THIS OR THAT
|Kate joined the WCCO team as a reporter in 2013, but it wasn’t her first time in the newsroom. She interned at the station during her senior year at the University of Minnesota, and is proud to be back telling stories in her home state.
Kate has been awarded Upper-Midwest Emmy Awards for her reporting and breaking news coverage. She currently contributes to the “Best Of Minnesota” series, highlighting the people and places that make Minnesota great. She is also a fill-in co-host for KDWB-FM radio, and keeps busy with event hosting, charity work, and public speaking.
Kate was a musician before pursuing journalism, and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Pantages Theatre, and numerous sporting events. You may still catch her singing The Star Spangled Banner at a gig around town.
Kate lives in Minneapolis with her husband, John. They love biking, running, and all Minnesota sports!
She’s always looking for story ideas. You can contact her here.
Girls’ high school dance team participation is second only to football in Minnesota.
We haven’t seen snow this early in Minnesota since 2009, but that doesn’t mean road crews aren’t ready to deal with it.
The first snow of the season looks to fall in Minneapolis as crews are still working to clear streets of fallen leaves.
A national addiction epidemic is the focus of a local film festival taking place in St. Louis Park this weekend.
A Twin Cities woman, who survived a heart attack, is now giving back to the people who helped save her life.
It comes after police raid in a Twin Cities hotel from a tip about someone selling the synthetic drug.
A St. Paul family says it spent decades trying to restore a historic house only for a fire to destroy it.
Hundreds of students got a break from school Tuesday for some important life-saving training.
The family of a woman set on fire by her boyfriend is sharing her story hoping it will help others in abusive relationships get help.
A major stretch of 35W shut down between Highway 62 and Interstate 94. The closure comes as hundreds of thousands of people will be in or around downtown for four major events.
The victim’s mother told WCCO she is devastated by the loss but hopes it will shine light on the seriousness of domestic violence.
Fall has only just gotten started, but road crews are already preparing for snow.
Three-hundred lucky kids in Minnesota will get the opportunity to attend the Game 2 of the 2017 WNBA Finals thanks to the Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen.
The Minnesota Twins game against the Yankees Wednesday was overshadowed by a heartbreaking injury to a young fan.
Just a few weeks into the Falcons’ new football season, players turning their attention off the field to help.
A little girl is safe at home Wednesday after she went missing in southeast Minnesota for seven hours.
The Walk Like MADD event took place in St. Paul Saturday. It brought together victims and survivors of drunk drivers.
The security guard that claimed he was shot on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul now says he made the story up.
Students at St. Catherine University went to class as usual Wednesday after a shooting the night before left a security guard injured and the campus on lockdown.
Hans’ Bakery in Anoka is collecting donations of supplies and nonperishable foods to bring down to people in the wake of Irma.
Minneapolis police say a Wayzata police officer was struck and killed by a motorist on Highway 12 Friday afternoon.
Three men are now charged with taking a 15-year-old-girl and holding her against her will for 29 days.
A 15-year-old girl is credited for making a heroic escape after she was taken from her home, tied up and assaulted for weeks.
Authorities said there is no risk to the public and that they “are not currently looking for any suspects.”
Here at home in Minnesota, volunteers and local organizations are doing their part to help the people of Houston.