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.
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.
Minnesota Tops 2,000 New COVID Cases, First Time Since January
For the first time since January, Minnesota has top over 2,000 new cases of COVID-19.
Sartell Man Charged With Setting Mother-in-Law’s Home on Fire
A Sartell man has been charged with 1st-degree arson after allegedly trying to burn down his mother-in-law's home back in June 2019.
Ulrich Makes Second Court Appearance For Buffalo Clinic Shooting
Gregory Ulrich made his second court appearance Monday morning related to the shootings at the Allina Health Clinic in Buffalo last month.
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.