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MPR News Journalist Series: Catharine Richert with host Tom Crann

Monday, April 20
Show | 7pm // Doors | 6:40pm

Catharine Richert is based in Rochester, Minnesota, and covers Southeast Minnesota for MPR News. This election year, she’s leading MPR’s Can You Believe It? reporting project, an effort aimed at helping listeners and readers navigate disinformation they see on social media. Previously, Catharine was on MPR’s politics team where she reported MPR’s weekly fact-checking column PoliGraph, and she has contributed to MPR’s health care coverage. Before moving to Minnesota, Catharine lived in Washington, D.C., where she reported for Congressional Quarterly and PolitiFact. She lives in Rochester with her husband, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, and their three children.
Are you curious about how today’s news is uncovered? Reserve your free spot for the MPR News Journalist Series MPR News Journalist Catharine Richertl.
Join host Tom Crann in conversation with Richert about her fascinating career. Gain insights into the craft, understand the challenges journalists face, and get a chance to put the interviewers in the interviewee chair with an audience Q&A. Info and free tickets at mprevents.org.

WHEN: Monday, April 20, 7 p.m.

WHERE: The O’Shaughnessey Educational Center, University of St. Thomas

For more than 20 years, Minnesota Public Radio has been bringing world-renowned journalists and correspondents to Minnesota for the MPR News Journalist Series. Every fall and spring, we look behind the scenes at their work in an hour-long live discussion with an MPR News host, as the journalists share insights on their craft, as well as on the people and events they’ve covered. Everyone is invited to join the discussion. The interview is recorded for later broadcast on MPR News.


Hosted by Tom Crann of MPR News

Tom Crann is the host of All Things Considered for MPR News. He’s been in the host chair since 2005 and has interviewed a wide range of public figures, including Minnesota’s members of congress, politicians, experts, writers and artists. He has hosted other special coverage for MPR News, including live coverage of election nights since 2012. He has been a host, producer, and interviewer for Minnesota Public Radio since 1995. In addition to his work in news, Crann has spent over 20 years hosting and producing classical music and cultural programs at public radio stations around the U.S, and for RTE/Lyric FM in Ireland, where he is still a contributor.