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

FAVORITES
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!

THIS OR THAT
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 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.

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October Snow Catches Minnesota Drivers Off-Guard

The Minnesota State Patrol says the weather has contributed more than 300 crashes and spinouts across the state, including two fatalities.

10/27/2017

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Dance Team In Minnesota

Girls’ high school dance team participation is second only to football in Minnesota.

10/27/2017

Salt & Plows: MnDOT Crews Prepare For 1st Snow Of Season

We haven’t seen snow this early in Minnesota since 2009, but that doesn’t mean road crews aren’t ready to deal with it.

10/26/2017

Minneapolis Street Cleaning Crews To Work Amid First Snow

The first snow of the season looks to fall in Minneapolis as crews are still working to clear streets of fallen leaves.

10/26/2017

‘It Can Be Anyone’: Twin Cities Film Fest Doc Highlights Opioid Epidemic

A national addiction epidemic is the focus of a local film festival taking place in St. Louis Park this weekend.

10/21/2017

‘Pumps And Pints’ Event Teaches CPR At A Brewery

A Twin Cities woman, who survived a heart attack, is now giving back to the people who helped save her life.

10/20/2017

After Raid, Twin Cities K2 Overdoses Leveling Off

It comes after police raid in a Twin Cities hotel from a tip about someone selling the synthetic drug.

10/17/2017

‘This Is Devastating’: Family Spent Decades Restoring Mansion Gutted By Fire

A St. Paul family says it spent decades trying to restore a historic house only for a fire to destroy it.

10/11/2017

Hundreds Of Metro Students Learn CPR, AEDs

Hundreds of students got a break from school Tuesday for some important life-saving training.

10/10/2017

Family Of Woman Burned To Death By Boyfriend Recalls ‘Years Of Pain’

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.

10/03/2017

35W Closure Comes On ‘Worst Weekend Of The Year’

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.

09/30/2017

Man Charged With Killing Woman In NE Mpls. Fire

The victim’s mother told WCCO she is devastated by the loss but hopes it will shine light on the seriousness of domestic violence.

09/29/2017

MnDOT Drivers Getting Crash Course On Plowing Snow

Fall has only just gotten started, but road crews are already preparing for snow.

09/27/2017

Lynx’s Whalen Purchases Tickets For Local Youth To Attend Game 2 Of Finals

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.

09/26/2017

Foul Ball Injury Prompts Calls For Safety Nets At MLB Stadiums

The Minnesota Twins game against the Yankees Wednesday was overshadowed by a heartbreaking injury to a young fan.

09/21/2017

UWRF Football Team Holds Clothing Drive For Hurricane Victims

Just a few weeks into the Falcons’ new football season, players turning their attention off the field to help.

09/20/2017

After 7-Hour Search, Little Girl Found Safe Near Family Farm

A little girl is safe at home Wednesday after she went missing in southeast Minnesota for seven hours.

09/20/2017

‘It’s An Outrage’: MADD Honors Fallen Wayzata Officer At Charity Walk

The Walk Like MADD event took place in St. Paul Saturday. It brought together victims and survivors of drunk drivers.

09/16/2017

College Guard Who Shot Himself, Blamed ‘Black Man,’ Released From Jail

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.

09/14/2017

St. Catherine Students Upset With Administration’s Response To Shooting

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.

09/13/2017

‘We’re Doing Whatever We Can’: Anoka Bakery Collects Goods For Irma Victims

Hans’ Bakery in Anoka is collecting donations of supplies and nonperishable foods to bring down to people in the wake of Irma.

09/10/2017

Wayzata Police Officer Dies After Being Struck On Highway

Minneapolis police say a Wayzata police officer was struck and killed by a motorist on Highway 12 Friday afternoon.

09/08/2017

Alexandria Teen Recounts 29-Day Kidnapping Nightmare

Three men are now charged with taking a 15-year-old-girl and holding her against her will for 29 days.

09/07/2017

Police: 3 Arrested For Kidnapping Teen, Assaulting Her 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.

09/06/2017

Deaths Of Woman, 5-Year-Old Boy Being Investigated As Murder-Suicide

Authorities said there is no risk to the public and that they “are not currently looking for any suspects.”

09/05/2017

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