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 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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Who’s Going To Sing The Nat’l Anthem At Super Bowl LII?

It’s perhaps the biggest question mark in the lead-up to Super Bowl LII at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium.


How To Get Home Safely On New Year’s Eve

If you plan to head out for New Years eve, local law enforcement agencies are offering ways to get home safe.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Pot Pie In Minnesota

These days eating out can be a real challenge. We have so many trendy food options. A person can get lost in all the confusion. Maybe the best thing we can do is get back to the basics.


Shoppers Brave Bitter Cold For Post-Holiday Sales

The shoppers WCCO talked with said it was better to spend the day at the mall than out in the cold.


Shoppers Rush To Stores For Last-Minute Gifts

If you had some last-minute shopping to do Saturday, you certainly weren’t alone.


Woman Believed To Be Kidnapped By Ex-Boyfriend Returns Home

An Anoka woman who was believed to have been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend at gunpoint has returned home, according to her family.


Metro Transit Testing Barriers To Protect Bus Drivers

An auto-safety glass door will be added to 20 Metro Transit buses over the next couple of months as part of a pilot program.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Live Nativity In Minnesota

Springfield’s show proves that to best tell the story of Christmas, it takes an entire community.


Justine Damond’s Family Demands Integrity In Shooting Probe

The family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in July demanded a more rigorous probe Thursday after a prosecutor cast doubts on the investigation.


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How Will The GOP Tax Bill Affect Minnesotans?

Certified financial planner Brian Vnak, with Wealth Enhancement Group, says people should be careful about just reading the headlines.


McNally Smith Holds Graduation Ceremony Despite Closure

Around 40 students graduated from the McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul Saturday.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Community Choir In Minnesota

Every young member has a voice in the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir.


Driverless Buses Tested In Minnesota’s Winter Weather

The Minnesota Department of Transportation debuted new technology Tuesday that’s rarely been seen in Minnesota.


Sign Language Helps Babies Better Communicate With Parents

Having a baby can bring a lot of anxiety to any new parent — money worries, sleeplessness nights, the crying. But what if you could communicate with babies before they can talk?


Despite Cold Streak, DNR Says Stay Off The Ice

Ice dusted in snow makes for a beautiful backdrop in Excelsior bay of Lake Minnetonka, but it does not mean it’s safe to walk on.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Gift Shop In Minnesota

When WCCO visited Mill Pond Mercantile, it was the retail center of activity in New London!


Fatal Bus Crash Survivor Wins $100K Scholarship At Big Ten Title Game

A Minnesota survivor of a deadly bus crash won a huge prize during Saturday night’s Big Ten Championship football game.


Program At MSP Airport Helps Those With Special Needs Prepare To Fly

A program at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport is helping children and adults with special needs feel more comfortable in the air.


Mild November Weather Has Twin Cities In Holiday Spirit

WCCO’s Kate Raddatz found people getting into the holiday spirit even without cold or snow.


2 Women Hurt When Car Crashes Through Excelsior Store

Two women were hurt after a car crashed into a downtown Excelsior business Saturday morning.


It’s That Time Of Year: Holidazzle Kicks Off In Loring Park

Hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us! Friday night, Holidazzle kicks off at Loring Park in Minneapolis.


Rosemount Marching Band Featured In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

For the first time in decades, a Minnesota band shined in the national spotlight in the most famous parade of the year.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Antique Shop In Minnesota

At Antiques on Main Street, you never know what you might come across to spruce up your home or trigger a fond memory.


Amid Retail Slump, Black Friday Crowds Aren’t What They Used To Be

You may not see as many door-buster deals this Black Friday, and you could still get those deals without the rush.


4 Shot In Minneapolis; Teenager In Critical Condition

A teenager is among four people shot overnight in Minneapolis.




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