Addison Chernow (she/her pronouns) is an established television director with more than 17 years of experience. Addie currently serves as a morning TD/Director at WCCO-TV, the top-ranked CBS station in Minneapolis. She directs early morning, mid-morning, and noon newscasts during the week.
Addie has received three Midwest Regional Emmy awards during her time at WCCO, winning an individual award for “Director – Newscast or ACP Operator” in 2017. She has been in the director chair for many of the Twin Cities region’s big news stories of late, including Senator Amy Klobuchar’s presidential announcement, the death of music legend Prince, the historic trial of former officer Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd case, and the trial of former officer Kim Potter in the Daunte Wright case. Addie also directed a U.S. Senate debate in 2014 that was nationally broadcast on C-SPAN.
Before joining WCCO in 2011, Addie worked at WREX in Rockford, Ill., and WKOW in Madison, Wis., where she directed the ABC affiliate’s first HD newscast. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 2004.
Outside of work, Addie enjoys tinkering with old computers and watching YouTube videos. She will also eat a pepperoni pizza any day of the week. Addie lives in Saint Paul, Minn., with her partner, Cass, and their cat, Finn. You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @chernowa.