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 p.m. news, Monday through Friday.
While Thanksgiving is still more than a month away, travel experts said you should’ve started solidifying your travel plans — yesterday. Travel websites predict the average cost for a round-trip ticket this year will be $415. That’s a jump of nearly 7 percent from last year.
Did you know Halloween is the second most expensive holiday for consumers, behind only Christmas? Yep. Didn’t think so. In fact, the National Retail Federation said the average person is expected to spend more than $75 on decor, costumes, and candy.
A birthday gift for a grandmother is stirring quite the buzz at one downtown Minneapolis coffee shop. A regular customer walked into a Caribou in downtown Minneapolis two weeks ago, and it became a moment Angela Sanders will never forget.
For 100 years, gardeners have gone there for everything from seed to soil. But the venerable business will now close its doors.
A new walking tour highlights some of Stillwater’s best restaurants and specialty stores – it’s called Foodies on Foot. Typically, the guides showcase six locales per tour, always changing up the meals and venues.
What’s considered fashionably late? What do you do when the party host tells you “not to bring anything”? Five to 15 minutes after the appointed time is the perfect time to arrive. Don’t show up early — drive around the block a couple times if necessary.
There are great plants for fall color as you need seasonality in your garden. The saviors are shrubs and perennials that can provide that pop. Euonymus, or the burning bush, will become a complete ball of red — you can’t miss them.
Whether it’s decorating tips, remodeling ideas or just to dream of what could be — the parade of homes puts some of the best homes in the Twin Cities on display. Developer Tim O’Connor gave WCCO a tour of a home featuring an 11-foot taxidermy bear and aroma’s pumped through the air ducts.
Whether it’s school or play, you want your kids to look their very best. From fedora hats to prints of all flavors, here’s latest in kid’s fall fashion. Pacifier helped show WCCO the top attire, with stores located in northeast Minneapolis, downtown Minneapolis and Edina.
A 5-year-old St. Paul boy named Liam March-Schmalstieg didn’t want the typical birthday gifts. Instead, the pre-schooler wanted his party guests to give to an orphanage in Africa. And now the boy’s gesture unexpectedly have come full circle.
Don’t be surprised if you notice more RV’s and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. The RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV’s are expected to be sold this year.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Wednesday they’ve located the 1996 GMC Sierra pick-up truck that they believe belongs to Andrew Joseph Dikken, a person of interest in the case. Authorities said the truck was found in a remote location about five miles north of Belview, Minn.
It’s peak allergy season – as if you didn’t know already – and ragweed pollen is the culprit. It’s the most common cause for seasonal allergies, and if you’re having a tough time dealing with it, here are some products that doctor say could help. The first is an alternative to liquid nasal sprays that often cause uncomfortable drippage. It’s an aerosol spray that’s getting rave reviews.
You may start to see a lot more vehicles with pink mustaches on the streets of St. Paul. A new, free car-sharing app called Lyft connects drivers and passengers. Twenty-six-year-old Rebecca Swanson has climbed aboard the bandwagon simply by having a smartphone and a car.
Fair food doesn’t necessarily have to be bad for you. It is possible to dine on healthy grub while at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. To check out salad-on-a-stick and other great options, check out the video report.