THIS OR THAT
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.
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Pope Francis officially began his first U.S. tour Wednesday morning with a visit to the White House and a meeting with President Obama.
A shopping trip to the Mall of America ended with jail time for two different male-female duos. Officers say they weren’t shoplifting, but that they had committed their thefts before they even got to the mall. It seems technology helped make the arrests possible.
Police and Metro Transit officials were prepared Sunday morning as Black Lives Matter protesters rallied on the Green Line in St. Paul in an attempt to shut down the light rail.
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Workers in Minneapolis could soon have more flexible schedules and more paid leave.
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The Herrgott family of Shakopee is part of Minnesota’s history, a part of its history they never wanted to be a part of.
An officer who took a 14-foot fall trying to catch a suspect Tuesday night is expected to make a full recovery. Officer Mark Ploumen was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. The Brooklyn Park canine officer was helping back up Rogers police as they were trying to find Matt Kaiser, wanted for assault out of Aitkin County.
We’ve been reporting for several years on meat prices going up. Now, it seems some thieves are capitalizing on those prices. Authorities say someone broke into a pad-locked frozen meat truck as it was parked in Prior Lake. The thief stole $5,000 worth of meats.
A Wisconsin dad enjoying a CBS crime show on TV suddenly found a real-life drama on his doorstep.
A Shakopee business says they won’t let it happen again. For the second time this summer, someone has stripped metal from their work truck. But now they have some clues. Surveillance video at a Shakopee industrial park shows a man in broad daylight with a mask on, stealing a catalytic convertor from the open lot.
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.
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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.”