John Lauritsen is a well-known media personality and an Emmy award-winning reporter for WCCO-TV. He joined the WCCO-TV news team in late July of 2007. Two days after Lauritsen started, the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed.
John Lauritzen Education
Lauritsen is a graduate of Montevideo Senior High School. After high school, he joined St. Cloud State University where he received a Master’s Degree in mass communications. Lauritzen has also taught a class there as well.
John Lauritsen Career
Lauritsen made his career debut at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota, before moving to Waterloo, Iowa, where he worked for KWWL-TV. Prior to joining WCCO-TV, he worked at Channel 12 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. During his television career, Lauritsen has been an anchor, reporter, sports reporter, sports anchor, editor, producer, and photographer.
At WCCO-TV, Lauritsen has covered a variety of notable stories that range from floods to tornadoes to blizzards that have dumped nearly two feet of snow on Minnesota. You can also find Lauritsen covering a crime story, a human interest story, a fire or a sporting event.
Lauritsen’s favorite stories are those that highlight a special moment in someone’s life. He reported on a soldier who came home from Iraq and surprised his daughter at her volleyball game in 2008.
Lauritsen also reported on Minnesota’s only poisonous snake population in southeastern Minnesota and he managed not to get bit in the process. When not on the screen, Lauritsen can be found at the gym or playing in one of three volleyball leagues that keep him busy year-round.
He also plays in a football league in the fall and is an active tennis player. Lauritsen ran the Twin Cities Marathon for the first time in 2009. He has also tried skydiving, surfing, and rock climbing, and is an avid reader whenever he can find time to sit down.
John Lauritsen Age
Born in Milan, Minnesota, United States, Lauritsen has not shared details about his age, and birthday information about his age will be updated soon.
John Lauritsen Family
Lauritsen was brought up on a farm near Milan, Minnesota and he credits growing up on a farm and going to school in a small town with helping him become the reporter he is today. Although he has not revealed their identity, it’s evident that he has a strong bond with his family.
John Lauritsen Wife
Lauritsen is a married man to his wife Jessica and the couple is blessed with two children Harlow and Bo. The family lives in Maple Grove.
John Lauritsen Net Worth
Lauritsen has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million U.S dollars which he has earned through his career as a reporter.
John Lauritsen Salary
Lauritsen receives an annual salary that ranges between $27370 to $200180 according to WCCO anchors/reporters salaries