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 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.

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Minnesota Mom, Daughter Charged In Health Care Fraud Crackdown

A Minnesota mother and daughter are accused of defrauding close to $1 million in a home health care scam.

07/13/2017

Belle Plaine Allows Satanic Monument In City Park

A small Minnesota town is getting a lot of attention for a Satanic monument coming to their veterans park.

07/11/2017

Protesters Upset Over Walleye Ban Greet Dayton On Lake Mille Lacs

This was an organized protest after the governor announced a ban on fishing walleye in the lake that began late Thursday night.

07/08/2017

8-Mile Stretch Of I-35W Closed In South Metro This Weekend

Drivers beware…there’s another major road construction project in the south metro this weekend.

07/07/2017

Veteran Honored 70 Years After Death With Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Sergeant Gerald Jacobsen was declared missing in action during World War II.

07/06/2017

Acclaimed Baker Opens Sanctuary For Abused Farm Animals

We’ve heard of cat and dog rescues, but what about rescuing farm animals?

07/05/2017

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.

07/04/2017

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.

07/01/2017

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.

06/28/2017

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.

06/27/2017

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.

06/24/2017

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.

06/23/2017

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.

06/15/2017

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.

06/12/2017

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.

06/11/2017

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. 

06/10/2017

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.

06/09/2017

Nat’l Guard Soldiers Make Emotional Return In Bloomington

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

06/07/2017

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.

06/06/2017

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.

06/05/2017

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.

06/03/2017

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.

06/03/2017

Walker Sculture Garden’s ‘Scaffold’ Now Being Dismantled

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

06/02/2017

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.

06/01/2017

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.

05/29/2017

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