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: BCA ID’s Two Men Killed in Officer Involved Shooting
Authorities have identified the two men who died during an officer-involved shooting Saturday night near Wadena.
Minnesota Opening 9 More Saliva Testing Sites
With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz and state health officials are rolling out another way for residents to get tested and help limit the spread.
Governor Walz Activates National Guard For Vice Presidents Visit
Governor Tim Walz has activated the Minnesota National Guard.
Big Ten Postpones Fall Sports Season, Hope to Play in Spring
There will be no Gopher football played this fall.
MDH Gives Visitation Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities
The Minnesota Department of Health has released new visitation guidelines for long-term care facilities.
Todd County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Drowning Incident
The Todd County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drowning incident near Long Prairie Thursday night.
MDE Survey Shows 64% of Parents Want Students to Return This Fall
A recent survey by the Minnesota Department of Education shows parents would be comfortable sending their kids back to school this fall.
UPDATE: Man Dies At Hospital After Being Pulled From Avon Lake
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the man who was pulled from an Avon lake Saturday has died.
MDE: School’s Asked to Plan for Three Scenarios to Return
There are still many unknowns on what school will look like for K-12 students this fall.
Teen Charged With Assault After Shooting Officer in the Hand
A St. Cloud teenager has been charged with shooting a police officer early Monday morning.
Minnesota State Trooper Airlifted After Crash Near Little Falls
A Minnesota State Trooper is recovering following a crash early Tuesday morning.
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.
9-Year-Old Airlifted To Hospital After Boating Accident
A 9-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital after a boating accident in Morrison County this weekend.
Minnesota Faces $2.4-Billion Deficit Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
As expected Minnesota's economy has taken a big hit from the coronavirus pandemic.