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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Joined WCCO: 1996
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota

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

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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3 Brothers Bike Cross Country For 2 Charities

Bobby, Raleigh and Dennis Jenkins are resting up here in the Twin Cities before taking off for the next leg of their cross country bike ride.


Tickle The Ivories In Public Around Minneapolis

Twenty-five brightly colored pianos have been placed around the center of the city.


An Undocumented Future: A New Age Of Immigration?

Whose job is it to enforce immigration laws? That question came up recently when a Metro Transit police officer was caught on tape asking a light rail train rider about his immigration status


Minneapolis Institute Of Art Debuting New, Curious Exhibit

A new and curious exhibit opens this week at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


A ‘Huge Endeavor’: Mayo Doctor Talks Face Transplant Surgery

A Mayo Clinic doctor is sharing the story of a remarkable face transplant done last summer.


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UST Report: Twin Cities Companies Not Retaining Professionals Of Color

Compared to white professionals, professionals of color are more willing to move to the Twin Cities, but also more likely to leave.


Minnesota Fighting Through ‘Election Fatigue’

WCCO’s Susie Jones reports on how some people are expressing their displeasure with both of the presidential candidates as she goes Behind the Ballot.


‘Shootings Are Up, Murders Are Not’: Insight Into Mpls. Gang Violence

Minneapolis Police Lt. Jeff Rugel, the head of a five-person gang squad, offered insight into gang violence Monday following two shootings downtown that left six people injured.


Lynx, Wolves Staff Join Forces For ‘Volunteer Day’

The staffs of the Minnesota Lynx and the Minnesota Timberwolves are participating in an “All-Staff Volunteer Day” Wednesday.


Stearns Co. Attorney On ‘Making A Deal With The Devil’

Stearns County attorney Janelle Kendall was faced with a difficult decision: Keep the child pornography charges against Danny Heinrich at the state level or bring the feds in.


Augsburg College Welcomes Most Diverse Freshman Class Ever

Students at Augsburg College were among those returning to class Monday. Augsburg welcomed the class of 2020, with staff greeting students as they walked into the chapel for convocation.


Minneapolis City Leaders Make Plea To Fund Orange Line

There’s a push for funding for another rapid transit bus line linking the south metro to Minneapolis.


Minnesota Music Icon Bob Dylan Turns 75

Minnesota music icon Bob Dylan turns 75 years old today. Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Hibbing.


Living With Stuttering Means Learning To Accept It

Treatment today starts with acceptance and allowing the emotions to come up when stuttering starts.


N.D. Farmer Pays Tribute To Prince Via Field Art

You don’t have to be from Minnesota to want to honor the memory of superstar musician Prince. A farmer in neighboring North Dakota took to the field to craft a special tribute.


‘U’ Study Finds Need To Increase HPV Vaccinations

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health finds that human papillomavirus vaccinations remain low.


Bloomington’s Pete Docter Preps For Oscars

We might be thousands of miles away from Hollywood, but Minnesota does have its fair share of Oscar winners, including animator Pete Docter.


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.”


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.


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.


International Space Station To Pass By Monday Night

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


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.


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.


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.


‘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.”



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