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 local company is hard at work to make sure the people of Houston can get power back in their homes and businesses.
Authorities say Patrick Hayes caused the head-on crash that killed Payton Bailey, his mother Dylan Bailey and grandmother Dawn Chiodo.
The new travel warning issued this week highlights an uptick in crime in certain Mexican states that include Cancun and Los Cabos.
A string of burglaries in the west metro have police urging residents to be on alert.
Officials are speaking out about ride inspection and safety procedures in place to ensure safety at the State Fair.
The family of a bicyclist killed in Minneapolis this week is speaking out for the first time since her death.
Inver Grove Heights police say it is a rare to have a store robbery in their city — let alone in broad day light.
If you think you have what it takes to be a volunteer for the Minnesota Super Bowl, you’ll have to get in line.
Twenty-five years ago, the biggest mall in America opened its doors right in our backyard.
Justin Juenemann got a big surprise when he found out Wednesday he was getting a full scholarship for his senior year.
A Minnesota sports tradition comes to an end Tuesday.
We’ve heard about the benefits of breast milk for babies, but why it’s beneficial is something local researchers are trying to figure out.
Cheryl and Bill Hunstock were on vacation when they read about an explosion Wednesday morning at Minnehaha Academy.
There is a major police presence Saturday at a senior living center in Mendota Heights.
Abdi Warsame said he’s troubled that the actions of one police officer are being connected to an entire community.
Two young cousins are lucky to be alive after walking away from a bus crash that killed a 48-year-old man.
From the outside, it looks like an average van. To Adam Arling and Brent Sugay, it’s a 60-square-feet escape.
Nic Westlake was both a competitive ballroom dancer and a dance instructor at the Dancers Studio in St. Paul.
Three years ago, you voted the Long Drive-In in Long Prairie the best drive-in movie theater in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Vikings will have one final training camp in Mankato before making their big move closer to the Twin Cities.
A new sound barrier is getting a lot of attention, but it may not catch your eye.
A Minnesota mother and daughter are accused of defrauding close to $1 million in a home health care scam.
A small Minnesota town is getting a lot of attention for a Satanic monument coming to their veterans park.
This was an organized protest after the governor announced a ban on fishing walleye in the lake that began late Thursday night.
Drivers beware…there’s another major road construction project in the south metro this weekend.