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.
Fall Color Season Moving Past Peak Throughout Minnesota
Time is running out to enjoy the beautiful fall colors.
School Cafeterias Celebrate National School Lunch Week
The week highlights the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom.
State to Provide Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters To Eligible Minnesotans
Governor Tim Walz says the state will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 booster shoots to eligible Minnesotans.
UPDATE: Homicide Victim Identified in Long Prairie Shooting
Authorities have released more information on the shooting in Long Prairie Sunday.
Vikings, Brian O’Neil Agree To Contract Extension
As the start of the regular season begins, the Minnesota Vikings locked up a huge piece on their offensive line.
State Announces New, No-Fee COVID Testing Options for Schools
Schools will now have a variety of COVID-19 testing options available to them to help keep kids safe, healthy and in the classroom.
MN Health Officials Urge Vaccinations to Control Delta Variant
State health officials are urging Minnesotans to stay vigilant as COVID-19 trends continue in the wrong direction due to the delta variant.
Fans Encouraged, But Not Required to Wear A Mask at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins are updating their face covering policies at Target Field.
MDH Say 61% of Minnesotans Have Had One Dose of COVID Vaccine
Minnesota moved a little closer to reaching the 70% threshold of vaccinated Minnesotans.
State Launches Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations At State Sites
Starting Friday all eligible Minnesotans can walk in for a COVID vaccine without an appointment.