Natalie Nyhus

Natalie Nyhus joined the WCCO-TV team in January of 2011. She anchors Saturday mornings and the “Best of Minnesota” franchise. Prior, she was awarded multiple daytime Emmy awards with WCCO This Morning, where she anchored and reported on traffic, entertainment, health and lifestyles. Natalie is a Minnesota native (east side) who studied broadcast journalism, print journalism and theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2011
Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of St. Thomas

FAVORITES
Music: Prince
Movie: Dirty Dancing
TV Show: Downton Abbey
Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Food: Fresh Seafood
Local Restaurant: Monte Carlo
Hidden MN Gem: St. Mary’s Point Beach
Sport/Exercise: Yoga
Historical Figure: Judy Garland
Famous Minnesotan: Prince
Quote: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer
Word: Yes
Vacation Spot: Palm Springs, California
Holiday: Halloween
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Instagram
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? West
Star Trek or Star Wars? Neither
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

Natalie Nyhus joined the WCCO-TV team in January of 2011. She anchors Saturday mornings and the “Best of Minnesota” franchise. Prior, she was awarded multiple daytime Emmy awards with WCCO This Morning, where she anchored and reported on traffic, entertainment, health and lifestyles.

Natalie is a Minnesota native (east side) who studied broadcast journalism, print journalism and theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. She’s happy to work in her hometown and keeps her ear to the streets for the latest in Minnesota arts, entertainment and nightlife.

In addition to working with WCCO, you may see her reporting for Fox Sports North and Big Ten Network where she got her start on air. Prior to WCCO, she was on court with the Minnesota Timberwolves for five seasons as their in-arena host and as a fan. She also worked with Hollywood 411 out of Los Angeles, hosted an arts and entertainment talk radio show on MyTalk 107.1 FM and covered nightlife at The CW Twin Cities.

Natalie loves talking music, pop culture, dining and fashion with viewers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please share your story ideas and Minnesota happenings with her at nnyhus@wcco.com. Or just drop her a note. She loves saying hi.

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Broasted Chicken In Minnesota

We went searching for the best fried chicken, and your votes took us to a place known for broasting its birds.

02/22/2017

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Wood-Fired Pizza In Minnesota

One of the newest trends in pizza also happens to be one of the oldest ways of cooking: a blazing wood fire in a brick oven.

02/15/2017

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Dollars For Diapers: How To Save Money On Baby’s Biggest Expense

A baby can go through about ten diapers a day. That’s more than 3,000 in the first year alone, and a big cost for parents.

02/14/2017

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Romantic Dinner In Minnesota

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to Alexandria, where a chef brought world-class cuisine to his hometown.

02/08/2017

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4-Year-Old Somali Girl Reunited With Family After Trump Executive Order

A 4-year-old Somali girl who was first stopped by President Trump’s executive order is now with her family in Minnesota.

02/02/2017

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Boutique Gym In Minnesota

When winter hits, many of us go indoors to the gym to stay active. With so many locally-owned gyms popping up, we wanted to find the best in Minnesota.

02/01/2017

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Snow Tubing In Minnesota

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, we’ve got one for you this week.

01/26/2017

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Eggs Benedict In Minnesota

It’s one of the most popular, and indulgent, meals you can order for breakfast: Eggs Benedict is salty, savory and satisfying.

01/19/2017

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Health Official: Radon Found In 40 Percent Of Minn. Homes

Radon is a colorless and odorless soil gas that we can’t see that damages lungs and is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

01/13/2017

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Museum In Minnesota

In these cold winter months, warm up by taking in some high culture, indoors. Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to St. Paul!

01/12/2017

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Cedar-Riverside Student Project Wins Trip To Super Bowl

Three students from Minneapolis are headed to the Super Bowl after winning the SAP Social Innovation Series Teen Innovator award.

01/12/2017

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Diner In Minnesota

Not much has changed at Mickey’s Diner in the 80 years it’s been parked downtown St. Paul.

01/05/2017

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Speaks Out On BBB Accreditation Loss

While they have sold 25 million pillows, the Better Business Bureau this week rated MyPillow with an F.

01/03/2017

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Comedian Lizz Winstead Presents ‘Controversy 2016’

The comedian, writer and co-creator of “The Daily Show” is back home in the Twin Cities with her latest year-ender show.

12/31/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Place For A Winter Run In Minnesota

Just because the ground is covered in snow does not mean you have to hang up your sneakers.

12/29/2016

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Benton County Sheriff Hosting Contest To Name Newest K-9

The Benton County Sheriff’s Department needs help naming its newest team member.

12/28/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Hockey Rink In Minnesota

Wintertime means sledding, skiing and skating. And in the State of Hockey, if there is one thing Minnesotan’s know — it’s good ice!

12/15/2016

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St. Paul Actress, 19, Gets Callback In CBS Diverse Casting Call

Soon you could see a Minnesota actor on the national TV stage. CBS put out a call for diverse actors from areas other than Los Angeles and New York City. A 19-year-old St. Paul woman submitted a tape and got a callback.

12/12/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Lasagna In Minnesota

As the temperatures drop, we are in the mood for some Italian comfort food. This time of year folks love lasagna, a festive favorite.

12/08/2016

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For $5K Toward Friend’s Cancer Fund, Man Says He’ll Get A Tattoo

A cancer diagnosis is a devastating one, and it’s tough to know how to help someone who’s facing that battle.

12/06/2016

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A Safe Way To Dispose Of Prescription Drugs At Home

The safe disposal of drugs not only prevents others from swiping bottles from home medicine cabinets, but it also protects the environment.

09/21/2016

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Stolen Trailer Leaves Minneapolis Man’s Landscaping Business Stuck

A north Minneapolis man is looking for answers after his trailer of landscaping equipment was stolen from his driveway.

09/09/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Library In Minnesota

In telling the story of the Northfield Public Library, we have to turn the page back to chapter one, near the turn of the century, where we meet our hero — Andrew Carnegie.

09/08/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Animal Exhibit At The State Fair

You voted to send Natalie Nyhus to the most adorable place at the fair — the CHS Miracle of Birth Center!

09/02/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Midway Game At The State Fair

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to the game at Midway where there’s always a winner!

08/25/2016

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