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

Long-term care expenses add up, especially as we live longer. (02/18/2015)
'Crowning with Thorns'
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)
Artist George Morrison was born in an American Indian fishing village near Lake Superior, but his art career took him all around the world. (02/12/2015)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is trying to meet with legislative leaders this week in hopes of heading off a potential showdown over the state lottery. (02/09/2015)
Bruce Kramer isn't as worried about his increasing pain as he is about losing his power to communicate. (02/03/2015)
Dayton unveiled a two-year, $42 billion general fund spending blueprint last Tuesday. (02/02/2015)
The lineup for the station's birthday concert is fittingly eclectic. (01/23/2015)
Saturday and Sunday night are expected to bring significant snowfall to the state this weekend. (01/23/2015)
"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes was No. 1 on the Billboard charts 60 years ago today. (01/21/2015)
State lawmakers are considering legislation that would increase privacy protections for electronic communications like emails and text messages. (01/20/2015)
Billy Idol will be a the Turf Club in St. Paul tonight. His acoustic set, hosted by Mary Lucia, is part of The Current's 10th anniversay celebration. (01/19/2015)
Howard Sinker discussed the Packers-Seahawks game with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. (01/19/2015)