Mary McGuire

Mary is honored to be a member of the talented news team at WCCO-TV in her home state of Minnesota. Before joining WCCO-TV, Mary worked as a multimedia journalist in Tampa, Florida and Rochester, Minnesota. Mary lives in the metro area with her rescue dachshund, Scooby.
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Joined WCCO: 2017
Hometown: Edina, Minnesota
Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount University (B.A.) University of Missouri (M.A.)

Music: Country
Movie: Annie Hall
TV Show: Arrested Development
Book: Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
Food: Mexican
Local Restaurant: Bar La Grassa
Hidden MN Gem: Quarry Hill Park in Rochester
Sport/Exercise: Hockey
Historical Figure: Queen Elizabeth II
Famous Minnesotan: Prince
Quote: “Worry ends when faith begins.”
Word: Macaroon
Vacation Spot: Amsterdam
Holiday: Halloween
Planet: Earth

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Postcard
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee (early and often)
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Recovering night owl
East Coast or West Coast? Midwest
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

Mary is honored to be a member of the talented news team at WCCO-TV in her home state of Minnesota.

Before joining WCCO-TV, Mary worked as a multimedia journalist in Tampa, Florida and Rochester, Minnesota.

Mary is a proud Mizzou Tiger and earned her master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri. During her time there, she was selected as the 2013 David Kaplan Memorial Fellow, which included a fellowship at ABC News in Washington, DC.

Mary earned a B.A. from the College of Communications and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. During her college years, she also studied abroad at University College Cork in Ireland.

Mary lives in the metro area with her rescue dachshund, Scooby.

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Family Pleads For Help After Puppy Is Stolen From Chaska Parking Lot

Chaska Police believe a woman, seen wearing a baseball cap and black pants, took the dog from the car and drove away with it in a black Volkswagen.

16 hours ago

Woman Delivers Baby Boy On St. Paul Bus Route

Michelle Agyei had just picked up some food and was making her way home when the contractions began.


Domestic Abuse Allegations Surface Against Congressman Keith Ellison

With just two days to go before Minnesota’s primary election, domestic abuse allegations are surfacing against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a candidate for Minnesota attorney general.


Father Of Four Killed In Brooklyn Center Motorcycle Crash

With a smile that stretched from ear to ear, the 40-year-old father of four and grandfather of one loved his family and his friends.


2 Weeks To Go! The State Fair Is Almost Here

The Minnesota State Fair is almost here, but 14 days before the gates open up, there are more construction workers than cotton candy-makers at the fairgrounds.


‘He Was Like Our Child’: Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor’s Dog

A southern Minnesota man is accused of animal cruelty after fatally shooting a neighbor’s dog in June with a pellet gun.


Slow Summer So Far For Severe Minnesota Weather

The National Weather Service said the agency has issued less than 50 percent of the severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings than what is normal for this time of year. 


Event Organizers Prepare For Stormy Weekend Weather

Our unpredictable summers mean people need to prepare for the worst, especially if they’re planning on hosting anything outdoors.


Expanded ‘Move-Over’ Law Takes Effect Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, a new law kicks strengthening the current law, expanding it from four-lane to two-lane roads.


Marchers Block Light Rail In Protest Of Blevins Shooting Decision

Marchers blocked light rail tracks in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon following a rally protesting the decision not to charge the officers who shot and killed Thurman Blevins.


Final Push Sets In Before Minnesota Primary

In the race to take the governor’s seat, the field is crowded in the North Star State.


15-Mile Stretch Of 35W Closes For The Weekend

A 15-mile stretch of Interstate 35W in the Twin Cities will be closed this weekend.


New Ulm Company’s Whey Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreaks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says whey processed by Associated Milk Producers Inc. could be the contamination source of the salmonella.


1,300 Roses Painted Blue To Honor Fallen Correctional Officer

More than 1,300 roses are being painted blue on Wednesday night to honor the life of fallen correctional officer Joseph Gomm.


Wyoming PD Launches Program For Young Adults With Disabilities

The Wyoming Police Department launched a first-of-its kind program in the state of Minnesota on Tuesday.


Dozens Of Breast-Feeding Moms Stage ‘Nurse-In’ At Mora Pool

Dozens of nursing mothers peacefully protested outside a swimming pool after 2 women say they were scolded for breastfeeding.


