As 2015 comes to a close, we took some time to look back at some of our favorite, and your favorite, moments from the year.
Here’s a look at some silly, special and surprising moments, both candid and planned, from 2015 at WCCO.
On January 10, Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak got some lessons in ice fishing. Of course, Natalie had to kiss her catch!
Oh, Say, Can You See
On January 31, Kate Raddatz sang the National Anthem at the Timberwolves game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
National Weather Person Day!
WCCO celebrated its awesome weather team on February 5.
Motor Boat, Motor Boat
Ok, it wasn’t a motor boat, but Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer ran out of gas while driving the Mobile Weather Watcher to Bemidji for Goin’ to the Frozen Lake!
I Scream, You Scream
On February 18, the morning team enjoyed Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day to help support funding for children’s cancer research and care.
On March 30, WCCO launched the WCCO Mid-Morning show with Jason DeRusha and Kylie Bearse.
She Said Yes!
Ashley Roberts now-fiancé surprised her on air by popping the question on April 15.
Matt Brickman brought his baby boy Hank in to meet the WCCO team on May 12.
Future Weather Watcher
On May 20, our WCCO graphics team decided that Matt needed to get Hank started early.
Jason And The Sumo Wrestler
On May 29, Jason DeRusha challenged a world champion sumo wrestler.
Amelia Meets Colbert
On August 21, Amelia Santaniello got a one-on-one interview with Stephen Colbert before he debuted “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
The Dress 2.0
When you work together you tend to think alike! Angela Davis, Esme Murphy and Kate Raddatz showed up with the same dress worn three different ways.
Goodbye, Mike Binkley!
After 34 years on TV, including 7 at WCCO, anchor and reporter Mike Binkley signed off for the last time on Dec. 6
Miss Richfield and Pat Kessler?
To promote her holiday show, Miss Richfield 1981 stopped by WCCO on December 11 and let a secret out.
Chewie Visits WCCO
In honor of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opening, Chewbacca stopped by the Mid-Morning show on Dec. 18.