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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Minnesota Turkey Farmer Shares Story Of Stress, Hope

Minnesota turkey farmers are on edge, trying to stop the spread of an avian flu that’s killed millions of birds. Scott Heymer is the owner of Red Bridge Farms in Princeton. He’s been in the turkey business for nearly 40 years, with about 60,000 turkeys on his farm

04/30/2015

U Of M President Eric Kaler Shares Thoughts On Education Funding

The University of Minnesota is asking the state for $65.2 million. President Eric Kaler told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that their top priority is to continue the tuition freeze.

04/26/2015

WCCO Radio Wins Murrow’s ‘Overall Excellence’ Award For 2nd Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, WCCO radio has won the Edward R. Murrow Award for “Overall Excellence” from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

04/23/2015

Somali Community Organizer Offers Insight Into Terrorism Arrests

Six men are now charged with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. A local community organizer says a three-pronged approach is needed: law enforcement, intervention and prevention.

04/20/2015

Hockey Fans Gearing Up For First Playoff Game Against St. Louis

The Minnesota Wild open the playoffs Thursday night in St. Louis, but fans can still watch the game at the Xcel Energy Center, where there will be a free viewing party.

04/16/2015

Former Pro Snowboarder Shares Message Of Hope At HCMC

Kevin Pearce competed for years as a professional snowboarder and dreamed of the Olympics before an accident in 2009 left him with traumatic brain injury.

04/09/2015

WCCO Radio Honored For Fight Against Hunger

WCCO Radio is being honored with the 2015 Service to Community award from the National Association of Broadcasters — one of the more prestigious in the industry.

04/08/2015

Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight Crime

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent “swatting” incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. “Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives,” Rogers said.

04/07/2015

Tracking Danger: What Should Oil & RR Industries Do To Prevent Derailments?

All this week, WCCO Radio has reported on oil train safety and the fears some have about the potential for a derailment and explosion. But just what role do the oil and railroad industries have in keeping the trains on the tracks?

04/03/2015

Twin Cities Rabbi Shares The Story Of Passover

Passover begins at sunset Friday night. Sim Glaser is the Rabbi at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. He explained the meaning of Passover and its significance.

04/02/2015

Child Protection Task Force Recommends More Than 90 Changes

A task force charged with finding ways to protect Minnesota’s children has come up with more than 90 recommendations.

03/24/2015

Minn. Syrup Producers Worried About Warmer Weather

Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”

03/18/2015

Melrose Basketball Team At State Tournament For 1st Time In 40+ Years

It’s been more than 40 years since the Melrose Minnesota “Dutchmen” have played in the Boys State High School Basketball Tournament. But they’ll take on Redwood Valley at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Target Center.

03/11/2015

Warm Weather Brings Wildfire Concerns

We are seeing the first significant warm up this week, taking care of what little snow cover we had this winter.

That’s concerning for Jean Goad with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids.

03/09/2015

Minn. Equal Rights Group Rallies At Capitol

A Minnesota group rallied at Capitol Thursday afternoon, calling for an Equal Rights Amendment that would embed constitutional equality into the U.S constitution and state constitution.

03/05/2015

Apostle Islands Ice Caves Proving Very Popular

According to the National Park Service, about 12,000 people visited the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands this weekend. The ice caves drew more than 138,000 tourists last year, when the deep freeze made the caves accessible to pedestrians for the first time in nearly five years.

03/02/2015

Eagan Woman Forced To Deliver Baby At Home On Bathroom Floor

Having a baby is not easy. It’s even more challenging if you end up not being able to leave your house for the delivery. But that’s just how it went down for Angela Reinders of Eagan last week.

02/25/2015

Northern Minn. Man Saves Life Of 5-Month-Old Puppy

Clayton Van Wert told WCCO’s Dave Lee, he was at a garbage dump on the edge of the Red Lake Indian Reservation Friday night, when he heard a sound coming from one of the bins.

02/24/2015

Minn. Lawmakers Hear From Gun Violence Prevention Group

At a rally Monday, members of “Protect Minnesota” talked about the need for a uniform background check on all gun sales.

02/23/2015

Twin Cities Catholics Mark The Start Of Lent

It was packed inside St Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis on Ash Wednesday during the noon mass — with Catholics marking the beginning of Lent. Father Patrick Kennedy says the ashes given on this day represent the fragility of life. “The ashes are a symbol of actually dying,” Kennedy said.

02/18/2015

Growing Demand For Construction Workers In The Twin Cities

If you’re looking for work, there are jobs to be had in the construction industry. Dave Siegel, the executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, says they’re seeing a comeback after several years of contraction.

02/18/2015

Study Says Teens Growing More Sleep Deprived

Teenagers are not getting enough sleep according to a recent study.

02/16/2015

St. Paul’s Tourism Agency Hopes New Video Will Attract More Visitors

Visit St. Paul, the city’s tourism agency, has launched a new visitor’s guide and video showcasing what the city has to offer.

02/16/2015

MN Woman Helped Oscar Nominee Julianne Moore Prepare For Role

A Minnesota woman hopes her coaching pays off for Julianne Moore, who is nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film “Still Alice.” In the movie, Moore plays the role of a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore reached out to Sandy Oltz, of Stearns County. Oltz also suffers from the disease.

02/16/2015

A Warning From The Better Business Bureau About Romance Scams

If you’re looking for love online this Valentine’s Day, beware of some scams out there. Dan Hendrickson is with the Better Business Bureau and said there are certain things to look out for.

02/11/2015

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