GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. —
Adrienne Broaddus, an Emmy award winning multi-skilled journalist, blames her career on her Pops.
Pops, as she affectionately calls her dad, made her write. Now, Broaddus loves the power of storytelling and its ability to help people see the invisible. Broaddus anchors KARE 11 News at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and reports for the evening newscasts.
She has covered major stories for KARE and TEGNA stations nationwide, including the shooting death of Michael Brown which led to protests in Ferguson, MO and the deadly flooding in South Carolina. She produced multiple and exclusive stories following the police involved shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota.
In 2018, her continuing coverage on the people who loved Philando Castile was nominated for an Upper Midwest Emmy. In September of 2018, she was also nominated for Best Anchor in the Upper Midwest. During her 12-year career, her work and reporting has been honored.
• 2018 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence winner for long form feature reporting
• 2018 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence winner for general assignment report
• 2018 TEGNA Individual Diversity Award winner
• 2017 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Nominee for Best News Anchor
• 2017 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence winner for general assignment and short form feature reporting
• 2016 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Nominee for Best Health Report and Solo Video Journalism
• 2016 MADD Media Makes a difference recipient
• 2016 RTDNA Kaleidoscope Award winner
• 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award recipient for Hard News
• 2016 NABJ Salute to Excellence finalist for short form feature reporting
• 2015 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Winner for Weekend Newscast: Missing Boy Found
• 2015 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Nominee for Best Health Report
• 2015 NABJ/Gannett Foundation Al Neuharth award recipient
• 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award recipient for Health Reporting
• 2015 NPPA Solo Video journalist of the year finalist
• 2015 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Award recipient
• 2014 Life Source Media Partner of the year for organ transplant coverage
Adrienne is tough enough to deliver breaking news that may leave folks unhappy; yet, compassionate enough to gain the trust of people whose painful truths are difficult to tell. She would love to share your story. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If social media isn’t your thing, drop her an e-mail email@example.com
And, if she is not working she is in the corner of a library studying. Broaddus is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Ball State University.
She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists.
When I was young, I wanted to be: A dentist.
Favorite story you ever worked on: For the Love of Andrea.
Favorite food: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese.
Describe your perfect day: Any day that begins without depending on my alarm clock to wake up.
Favorite movie: "Home Alone"
Your inspiration: My Mom, who is a school teacher. She values the importance of passing on her own knowledge and teaching others so they, too, can succeed.
Favorite book: "To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee.
Philosophy: "Everything happens for a reason."