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.
Tackling this year’s fishing opener on May 11 is going to be tricky. From the bait anglers use, to the types of fish you’ll likely catch, the DNR said the unusual spring will cause major differences.
Old Man Winter is getting a bit too clingy. While it might seem like spring is far from reality, experts say there could be buds on the trees by the end of the week.
Arm wrestling isn’t just happening around the playground anymore – now there’s the Minnesota Arm Wrestling League For Ladies.
No matter your route home, you couldn’t detour away from winter.
Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids, they’re becoming more popular as works of art. Homemade pieces have become more cherished than some manufactured goods and next weekend you can check them all out at the American Craft Council in St. Paul.
People are just itching to get outside as this cold snap continues to linger, gardeners especially.
April is less than half over, but we’ve already had way more snow than average.
There are about to be too many cooks in the kitchen at Mall of America, as the Local Chef Challenge will turn up the heat this weekend.
Get out your leg warmers. A new musical is bringing sexy all the way back to the 1980s – it’s “Flashdance: The Musical,” now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.
A great-great-grandmother charged with voter fraud will have her case dismissed, according to her attorney.
Twin Cities Trapeze opened just a few weeks ago at the old Hamm Brewing complex in St. Paul and already their classes are filling up.
WINGs stands for Women Investing in the Next Generation, and the group helps women establish financial stability to overcome poverty.
Many runners are hitting the paths around city lakes for the first time since fall, and one clinic wants to make sure people learn how to prevent injuries before pounding the pavement.
An Edina home filled with what neighbors call art “treasures” burned down this afternoon.
Once St. Patrick’s Day ends, the focus will turn to Easter. And now is the time to plan out those holiday treats, and Lund’s in Uptown can teach you how to make sweet treats on the cheap.