Cathy Wurzer

Cathy Wurzer

Host, Morning Edition
Minnesota Public Radio
cwurzer@mpr.org


Cathy Wurzer is the host of Morning Edition for MPR News. She is also the co-host of Almanac, a weekly public affairs program produced by Twin Cities Public Television for Minnesota's statewide public television network. Wurzer has won four Emmy Awards for her work on Almanac. Prior to her return to radio, she was an anchor and reporter for WCCO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis. She has also been a talk show host for WCCO-AM radio, a producer for KMSP-TV, and political reporter for KSTP-AM radio. She holds degrees in broadcast journalism and urban studies from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Wurzer was a trustee for the UW-River Falls Foundation and a member and past president of the Society for Professional Journalists Minnesota chapter. She is the author of "Tales of the Road: Highway 61." In her spare time, Cathy rides, trains and shows horses, fly fishes for trout, and loves clay sculpture and creating mosaics.

Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

The lineup for the station's birthday concert is fittingly eclectic. (01/23/2015)
Mark Seeley
Saturday and Sunday night are expected to bring significant snowfall to the state this weekend. (01/23/2015)
"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes was No. 1 on the Billboard charts 60 years ago today. (01/21/2015)
State lawmakers are considering legislation that would increase privacy protections for electronic communications like emails and text messages. (01/20/2015)
Billy Idol will be a the Turf Club in St. Paul tonight. His acoustic set, hosted by Mary Lucia, is part of The Current's 10th anniversay celebration. (01/19/2015)
Howard Sinker discussed the Packers-Seahawks game with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. (01/19/2015)
DFLers in the Minnesota Senate are expected to release a transportation funding plan Monday that would raise new tax revenue for roads, bridges and transit. (01/12/2015)
Lawmakers introduced their first bills Thursday. One of those bills in the Senate aims to encourage more doctors and other medical professionals to work in rural and underserved areas. (01/09/2015)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley about this week's bitter cold. (01/09/2015)
The new year will bring fresh challenges to several Twin Cities media institutions, says longtime media critic and Southwest Journal writer David Brauer. MPR's Cathy Wurzer sat down with him to review the year's events and preview what's to come. (12/30/2014)
While the Vikings played their final game of the season this weekend in Minneapolis, the Gophers were practicing in Orlando, where temperatures reached 80 degrees. (12/29/2014)
Talking frankly about ALS and death, Kramer says, beats giving in to bitterness. (12/22/2014)
Some motorists think the multicolored noise barrier on Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul looks like a throwback to the 1970s. (12/10/2014)
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. 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)