Calyn Thompson

Calyn Thompson joined the KIMT News 3 team in June of 2017 as a morning reporter and is now our weekend anchor.

Title: Weekend anchor/Multimedia Journalist

Calyn Thompson joined the KIMT News 3 team in June of 2017 as a morning reporter. Even though an Iowa girl at heart, Calyn is excited to cover Rochester, MN.

Calyn attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She reported and anchored for the campus news show, “Cedar Valley Today.” She has been recognized by the Iowa Broadcast News Association and the Upper Midwest Regional Student Television Awards for her reporting and anchoring work. Calyn also interned at KCRG-TV9 News in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for two summers.

When she’s not covering the news, Calyn loves to spend time with family and friends, go boating, exercise, shop, and watch movies.

Recent Posts by Calyn Thompson

"Park the Phone" Campaign: 'The quicker we can break the habit...the safer our roads are going to be'

The campaign started Jan. 21 and will run through Feb. 16.

Volunteering on MLK Day: 'I think it's more important to give back to our community'

About 17 employees from IBM spent their day volunteering at a Bear Creek Services group home.

Rochester community celebrates MLK Day

"People are still marching. People are still standing together. People are still coming together just not to celebrate him but to bring up the issues of injustice, bring up the issues of equality."

Clear Lake house fire causes $200,000 in damage

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Boxes of cheer for pediatric patients: 'It gives them a second to focus on something other than the bad days'

Merchants Bank distributed 244 boxes to kids at Mayo Clinic Children's Center and the Ronald McDonald House.

Generous donation helps Rochester Community Warming Center

Ron and Dianne Yanish are pledging to give $100,000 to the 2020 Rochester Cares Campaign.

Minnesota GreenStep Cities program celebrates 10 years

There are more than 130 cities throughout Minnesota that are participating in the program.

Local reaction to Middle East conflict: 'I hope no war'

Rochester is a very diverse city with many of its residents coming from many different countries. KIMT News 3 wanted to see how people are reacting to the latest developments with Iran.

Scholarship for childhood cancer survivor: 'I just want to someday become a nurse'

Lydia Pankratz is one of 35 students selected by Northwestern Mutual to receive a scholarship.

Rochester Flag Project looking for community feedback

After showing the city council one of the designs, the group is tasked to get more feedback from the community.

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