Christiane Cordero

The Midwest is a new adventure for Christiane, after spending the past nine years exploring three states in three different regions! Learning new communities is one of the biggest perks that drew Christiane to journalism, and she couldn’t be more thrilled to start making Minnesota home. Christiane enjoys telling all kinds of stories, especially ones that affect you as a consumer. Today, that covers everything from the changing retail landscape, to product safety, to your best friend Google who you trust with all of your secrets. It’s a brave new world, and a fascinating one!
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2018
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Alma Mater: East Carolina University

FAVORITES
Music: Dawes
Movie: Elf
TV Show: Any of Anthony Bourdain’s … and also The Office
Book: East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Food: Yes
Local Restaurant: Still exploring, but Hai Hai is an early fave
Hidden MN Gem: You tell me!
Sport/Exercise: Soccer and cycling
Historical Figure: Sally Ride
Quote: “There is nothing so stable as change.” — Bob Dylan
Favorite Minnesotan: … Bob Dylan
Word: Happenstance
Vacation Spot: The mountains
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Planet: Earth is pretty cool

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? It depends!
Cats or Dogs? Dogs, preferably weird ones
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Either!
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Lots and lots of coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Mornings
East Coast vs. West Coast? West is best!
Star Trek or Star Wars? Meh
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose, but I think you already knew that

The Midwest is a new adventure for Christiane, after spending the past nine years exploring three states in three different regions! Learning new communities is one of the biggest perks that drew Christiane to journalism, and she couldn’t be more thrilled to start making Minnesota home.

Christiane enjoys telling all kinds of stories, especially ones that affect you as a consumer. Today, that covers everything from the changing retail landscape, to product safety, to your best friend Google who you trust with all of your secrets. It’s a brave new world, and a fascinating one!

Before WCCO, Christiane spent five years at WVIT in Connecticut. One of her most notable stories was that of Cassandra C, a 17-year-old girl who received forced chemotherapy as decided by the State Supreme Court. Christiane spent a year or so dabbling with consumer stories before diving in full time, as part of the station’s first consumer advocacy team called NBC Connecticut Responds. In two years, Responds recovered more than $250,000 for viewers.

Christiane has also interviewed former HUD secretary Julián Castro, three of the first female World War II Marines and has reported live aboard a US Coast Guard ice cutter. Safe to say she won’t shy away from a good story, regardless of the topic. That deep respect for storytelling is one of many things that excite her about WCCO and the Twin Cities market!

As a former college soccer player, Christiane loves giving back to the game through coaching and training young goalkeepers. She spends the rest of her free time exploring new places (send your faves!) with her fiancé and their very strange dogs, and is always up for a good meal and great conversation.

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While Minnesotans love supporting their local farmers, the vendor rules vary from market to market depending on what a community needs, in some cases not requiring vendors to grow or raise their food in Minnesota.

07/11/2018

Robocalls: What They Are & How To Stop Them

One piece of advice worth repeating: do not engage with the caller. If you happen to answer, hang up.

07/09/2018

Spot A Scam Before Falling Victim

There are many different types of scams, and the nature of them are always changing, but Minnesota’s Department of Commerce says they all have a few things in common.

07/06/2018

Co-Ops Add Competition To Solar Energy Market

Solar energy is getting more popular in Minnesota, and so are the ways consumers pay for it.

07/05/2018

Best Buy Offers 24/7 Geek Squad Support For $199 A Year

Twin Cities-based Best Buy recently launched a membership service that gives users 24/7 access to Geek Squad support for appliances and technology.

07/03/2018

‘The Cooling-Off Rule’: Know Your Rights to Cancel Contracts

Federal and Minnesota law allow consumers to cancel certain types of contracts within three business days.

06/28/2018

How Well Do Your Smart Speakers Know You?

Amazon Echo and Google Home are becoming more and more popular, and they’re always listening.

06/27/2018

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem

WCCO compared prices on several items at the Brooklyn Center Sears just before liquidation started, and again on the first day.

06/22/2018

Another Test Of Loyalty Looms Over Trump’s Duluth Visit

President Donald Trump’s campaign trip Wednesday to Minnesota could signal whether he’ll wade into the GOP’s primary for governor between a former two-term governor who once called him “unhinged” and an underdog who is an avowed supporter.

06/20/2018

National Guard Pilot Previews Eau Claire Air Show

Part of the preview’s purpose was to show some of the tricks they do at airshows, ahead of this weekend’s air show in Eau Claire.

06/15/2018

Experts Say Short-Term Goals The Key To Saving For Retirement

Most people need more than $1 million saved up for retirement, while the average American only has about one-tenth of that in savings.

06/12/2018

How Summer Jobs Are Changing For Teens

According to U.S. labor statistics, just 40 percent of teens are getting summer jobs these days, down from 72 percent in 1978.

06/11/2018

MSP Airport Remodeling Amid Busy Travel Season

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is getting ready for its busy summer travel season, and a few things are making this summer a little more complicated.

06/08/2018

More Teachers Are Quitting In Minnesota

Minnesota’s educators are just days away from the coveted summer break, and some of them won’t be coming back.

06/06/2018

Lakeville’s First Year With Electric School Bus

The first electric school bus in the Midwest is wrapping up its first school year in service in Lakeville.

06/05/2018

Tips For Making Summer Camp More Affordable

Those of us thinking of shipping the kids off to summer camp know — it can get expensive.

06/04/2018

Tiny Lynx Fan Meets Big-Time Basketball Star After Viral Photo

A young Lynx fan who posed below the iconic Maya Moore billboard in downtown Minneapolis got to meet her hero Thursday night.

06/01/2018

FBI Urges After Russian Hacking: Reboot Your Routers

“The size and scope of the infrastructure impacted by VPNFilter malware is significant,” the FBI said.

05/29/2018

Millennials Help Sustain Twin Cities Housing Market Boom

Twin Cities home prices have climbed to a record high — and people are still willing to pay.

05/25/2018

Amazon Bans Customers for ‘Abusive’ Returns

Retail giant Amazon may take action on accounts it believes are abusing its return policy.

05/22/2018

Secrets To Make The Most Of Your Costco Run

Making the most of Costco’s shopping secrets comes down to what you buy, and when.

05/21/2018

Texas Shooting Spurs Supporters Of Minnesota Gun Law Changes

A group of mostly Democratic lawmakers have pushed for stricter rules including expanded background checks for gun buyers.

05/18/2018

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Food Truck In Minnesota

Wherever the “Gess What’s Cookin’” food truck is parked, the people will come.

05/17/2018

Tree Worker Killed On The Job Was 51-Year-Old Father Of 6

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05/17/2018

Minnesotan Maggie Nichols Among Survivors in Nassar Settlement

More than 300 of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse victims settled with Michigan State University for a record-breaking $500 million.

05/16/2018

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