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.
Another gorgeous day is winding down. The mild summer we’re having is bringing more than just comfort to Minnesotans. For some people, sunshine pays.
People around the world are remembering the Minnesota family killed while on their way to finish missionary training.
It’s all eyes on Minnesota for professional golfers and their fans. With the major tournaments wrapped up, the upcoming Ryder Cup in Chaska is all the buzz.
U.S. Bank Stadium will open its doors Wednesday night, and soccer players from across the world will christen the turf for the match between A.C. Milan and Chelsea F.C.
Wednesday morning, a group with the Chelsea Football Club’s foundation volunteered to coach Top Soccer players.
We know more Tuesday afternoon about the Nebraska crash that killed a Minneapolis family of five.
Authorities have arrested a truck driver involved in a fiery crash that killed a young Minnesota couple and their three children in western Nebraska.
Andrew Gryskiewicz spoke with WCCO from the intensive care unit of Hennepin County Medical Center.
The pizza delivery driver who was shot over the weekend is beginning to remember the night of the crime.
Andrew Gryskiewicz just finished his final delivery early Saturday morning when someone approached his car and shot him in the shoulder.
On the hottest day of the year, the high temperatures are bringing out the best in some people.
Officials announced Wednesday that the X Games are coming to the Twin Cities for both 2017 and 2018.
The bond between Minnesota and Wisconsin will soon be stronger. The massive St. Croix Crossing Bridge is at last taking shape. Crews cast the final segment of the bridge last week.
Here in Minnesota, support is pouring in for local officers. Some officers say they are seeing “unprecedented” encouragement.
The road in front of the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul remains closed Tuesday after officers were unsuccessful in trying to relocate peaceful protesters.
Forty-six people arrested on riot charges have been charged with 3rd degree unlawful assembly and public nuisance charges in connection with Saturday’s I-94 protest that shut down the major highway for five hours.
After a violent night of protests that spilled onto Interstate 94, it was much quieter Sunday night in St. Paul.
A few hundred people turned out Sunday afternoon to the St. Anthony City Hall to protest the shooting death of Philando Castile.
Attention from around the world is focused on the investigation into the shooting death of Philando Castile.
Crews were able to clear roads in Rogers by late Wednesday afternoon after storms set power lines toppling on county roads.
The Xcel Energy Center will be packed Tuesday night for a concert by one of the world’s most famous vocalists. Adele is kicking off her first American tour in half a decade, and she is doing it in Minnesota.
Around 1 in 14 Minnesotans were born outside the U.S. Most immigrants in the state are from Mexico, India, Laos, and Somalia.
Chances are you have a pair or two in your closet, and wear them a few times a year. We’re talking about flip-flops, and a north Minneapolis man is putting his sole into making sure every kid who wants a pair can have a free pair.
Minutes after buying protective gear, a Hudson motorcyclist needed it in a major crash on I-94.
Instead of celebrating a 10th birthday this week, a Minnesota mom and dad will lay both their children to rest.