Cathy Wurzer

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Cathy Wurzer in 2010

Cathy Wurzer is an American journalist and author. She and her husband Eric Eskola are longtime hosts of Almanac on Twin Cities Public Television. She also hosts the regional portion of Morning Edition on Minnesota Public Radio. She wrote a 2008 book entitled "Tales of the Road: Highway 61" about US Highway 61 and Minnesota State Highway 61 in Minnesota.


Wurzer is a graduate of Minneapolis South High School and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she obtained degrees in broadcast journalism and urban studies.[1]


When not working, Wurzer enjoys riding and training horses, fly fishing, and clay sculpting.[1]


Wurzer is the host of Morning Edition for MPR News and is also the co-host of Almanac. Prior, she worked as an anchor and reporter for WCCO-TV, the CBS affiliate for Minneapolis. She was also a talk show host for WCCO-AM radio, a producer for KMSP-TV, and political reporter for KSTP-AM radio.[1]

Honors and awards[edit]

Wurzer has won four Emmy Awards while at Almanac.[1]


Wurzer was a trustee for the UW-RIver Falls Foundation. She is a member and past president of the Society for Professional Journalists Minnesota chapter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "MPR People Cathy Wurzer". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 28 October 2013.