Kate joined the WCCO team in April of 2013, but it wasn’t her first time inside the newsroom. She worked as Jason DeRusha’s “Good Question” intern in college. She’s thrilled to be back in her hometown telling stories at the station she grew up watching.
Kate came to WCCO after reporting for 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 sang the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves and Gophers. After years of performing, she couldn’t ignore her interest in journalism. In high school, her song writing transitioned into news writing and she never looked back.
A Twin Cities native, Kate studied journalism at the University of Minnesota, where she also had the opportunity to write for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily.
Kate lives in Minneapolis where you’ll often find her reading in a coffee shop or running along the Stone Arch Bridge — her favorite view in Minnesota.
In addition to reporting at WCCO, you may find her speaking to students about the news business, or singing at a gig around town. She’s also a pop culture geek and enjoys texting, yoga and food blogging.
Kate’s always looking for story ideas. You can contact her at email@example.com.
When it comes to holiday shopping, last-minute free shipping can be a saving grace for the procrastinator. “With shopping, I do put things off,” said Maggie McGill of Plymouth. Burned by missed Christmas deliveries last year, more stores plan to make you order early. Of the 92.3 percent of retailers polled who plan to offer free-standard shipping of some sort this holiday season.
Willow Creek Theatre in Plymouth has been all digital since 2012, but they haven’t completely let go of film’s history. The theater will be pulling out its old 70-mm format film projector next week to show Christopher Nolan’s new film, “interstellar” — three days before competitors. “Most theaters were just kind of pushing them out the door into a trash can,” said assistant manager Justin Ayd.
St. Paul has agreed to pay $20,000 to a fourth-grade student injured in a landslide that killed two of his classmates in a city park last year. The incident happened on a class fieldtrip to the city’s Lilydale Regional Park in May 2013. Ten-year-old Mohamed Fofana and 9-year-old Haysem Sani died in the landslide.
Employees are calling it devastating. Thousands of animals have died in a massive fire in southern Minnesota. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon just after 3 p.m. at the Cougar Run Farm, near the town of Truman. It’s about 45 minutes south of Mankato.
Minnesota health officials say they are prepared to handle an Ebola case if it makes its way to the state. On Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health held a community information session on Ebola in Brooklyn Park.
Cyber security experts are calling the last twelve months “the year of the large scale breach.” With companies like Target and Home Depot being hacked, leaders in the business and technology communities are teaming up to end cyber security crime.
It’s the kind of scene that makes you stop in wonder Until now, only few have gotten such a front row view of the new Vikings Stadium. WCCO got to go inside the $800 million project Monday afternoon. The pillar, which is the spine of the entire building, will take a year to build.
This year marks the 100th Homecoming at the University of Minnesota.
After a historic settlement in clergy sex abuse lawsuits in Minnesota, now the question becomes how the Catholic Church will pay for it. The exact amount of the settlement has been kept confidential, but experts say it could cost the Archdiocese tens of millions of dollars.
A 13-year-old girl is asking for help to save the puppy that was a gift from her grandfather to her grandmother on their wedding anniversary. When Jayda Sauter’s grandparents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, their gift to each other was something special.
The search for a man who fell out of a kayak over the weekend on Medicine Lake has ended. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday afternoon that deputies found the body of 31-year-old Paul Myklebust, of St. Louis Park, using sonar equipment.
A nurse is now a patient after becoming the first person to catch the Ebola virus in the United States. Here in the Twin Cities, hospitals have precautions in place in case the Ebola virus spreads to Minnesota.
With 25,000 zombies taking over the streets, local bars and restaurants are reaping the benefits.
But for many retailers, road closures mean a major headache.
Minneapolis police are going high-tech in the fight against crime. A new initiative to stop gun violence in north Minneapolis includes a machine that looks like it’s right out of CSI. It’s called the IBIS and it analyzes and compares firearm related evidence stored in a database.
An out-of-control car driving backwards slammed into a bus stop Monday evening, killing a woman sitting at the stop.
While we all hope we never have to call 911 to get help for something, if you do there is now a brand new facility in Plymouth that should make the process much easier and faster. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is getting some big improvements on Friday with the opening of its new Emergency Communications Center.
A 47-year-old principal at Cambridge Primary School appeared in court Tuesday morning on charges of stalking, disorderly conduct and fleeing from an officer.
The community of Mendota Heights, Minn. is coming together Saturday to celebrate the life of fallen police officer Scott Patrick. Patrick was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 30.
Prices at the pump have been dropping lately, something many drivers around the metro have probably noticed.
The world’s largest internet company could be building a distribution center in Minnesota. The Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal says Amazon is looking to offer same day delivery in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
For two Annandale High School students, the title of homecoming king and queen means something more than just the chance to be high school royalty. Yazmin Vasquez and Devin Stenson are special education students.
An industrial accident in Hopkins claimed the life of a 51-year-old Minneapolis man Sunday afternoon, according to Hopkins Police. At around 2:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the Supervalu warehouse in Hopkins.
The city of Minneapolis has gotten rid of a liquor law that’s been in place for decades. The Minneapolis City Council voted 12-0 Friday to scrap the old ordinance that required restaurants to make 60 percent of their revenue from food and cap alcohol sales at 40 percent.
No matter where you went Tuesday it was not hard to find people outside, trying to squeeze in whatever warm weather we have left! From the tranquil parks to the busy city streets, it seemed like everyone was taking their lunch break outside.
Minnesota Vikings fans are deeply divided not only on their opinions about the Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations, but on how the team reacted.