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Kate Raddatz joined the WCCO-TV team in April 2013, but it wasn’t her first time inside the newsroom. She worked as the “Good Question” intern in college. An Excelsior native and proud Gopher grad, she’s thrilled to be telling stories in the place she grew up.
Kate came to WCCO from WBAY-TV, the market leading news station in northeast Wisconsin. There she covered the Gubernatorial recall election from campaign headquarters, the mass shooting at the Milwaukee Sikh temple, and filled in as a sports reporter during the NFL season.
Growing up, Kate had her sights set on Broadway. She’s had the opportunity to perform at the Pantages Theater, Carnegie Hall, and for the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, and Gophers. In high school, her song writing transitioned to news writing and she never looked back. You can still find her singing around town today, though!
Kate lives in Minneapolis where you’ll often find her reading in a coffee shop or running along the lakes with her husband, John. Kate is passionate about sports, fitness, and giving back.
She’s always looking for story ideas. You can contact her here.
Two family members are dead after a head-on-collision near MSP Airport Friday night.
After years of struggling with painful bladder spasms because of the defect, a 4-year-old’s mom came up with an idea to help him.
An early morning shooting near Prior Lake led to a pursuit and officer-involved shooting in Edina Wednesday. According to Prior Lake Police Chief Mark Elliott, one person was shot in a home on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community land early Wednesday morning.
It’s been almost five years since a Minnesota high school hockey player’s paralyzing injury. Jack Jablonski was back in his home state Saturday to raise money for others in the same position.
Hennepin County leaders are making new recommendations to help protect children in Minnesota.
Minnesota has chosen a presidential nominee. According to the Associated Press, the state’s 10 electoral college votes will go to Hillary Clinton, giving her 228.
Voters from Minneapolis’ 2nd District waited in line for about an hour and half when the polls first opened at 7 a.m.
With the election looming, the number of people applying for gun background checks is at its highest number in nearly two decades.
Election Day is less than a week away, but thousands of Minnesotans have already cast their ballots.
Members of the media Wednesday got to tour Prince’s Paisley Park compound, where the Purple One famously lived and recorded many of his songs.
Governor Mark Dayton met with state Republican leaders Tuesday morning to discuss problems with MNsure.
Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on state legislators to set politics aside to help families facing skyrocketing health care premiums.
Thousands of runners and families are taking part in a new event Saturday morning to remember Jacob Wetterling, 27 years after he was kidnapped.
As the Minnesota Lynx look to finish off the Los Angeles Sparks Thursday night at Target Center, fans should know that the ticket situation is unique.
Three men in Kansas have been charged with trying to bomb an apartment complex, home to Somali immigrants.
Congressman Erik Paulsen and Former Governor Tim Pawlenty have joined other members of their party in denouncing Donald Trump.
Prosecutors say a Minnesota man stalked his ex-girlfriend by planting a GPS on her car and repeatedly trying to get her pulled over for drinking and driving.
Doctors say a Twin Cities man has made a miraculous recovery after a hit-and-run accident left him fighting for his life.
The Ryder Cup is expected to generate around $150 million into the local economy, the highest of any previous Ryder Cup tournament.
An Eden Prairie family is in shock after two sisters were found dead while on a trip to Africa.
After being trapped in the woods, a hunter and his dog were rescued thanks to the help of new technology.
After a soggy week, southern Minnesota is preparing for another wet night. Flood watches and warnings have already been posted.
An incident involving Brad Pitt being “out of control” on a tarmac after a flight from France occurred at a Minnesota airport, according to TMZ.
Three people have been hospitalized after a medical helicopter crash early Saturday morning in central Minnesota.
Frightening moments for some central Minnesota students on a school bus have gone viral.