Mary McGuire

Mary is honored to be a member of the talented news team at WCCO-TV in her home state of Minnesota. You can now see her reporting Monday through Friday on WCCO This Morning. Mary lives in the metro area with her rescue dachshund, Scooby.
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Joined WCCO: 2017
Hometown: Edina, Minnesota
Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount University (B.A.) University of Missouri (M.A.)

Music: Country
Movie: Annie Hall
TV Show: Arrested Development
Book: Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
Food: Mexican
Local Restaurant: Bar La Grassa
Hidden MN Gem: Quarry Hill Park in Rochester
Sport/Exercise: Hockey
Historical Figure: Queen Elizabeth II
Famous Minnesotan: Prince
Quote: “Worry ends when faith begins.”
Word: Macaroon
Vacation Spot: Amsterdam
Holiday: Halloween
Planet: Earth

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Postcard
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee (early and often)
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Recovering night owl
East Coast or West Coast? Midwest
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

Mary is honored to be a member of the talented news team at WCCO-TV in her home state of Minnesota.

You can now see her reporting Monday through Friday on WCCO This Morning. Before joining WCCO-TV, Mary worked as a multimedia journalist in Tampa, Florida and Rochester, Minnesota.

Mary is a proud Mizzou Tiger and earned her master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri. During her time there, she was selected as the 2013 David Kaplan Memorial Fellow, which included a fellowship at ABC News in Washington, DC.

Mary earned a B.A. from the College of Communications and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. During her college years, she also studied abroad at University College Cork in Ireland.

Mary lives in the metro area with her rescue dachshund, Scooby.

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