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.
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
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Minnesota saw another spike in new COVID cases.
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New Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Heather Mueller is ready to hit the ground running.
Studies Showing COVID Antibodies Passed From Mother to Baby
Health officials says there is some hesitation about getting the COVID vaccine among expecting mothers and women wanting to get pregnant.
MDH Records 2,553 New COVID Cases Statewide
For the second day in a row, Minnesota has recorded over 2,000 new cases of COVID-19.
MDH Reports 0 COVID Deaths For First Time Since April 2020
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