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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Minnesota Town Seeks Answers In Historic Church Fire

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Minnesotans Out Enjoying The Sunshine On #Top10WxDay

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Gustavus Students Protest School’s Response To Alleged Sex Assaults

Hundreds of students are protesting the way a Minnesota college has handled alleged sexual assaults on campus.


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Blaine Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Sexual Assault

A 52-year-old Oak Grove man is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile female student at a Blaine elementary school, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.


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U Students Develop Sleek Alternative To The EpiPen

Some University of Minnesota students are gaining national recognition for a new way to treat patients with life-threatening allergies.


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Police: 2 Shot Outside Brooklyn Center Foot Locker

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Mary Moon Foundation Hosts 5th Annual Fundraiser

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Crashed Ice Brings $15 Million To St. Paul

It’s a big weekend for St. Paul. A lot going on translates into a lot of city business.


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Funeral Held For Minnesota Marine Killed In Helicopter Crash

A month after a deadly helicopter crash off the coast of Hawaii, A Minnesota marine has been laid to rest.


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Crashed Ice Event Will Go On As Planned, Despite Soaring Temps

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Sheriff: SUV Breaks Through Lake Minnetonka Ice; Temps On The Rise

Temperatures are expected to rise rapidly this weekend and with that, we’re seeing more vehicles breaking through the ice.


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Rubio Brings Campaign To Minneapolis; DFL Leaders Gather For Clinton Event

One week before the Minnesota caucus, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is visiting Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. The senator from Florida spoke to about 1,600 people at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis before heading to Michigan.


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Report: Grated Cheese Contains 8.8 Percent Cellulose

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Protestors March Down Cedar Avenue To Combat Islamophobia

Dozens of protesters marched down Cedar Avenue Saturday, taking a stand against something many are all too familiar with–discrimination.


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Housing Recycling Program Turns Old Homes Into Hot Property

The Minneapolis Vacant Housing Recycling Program takes tax forfeited properties and sells them to developers or residents so a new home can be built.


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Survey: Condom Use At All-Time Low For U Of M Students

Health officials at the University of Minnesota say condom use is at an all-time low among the university’s students — and sexually transmitted infections are on the rise.


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Kylie’s Kid: Spirit’s Big Plans

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2 Dead, Officers Injured At Separate Plymouth Crime Scenes

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Dance Team Rules Modified After Controversial Disqualification

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Waconia Student Honored For Saving Choking Classmate With ‘Bear Hug’

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Officers Who Stopped Suicidal Man Among Community Award Recipients

The Minneapolis Police Department awarded Tuesday the highest honors to officers and community members who made a difference this past year.


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Drones, Underwater Cameras Aid In Search For Missing Savage Man

The search continued Saturday for a Twin Cities man who went missing three months ago. Everything from underwater cameras, drones, and other technology have been used in the search.


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FBI, St. Paul Police Seek Info On Serial Bank Robber

Officials in the Twin Cities are asking the public for information on a man who’s suspected of robbing six banks in the east metro over the last five months.


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Minnesotans Enjoying Above-Average Temps Outdoors

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Better Late Than Never For U.S. Pond Hockey Tourney

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