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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Joined WCCO: 2011
Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of St. Thomas

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

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 Or just drop her a note. She loves saying hi.

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Good Samaritans Pull Man From Burning Car

Officials in central Minnesota say several good Samaritans responded to a car crash Tuesday morning and pulled a man from a burning car.


Dermatologist Says Sunscreen SPF Study Is Misleading

A Consumer Report out this week says nearly half sunscreens they tested failed to meet their SPF claims.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Thrift Shop In Minnesota

After tallying the votes, you sent Natalie Nyhus to a store with a lot of heart: The Common Closet Thrift Store in Wabasha.


Minneapolis Writer Pens Memoir About Losing Husband To Cancer

A Minneapolis woman went from being a twenty-something, happy-go-lucky, free spirit to a 33-year-old single mother and widow after losing her husband to cancer.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Tacos In Minnesota

Your votes took us to a Minneapolis restaurant that will soon be seen on a national stage.


Minn. DNR: Wildfire Conditions In The Making

April had its share of rain, snow and even freezing temperatures. But the extended weather forecast calls for clear skies and warmer temperatures, drying out dead grass that can ignite and burn rapidly.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Donuts In Minnesota

There is an old adage that says, “The best donut is the one you’re eating right now.” While that is certainly true, there can only be one Best of Minnesota — and the winner’s reputation precedes itself.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Archery Range In Minnesota

Archery has seen its popularity increase in recent years thanks to notable pop culture appearances; whether in Panem at “The Hunger Games,” Westeros from “Game of Thrones,” or in Pixar’s “Brave.” All the heroes are masters of the bow and arrow. But at your pick for best archery range, you can just be, well, average!


Thousands Gather To Celebrate Prince At First Avenue

Thousands lined 7th Street outside of First Avenue, where the block was barricaded to accommodate the massive crowd.


‘Flushable’ Wet Wipes Wreaking Havoc On Sewer Systems

What people flush down the toilet is causing trouble in our sewer systems. While it is common sense that items like clothing should not go down the drain, there are other household items you may be flushing and should not.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Record Shop In Minnesota

This weekend, independent record stores all across the country will come together to celebrate “Record Store Day” in appreciation of their unique culture and staying power.


Minn. Marching Band Picked For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A local high school band got the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday afternoon. The atmosphere was electric inside the school’s performing arts center — but the students at first had no idea why.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Pet Groomer In Minnesota

Garci Crouch has a passion for pooches, and she’s grown a loyal — and massive — following.


Lakeville Police Officer Installs Ramp In Couple’s Home

For a Lakeville man, a call to 911 last week turned into a new friendship.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Sports Bar In Minnesota

Bunny’s Bar & Grill has been a staple in St. Louis Park for the better part of a century. You voted it the best sports bar in Minnesota.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Pasta In Minnesota

The Italian comfort food is a favorite for many, so we went searching for the Best of Minnesota. Your votes sent us for a meal at Maucieri’s Italian Bistro in Crosslake.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Irish Pub In Minnesota

After figuring out they weren’t so good at being retired, Bryan and Kelly Allen decided to open their own Irish Pub in their hometown of Swanville.


March Madness Bracket Pools: Are They Legal In Minnesota?

While many watch for the love of the game, some are hoping to make a bit of cash. But are tournament pools actually legal? As it turns out, it depends.


DNR: All State Park Campsites Reservable Online

Summers are short in Minnesota, so the Department of Natural Resources wants to make sure residents can make the most of it. “We fill up quickly, and with this great, warm weather we’re going to see a lot of reservations coming in,” Erika Rivers, director of the DNR’s Parks and Trials Division, said.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Fish Fry In Minnesota

The traditional Friday night fish fry is as old as the churches where they started. And it is fitting that your favorite fish fry resides in an old German-Catholic town.


Klobuchar Under Scrutiny For GMO Labeling Vote

A bill banning state-level labeling rules for GMOs in food passed a Senate committee this week, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is taking some heat for voting yes. Opponents say they have a right to know what is in their food. Klobuchar says this is not the end of the debate.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Hotdish In Minnesota

In the land of 10,000 lakes, there are at least as many hotdish recipes. In fact, many viewers submitted their own. And that’s just how this week’s winner created their famous hotdish.


America’s Hottest Workout Spins Through Minnesota

A dark room, pounding music, sweat. It feels like nightclub — and that is by design. SoulCycle is the latest trend in fitness that has grown a fanatic following on the coasts.


#MadeliaStrong: Small Minnesota Town Rising From The Ashes

The rubble remains in downtown Madelia where there was once eight businesses in operation; from a flower shop to a locally-loved Mexican restaurant. “It’s really a tight-knit community. Everyone knows everyone,” Nicole Griensewic Mickelson, executive director of Region Nine Development Commission, said.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best High School Gym In Minnesota

High schools are community hubs in many small towns. “Especially in Pierz,” David Rocheleau, Pierz Healy High School activities director, said. “Our community is so supportive of our athletics and our school system. I think that’s why we are successful.”




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