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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Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Excelsior, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

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!

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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1 Dead Following Drive-By Shooting In Richfield

One person is dead following a shooting in Richfield late Monday night. According to the Richfield Police Department, just before 11:30 p.m. officers responded to a call of a shooting near the area of 64th Street and 4th Avenue.


Mpls. Police: 3 Hurt In 2 Separate Uptown Shootings

Three people were hurt in two different overnight shootings just blocks from one another in Uptown.


22 Years Later, Hope Remains For Jodi Huisentruit

While the thousands of tips over the years haven’t lead to an answer, the break in the 27-year-old case of Jacob Wetterling gave friends renewed hope.


Police Seek Suspect After Assault On 84-Year-Old Man

Authorities in southern Minnesota are asking the public for information following an assault Monday that required an octogenarian to be airlifted to a hospital in the Twin Cities.


Drivers Plan Alternate Routes As Lowry Hill Tunnel Closure Clogs I-94

If you’re traveling in or out of Minneapolis this weekend, prepare for some construction along the way.


Pride Organizers Reconsider Earlier Decision, Invite Police To March In Parade

Twin Cities Pride organizers are walking back their decision to limit police presence at Sunday’s parade after meeting with law enforcement Thursday.


Parent’s Public Data Request Leads To Shakopee Superintendent Resignation

A Twin Cities superintendent is stepping down amid an investigation into personal purchases he made using district money.


Man Gets Nearly 40 Years For Shooting At Group Of Somali Men

A Twin Cities man convicted of shooting a group of Somali men will spend nearly 40 years in prison.


Severe Weather Rips Through Lake Minnetonka Art Festival

A day on the lake makes for a peaceful Sunday. But today it’s only the calm after the storm.


Minneapolis, St. Paul Settle Rivalry At Pulling Together

The first Pulling Together between team Minneapolis and team St. Paul settled one of the biggest rivalries in Minnesota. 


Final Preparations For Pulling Together Underway

It’s a peaceful day on the Mississippi River but there’s a lot of work to get done to get ready for Pulling Together Saturday.


Nat’l Guard Soldiers Make Emotional Return In Bloomington

Wednesday was an emotional one for 200 military families in Minnesota.


Fridley Graduate Has Money, Cards Stolen At Party

For an easy going guy, you wouldn’t know that 18-year-old Joseph Ryan has a challenging past.


Fraser Partners With Salon To Help Kids With Autism Conquer Fear

Four-year-old Roman is awesome. But for him, something simple like getting a haircut wasn’t always easy.


Woman Shot Outside Pizza Luce Latest Downtown Minneapolis Incident

It’s the second time in a month an innocent bystander has been shot in downtown.


Police ID Girl, 17, Killed In St. Paul Shooting

The victim of Friday evening’s fatal shooting on St. Paul’s east side has been identified.


Walker Sculture Garden’s ‘Scaffold’ Now Being Dismantled

The sculpture never officially opened to the public, and the gathered crowd indicated gratitude for that.


Sheriff: 3 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Andover

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after three people were found dead in an Andover home Wednesday evening.


Boat Explodes At Gas Dock In Inver Grove Heights

Marina owner Joe Harms praised the gas attendant for responding quickly, immediately hitting the emergency shut-off button for the pumps.


‘Purest Form Of Happiness’: Lakeville Mom, Daughter Go Viral On Instagram

An Instagram post featuring a 12-year-old girl from the Twin Cities is getting a lot of attention.


St. Paul Mayor Proposes Plan To Clean Up City’s Skyway System

The mayor of St. Paul is hoping some new policies will help improve the city’s skyway system.


Family Splits Time Between 2 Cities For Daughter’s Autism Therapy

Ryan and Melanie Nelson had few options available to them when their baby girl, Harper, was diagnosed with autism.


Minnesota Teachers Rally For Investment In Education At State Capitol

It’s the last weekend in the 2017 legislative session and state educators made their voices heard at the State Capitol.


‘Like A Bomb Went Off’: Volunteers Help Wisconsin Tornado Survivors Pick Up Pieces

The debris and destruction is overwhelming in the small community of Chetek. But the support is equally great.


‘U’ Researchers Putting 3D-Printed Technology At Your Fingertips

The “bionic skin” could give robots the sense of touch or, someday, humans the ability to have technology in their skin.




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