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

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with John Keller, the executive director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. He was at the meeting and talked about some of the hurdles specific to this immigrant group and why their situation is different from previous refugees who've settled here. (07/23/2014)
Stevie Wonder
Today's Morning Edition music is from Stevie Wonder with "Boogie on Reggae Woman," a track from his 17th studio album "Fufillingness' First Finale." It was released 40 years ago today. (07/22/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is from Martha Reeves and the Vandellas with "Dancing in the Street." It was chosen today in honor of Reeves' 73rd birthday. (07/18/2014)
The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly close to making a major trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune. (07/18/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a 48 hour period earlier this week when there were record cold temperatures in Minnesota. (07/18/2014)
New research from the Mayo Clinic suggests a new protein is linked to Alzheimer's Disease. The discovery could mark a major step forward in understanding and treating the most common form of dementia. (07/18/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is from Johnny Winter with a live rendition of Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited." (07/17/2014)
Major League Baseball is taking steps to make gay players feel more welcome. Before last night's All-Star game in Minneapolis, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that the league has hired an "Ambassador for Inclusion." They chose Billy Bean, a former outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres. (07/16/2014)
Minnesota's sex offender program may be headed for a serious challenge in federal court. (07/16/2014)
Today's music is from 40 years ago this week when "Rock Your Baby" sung by George McCrae was the No. 1 song on the U.S. pop charts. (07/16/2014)
July has started out cooler than normal and it will get even cooler as we approach the Major League All Star Game in Minneapolis on Tuesday. (07/11/2014)
Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, talked to MPR's Cathy Wurzer about the festivities. (07/11/2014)
Greazy Meal, the popular Sunday night house band at the Cabooze in Minneapolis in the mid-90s, is having a reunion. (07/11/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is the song "Hollow" from the new Trampled by Turtles album "Wild Animals" which comes out next week. The album, produced by fellow Duluthian Alan Sparhawk, of Low, is less frenetic than what we've come to expect from TOT. (07/10/2014)
A Montevideo man says he's prepared to build and run the state's first medical marijuana manufacturing operation if the state can't get the drug elsewhere. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Jeremy Pauling about his proposal. (07/10/2014)