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

Philip Brunelle
The Twin Cities classical composer produced an impressive volume of scores, operas and choral pieces. "He had a wonderful, beautiful sense of the style," recalls the artistic director of VocalEssence. (10/20/2014)
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The Twin Cities classical composer produced an impressive volume of scores, operas and choral pieces. "He had a wonderful, beautiful sense of the style," recalls the artistic director of VocalEssence. (10/20/2014)
"We do not feel we have the information we need to care for patients," Minnesota Nurses Association President Linda Hamilton tells MPR News. (10/14/2014)
While his condition and impending death make him "sad beyond belief," he says he has a new appreciation for life. Listen to the conversation. (10/14/2014)
Ness was first elected in 2007 and faced no opposition for re-election in 2011. (10/13/2014)
Minnesota has only a spotty understanding of who is committing suicide and why. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Jon Roesler, an Epidemiologist Supervisor with the state about the matter. (10/10/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Curtis Gilbert about how the city's third largest settlement could have been avoided. (10/02/2014)
MPR Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with reporter Tim Nelson about the latest turn in the case. (09/17/2014)
Bruce Kramer has discovered the means to live in the moment, even as those moments dwindle. (09/17/2014)
After several years of skyrocketing college tuition, students and their families are finally starting to see some relief. (09/12/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Irene Maio of Duluth, Minn., about the reunion. (09/05/2014)
Today is the 50th anniversary of the day in 1964 when Bob Dylan met the Beatles for the first time and gave them their first taste of marijuana. Paul McCartney was quite taken with the thoughts the drug inspired and asked the band's road manager Mal Evans to follow him around with a notepad and take down all his profound insights. (08/28/2014)
It's another day at the Minnesota State Fair, and we're meeting another animal on Morning Edition. Today we're checking in on one of host Cathy Wurzer's favorite animals at the fair - horses. (08/28/2014)
We're exploring the State Fair's many animals this week. This time around, Cathy Wurzer took a break from the barns and found Danielle O'Neill with the Wildlife Science Center. (08/27/2014)
Lake Street Dive will be performing tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The band was started by students at the New England Conservatory of Music. (08/27/2014)