Eva Andersen joined the KARE 11 news team in September 2021.
Eva is a 2-time Regional Murrow Award-winning and 4-time Midwest Emmy-winning reporter who loves to write, shoot, and edit her stories. You can often catch her running around in sparkly shoes with a camera in hand. She's also an active jazz saxophone player who gigs around the Twin Cities weekly.
A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, Eva earned her Master of Science degree in documentary in 2017. She graduated in the top four of her class, earning the Joseph A. Pulitzer traveling fellowship.
Eva loves digging into all kinds of stories--whether it’s highlighting the personal fallout from the QAnon conspiracy after the 2020 Presidential Election, or a lighthearted story where she can get creative.
In 2021, she earned a Regional Murrow award for a series she wrote, shot, and edited about how low-income and refugee communities were recovering from the August 2020 derecho storm across Iowa.
Prior to entering the field of journalism, Eva spent nearly seven years in New York City as an artist and entertainer. She performed improv and sketch comedy at the People’s Improv Theatre and Upright Citizens Brigade. Having studied jazz saxophone in undergrad, Eva played the sax at NYC jazz clubs and soloed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem on several occasions during Amateur Night. During her time in New York City, she also worked as an intern at Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report.
Eva attended the University of Northern Iowa for undergrad, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies with a minor in jazz saxophone in 2011.
She is originally from Center Point, Iowa: a small town near Cedar Rapids in the eastern part of the state. She loves to drink espresso, spend time with family and friends, shoe shop online (probably a little too much!!), and play the saxophone.
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