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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Sylvie Tikalsky is Joe’s now 17-year-old granddaughter. She wasn’t a driver at the time of his death, but she’s vowed to never text and driver. She hopes her peers will join her.


Seniors ‘Prank’ Students At New Prague H.S. With Kind Messages

On Thursday, a group of unknown seniors at New Prague High School performed an early senior prank. A Post-It note was attached to each locker at the school, and on the note a positive message was written.


Defense Attorneys Want Change Of Venue In Castile Case

Attorneys for the St. Anthony police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile last summer want his trial moved to another county.


Search For Missing St. Cloud State Student Comes To Tragic End

A Minnesota family’s search for a missing St. Cloud State University student has come to an end.


U Of M Addresses Uptick In Bias Incidents On Campus

Police, FBI and university officials took questions from students, parents and staff as part of a panel Friday to talk about how the university handles hate speech and discrimination.


Former H.S. Principal Facing More Child Porn Charges

Tim Dorway had been the principal of Chanhassen High School since 2010.


Carver County Ranked As Minnesota’s Healthiest

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St. Paul Police Chief Takes Issue With City Councilman’s Facebook Comments

The St. Paul Police Chief is calling out a city council member for a Facebook post he wrote about an officer-involved shooting.


MPD Chief Listed Among Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 World Leaders

Pope Francis, Melinda Gates, Elon Musk and … Janee Harteau. The Minneapolis Chief of Police was just listed as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune Magazine.


City Of Minneapolis Suing HGTV Star Nicole Curtis

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9 Hospitalized Following Tuesday Morning Police Chase

Officers making the arrest were overtaken by a chemical odor coming from the vehicle.


Son Of Mpls. Man Wanted In Nazi Case Calls For Evidence

The son of a Minnesota man sought by Polish authorities in a Nazi massacre is asking that evidence against his father be released.


St. Paul Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With 51st Parade

It was hard to ignore the Irish spirit on the streets of St. Paul on Friday. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has become an annual tradition in the capital city — but it’s green year-round.


Minnesota Was The Birth Place Of Intercollegiate Basketball

It’s the most exciting time of the year for college basketball, but did you know the first intercollegiate basketball game was played in Minnesota?


Study: More Americans Are Defaulting On Their Student Loans

A new study says student loan borrowers are struggling to keep up with their payments.


Rochester Woman Makes Vietnamese Cooking A Hit On YouTube

A Minnesota woman has turned cooking into a full-time business, but she’s not a chef.


Daylight Saving Time Could Impact Your Health, Experts Say

While many of us look forward to springtime, the loss of an hour of sleep is inconvenient. But experts say it’s more than that.


Despite Big 10 Tournament Loss, Gopher Fans Still Optimistic

Fans packed local bars hoping for a win, but they’re feeling optimistic about the future of the team.


Counter-Protesters Arrested At Pro-Trump Rally In St. Paul

Six counterprotesters were arrested in St. Paul during a rally in support of President Donald Trump.


‘U’ Debuts High-Tech Learning Labs

University of Minnesota students are getting the chance to use new, hands-on technology to prepare them for careers in engineering.


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71 Rochester Students Ordered Out Of Class Over Vaccination Concerns

Dozens of students in one Minnesota school district were ordered out of class Wednesday.


Friend Says Man Who Hit, Killed Jogger Has Brain Tumors

A friend of the man accused of hitting and killing a jogger in St. Paul last week says doctors found lesions in his brain.


For Twin Cities Food Bloggers, Following Dreams Is Paying Off

Some of the biggest names in food in the Twin Cities aren’t the chefs. They’re the everyday people who have made a business out of sharing their love of food online.


Activists Gather In Minneapolis To Discuss Protest Legislation

A group of Twin Cities activists gathered Sunday to discuss legislation that would create harsher penalties for some protesters.


Dispute Between Chisago Co. Neighbors Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Charged

A dispute between two neighbors in a rural Minnesota town has left one man dead and another facing prison time.




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