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 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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Officer Wounded, Man Killed In Oakdale Shooting Incident

An Oakdale resident is dead after an incident with police that also resulted in an officer’s injury Thursday morning. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says an officer was shot in the arm during a call at about 8 a.m. on the 2700 block of Granite Avenue North.

01/28/2016

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Meeker Co. Deputy Accused Of Stealing Drugs & Toys From County

A Meeker County deputy is in jail accused of stealing controlled substances from the county’s Drug Take Back Drop Box, as well as toys from a toy drive, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.

01/27/2016

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After Major Cheese Heists, Wis. Investigators Are Looking For Connections

Thieves stole thousands of dollars’ worth of cheese in Wisconsin, and investigators are not laughing.

01/26/2016

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East Coast Storm Strands Buses With 200 Minn. Teens In Pennsylvania

This weekend’s winter storm on the East Coast has stranded about 200 Minnesota students. A group of 200 teenagers from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis traveled to Washington, D.C. this week for an anti-abortion rally.

01/23/2016

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Eagan Officials Excited About Vikings Possibly Relocating Headquarters

As their new stadium is rising, the Minnesota Vikings are eyeing a move east of the Mississippi River. The team’s new potential neighbors are ready to welcome them with open arms.

01/20/2016

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Family, Friends Remember Man Killed By Carbon Monoxide While Ice Fishing

A Minnesota man is dead after an ice fishing trip with friends. Investigators say carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed 34-year-old Jared Johnson. He was found Sunday afternoon in a fish house on Leech Lake.

01/18/2016

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Residents Want Action After Latest Crash At Minneapolis Intersection

Police were called to the scene of an accident at 36th and Portland Avenue South shortly before midnight Saturday. Authorities say a driver was headed south on Portland and struck a vehicle going east on 36th Street in the intersection. Police say alcohol was likely a factor.

01/17/2016

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‘He Was Just A Fun-Loving Kid’: Missing Marine Left Mark On Community

Search and rescue operations are underway for 12 military personnel who went missing after two helicopters collided off the coast of Oahu late Thursday night. Among those missing is a United States Marine from Minnesota.

01/16/2016

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Chipotle Briefly Closing For Nationwide All-Staff Food Safety Meeting

A major restaurant chain is closing its stores all over the country. Chipotle is shutting down, but it is just temporary. The company announced it will close all of its restaurants on Feb. 8 for a few hours.

01/15/2016

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Drunk Driving Suspected In Fatal Highway 12 Crash

A Cokato woman is dead after a head-on crash occurred on Highway 12 in Delano late Wednesday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, around 10:45 p.m. 24-year-old Michael P. Steer, of Waverly, was driving eastbound on Highway 12 when he crossed through the center turn lane and into oncoming traffic.

01/14/2016

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Meet The 101-Year-Old Snow Shoveler Who’s Going Viral

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01/13/2016

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Good Samaritan Pulls Child From Burning Truck After Fatal Crash

Two people are dead after a crash in Anoka County Tuesday morning, according to Anoka County officials. The Anoka County Dispatch says the crash occurred at 8:47 a.m. near Linwood Township.

01/12/2016

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HCMC Preparing For Influx Of Frostbite Patients As Temps Drop

HCMC typically treats about 50-75 frostbite victims each year, and Dr. Jon Gayken — a burn and trauma surgeon at the hospital — says there’s a common factor in those cases.

01/09/2016

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Meet 2 Minnesotans Competing In The U.S. Figure Skating Championships

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01/07/2016

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Police Seek 2 Suspects In Eden Prairie Craigslist Robbery

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01/06/2016

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Italian Stroke Survivor Applauds Pilot Who Made Emergency Landing At MSP

A woman is recovering in the Twin Cities Tuesday night after she suffered a stroke during a flight. Rosanna Rizzi, 83, was on a flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt last week when she started having stroke symptoms. The pilot landed the plane early in Minneapolis to get her to a hospital.

01/05/2016

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Preston Bowling Alley Lost In Fire Was A Town Fixture

It happened Friday in the town of Preston — about 30 miles southeast of Rochester. Firefighters were called to the B&B Olympic Bowling Alley Friday morning. Investigators believe the fire started in the kitchen.

01/02/2016

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2 Teens, Baby Rescued After Truck Plunges Into Apple River

Three people had to be rescued, including a 5-month-old boy, after a pick-up truck left the roadway and broke through the ice on the Apple River last Wednesday in western Wisconsin, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

12/28/2015

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New App Brings Snow Plow To Your Home On Demand

The overnight snowfall probably meant you had some shovelling to do — but now, there’s an app that can help you with that.

12/26/2015

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Constituents Whose Info City Council Member Tweeted Say She Should Resign

A Minneapolis City Council member is under fire for a series of tweets she posted online after attending the Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America this week.

12/25/2015

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Falling Gas Prices Make For Record Number Of Holiday Travelers

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12/24/2015

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Protesters March In Minneapolis For Jamar Clark

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12/19/2015

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Jury Deliberation Begins In St. Croix River Stabbing Trial

Levi Acre-Kendall is charged with stabbing Peter Kelly in a park last spring. Investigators say two groups fishing along the St. Croix River had gotten into a fight.

12/12/2015

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Sheriff: Teens Involved In Fatal Lakeville Crash Were Playing Nerf Wars

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12/11/2015

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2 Dead, 1 Injured In Separate Incidents In St. Paul’s Uppertown Neighborhood

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