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|Kate joined the WCCO team as a reporter in 2013, but it wasn’t her first time in the newsroom. She interned at the station during her senior year at the University of Minnesota, and is proud to be back telling stories in her home state.
Kate has been awarded Upper-Midwest Emmy Awards for her reporting and breaking news coverage. She currently contributes to the “Best Of Minnesota” series, highlighting the people and places that make Minnesota great. She is also a fill-in co-host for KDWB-FM radio, and keeps busy with event hosting, charity work, and public speaking.
Kate was a musician before pursuing journalism, and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Pantages Theatre, and numerous sporting events. You may still catch her singing The Star Spangled Banner at a gig around town.
Kate lives in Minneapolis with her husband, John. They love biking, running, and all Minnesota sports!
She’s always looking for story ideas. You can contact her here.
Elvis Francois is an orthopedic surgeon doing his residence at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. For Francois, surgery and song go hand in hand.
There is a new identity theft scam making the rounds that involves hackers are using phone numbers to drain bank accounts.
Governor Mark Dayton is taking action to help protect Minnesota seniors.
Plymouth police are investigating the shooting death of a family dog.
School leaders Friday unveiled plans to rebuild a Twin Cities academy leveled by a deadly blast.
Dramatic video shows a kid’s amusement ride going up in flames inside a Twin Cities mall.
Minnesota lawmakers are considering fines for people who misrepresent their pets as trained service animals.
While the city of St. Paul was busy plowing roads Tuesday following the snowstorm, business owners were doing their part on the sidewalks.
Before jumping into your 2017 tax returns, you should know about a bill Minnesota lawmakers passed last year that affects your state income taxes.
A Twin Cities woman has come forward revealing she was injected by an Allina nurse practitioner who allegedly use the same syringe on multiple patients.
A major weekend road closure begins on Interstate 35W Friday night and will last through the weekend.
A mental health facility aimed to help children with psychiatric issues is getting some pushback from city leaders in Forest Lake.
An app designed to help police interact with people with mental and physical disabilities is about to roll out in Minnesota.
Work will soon begin to provide clean water and sustainability to areas in the East Metro that were involved in the 3M lawsuit.
Jury selection has been halted in Minnesota’s $5 billion case against 3M Co., on the day the trial was expected to start.
Teachers are still trying to reach an agreement on a contract with Minneapolis Public Schools.
The removal of a mermaid statue in the north metro has caused a lot of pushback from the community.
Minneapolis restaurant Birchwood Cafe serves great vegetarian food for more than 20 years.
As of now, the current flu season has seen more than 3,800 hospitalizations. The 2014-2015 season finished with 4,138 reported hospitalizations.
Minnesota football fans without tickets to the Super Bowl were still ready to watch.
It’s hard to believe after all of the years and months of counting down, the Super Bowl is now just one day away.
People from all over the world will be coming to Minneapolis this weekend. That means it’s a good time to show off some of our Minnesota classics.
All the money raised goes to ACES, which uses sports to teach kids math and science.
A young Eagles fan who spent years battling cancer got the surprise of a lifetime thanks to the kindness of a Minnesotan.
With Super Bowl events kicking off, WCCO is also excited to show you our own MinneCentric Experience.