Heather Brown loves to put her curiosity to work to answer your Good Questions on WCCO News at 10. She also helps you kick your weekdays off as an anchor on WCCO Mornings and WCCO Mid-Morning.
She returned to WCCO in October of 2012 after two years of reporting at WNYW-TV in New York City. In the Big Apple, she primarily covered New York City public schools, but also reported on breaking news, Hurricane Sandy and the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11th.
Heather had been at WCCO from 2006 through 2010. Some of her most memorable stories included the destructive forest fires in the Boundary Waters, the Republican National Convention in St. Paul and the 35W bridge collapse. She also reported for CBS News on the historic flooding in Fargo and tornadoes in western Minnesota.
Before her first journey to Minnesota, Heather worked at WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C. There, she covered the 2004 S.C. Democratic presidential primary, reported on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina from Biloxi and produced an award-winning education series that helped students get school supplies needed in many South Carolina classrooms.
Heather was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia and graduated from Colgate University. After college, she worked at CNBC in Los Angeles producing business news stories. In 2003, she earned a master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
On the weekends, there's a good chance you'll find Heather, her husband, their three kids and pup, Ollie, exploring the lakes, parks and restaurants all over Twin Cities. She's also an enthusiastic spectator in many hockey rinks across Minnesota. But, give her a good book in front of a warm fireplace and she'll disappear for hours.
Joined WCCO: 2006
Hometown: Flourtown, Pennsylvania
Alma Mater: Colgate University
Music: Dave Matthews Band
Movie: The Sound of Music
TV Show: Fixer Upper
Book: Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Food: Sushi and brownies
Local Restaurant: Zumbro Café
Hidden MN Gem: North House Folk School, Grand Marais
Historical Figure: Billie Jean King
Famous Minnesotan: My husband (he knows just about everyone in St. Paul)
Quote: "Nerds rule the world." -- my dad
Vacation Spot: NYC
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Both
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Tea, every single time
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
'Grey Duck' or 'Goose'? Goose
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