WCCO Political Reporter Pat Kessler Retiring After 36 Years

Unexpected Perks Of Anchoring From Home

Don’t underestimate the appeal to viewers of getting to know their favorite TV personalities in a more intimate way.

CBS Launches CBSN Minnesota

It marks the newest expansion of major market local news streaming services from CBS and features local news content produced by WCCO Minneapolis.

DMAS 15 & 1

WCCO Meteorologist Leaving For Big Apple

DMA 15: MINNEAPOLIS

WCCO’s Mark Rosen Makes Emotional Farewell

Al Austin, Pioneering Investigative Journalist, Dies

DMAS 15 & 17

Anchor Kylie Bearse Leaves WCCO For KUSA

DMA 15

Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Minneapolis

DMA 15: MINNEAPOLIS

WCCO Fires News Director Mike Caputa

WCCO news director Mike Caputa was fired a week ago after six years of leading the CBS O&O’s newsroom. “They decided to make a change,” Caputa said Wednesday.

DMA 15: MINNEAPOLIS

Anchor Natalie Nyhus Leaving WCCO

WCCO Reporter Ashley Roberts Leaving TV

DMA 15: MINNEAPOLIS

WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle Talks About Scoop

DMA 15: MINNEAPOLIS

WCCO’s Last Of The Red-Hot Sportscasters

At 63, Mark Rosen has been a member of the WCCO Minneapolis family for 46 years, making him the longest-tenured TV sports personality in any U.S. market. But is time running out on what used to be the big game in town?

DMAS 141 & 15

Diane Alexander Leaves KQDS For WCCO

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL)

WCCO’s Mike Binkley Announces Retirement

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS)

Jamie Yuccas Leaving WCCO For CBS’s Newspath

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL)

WCCO Makes Ann Ouellette Permanent GM

The CBS Minneapolis O&O’s former controller moves from interim GM to VP-GM following Brien Kennedy’s move to CBS’s Philly duopoly.

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL)

Bud Kraehling, WCCO Weather Pioneer, Dies

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL)

Retired WCCO Reporter R.J. Fritz Fighting Cancer

MARKET SHARE (DMA 15: MINNEAPOLIS)

WCCO’s Clever Promo Launches 9 A.M. Newscast

Creative Services Veteran Tom Cousins Dies

The longtime WCCO Minneapolis executive, who instituted live broadcasts from the Minnesota State Fair, joined the station in 1954 and retired 38 years later. He was 89.

DMAS 15 (MINNEAPOLIS) & 17 (DENVER)

Aristea Brady Moves From WCCO To KDVR-KWGN

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS)

WCCO Reporter Edward Moody III Cuts Back

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL)

CBS-Owned WCCO Wins Mornings

Not only is WCCO Morning Show now the top-rated wake-up program in the Twin Cities, but CBS This Morning also has ascended to No. 1 in the Twin Cities for the first time in recent memory.

DMAS 9 (ATLANTA) & 15 (MINNEAPOLIS)

Jennifer Mayerie Leaving WGCL For WCCO

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL)

WCCO Kids Host Mary Davies Orfield Dies At 88

Ex-CNN, WCCO Reporter Skip Loescher Dies At 71

Former WCCO Anchor May Run For Congress

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL)

WCCO Shuffles Morning News Teams

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL)

WCCO Adds Edward Moody On Weekends

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS)

WCCO To Check Accuracy Of Political Ads

Reporter Pat Kessler will regularly research and review political campaign commercial messages for accuracy and truthfulness. His Reality Checks may be seen evenings at 10 p.m.

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS)

WCCO Finally Breaks Silence On ‘Duck-Dog’ Story

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS)

New Details On WCCO ‘Duck-Dog’ Fiasco

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS)

WCCO Weekend Anchor Dennis Douda Leaving

MARKET SHARE/PROMAXBDA GOLD

WCCO Image Spot Eases Anchor Transition

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With the help of its “Always” image campaign, WCCO Minneapolis successfully transitioned from retiring anchor Don Shelby to the new husband-wife team of Frank Vascellero and Amelia Santaniello. The campaign managed to remind viewers of the station’s long history and dominance in the market without suggesting it was “old and stodgy.” This is the first in a series profiling winners of PromaxBDA LocalAwards for excellence in TV station promos.

DMA 15

Minneapolis Sweeps: WCCO Soars, KARE Falls