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 underserved 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.
When gay marriage was signed into law in Minnesota Tuesday, it was met with cheers at the Capitol, but it was also met with some serious opposition centered around faith.
Brooke Welch is out on Lake Minnetonka, enjoying a boat ride that’s been months in the making. “It’s been a long winter, really cold so we are happy to be out on the water,” Welch said. Unfortunately for most boaters enjoying the weekend on water, gas prices in Minnesota are third highest in the nation – right behind Alaska and Hawaii.
Nearly a year-and-a half has passed since a stray bullet went through a Minneapolis home and killed a 3-year-old boy. There have been no arrests made in the death of Terrell Mayes. But the reward for information just got a lot bigger Tuesday to in hopes of finding the person responsible.
Police say Terrance Franklin, a burglary suspect, was shot during a struggle with police. He died at the scene. Two officers were also shot, but we don’t yet know who shot them. Moments after that shooting, and not too far away, Ivan Romero died. A squad SUV responding to the shooting collided with the motorcycle he was driving with his girlfriend. She’s still recovering.
The motorcyclist who died Friday after his bike collided with a police cruiser on its way to help out the other wounded officers in south Minneapolis has been identified. On Saturday, candles sit outside a church near the scene of the accident on 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue. The scene was so bad on Friday that it spurred an impromptu prayer service for motorcyclist Ivan Romero, who died in the crash.
“Do not forget about these people,” that is the message of the foundation established in Jacob Wetterling’s name.
If you are starting to think these missing woman searches have become a regular thing in the metro, you’re correct.
David Roe, assumed to be the last person to have seen Mandy Matula before she went missing on Thursday, has been identified as deceased by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, authorities say.
For the first year, Canterbury Park in Shakopee has exclusive Minnesota rights to Kentucky Derby bidding. That means Running Aces is shut out of one of racing’s biggest days.
Up until a few months ago, George Lagerstrom was an active Edina school kid.
Teased hair, pink hair and overflowing hair. Minneapolis looked a bit like Milan in Monday at the Walker Art Center.
While we enjoyed a warm, dry day the fight against rising waters is on.
It seems some of the people of Fargo are unglazed by impending flood waters. Firefighter Benjamin Willey is one of them. “Don’t know of you ever get used to them. Come to expect them I guess,” Willey said.
A team from the city of Fargo is trying to help homeowner Dave Hinkley protect the land he loves.
Dozens of Minnesota school districts are in the midst of MCA standardized testing, one of the most stressful weeks of the year for students.
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