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

San Cisco, from outside Perth, Australia, will play at the Triple Rock Social Club Monday night. On the same night and just up the street, a Colombian band will perform. (06/22/2015)
MPR meteorologist Mark Seeley
Minnesota's crops are looking good this season, largely thanks to favorable weather. (06/19/2015)
Manny Munson-Regala
Manny Munson-Regala's move from regulating marijuana to helping sell it has raised questions at the Capitol and elsewhere. (06/12/2015)
Minnesota is taking a key step toward legal medical marijuana Monday: the state health department is opening the official registry to enroll users. (06/01/2015)
Dayton is standing firm on his proposal for universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds, but that proposal did not make it into the education bill passed by the House and Senate. (05/19/2015)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have two weeks left in the 2015 session to reach a deal on a new state budget. (05/04/2015)
There's a lot of work left to do, and deep disagreements remain on big issues including taxes, transportation funding and how best to use the $1.9 billion projected surplus. (04/13/2015)
Over a span of nearly four years, Bruce Kramer and Cathy Wurzer discussed his experience of living with ALS and his thoughts on his approaching death. Here is the final installment. (04/10/2015)
Father John Misty is the name Josh Tillman has been using on his last two albums. He is known for having a quirky sense of humor. (04/03/2015)
Temperatures reached into the 80s on Wednesday with high winds. We also saw some hail, lightning and rain. (04/03/2015)
Minnesotans are known for their fascination with the weather -- and for good reason. The conditions in the state are about as variable and hard to predict as any place on Earth. (04/02/2015)
The song is perhaps best known for the provocative French refrain "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)," which translates into English as "do you want to sleep with me tonight?" (04/02/2015)
The House is also set to vote Monday on a bill that would change how the state's minimum wage law applies to tipped employees. (03/23/2015)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is set to release a supplemental budget proposal this week. (03/16/2015)
"My Girl" was the first song by the Temptations to feature David Ruffin as the lead vocalist. (03/11/2015)