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

Proponents argue the current law is outdated and ties the hands of those looking to serve the homeless. (07/28/2015)
Bruce Kramer
Bruce Kramer talks about participating in a drug trial. (07/26/2015)
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most infamous moments in pop music history -- the day Bob Dylan went electric. (07/24/2015)
Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer to talk about the week ahead in sports (07/24/2015)
Bruce Kramer describes how he adjusts mentally to the changes in his physical capabilities brought on by the progression of ALS. He likens it to a snake shedding its skin. (07/17/2015)
Bruce Kramer knew that ALS was going to slowly and insidiously steal much of his body's abilities. That's what it does, and the time in which it takes the disease to claim its victims varies. (06/26/2015)
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)
Minnesota's crops are looking good this season, largely thanks to favorable weather. (06/19/2015)
Bruce Kramer learns to deal with the reactions of friends and colleagues when he tells them that he has ALS. (06/19/2015)
Manny Munson-Regala's move from regulating marijuana to helping sell it has raised questions at the Capitol and elsewhere. (06/12/2015)
Bruce Kramer talks about his diagnosis and how it changed his view of the world. (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)