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Daphne Adato

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Daphne Adato has been News Director with WCCO Radio since 2011. Born and raised in San Diego, she has two degrees from University of California Santa Barbara and an M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.

Her first job in TV news was producing at WBOC in Salisbury, Maryland where she also learned to shuck a blue crab. She moved to Phoenix in 2007 to take a position at Arizona’s Family station, KTVK-TV. There she made the transition to radio and executive produced Arizona’s Morning News with Ned & Connie for KTAR-FM. Some of the more memorable coverage in her career includes the Virginia Tech mass shooting, interviewing firefighters in NYC for the 5th 9/11 anniversary, the Congresswoman Giffords assassination attempt, and the largest wildfire in Arizona’s history. Her stations and her work have been the recipient of Emmy, Associated Press, Murrow, Eric Sevareid and Marconi Awards.

This is her first experience living in the Midwest, and to use a phrase straight from southern California, she’s pretty stoked about it.

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MN Native’s YouTube Lorde Parody Takes Off

A comedian from Minnesota is having a little fun at the expense of one of the biggest songs on the radio, Lorde’s “Royals.” Molly Dworsky is a Hopkins native trying to make it big in comedy in Los Angeles. In her new parody video, she sings about not having accomplished much at 26 compared to Lorde, who is still a teenager.

01/09/2014

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Apple Valley Man, Quadriplegic, Vows To Compete In ‘Ironman’

Few people on earth are capable of completing the Ironman. On Saturday, a young Minnesota man is in Florida to do something nobody like him has ever done before: Complete that infamous race even though he’s paralyzed from the chest down.

11/01/2013

Tommy Mischke

Tommy Mischke Bids Farewell To WCCO Airwaves

After 22 years on Twin Cities radio, Tommy Mischke has chosen to leave the airwaves. In those two-plus decades, he charmed every listener who tuned in with his own unique brand of quirk and quips.

08/02/2013

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Movie Blog: ‘Brave’ Falls Short For Pixar

Brave is a series of firsts for Pixar. The biggest first is that this is the studio’s first film made with princess power. Her name is Merida, and she is a Scottish lass with a mind as bright as her curly red hair.

06/22/2012

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Movie Blog: Reviews Of ‘Rock Of Ages,’ ‘That’s My Boy’

Oh, to be an ’80s kid again. Tease the hair with a can full of Aquanet, hike the denim shorts, tie a knot in the front of your shirt and jam to Journey and Pat Benatar with your fist held high.

06/15/2012

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