Susie Jones

Susie Jones has been with WCCO Radio since 1996. She started as a part-time reporter in the newsroom. She was born and raised in Southeast Minneapolis and is one of four daughters. Susie went to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in speech communications. She got her first job in news.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 1996
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota

FAVORITES
Music: R&B
TV Show: Modern Family
Book: Beneath a Marble Sky, John Shors
Food: Cheeseburgers
Local Restaurant: Murray’s
Hidden MN Gem: Nicollet Island Inn
Historical Figure: Abe Lincoln
Famous Minnesotan: Walter Mondale
Quote: “Let go and let God.”
Word: Discombobulated
Vacation Spot: Park Rapids, Minnesota
Holiday: Christmas
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ vs. ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

Susie Jones has been with WCCO Radio since 1996. She started as a part-time reporter in the newsroom. She was born and raised in Southeast Minneapolis and is one of four daughters. Susie went to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in speech communications. She got her first job in news, at WXOW TV in La Crosse Wisconsin in 1989, and then moved to Madison Wisconsin in 1993 and worked as a reporter and weekend anchor until she moved back to Minneapolis in 1995. Susie has had many roles with CBS radio. In 2001, she started a new business radio station called KCCO, and hosted an afternoon show. Then in 2003, she began working on WCCO radio as a morning street reporter. In 2004, she began co-hosting a talk show with Pat Miles, then Eleanor Mondale, and then John Hines. Susie has since returned to her “roots” back in the newsroom, as a full-time reporter. She lives in St Louis Park with her two children, who are now 15 and 16 years old.

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Feeling A Bit Down This Winter? Experts Say You’re Not Alone

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been pretty cloudy this winter. And besides that, when it was sunny, it was bitter cold. That was keeping people inside, which can give people the “winter blues.”

01/26/2016

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Mpls. City Council Member Optimistic His Change To City’s Marijuana Law Will Pass

Right now there is a Minnesota state law that classifies small scale marijuana possession as a petty misdemeanor. However, there is a city ordinance in Minneapolis that classifies it as a misdemeanor.

01/19/2016

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Twin Cities Runners Not Fazed By Frigid Temps

In Minnesota, the bitter sub-zero cold isn’t stopping some who say they enjoy running in the extreme conditions.

01/18/2016

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International Space Station To Pass By Monday Night

Here’s a reminder if you want to catch a glimpse of the International Space Station.

01/18/2016

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Veterinarian Offers Tips On Protecting Our Dogs In The Cold

With subzero temperatures, it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of your four-legged friends. Jean Geske is a veterinarian at the Bloomington pet hospital. She says putting a sweater or socks on your dog is a good idea.

01/12/2016

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Minnesota AG Commissioner Reflects On Trip To Cuba

Minnesota’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Dave Frederickson, admits he was a little apprehensive going to back to Cuba. The last time he was there, he was in the service.

12/23/2015

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WCCO Radio Legend Charlie Boone Dies At 88

Charlie Boone, whose 37-year partnership with Roger Erickson produced one of radio’s most popular teams in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and 90’s died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 88.

11/22/2015

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‘Keys For Heroes’ Aims To End Homelessness Among Minn. Veterans

Just in time for Veteran’s Day Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Veteran’s Affairs is launching a new initiative called “Keys for Heroes.”

11/10/2015

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Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Holds ‘Students For Rand’ Rally At UMinn.

Republican hopeful Rand Paul held a “Students for Rand” rally at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union.

11/09/2015

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Zach Sobiech’s Research Fund Reaches $1 Million In Donations

A huge milestone has been reached for Zach Sobiech’s family. This week, the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Research Fund has now topped $1 million in donations.

09/15/2015

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PSEO Program Marks 30 Years In Helping H.S. Students Get College Credit

The Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program is in its 30th year and continues to allow students to take classes in high school that will gain them college credit.

09/07/2015

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General Mills Selling Green Giant, Le Sueur For $765M

General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.

09/03/2015

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Cleanup Underway At Mpls. Church Struck By Lightning

About 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, lightning hit the top of St. Helena Catholic Church in south Minneapolis.

09/02/2015

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Monday Marks International Overdose Awareness Day

A vigil is planned on Monday evening to remember those who have died of overdose, and to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Lexi Reed Holtum’s fiance shared her story with WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar, the host of News and Views Sunday program.

08/30/2015

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Black Lives Matter Plans Protest Outside Governor’s Residence

The group Black Lives Matter is going to Summit Avenue in St. Paul on Tuesday to show displeasure with Gov. Mark Dayton’s comment on the weekend protest at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/30/2015

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Lots Of Speculation On The U’s Next Athletic Director

As the dust settles over the resignation of University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, the search for a new leader has yet to officially begin.

08/12/2015

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Allergy Season Arrives Right On Schedule

If you have noticed your eyes watering, and you are sneezing more than usual — you are not alone. Hennepin County Medical Center Allergy Specialist Dr. John Sweet says allergy season is right on time.

08/11/2015

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Lawmakers Prepare For Special Session On Impact Of Shortened Walleye Season

Minnesota lawmakers will be meeting later Tuesday to talk about a special session designed to help those affected by the shortened walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs.

08/04/2015

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Minn. Woman Going To The Olympics, Carrying On Family Tradition

Johnson, 23, has just qualified for the 2016 games in Brazil, playing rugby. Katie is carrying on the family tradition, as her grandfather qualified for the 1948 games in speed skating.

07/16/2015

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Brainerd Storms Disrupt Wedding Plans For Minnesota Couple

A Minnesota couple had to scramble to make arrangements after the wedding they had planned at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd had to be moved because of Sunday’s severe storms.

07/15/2015

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Phil Housley Gets The Call To Hockey Hall Of Fame

The State of Hockey is proud of one of its own Tuesday morning as a local legend got a call to the hall. Phil Housley was elected Monday to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The South St. Paul native was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 1982.

06/30/2015

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Twin Cities Catholics React To The Pope’s Encyclical

Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si” Thursday, and Minnesota Catholics are starting to weigh in on the document. Jason Adkins is the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. During a round table discussion Thursday, he says there was a lot of talk about what the pope is asking of people.

06/18/2015

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Top Cyclists In Town For North Star Grand Prix

The 17th annual North Star Grand Prix is underway. Executive Director David La Porte says the event is the most prestigious race on the USA Cycling Racing Calendar. He says the riders are not in it for the money.

06/17/2015

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Car Slams Into House In West St. Paul

A police chase ended in West St Paul, with the car crashing into a home. It happened at the corner of Andrews and Curtice Streets.

06/15/2015

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Twin Cities Native & Fmr. World Cup Star Is Optimistic About US Team

The U.S Women’s Soccer team beat Australia 3-1 Monday night in the opener at the Women’s World Cup. A former Twin Cities soccer star says it wasn’t the best performance, but a win is a win.

06/09/2015

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