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.
If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.
A former sheriff’s deputy in Wisconsin is accused of killing his wife and her sister, both of whom grew up in Stillwater. Ashlee Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, were found shot to death inside Steele’s home on Friday.
The storms that moved through the metro area Monday night were quick, but they caused a lot of damage in some areas. In New Brighton, winds up to 50 miles per hour blew through. Trees were uprooted, leaving a large hole in the ground.
Between the grand opening sales and hours, shoppers couldn’t get enough of the new Twin Cities Premium Outlets this weekend. “I like it a lot,” Alicia Hanson, from Lakeville, said. “It’s big, there are a lot of shops here.”
With the last home preseason game over, Vikings fans are ready for the first regular season at TCF Bank Stadium. But the new location brings some added challenges, with fans struggling while getting around the stadium.
St. Paul Public Schools is considering a later start time for high school and middle school students. “Studies have been shown that they have different sleep patterns than smaller children and adults and they are better performers later on in the day,” Creative Arts High School teacher Lora Healam said.
A 62-year-old woman was arrested Saturday night in connection with a hit-and-run crash in northeast Minneapolis that left two bicyclists seriously injured, according to police.
Preseason football is underway, and without a home of their own the Minnesota Vikings have moved in to their temporary home at TCF Bank Stadium That means some big changes for fans.
Park leaders in Minneapolis say swimmers should avoid some popular beaches for the time being. On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board closed the Lake Hiawatha Beach and Lake Calhoun’s Thomas and 32nd Street beaches.
On Saturday night, a St. Paul Police officer was working off duty at a Super America gas station, in uniform, when a man came into the store asking to go to jail. The officer thought it was a joke, but soon found himself in a fight for his life.
What started as a pursuit of a carjacking suspect turned into an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul Sunday afternoon. The incident left two officers and a teenager injured, and a suspect dead. The incident began with a car crash near Jackson Street and Cook Avenue.
The heavy rain held off for thousands of Paul McCartney fans packed into Target Field Saturday night. The Governor declared this “Sir Paul McCartney Day” in Minnesota.
An iconic Twin Cities farmers market might be relocating. Attendance at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market has dropped by 25 percent over the last five years. Customers have complained about Lowertown construction and parking changes making access difficult.
If you’re looking to build a new home next year, a new rule might cost you. On Monday, Minnesota legislators published a new mandate that will require sprinklers in new homes that are larger than 4,500 square feet.
At the Hub Bike Co-op in South Minneapolis, lately customers are calling about their new bikes being stolen. “We end up talking to somebody replacing a bike that has been stolen almost every day,” Hub Bike Co-op employee David Meyer said.