Aristea Brady joined the WCCO-TV news team in July 2011 after a two-year stint as weekend anchor and reporter at KUSA in Denver.
A Colorado native, Aristea graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill. with majors in broadcast journalism, legal studies, and a minor in business institutions. While at Medill, Aristea was awarded a documentary grant to travel abroad to several European countries. The documentary compared European television coverage of “Operation Iraqi Freedom” against American media portrayals.
She freelanced for WYCC in Chicago, Chicago Access Network, and the Evanston Community Cable Channel before her television debut in Lexington, Ky. at the CBS affiliate where she worked as a general assignment reporter.
She also previously worked at KTVX, the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City, where she covered high profile missing persons cases. She also covered the Trolley Square Massacre where a lone gunman walked into a mall and killed five bystanders. Several of her investigative reports worked to uncover scandal and ultimately led to state policy change.
Aristea has been recognized with a William Randolph Hearst Journalism Award and several Rocky Mountain Emmy nominations while anchoring “Good Morning Utah.”
Aristea says her favorite part of broadcast journalism is the constant unpredictability. On days she reports, she loves not knowing what she may be walking into: a sit-down with a Nobel Laureate, a foiled criminal, or even a neighborhood hero.
While Aristea tells all types of stories, she particularly enjoys medical and health stories. She loves sharing information that could potentially improve someone’s quality of life.
In her free time, Aristea enjoys traveling, attending sporting events and skiing. She is excited to see all that the Twin Cities have to offer.
You can see Aristea on the 10:00 pm news, Monday through Friday.
On Monday nights throughout December, WCCO is going back to visit people whose stories touched us this past year. With generous support from our friends at Slumberland and Pandora Jewelry, it’s our hope to make Christmas unforgettable for these families. In this week’s “Season of Hope,” we go back to Litchfield High School. In April, we introduced you to two girls who invited boys from their special education program to senior prom.
The unrelenting storm has spread about 2 feet of snow in northeastern Minnesota continued for a third day Wednesday. The heavy snow and ice has contributed to hundreds of traffic accidents around Minnesota and was cited by authorities in at least five fatal crashes since Monday.
Ahead of the expected winter storm, the Minnesota State Patrol is reminding drivers to buckle up and slow down Wednesday morning — or stay off the roads altogether.
Two-year-old Lila has cerebral palsy and finds working with horses helps improve her mobility. Allie is a teenager who heard Lila’s story, and raised close to $3,000 to help pay for her horse therapy session. With Allie’s help, WCCO’s Aristea Brady was able to surprise Lila and her mom with the Christmas of their dreams. Watch the video above to see this heartwarming story of hope.
Thanksgiving came early for folks at the Salvation Army in St. Paul. They put out the traditional turkey and stuffing spread with a fine dining feel, complete with a wait staff and white table cloths. To top it off, their special meal was cooked-up by a chef with a five-star background.
You may be missing out on some fabulous food simply because it’s nowhere to be found on the menu. We talked to several Twin Cities restaurants, coffee houses and fast food chains that all boast off-menu items.
It’s a week until Thanksgiving, and new numbers show the average cost for a traditional dinner for 10 people will cost about $50. But one local consumer expert says just 10 minutes of work before you head to the grocery store could chop your bill by a third.
Last week, a new lung transplant procedure was used at the University of Minnesota, and for the first time in the Midwest. The new technology keeps the lungs warm and breathing from the time they leave the donor. Common practice has been to keep the organs on ice before transplant.
A new heart device made by a Minnesota company could help patients reduce their risk for dangerous clots, and get them off blood thinners for good. Millions of Americans across the country suffer from a disorder of the heart’s rhythm called atrial fibrillation, or AF. Up until now, the only way these patients could prevent a possible stroke was through blood thinners. For 69-year-old Ruby Engelhaupt, a quick walk to the bed was all it took to wear her out.
It’s the main attraction at your Thanksgiving table and likely one of the most highly judged foods you cook all year: the turkey. If you want only praise this Thanksgiving, the secret is in the brining.
Nearly five years after a Minnesota man was shot to death on the streets of Philadelphia, police say an arrest in connection to Beau Zabel’s murder is imminent.
If someone told you that you could lose more than 100 pounds or have $10,000, what would you choose? A local Eagan woman may be hours away from getting both. Christine or “CC” Hodges lost 117 pounds in a year and a half. A majority of that weight’s come off in recent months.
American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night. The groups plan to march to the Metrodome for a rally.
It’s not even Halloween, but some folks are already thinking about holiday spending. The decorations are up at many stores, and Discover Card just released its annual holiday spending survey.
Employees at a popular Uptown restaurant say they want money they worked hard for. Customers, and even some employees, showed up to Heidi’s in Minneapolis a week ago to find a sign notifying them the restaurant was closed.