Phil Picardi

Phil Picardi

Newscaster/Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
ppicardi@mpr.org

Phil Picardi is a newscaster for MPR News, and occasionally fills in as Morning Edition host when Cathy Wurzer is away. He also produces the MPR News Update, a daily podcast summarizing the top stories of the day. His duties include compiling, writing and delivering newscasts, and writing news banner headlines and news stories for air later in the day. He's been in broadcasting for 25-plus years, doing public radio news in Missouri, Virginia, Wisconsin, and now, for the past decade, here in Minnesota. Phil grew up in St. Louis, MO and graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He reads non-fiction and knows all kinds of obscure facts about the American Civil War. He also watches way too much football. Phil likes most musical genres but cannot carry a tune or remember lyrics.

Phil Picardi Feature Archive

The Minnesota State Capitol
There's only a week left in the 2015 session. MPR News Capitol reporter Tim Pugmire updates us on the week ahead. (05/11/2015)
MPR meteorologist Mark Seeley
University of Minnesota meteorologist Mark Seeley reflects on the current weather trends with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi. (05/01/2015)
Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins won the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, the Vikings selected Trae Waynes in the draft and the Wild take on the Blackhawks Friday. (05/01/2015)
Hurray for the Riff Raff is performing Friday night at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. (05/01/2015)
Bo Diddley's first single quickly moved to the top of the R&B chart and launched his career. (03/02/2015)
MPR's Tim Pugmire joins Phil Picardi for a look at the week ahead in state politics. (03/02/2015)
The tournament begins on Wednesday. (03/02/2015)
SciCheck looks specifically at scientific claims. (02/26/2015)
State lawmakers will try to move on to other issues this week after resolving the dispute with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton over big pay raises for commissioners. (02/23/2015)
House Republicans and Senate Democrats have already released their plans. (01/26/2015)
Professor Karen Conway said other Midwestern states that have eliminated taxes on Social Security benefits have not had any measurable change to senior migration. (01/26/2015)
Giving Voice Chorus gives Alzheimer's patients and their caretakers a chance to thrive. Those suffering from Alzheimer's often retain the ability to sing. MPR News' Cathy Wurzer and Phil Picardi provide this story on the Giving Voice Chorus. (12/05/2014)
Giving Voice Chorus gives Alzheimer's patients and their caretakers a chance to thrive. Those suffering from Alzheimer's often retain the ability to sing. (12/04/2014)
It has been tough week for the Minnesota Vikings brand. (09/18/2014)
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with reporter Tim Nelson about the one-time MVP and his team. (09/18/2014)