SAINT PAUL, MN (September, 20, 2022) – Cathy Wurzer, host of MPR News Morning Edition and Minnesota Now and co-host of Twin Cities PBS’s Almanac, was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame along with four other Minnesota radio personalities on Saturday, September 17. The induction ceremony took place at Pavek Museum in St. Louis Park.
As the longtime host of MPR News Morning Edition, Wurzer reports every weekday from St. Paul, along with NPR hosts in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, to provide listeners with breaking news reports from overnight to start their day. Wurzer has been the host of Morning Edition for over 20 years. Minnesota Now is Wurzer’s most recent undertaking at MPR News, providing unscripted interviews to connect Minnesotans to real stories and the news of the day through a uniquely Minnesotan lens. Minnesota Now airs weekdays at noon.
“Cathy is an expert in her craft,” said Stephanie Curtis, MPR News Director of Programming. “She is a mainstay of MPR News, and her ability to report on the issues that matter most to Minnesotans with proficiency and grace is invaluable.”
Almanac is a Friday night Minnesota institution. The public affairs television program is the longest-running primetime television program in Minnesota history. Produced by Twin Cities PBS and broadcast through the statewide network of six PBS stations, Almanac became the first Minnesota public affairs program that nearly the entire state could watch together at the same time. Cathy Wurzer has been co-host of the program alongside Eric Eskola since 1994. For nearly four decades, Almanac has been a space where Minnesotans can debate issues large and small and do it in a way that is both spirited and respectful.
“Cathy Wurzer is a keen questioner with remarkable range,” said Brendan Henehan, Almanac’s producer. “She is equally adept at hosting a statewide political debate, leading a discussion about dying with dignity, and meeting a 4Her and their baby lamb at the Minnesota State Fair.”
Viewers are invited to send notes of congratulations to Cathy Wurzer at [email protected] and to make a gift to Twin Cities PBS in honor of her work with Almanac at tpt.org/give . Visit the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame website to see a complete list of this year’s inductees.
About MPR News
MPR News has long been recognized as one of the foremost journalistic organizations in the Upper Midwest, reaching news consumers across all platforms. Reaching nearly 600,000 weekly listeners, the MPR News radio signal can be heard by 95 percent of Minnesotans. MPR News has received numerous awards for its reporting, including George Foster Peabody Awards, the Alfred I. DuPont Award and the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award. Visit mprnews.org for the latest regional, national and international headlines. Source: Data are copyright Nielsen Audio, PSA and PPM data, P12+, Mon- Sun 6a-12m, Spring ‘22.
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