Jamie Yuccas is a morning person.
If you want evidence, just tune into WCCO This Morning from 4:30 am until 7. Her co-anchor, Jason DeRusha, usually comments on her overabundance of energy even when she gets into work at 3 a.m.!
Jamie grew up in Maple Grove, Minn. (Go Crimson!) and her family was a CCO’ household. While attending the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!), Jamie interned for WCCO and always knew she wanted to come back.
Since her arrival, Jamie has covered numerous local and regional stories, as well as produces and anchors the Saturday Morning show, which launched in September 2010.
Jamie has reported for the CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning — including flooding in Minot, the Minnesota State Government Shutdown and Winter Storm Blasts. She also flew to New York to help out our sister affiliate WCBS during Super Storm Sandy.
Jamie started her career in Rochester, Minn. Then spent a number of years in the spring training home of the Twins — Fort Myers, Fla. She felt at home during her time there. Many call it “Minnesota South.”
She won a Florida AP award for a long form feature story about a U.S. Marshals Operation. She also covered multiple hurricanes, brush fires and presidential candidates as they swung through the exciting political state. She was also very active in the American Cancer Society, emceeing the Cattle Barron’s Ball, American Heart Association hosting and acting spokesperson for Go Red for Women events and the Lee County YMCA as a board member.
In her spare time, Jamie walks and occasionally runs around the Chain of Lakes, Loring Park and the Kenwood neighborhood with her husband, John, and their dogs, Dottie and Murphy. She also enjoys volunteering, cooking, doing anything on the water, and checking out new restaurants around Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Minnesota is in the midst of a baby boom. Everything from squirrels to birds to bunnies to deer is breeding and that has the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center busy.
Every day a quarter of a million people ride Metro Transit buses and trains. They’re leaving behind their cars and high gas prices, and according to officials, nearly 20,000 items. That’s what riders lost last year, a figure which includes about 1,200 bikes.
The term “Going Green” can be a little intimidating. But Saturday at the Union Depot in St. Paul, MN Goes Green organizers hope to make it easy with everything from repurposing items in your house, to fashion and food.
What’s 10,000 Minutes of MN Craft Beer? It’s a packed week with member events and 612 Brew is a good place to start, as a cold one could, in fact, be considered art.
The 18th-annual Art-A-Whirl is underway in northeast Minneapolis this weekend. It’s the largest weekend-long open studio tour in the country. Check out the video to see what artists say they love about their craft, and what it means to them.
Firefighters in Minnesota and Wisconsin are battling several wildfires Wednesday that are taking over towns and destroying structures. As of Tuesday night, at least 25 wildfires had broken out in Minnesota Some of the biggest are in Red Lake, Park Rapids, Menagha and across the border in Wisconsin.
Allergy season is here: Sniffles, sneezing and runny, itchy eyes. But it’s not just humans suffering. Our dogs are also prone to allergies.
No matter your age, finding mom that perfect present can be tricky. Patina in Uptown has a little something for every mom. Manager Kim Cook says the top trends this year include orange and yellow purses, neon scarves and chunky jewelry. “Mother’s Day for the Patina stores is second in line to Christmas,” Cook said.
Bacon is not just for breakfast anymore. People make everything from bacon wontons, to bacon bourbon, to even bacon candy bits.
From long lines for Wild T-shirts, to packed hockey bars even when the team’s on the road –- St. Paul’s getting a financial boost from the postseason run of the state’s favorite hockey team.
Most of us spoil our pets — from spas, to high-end fashion to tasty treats — and you can find it all at Sunday’s Haute Dog event at Calhoun Square.
If you haven’t bought your mom a card or gift yet, you better get going. Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, and here are some tips on easy, inexpensive treats from Bonnie Bazella at Lund’s.
A joyride on the ice turned into a nightmare for one man.
While we all complain about the weather, farmers need cooperation from Mother Nature to make their money, and the cool spring has pushed back planting of this year’s sweet corn.
If you’re looking to re-do your home or start from scratch, there’s a new design studio in town. It’s called Mingle.