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

David Park House, Bemidji, 1937
In his new book, "Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes," Larry Millett and photographer Matt Schmitt bring us into 22 houses from around Minnesota that have been restored and preserved. (11/18/2014)
Bruce Kramer and Cathy Wurzer
ALS has given Bruce Kramer the same prognosis that cancer gave Brittany Maynard. She chose a quick death; he's chosen hospice care. (11/07/2014)
Ramsey County Elections Manager Joe Manksy
The pilot project involves voting precincts in Blue Earth, Ramsey, Dakota, Crow Wing, Hennepin and St. Louis counties. (11/04/2014)
Here's a look at some of the political ads flooding the airwaves this campaign season, and whether there's any truth behind them. (10/28/2014)
Cathy Wurzer talks with a history of medicine professor about the smallpox outbreak of 1924. (10/27/2014)
For the first time, Target is offering free shipping this holiday season. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with RSR Research retail analyst Paula Rosenblum about the develeopment (10/23/2014)
Minnetonka-based company is asking a federal court to overrule a court decision that links it to abusive work conditions on cocoa farms overseas. (10/22/2014)
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)
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)