Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield never imagined she’d be in the Twin Cities, but this is exactly where she says she wants to be. She says in her travels as a journalist, one common denominator was that she always really liked the people she met from Minnesota. And years ago, when she came to visit her longtime friend and WCCO reporter, Heather Brown, she realized the cities are as great as the people.
Susan-Elizabeth decided she wanted to be a journalist in the fourth grade. She put the plan into action at the University of Georgia’s school of journalism. While at UGA, she helped produce the Peabody Awards in New York City and studied in Rome, Italy.
Her first crack at news was at KRON in San Francisco as an intern. After that, she joined Teach for America and taught first grade in under-served schools in Houston and Texas. After TFA, she got back into journalism. She’s worked as a reporter and weather forecaster in Columbus, Ga. Most recently, she worked as an evening anchor and reporter at WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C. She says she loves the way WCCO honors the lives of Minnesotans. That’s what drew her here.
The answer: nine. The question: how many syllables are in her name? Susan-Elizabeth’s mother says she named her daughter after her own two favorite childhood baby dolls. “Susan” was her favorite; “Elizabeth” was next in line.
You may have guessed by that double name, she’s from the South. Home for Susan-Elizabeth is Tyrone, Ga., where her family still lives. She loves hanging out with them and eating fried okra. (Ever tried it?) Speaking of food, she loves taste explorations and diving in to the Twin Cities restaurant scene. Got a suggestion? Shoot her a note. She also likes to run, play fantasy football and hop a plane to someplace she’s never been.
Susan-Elizabeth says her new favorite phrases are “uff da” and “you betcha.” She can’t wait to meet y’all.
Minneapolis Police officers are working what they say is a rare and violent attack on a young woman walking in Uptown. She was choked so hard she passed out, and officers need some help. They’ve released photos of two different men they want to talk with.
Police say bikers are being attacked on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis, and officers are seeing a clear pattern.
A family we introduced you to a year and a half ago is facing the second major battle of their lives. You may remember Caleb Pence — he has a condition where his bones break easily. Now, Caleb’s baby brother Joshua is the one with a wish of his own.
A woman and her teenage son are being applauded Sunday night as wildlife heroes. But it didn’t start out that way. The two were driving in Danbury Wis. last weekend on the way back from their cabin when an eagle eating roadkill took flight. They hit it with their car.
Wraps and carriers can support children up to 60 pounds by tethering them tightly to an adults torso. Some use wraps others carriers, but the concept is the same, and it’s started a movement in the Twin Cities.
It’s nearly a month until fall starts, but lately it felt like pumpkin and cider weather was already upon us. Some wore sweatshirts or long sleeves as they walked around Lake of the Isles, it got down to 54 degrees Monday.
Police in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood say they are seeking to speak with a person of interest following the apparent shooting death of a woman early Sunday morning.
It’s been nearly 14 months since two city-run courses took a major hit from the weather. As we found out Wednesday, things aren’t much different than they were last year.
A Twin Cities couple is talking about something very personal — infertility. Scott Trenda and his wife, Alexis, have a menagerie of adopted and fostered dogs. “They’re the fur kids, they’re fur beasts,” Alexis said. “They know it and they’re spoiled.”
Deputies in eastern Minnesota say they are working an extremely rare home burglary case. They say the intruder was especially brazen and the victims say he was barefoot.
Firefighters from several metro stations have reason to be exhausted Sunday night. They battled extreme heat in two house fires Saturday in Minneapolis, and six were treated for heat exhaustion after a motel fire in Lakeville on Sunday.
The University of Minnesota is investigating Norwood Teague’s expense reports after the former athletic director abruptly resigned last week following claims of sexual harassment.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that a Minnesota child, Hunter Boutain, did not die from suspected Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) as was reported in early July, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday.
Random attacks against bicyclists in Minneapolis are prompting warnings Sunday from police. We’ll warn you, there are disturbing photos with this story as someone’s been throwing chunks of concrete at bikers.
Over two hundred Minnesota high school students are officially drafted as of Thursday morning. The 233 students have been drafted to work for 55 Twin Cities Corporations as paid interns.
A South Dakota sixth grader is being treated for for serious burns because of a cup of hot chocolate. Luke Mentele has a second- and possibly a third-degree burn under his netting and bandages.
Seven south Minneapolis gang members face charges in connection to a multi-year gang war with their rivals, which includes a 2014 shooting outside the Hennepin County Medical Center, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Hundreds of protesters showed up at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.
The humid weather leading into storms is uncomfortable, to say the least. But that stuffy air can also be dangerous, disrupting everything from sleep to breathing.
A program started in the Twin Cities is working hard to teach water safety to people of color. And as of this year, it’s going national.And as we found out, it’s not focused on teaching swimming.
A small Wisconsin town has the attention of the nation Saturday. Sgt. Carson Holmquist died in the shooting rampage at the Chattanooga recruitment center last week.
He is a Minnesotan. He is a billionaire, and he says he does not know or care who writes his checks. He is Bill Austin, owner of Starkey technologies. The only American hearing supplier is a major employer in the Twin Cities. The company operates out of Eden Prairie, as does the foundation — which fits people around the world with free hearing aids. The foundation’s star-studded fundraiser is Sunday, with Katy Perry headlining.
Senator Al Franken is joining the ranks of Taylor Swift by taking on one of the country’s most powerful companies. He’s asking the attorney general to look into the business practices of Apple.
The state is ready to turn army barracks into apartments at historic Fort Snelling.
This Sunday is the Starkey Gala in St. Paul, and Katy Perry will headline the benefit.