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.
Before the sun came up, dozens lined up in front of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
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About 5,000 nurses are voting Thursday on whether to accept a new contract or authorize an open-ended strike.
Newly-released documents explain the unusual reasons a Wisconsin police officer was asked to resign.
A new team of Minnesota State Troopers is on the lookout specifically to see if anyone is using MN Pass lanes illegally.
The Northfield Police Department says the victim in the city’s first shooting in years is a 61-year-old woman.
Community members have expressed some strong emotion in the wake of several Minneapolis shootings.
High levels of toxins are in 6 million Americans’ drinking water, and some Minnesotans are included in that number.
Four months after a driver crashed into a Hudson police cruiser, the case just got much more serious.
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.
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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.