Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield

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.
web susan elizabeth littlefield Susan Elizabeth Littlefield facebook icon Susan Elizabeth Littlefield twitter icon Susan Elizabeth Littlefield email icon Susan Elizabeth Littlefield

Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Tyrone, Georgia
Alma Mater: University of Georgia (Go Dawgs 🏈)

Music: Pandora knows this has many answers
Movie: Adventures in Babysitting
TV Show: Fixer Upper
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Food: Grits by dad, Biscuits by mom, Shoestring Fries by Tilia, and the Cauliflower Caesar by Third Bird to name a few
Local Restaurant: That will need to be plural! Yum, Bar la Grassa, Burch Pizza, Moto-i, Broders’ Cucina … and 4bells bacon-wrapped scallops have my attention, too
Hidden MN Gem: Opitz
Sport/Exercise: Run, eat, repeat
Historical Figure: Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Minnesotan: Judy Garland
Quote: “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”
Word: Joy and onomatopoeia
Vacation Spot: San Francisco and all that comes with it
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Planet: Pluto seems funny

Facebook or Twitter? Instagram
Cats or Dogs? Ruff 🐶
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Monkees
Comedy or Tearjerker? LOL
Phone Call or Text Message? Written Word > Spoken Word
Mac or PC? PC for desk, MAC for mobile
Coffee or Tea? Tea Time
Paper or Plastic? Papier, s’il vous plait
Morning Person or Night Person? Rise and shine
East Coast or West Coast? West is best
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose, you’re it!

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.

email icon Susan Elizabeth Littlefield Request Susan-Elizabeth To Speak At An Event

most recent stories2 Susan Elizabeth Littlefield

(Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Adele Mania Hits St. Paul

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.


(credit: CBS)

‘Proud To Be Here’: Immigrants In Minn. Celebrate Independence Day

Around 1 in 14 Minnesotans were born outside the U.S. Most immigrants in the state are from Mexico, India, Laos, and Somalia.


(credit: CBS)

Accomplish MN: MAH Sole For Kids Foundation

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.


(credit: CBS)

Dashcam Shows Motorcyclist Crashing Into Unsecured Load On I-94

Minutes after buying protective gear, a Hudson motorcyclist needed it in a major crash on I-94.


(credit: CBS)

Father Of Children Killed In Ohio Fire Opens Up About Loss

Instead of celebrating a 10th birthday this week, a Minnesota mom and dad will lay both their children to rest.


(credit: Anonymous)

Teen Rescued From Waterfall In Wis. State Park

A teenage boy is alive after a perilous fall down a Wisconsin waterfall.


Debbie Chandler and Stephen Meier (credit: CBS)

DNA Links Hastings Man To Fatal Aitkin County Hit & Run

Investigators say DNA evidence directly links a Hastings man to the hit-and-run death of a 10-year-old girl in Aitkin County.


Debbie Chandler and Stephen Meier (credit: CBS)

Charges Expected For 2 Arrested In Aitkin Co. Hit & Run

The Minnesota State Patrol says charges could come soon in the hit and run death of a 10-year-old girl in Aitkin County.


(credit: CBS)

Nurses At 5 Twin Cities Hospitals Begin Weeklong Strike

As of Sunday, around 41 percent of the nurses in the Twin Cities metro are on strike.


(credit: CBS)

Father Grieves For Children Killed In Ohio Fire

Right before Father’s Day, a Minnesota dad is opening up about the loss of his two children after they were killed in a house fire hundreds of miles from home.


(credit: CBS)

2 Kids From Minnesota Killed In Ohio House Fire

Two Minnesota parents are traveling to Ohio after getting unimaginable news. Both of their kids were killed while visiting family.


(credit: CBS)

Twin Cities Pride, LGBTQ Clubs Increasing Security

After a mass shooting at an LGBTQ club in Orlando Sunday, similar establishments in Minneapolis are reconsidering their security plans.


(credit: CBS)

Minnesotans Honor Victims Of Orlando Nightclub Shooting

At eagleBOLT, a gay bar in downtown Minneapolis, the weekend liveliness was subdued.


(credit: CBS)

What’s At Stake In The Allina Nurse Strike

The date is set for thousands of nurses pledging to walk out of area hospitals. The strike will start Sunday, June 18 at 7 a.m. for nurses who work at several Allina Health hospitals, including Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis and United in St. Paul.


Joe And Erin Yanish (credit: CBS)

Lottery Win Comes Just In Time For Litchfield Couple

An impulse buy paid off big time for one Minnesota man. Joe Yanish of Litchfield rarely plays the lottery, but last month he had a few extra dollars and bought two tickets at a gas station near St. Cloud.


Prince (credit: CBS)

Bank Controlling Prince’s Estate Asks Judge For Outside Help

A judge is now deciding who will have control over Prince’s music. A Carver County judge heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys representing Bremer Trust.


(credit: CBS)

10-Year-Old Owatonna Girl Who Nearly Drowned Returns Home

An Owatonna 10 year old will be sleeping in her own bed for the first time in weeks, after the closest of calls.


(credit: CBS)

One Minnesota Woman’s Connection To Muhammad Ali

As the world mourns the death of Muhammad Ali, we’re learning more about his connections to Minnesota.


(credit: CBS)

Memory Of Family’s Infant Daughter Lives On Through School Library

Baby Collette, who they called “Coco,” will live on in the elementary school she would have attended.


(credit: CBS)

U Of M Opens Wrestling Investigation After Drug Claims

The agent for the longtime University of Minnesota wrestling coach disputes allegations from a team member that the coach covered up the wrestlers’ plans to sell and use an anti-anxiety drug.


(credit: CBS)

With Tourism Rising, Travel Bloggers Flock To Minnesota

Tourism is on an upswing, with hotel and lodging occupancy expected to climb 42 percent from last year. The bustle kicked off Memorial Day as travel bloggers from all over the world came to Mall of America.


(credit: CBS)

Minnesotans Head Outside On Sunny Memorial Day Weekend

The tides have turned and this Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to be quite nice.


(credit: CBS)

‘U’ Scientists Recreate Woman’s Aorta With 3-D Printer

A Minneapolis woman is alive and well thanks to some creative thinking and a 3-D printer.


(credit: CBS)

Empty Nesters, Retirees Ditching The Suburbs For Downtown Minneapolis

No more shoveling, no yardwork and happy hour seven nights a week. Sound appealing? Well, it sure is to a growing amount of Minnesotans choosing to live in downtown Minneapolis.


(credit: CBS)

Crash Victim’s Sister Scolds Lawmakers For Infrastructure Inaction

A Minnesota woman who lost her sister in a car crash, says state lawmakers are putting politics before people’s lives.




More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Best Of Minnesota
Good Question
Ski Report

Listen Live