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.
MDH Reports 995 New Cases of COVID-19 Statewide
Minnesota continues to see a rise in new positive COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise in Minnesota
There were 690 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 more deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Tuesday.
2020 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Canceled
The largest Renaissance Festival in the United States is the latest event not happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota Records 738 New Cases of COVID-19, 8 More Deaths
There were 8 more deaths related to complications from COVID-19 reported Thursday.
Big Ten Postpones Fall Sports Season, Hope to Play in Spring
There will be no Gopher football played this fall.
New COVID-19 Cases Rise in Minnesota, Hospitalizations Drop
The number of people hospitalized and in the ICU with COVID-19 have gone down according to the latest report.
MDH: COVID Hospitalizations Continue to Decline in Minnesota
Another 403 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 more deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Monday.
Moving Scammers Turn Stressful Situation into Financial Nightmare
Most people only move a few times in their lives, so hiring a moving company may be an unfamiliar process, leaving you vulnerable to scams.
MDH: Be Mindful of Others While Out at Bars, Restaurants
As we continue to enjoy the freedom of returning to bars, restaurants and other establishments, the Minnesota Department of Health continues to remind us the pandemic is not over.
Ehresmann: Kids Make Up 25 Percent of States Total COVID Cases
While the primary focus of COVID-19 has been older residents, particularly those in long-term care facilities, state health officials say they are seeing cases in kids.