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 Minnesota Capitol
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)
Bruce Kramer at his Hopkins home
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
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)
For Bruce Kramer and his wife, Ev Emerson, one of the benefits of hospice care is that they have some say about the manner of his approaching death. (03/05/2015)
Long-term care expenses add up, especially as we live longer. (02/18/2015)
It's not often that works from Europe's famous Habsburg Empire make their way to the United States. (02/17/2015)
One of the stranger sports stories that broke over the weekend involved the state high school dance team tournament. (02/16/2015)
It's President's Day, but Minnesota lawmakers are on the job, and there's no break in sight from the ongoing flap over salary increases for members of DFL Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet. (02/16/2015)
Far from having their marriage damaged by illness, Bruce Kramer and Ev Emerson have found a new intimacy. (02/13/2015)