Greta Cunningham

Greta Cunningham

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
gcunningham@mpr.org

Greta Cunningham is a reporter, newscaster and host for Minnesota Public Radio. She has worked at MPR since 1991 and has taught news writing and reporting at the University of Minnesota. She's an award-winning journalist and her reporting has been featured on National Public Radio, the BBC and American Public Media programs. Greta has interviewed people from all walks of life—from Captain Kangaroo to Minnesota's U.S. Senators. Greta's essay highlighting the beauty of urban Minnesota appears in the book Voices from the Land, published by Milkweed Editions and the Minnesota Historical Society. Her story of learning to knit appears in the book Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales. Greta's writing has also appeared in the Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Greta is a graduate of Boston University and has a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota. She's a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha national honor society, which honors academic excellence and scholarship in journalism.

Greta Cunningham Feature Archive

Minnesota has more ethanol, or E-85, gas stations than any other state, and with the fall in the price of foreign oil it means sales of ethanol have dropped. (07/01/2009)
A Census Bureau spokesman says his office has met with Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's staff about her concerns over the 2010 census. (06/26/2009)
Iran rally
About 100 people, many of them Iranian-Americans, rallied in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday to call for the violence against pro-democracy demonstrators in Iran to stop. (06/24/2009)
Minnesota native Christoper Raabe won today's Grandma's Marathon in Duluth. (06/20/2009)
Crews will implode the Lowry Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis this Sunday morning. (06/20/2009)
A gay rights organization is pleased Gov. Pawlenty has signed legislation to protect the property rights of unmarried couples - including same-sex couples - in Minnesota. (05/27/2009)
Postal workers are collecting non-perishable food today as part of an national effort to fight hunger. (05/09/2009)
A busy stretch of Interstate 35W near Richfield is closing this weekend. (02/13/2009)
The law allowed police to use an automated system to ticket vehicles that were photographed running red lights. (02/10/2009)
Cartoons and life-threatening cancer may seem an unlikely mix, but artist Chris Ayers' new book is a compendium of the 365 cartoon drawings he created during his year-long recovery from leukemia. (01/15/2009)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials Tuesday arrested 23 illegal immigrants working at an ethanol plant near Fargo. (10/29/2008)
Motorists can expect delays during the next two weeks while crews perform an in-depth inspection of a major bridge leading in and out of downtown St. Paul. (09/22/2008)
Minnesota Food shelves are bracing for more hungry people and fewer donations due to the ailing economy. (09/18/2008)
A hearing at the state Capitol this morning will look at allegations the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources inappropriately spent $300,000 on a 2007 conservation officers conference. (09/08/2008)
Minnesota health officials are urging people to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles. Officials say a 10-month-old child from Hennepin County has tested positive for the first case of measles that can't be traced to foreign travel since 2001. (08/07/2008)