S. St. Paul Community Members “Back The Blue” After Officers Shot

Dustin Allen Bilderback is in the Dakota County Jail on suspicion of using deadly force against two peace officers.


Minnetonka Lacrosse Team Honors Teammate Shot, Killed By Police

The Minnetonka lacrosse team took the field Wednesday night and played in honor of their teammate and friend, Archer Amorosi.


Local Businesses Feel Impact Of Worldwide Vanilla Shortage

Enjoying your favorite scoop of ice cream or bakery treat could soon cost you more dough.


School, Football Coach Remember Student Killed By Law Enforcement 

The spirit rock in front of Minnetonka High School is typically painted to celebrate things like homecoming. On Saturday, it was painted to honor the life of Archer Amorosi.


One Year After Fatal Shooting, Memorial Bench Dedicated To Justine Damond

A year after Justine Damond was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer, a memorial bench was dedicated to her memory.


Minnetonka High School Student Shot, Killed By Police

Archer Amorosi was pronounced dead at the scene, but it’s still unclear exactly what prompted those deputies to fire those fatal shots.


Dozens Attend Community Meeting To Discuss Fatal Police Shooting

Anger has transformed into calls for action by many community members in north Minneapolis after the death of Thurman Blevins.


St. Paul Asks Company To Get Electric Scooters Off Sidewalks

The city of Saint Paul is asking a California-based company to get electric scooters off their sidewalks.


Fireworks-Related Damages In Minn. Costing Thousands Annually

The state of Minnesota blames fireworks for more than $5,700 in damage to homes and businesses each year.


Beach Closed After 1M Gallons Of Wastewater Leaks Into Cannon River

The City of Northfield has issued a warning to the public after about 1,000,000 gallons of wastewater leaked into Cannon River.


‘Leave It To The Professionals’: Man Who Lost Hand Warns Against Illegal Fireworks

Making his own fireworks for more than 30 years, William Lund never expected an evening of July fun two years ago would change his life forever.


Wisconsin Fireworks Store Sees Boost Ahead Of Independence Day

This is one of the busiest days of the year for the store. The doors will be open for customers from 7 a.m. until midnight.


Minnesotans Gear Up For Record-Setting Fourth Of July Travel

AAA estimates a record-setting 47 million people will hit the roads, rails and sky to celebrate the holiday.


Humans And Horses Beat The Heat At Canterbury Park

On a 90-plus-degree day, the first winner at Canterbury Park Friday night was a horse named Polar Express.


BCA: Gun Recovered From Scene Of Thurman Blevins Shooting

The BCA says officials have recovered a black and silver handgun from the scene of Thurman Blevins’ shooting death.


Fmr. Chisago Co. Sheriff Accused Of Bizarre Blackmail Scheme

An outside investigation has found a former Chisago County Sheriff sexually harassed a female employee.


Mpls. Hires Ex-Deputy General Attorney Sally Yates To Investigate EMT Ketamine Case

The report suggested officers were telling EMS personnel to inject suspects, some of which were already restrained, with the powerful sedative ketamine.


Driver Reaching For Cellphone Slams Into Edina Squad Car

Looking at what used to be an Edina Police Department squad car, it’s easy to see the destruction distracted driving can leave behind.


Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash At Duluth Rally

The number of Trump supporters far outnumbered a small, but vocal group of protesters. Our cameras were rolling as those two groups clashed outside.


June Storm Devastates Strawberry Crop At Mabel Farm

75 percent of the crop at Wold Strawberries was ruined by a hail storm in early June.


Colleagues Remember Couple Killed In Head-On Motorcycle Collision

Officer Steve Nanney and his wife, Susie, died instantly when their motorcycle was hit head-on by teen in a pick-up truck in Elk River.


Blaine Police Officer & Wife Killed In Head-On Motorcycle Crash

The Blaine Police Department is mourning the passing of one of its officers and his wife after they were killed in a motorcycle crash Friday evening.


As Heat Wave Settles In, Tips To Stay Cool & Save Money

With an excessive heat warning out, you may want to take it easy being active outdoors.


Generous Green Lights Help Ease I-35W Construction Gridlock

Minneapolis traffic managers have one trick up their sleeve that can help I-35 construction woes.