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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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Minneapolis Street Cleaning Crews To Work Amid First Snow

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‘It Can Be Anyone’: Twin Cities Film Fest Doc Highlights Opioid Epidemic

A national addiction epidemic is the focus of a local film festival taking place in St. Louis Park this weekend.


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After Raid, Twin Cities K2 Overdoses Leveling Off

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‘This Is Devastating’: Family Spent Decades Restoring Mansion Gutted By Fire

A St. Paul family says it spent decades trying to restore a historic house only for a fire to destroy it.


Hundreds Of Metro Students Learn CPR, AEDs

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Family Of Woman Burned To Death By Boyfriend Recalls ‘Years Of Pain’

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.


35W Closure Comes On ‘Worst Weekend Of The Year’

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Man Charged With Killing Woman In NE Mpls. Fire

The victim’s mother told WCCO she is devastated by the loss but hopes it will shine light on the seriousness of domestic violence.


MnDOT Drivers Getting Crash Course On Plowing Snow

Fall has only just gotten started, but road crews are already preparing for snow.


Lynx’s Whalen Purchases Tickets For Local Youth To Attend Game 2 Of Finals

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.


Foul Ball Injury Prompts Calls For Safety Nets At MLB Stadiums

The Minnesota Twins game against the Yankees Wednesday was overshadowed by a heartbreaking injury to a young fan.


UWRF Football Team Holds Clothing Drive For Hurricane Victims

Just a few weeks into the Falcons’ new football season, players turning their attention off the field to help.


After 7-Hour Search, Little Girl Found Safe Near Family Farm

A little girl is safe at home Wednesday after she went missing in southeast Minnesota for seven hours.


‘It’s An Outrage’: MADD Honors Fallen Wayzata Officer At Charity Walk

The Walk Like MADD event took place in St. Paul Saturday. It brought together victims and survivors of drunk drivers.


College Guard Who Shot Himself, Blamed ‘Black Man,’ Released From Jail

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.


St. Catherine Students Upset With Administration’s Response To Shooting

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.


‘We’re Doing Whatever We Can’: Anoka Bakery Collects Goods For Irma Victims

Hans’ Bakery in Anoka is collecting donations of supplies and nonperishable foods to bring down to people in the wake of Irma.


Wayzata Police Officer Dies After Being Struck On Highway

Minneapolis police say a Wayzata police officer was struck and killed by a motorist on Highway 12 Friday afternoon.


Alexandria Teen Recounts 29-Day Kidnapping Nightmare

Three men are now charged with taking a 15-year-old-girl and holding her against her will for 29 days.


Police: 3 Arrested For Kidnapping Teen, Assaulting Her For 29 Days

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Deaths Of Woman, 5-Year-Old Boy Being Investigated As Murder-Suicide

Authorities said there is no risk to the public and that they “are not currently looking for any suspects.”


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