Heidi Wigdahl joined KARE 11 as a multimedia journalist in 2015. She started her career at KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota before heading south to work at WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Heidi has always been a solo video journalist and she enjoys every part of crafting a story. She has received four regional Emmys for Best Video Journalist. Her work has also been recognized by the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the National Press Photographers Association, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association’s Eric Sevareid Awards and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists. In 2015, the Tennessee Associated Press named her “Best TV Reporter.”
Heidi graduated from DePaul University where the College of Communication named her “Journalism Student of the Year.” She has been able to cover many noteworthy events but reporting on Kitten Bowl V during the Minnesota Super Bowl remains a career highlight.
Besides her work as a general assignment reporter, Heidi features local businesses every week as part of a “Behind the Business” segment on KARE 11.
Heidi lives in Minneapolis with her husband Eliot, daughter Olive, and their two cats, Bunny Pancake and Backpack the Brave.