Sam Choo

Sam Choo is a producer and broadcast director for MPR News. He works with Kerri Miller and Tom Weber on the weekday talk and call-in shows, MPR News with Kerri Miller and MPR News with Tom Weber. He has fun amid the chaos of getting breaking news coverage on the radio. Sam has worked his way across all of MPR News’s programs starting in 2005, as an intern for MPR’s Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer. More recently, Sam directed award-winning coverage on MPR’s All Things Considered with Tom Crann, field produced coverage of the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and recorded numerous memorable Aspen Ideas Festival speeches airing on MPR News Presents. Sam graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota.

Stories by Sam Choo

Cleanup begins after violent storms roll through north metro

Thousands of residents in the Twin Cities are without power after Wednesday night's storms. A Minneapolis man was killed after being hit by a falling tree branch. Strong winds, rain and hail caused extensive damage, particularly in the northern suburbs. At least 10 school districts called off classes on Thursday because of a combination of power outages and impassable streets. The hardest hit community appears to be Andover, in Anoka County, where about a dozen homes are uninhabitable because of storm damage.