MPR’s Cathy Wurzer returns to UWRF during Homecoming Week


October 3, 2017--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will welcome four-time Emmy winner and 1992 university alumna Cathy Wurzer as part of its homecoming celebrations this week.

Wurzer holds degrees in broadcast journalism and urban studies. While on campus, she was also involved in many organizations including WRFW and The Prologue, the campus poetry anthology.

“The education I received from UW-River Falls prepared me to successfully land my first job and get to where I am today,” Wurzer said. “From having the opportunity to immerse myself into broadcast with the student radio station, to the one-on-one relationships I developed with my professors who mentored me gave me the confidence I needed.”

From her humble beginnings reading newscasts and eventually becoming station manager for WRFW, Wurzer became a talk show host for WCCO-AM, a producer for KMSP, as well as a political reporter for KSTP.

In addition to her journalistic endeavors, she was also a trustee for the UW-River Falls Foundation and former president of the Minnesota chapter of Society for Professional Journalists. Wurzer also wrote “Tales of the Road: Highway 61.”

Wurzer resides in St. Paul, Minn., and hosts both Minnesota Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and Twin Cities Public Television’s weekly public affairs program, “Almanac.”

She will appear as part of the WRFW “Welcome Home Week” series on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. on 88.7 FM or streaming online at Prior to the interview Wurzer will meet with journalism students in the Principles and Ethics of Journalism class.

Founded in 1874, UW-River Falls is located in a scenic community just 30 miles from downtown St. Paul. UWRF students are empowered, beginning in their first semester, to participate in hands-on research, global travel and collaborative learning with award-winning and caring faculty.

Contact Us

University Communications
and Marketing
120 North Hall
Phone: 715-425-3771
Fax: 715-425-4486