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.
Minnesota To Raise Minimum Wage Rates in 2022
Minnesota's minimum-wage rates will increase to start the new year.
Walz Announces Extension of Federal Medical Response Teams
Two Department of Defense emergency staffing teams will continue to provide support at area hospitals.
Walz Announces New Initiative to Train, Deploy Nursing Assistants
Governor Tim Walz plans to train, deploy roughly 1,000 new Certified Nursing Assistants to long-term care facilities by the end of next month.
Third Federal Medical Team Arriving To Help Minnesota Hospitals
A third emergency federal medical team is scheduled to arrive in Minnesota to assist area hospitals.
Boy, 6, Airlifted to Hospital After Being Run Over By Trailer
A six-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital after being run over by a trailer.
Rochester Teen Arrested In Connection to St. Cloud Robbery
St. Cloud police responded to a robbery Tuesday morning.
Duluth Man Gets 32-Years For Fatally Shooting SCSU Professor
A Duluth man charged with fatally shooting a St. Cloud State University professor has been sentenced.
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.
Three People Struck By Shotgun Pellets After Accidental Discharge
Three people were taken to the hospital after being hit by shotgun pellets.
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.
Three Arrested in Connection To St. Cloud Death Investigation
Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection to a death investigation last week.
Foley Man Electrocuted in Power Line Accident In Northern MN
Authorities say a Foley man died in an accident in the parking lot of TEAM Industries in Audubon, Minnesota.
Fans Encouraged, But Not Required to Wear A Mask at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins are updating their face covering policies at Target Field.
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.