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 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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Minn. Teen Invited To Sing At Carnegie Hall

A Minnesota high school student is getting her chance at the performance of a lifetime.


Minneapolis Police On Alert For Any Outcome Of NFC Title Game

In Minneapolis, police are taking precautions as restaurants and bars will be packed for public viewing parties.


Twin Cities Hotels Prep For Massively Busy Super Bowl Week

With less than three weeks until the Minnesota Super Bowl, it’s crunch time for Twin Cities hotels.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Bowling Alley In Minnesota

The rebirth of a southern Minnesota bowling alley has revitalized an entire community.


‘The Vikings Angel’: A Family’s Memory Of The Fan Whose Reaction Lives On

After the infamous missed kick, the camera flashed to the face a devastated woman who shared the emotions of every Vikings fan across the country.


Was The Last Minn. Super Bowl Halftime Show The Worst Ever?

The last time the Super Bowl was in Minnesota was in 1992, the theme for halftime was “Winter Magic”


Super Bowl Transformation Begins In Downtown Minneapolis

With the Super Bowl just weeks away, we are already seeing changes to downtown Minneapolis.


Season Ticket-Holders For Generations, Family Hopes Vikes Win It All

The lifelong Vikings football fan got season tickets through a connection in the early 1970s and went religiously every year after that.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Hot Yoga Studio In Minnesota

our votes sent us to a studio that keeps yogis sweating and centered — Minnesota Power Yoga in Minneapolis.


Twin Cities Students Tackle Tough Topic With Creativity

It’s game day at the Breck School Anderson Ice Arena. But it’s the work these girls are doing off the ice that’s getting a lot of attention online.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Dive Bar In Minnesota

Shantytown Bar and Grill has been a part of Bloomington’s landscape, in some shape or form, since before most of Bloomington was even here.


Frigid Temps Pose Danger To Local Wildlife

The temperature was last above freezing in the Twin Cities three weeks ago. People are having a tough time dealing with it, and so are some animals.


Who’s Going To Sing The Nat’l Anthem At Super Bowl LII?

It’s perhaps the biggest question mark in the lead-up to Super Bowl LII at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium.


How To Get Home Safely On New Year’s Eve

If you plan to head out for New Years eve, local law enforcement agencies are offering ways to get home safe.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Pot Pie In Minnesota

These days eating out can be a real challenge. We have so many trendy food options. A person can get lost in all the confusion. Maybe the best thing we can do is get back to the basics.


Shoppers Brave Bitter Cold For Post-Holiday Sales

The shoppers WCCO talked with said it was better to spend the day at the mall than out in the cold.


Shoppers Rush To Stores For Last-Minute Gifts

If you had some last-minute shopping to do Saturday, you certainly weren’t alone.


Woman Believed To Be Kidnapped By Ex-Boyfriend Returns Home

An Anoka woman who was believed to have been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend at gunpoint has returned home, according to her family.


Metro Transit Testing Barriers To Protect Bus Drivers

An auto-safety glass door will be added to 20 Metro Transit buses over the next couple of months as part of a pilot program.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Live Nativity In Minnesota

Springfield’s show proves that to best tell the story of Christmas, it takes an entire community.


Justine Damond’s Family Demands Integrity In Shooting Probe

The family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in July demanded a more rigorous probe Thursday after a prosecutor cast doubts on the investigation.


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How Will The GOP Tax Bill Affect Minnesotans?

Certified financial planner Brian Vnak, with Wealth Enhancement Group, says people should be careful about just reading the headlines.


McNally Smith Holds Graduation Ceremony Despite Closure

Around 40 students graduated from the McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul Saturday.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Community Choir In Minnesota

Every young member has a voice in the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir.


Driverless Buses Tested In Minnesota’s Winter Weather

The Minnesota Department of Transportation debuted new technology Tuesday that’s rarely been seen in Minnesota.




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