VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Excelsior, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

FAVORITES
Music: Beyoncé & Rolling Stones
Movie: Liar Liar
TV Show: I Dream of Jeannie
Book: Tina Fey, Bossypants
Food: Is Sriracha a food? Then falafel.
Local Restaurant: Brasa (Northeast!)
Hidden MN Gem: My hometown 🙂
Sport/Exercise: Football and yoga
Historical Figure: Joan of Arc
Favorite Minnesotan: Too many favorite Twins players
Quote: ” There will never be a day when we won’t need dedication, discipline, energy, and the feeling that we can change things for the better.” — George Sheehan
Word: Can
Vacation Spot: Coronado Island, San Diego
Holiday: Christmas Eve
Planet: Earth, I’ve been there!

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

Kate joined the WCCO team as a reporter in 2013, but it wasn’t her first time in the newsroom. She interned at the station during her senior year at the University of Minnesota, and is proud to be back telling stories in her home state.

Kate has been awarded Upper-Midwest Emmy Awards for her reporting and breaking news coverage. She currently contributes to the “Best Of Minnesota” series, highlighting the people and places that make Minnesota great. She is also a fill-in co-host for KDWB-FM radio, and keeps busy with event hosting, charity work, and public speaking.

Kate was a musician before pursuing journalism, and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Pantages Theatre, and numerous sporting events. You may still catch her singing The Star Spangled Banner at a gig around town.

Kate lives in Minneapolis with her husband, John. They love biking, running, and all Minnesota sports!

She’s always looking for story ideas. You can contact her here.

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Latest From Kate Raddatz

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Woman Walking Dog Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In BlaineA woman walking a dog on the side of a Blaine road was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday afternoon, police report.
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During Resentencing Of Mohamed Noor, Judge Asks: What Changes Have Been Made To Minneapolis Police?Before Judge Kathryn Quaintance resentenced former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor Thursday morning, she referred to a number of questions first asked by jurors at his trial in 2019. Among them was: What would change to prevent a 911 caller like Justine Ruszczyk Damond from being fatally shot by an officer?
'People Have Shown Up': Nurse's Plea For Break Room Upgrade Receives Overwhelming Community ResponsePediatric ICU nurse Grace Brooks says the past few months have been very challenging. She put out a call Sunday on her Nextdoor App asking neighbors and strangers if they would be interested in giving her unit's hospital break room a little upgrade. The response was overwhelming.