims to Minimize Food Waste in Schools
School districts across the state are working toward reducing food waste when it comes to menu planning and meal service.
UPDATE: BCA Investigating After Body Found in St. Cloud Park
Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead near a path inside of Heritage Park.
Walz Orders Flags to Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Deputy Owen
Governor Tim Walz has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of Deputy Josh Owen.
Kayaker Rescued From Sauk River
A kayaker had to be rescued from the Sauk River over the weekend.
Minnesota Twins Move Home Opener To Friday
A slight change in the Minnesota Twins home opener.
Joan Gabel Leaving The University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel is leaving the university.
State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash Near Roscoe
The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash in Stearns County.
Pilot Uses Innovative Ways to Support Kids With Jailed Parents
A new survey shows nearly one in five greater Minnesota teens are affected by parental incarceration.
Hoax Call Sends Buffalo High School Into Brief Lockdown
Buffalo High School was in a brief lockdown Wednesday morning.
UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Howard Lake Shooting
One man is dead and another man arrested following a shooting in Howard Lake Monday.
Wright County Authorities Investigating Shooting in Howard Lake
Wright County deputies responded to a shooting in Howard Lake Monday afternoon.
Gophers Name New Head Coach For Women’s Basketball Team
The University of Minnesota has announced their new head women's basketball coach.
Death of Waite Park Woman Ruled A Homicide
Authorities have released more information about the death investigation of a Waite Park woman last month.
Avon Man Killed in Two Vehicle Crash Near Holdingford
Authorities say an Avon man is dead following a crash near Holdingford Monday.