THIS OR THAT
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.
A Twin Cities woman, who survived a heart attack, is now giving back to the people who helped save her life.
It comes after police raid in a Twin Cities hotel from a tip about someone selling the synthetic drug.
A St. Paul family says it spent decades trying to restore a historic house only for a fire to destroy it.
Hundreds of students got a break from school Tuesday for some important life-saving training.
The family of a woman set on fire by her boyfriend is sharing her story hoping it will help others in abusive relationships get help.
A major stretch of 35W shut down between Highway 62 and Interstate 94. The closure comes as hundreds of thousands of people will be in or around downtown for four major events.
The victim’s mother told WCCO she is devastated by the loss but hopes it will shine light on the seriousness of domestic violence.
Fall has only just gotten started, but road crews are already preparing for snow.
Three-hundred lucky kids in Minnesota will get the opportunity to attend the Game 2 of the 2017 WNBA Finals thanks to the Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen.
The Minnesota Twins game against the Yankees Wednesday was overshadowed by a heartbreaking injury to a young fan.
Just a few weeks into the Falcons’ new football season, players turning their attention off the field to help.
A little girl is safe at home Wednesday after she went missing in southeast Minnesota for seven hours.
The Walk Like MADD event took place in St. Paul Saturday. It brought together victims and survivors of drunk drivers.
The security guard that claimed he was shot on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul now says he made the story up.
Students at St. Catherine University went to class as usual Wednesday after a shooting the night before left a security guard injured and the campus on lockdown.
Hans’ Bakery in Anoka is collecting donations of supplies and nonperishable foods to bring down to people in the wake of Irma.
Minneapolis police say a Wayzata police officer was struck and killed by a motorist on Highway 12 Friday afternoon.
Three men are now charged with taking a 15-year-old-girl and holding her against her will for 29 days.
A 15-year-old girl is credited for making a heroic escape after she was taken from her home, tied up and assaulted for weeks.
Authorities said there is no risk to the public and that they “are not currently looking for any suspects.”
Here at home in Minnesota, volunteers and local organizations are doing their part to help the people of Houston.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says a Minnesota nuclear plant would be prepared to handle an emergency.
St. Paul Police are getting new insight on how to respond to calls for vulnerable people. They are using an app on their phones that’s full of vital information about the person they’re trying to help.
A young Minnesota woman is sharing her story of how an organ donor saved her life.
A local company is hard at work to make sure the people of Houston can get power back in their homes and businesses.