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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.
Dressed in purple pride on Tuesday, Vikings fans had a tough time enjoying The Great Minnesota Get Together after word of Teddy Bridgewater’s injury spread.
The city of Minneapolis is hoping a gun buyback program will help curb violent crime.
Hearing experts are asking fans to take precautions to protect their ears when they go to major events at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The new U.S. Bank Stadium is getting some harsh reviews after its first concert.
Target is launching a new campaign to make the school year a little better.
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after several churches in western Wisconsin were burglarized last weekend.
People living along the Cannon River in Northfield are holding their breath until the water crests.
Communities in Wisconsin are dealing with the aftermath of Wednesday night’s storms.
Businesses in Willmar are working to clean up Thursday after overnight storms drenched the town with more than 8 inches of rain.
A St. Paul man is lucky to be alive after the vehicle he was riding in crashed into a large crate. The crate was dropped on the interstate by an unknown driver.
An 11-year-old girl is in the hospital Tuesday night after nearly drowning in an apartment swimming pool in Hopkins.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has flagged almost 50 personalized license plates for further review due to their possibly offensive nature — and moved to revoke 39 of them.
A Minnesota man is considering legal action after the state told him he had to change his license plates.
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have announced funding for Zika virus detection and preparedness.
Matt Olson remembers falling onto the ice on Feb. 21 and trying to get up — but he couldn’t.
A day meant to celebrate Nitaya Keodouangdy turned into tragedy on Lake Minnetonka.
A new 911 phone call protocol is causing some controversy in Minneapolis.
Drinking water was not the only way golfers stayed hydrated Thursday at the Riverwood National Golf Course in Otsego.
Believe it or not, it’s already less than a month before some kids start heading back to school. That means it’s time to stock up on supplies.
Strong storms swept through Minnesota in two waves Saturday. Kayla Hegna took photographs Saturday morning as firefighters tried to save The Hawk Creek Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart Minnesota.
Teachers, school workers and members of Black Lives Matter took to the streets of downtown Minneapolis in protest Tuesday in a call to attention to the shooting death of Philando Castile.
A Minnesota woman whose story of a wedding outfit went viral is using her Internet fame for good.
At least two tornadoes, torrential rain and powerful winds damaged homes, caused an evacuation of a nursing home and flooded highways in north-central Minnesota.
The shooting of Philando Castile took place right across from a residential area. Several witnesses saw the aftermath, including Falcon Heights resident Katherine Bleth.
A Minnesota town is mourning the loss of a longtime firefighter and school board member. Mike Kehren died in a tractor trailer accident on the Fourth of July.