Kate Raddatz

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.
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Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Excelsior, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

Music: Beyoncé & Rolling Stones
Movie: Liar Liar
TV Show: I Dream of Jeannie
Book: Tina Fey, Bossypants
Food: Is Sriracha a food? Then falafel.
Local Restaurant: Brasa (Northeast!)
Hidden MN Gem: My hometown🙂
Sport/Exercise: Football and yoga
Historical Figure: Joan of Arc
Favorite Minnesotan: Too many favorite Twins players
Quote: ” There will never be a day when we won’t need dedication, discipline, energy, and the feeling that we can change things for the better.” — George Sheehan
Word: Can
Vacation Spot: Coronado Island, San Diego
Holiday: Christmas Eve
Planet: Earth, I’ve been there!

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Too hard!
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Stones
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text, always
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Depends
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Crazy early morning
East Coast vs. West Coast? West
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

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.

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Pursuit, Officer-Involved Shooting Follows Homicide Near Prior Lake

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.


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Jack Jablonski Comes Home For Foundation’s Fundraiser

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.


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Recommendations Announced For Improving Child Services

Hennepin County leaders are making new recommendations to help protect children in Minnesota.


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Minnesota Votes For Clinton In Close Presidential Race

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.


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Smooth Voting Reported At Minnesota Polling Places

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FBI: Gun-Related Background Checks Rising As Election Approaches

With the election looming, the number of people applying for gun background checks is at its highest number in nearly two decades.


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Hennepin County Expects To Count 150,000 Absentee Ballots

Election Day is less than a week away, but thousands of Minnesotans have already cast their ballots.


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The Prince Experience: A Look Inside The Paisley Park Tour

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.


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Dayton, Daudt Meet To Discuss MNsure Issues As Enrollment Starts

Governor Mark Dayton met with state Republican leaders Tuesday morning to discuss problems with MNsure.


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Dayton Doubles Down On Plea For MNsure Fix

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on state legislators to set politics aside to help families facing skyrocketing health care premiums.


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Wetterlings Host ‘Running Home For Jacob 5K’ In St. Paul

Thousands of runners and families are taking part in a new event Saturday morning to remember Jacob Wetterling, 27 years after he was kidnapped.


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How To Get Tickets To Game 5 Of The WNBA Finals

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.


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Minnesota Somalis Concerned After Thwarted Terror Plot In Kansas

Three men in Kansas have been charged with trying to bomb an apartment complex, home to Somali immigrants.


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Minn. Republicans Denounce Trump Over Sexual Comments

Congressman Erik Paulsen and Former Governor Tim Pawlenty have joined other members of their party in denouncing Donald Trump.


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Charges: Man Stalked Ex-Girlfriend With GPS, Told Police She Was Driving Drunk

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.


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Man Makes Incredible Comeback After Hit & Run

Doctors say a Twin Cities man has made a miraculous recovery after a hit-and-run accident left him fighting for his life.


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2016 Ryder Cup Could Be Biggest Ever

The Ryder Cup is expected to generate around $150 million into the local economy, the highest of any previous Ryder Cup tournament.


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Sisters From Eden Prairie Found Dead During Vacation In Africa

An Eden Prairie family is in shock after two sisters were found dead while on a trip to Africa.


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‘Game Changer’: Drone Used To Save Hunter Trapped In Swamp

After being trapped in the woods, a hunter and his dog were rescued thanks to the help of new technology.


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Flooded Faribault Bracing For More Rain

After a soggy week, southern Minnesota is preparing for another wet night. Flood watches and warnings have already been posted.


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Report: Brad Pitt Was ‘Out Of Control’ On MN Airport Tarmac

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.


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3 Injured In Medical Helicopter Crash In Alexandria

Three people have been hospitalized after a medical helicopter crash early Saturday morning in central Minnesota.


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Frightening moments for some central Minnesota students on a school bus have gone viral.



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