Kate joined the WCCO team in April of 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 sang the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, and Gophers. After years of performing, she couldn’t ignore her interest in journalism. In high school, her song writing transitioned to news writing and she never looked back.
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 loves talking sports, fitness, and finding your passion.
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The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says this year’s minimal snowfall and mild winter made the “ice-out” come earlier this year, but they say the water is still dangerously cold.
Two families are sorting through soot after fire burned their homes to the ground. Wednesday’s powerful winds and record heat fueled a fire through an Otsego development. Smoke filled the area as the fast-moving fire jumped from house to house.
The warm and sunny weather had a lot of people out on rooftops and patios for the first time this spring.
A group of police officers is answering a call for help from some of their own and accomplishing something great for Minnesota.
It’s now been 10 days since 10-year-old Barway Collins first went missing. Today, his father turned out for the latest search – even though police have named him a suspect, and that didn’t sit well with everyone.
A Fridley family filed suit this week against the Spring Lake Park Panther Youth Football Association over their deaf son’s participation in the league. They believe the nonprofit should’ve paid for interpreters and allowed the family to use a special drum to signal the start of play.
A former Nordstom employee is accused of racking up thousands of dollars of fraudulent charges.
People living in the southwest metro might have noticed an unpleasant smell over the past couple of days. “It smelled like raw sewage,” Shakopee resident Mike Moll said. “It was absolutely disgusting.”
Controversy has crested over a park in the south metro. It appears Dakota County is about to pave a brand new trail through Lebanon Hills Regional Park. The park is in Apple Valley and Eagan.
Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources says they may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks. A DNR official says eagles typically come through the area in mid-to-late March, as waters begin to open up and the snow melts.
Two Apple Valley brothers are being praised for helping rescue a dog who fell through the ice in Red Wing. But this wasn’t just any dog.
A burglar breaks into a south Minneapolis home — and the whole thing is caught on camera. Homeowner Joe Craddock recorded it using a smartphone app. “I’m thinking, ‘Someone’s in my house. Who is this?'” Craddock said.
In the town of Worthington, lake life is a part of the culture. “Whenever we poll the community about what the most important features are, what their proudest of in the community, Lake Okabena always comes in number one,” Okabena Ocheda Watershed District’s Dan Livdahl said.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of $5,000 — double their standard reward amount for cruelty cases — for information that will lead to the arrest of whoever set a puppy on fire last week.
With the snow, ice, and cold still lingering — there is one sign that spring is right around the corner. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District is treating more than 100 acres in the metro this week because of thin ice conditions.
Some state lawmakers want to level the playing field when it comes to accessing information online.
The Faribault Emerald dance team took home the first place trophy in the Class AAA State High-Kick Dance Championship, but not without controversy. Many of their competitors claim they copied a dance and didn’t deserve the win.
The Maplewood Police Chief says it’s one of the worst cases of child abuse, he’s seen. The suspect, 35-year-old Leb Meak is charged with second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old girl. Police found the child, not breathing, in Meak’s home Thursday.
A woman is accused of stealing more than $20,000 from a church where she worked in Meeker County. Authorities said 52-year-old Renee Miller took money from various accounts at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Watkins.
A court hearing will be held Tuesday in Florida for a woman police say flew to Florida from the Twin Cities, without a ticket. Marilyn Hartman, 63, was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. after she checked into a hotel under another person’s name.
Twelve people were going to have to wait hours for another Red Cross representative to find them shelter. Firefighters brought the families, and their pets, to Fire Station 14 in Minneapolis.
Manny’s Steakhouse is one of the best places in the world to gnaw into a juicy steak, according to Men’s Journal. The journal placed Manny’s in its “10 Best Steakhouses In The World” list, which includes steakhouses in cities like New York City, London, Paris and Buenos Aires.
Two different vehicles broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka Wednesday night. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says the first vehicle — an SUV with two teenage boys from Edina inside — went through thin ice near the Gray’s Bay channel in Wayzata Bay at about 5:40 p.m.
The man arrested for helping a mentally unstable man get a gun is now out of jail. Michael Garant, 42, is accused of purchasing three shotguns and illegally giving them to Raymond Kmetz — who used one of the guns to shoot two police officers inside New Hope City Hall Monday night.
It’s game night for the Stich family, even though someone is missing. “My kids … they don’t get to have their dad,” Patti Stitch said. A month ago, her husband Paul told her he was having pain in his left leg before they left on a family trip to a water park.