Annalisa Pardo

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Title: Multimedia journalist

Annalisa is a multimedia journalist with a passion for news and storytelling. She joined KIMT in October of 2017 and, originally being from the San Francisco Bay Area, is excited to call the Midwest her new home.

Annalisa mostly reports for the morning newscast, Daybreak, and can also be seen filling in at the anchor desk from time to time.

During her time at KIMT, she's covered President Donald Trump's visit to Rochester, a number of severe storms, and colorful features telling stories at the heart of the community. Her live reporting on a winter storm in 2018 earned a Midwest Emmy.

In August of 2019, Annalisa helped cover the Iowa Wing Ding, which is the largest fundraiser for democratic presidential candidates in the state. During this coverage, she assisted in interviews with a number of presidential candidates including former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders.

Before moving to Minnesota, Annalisa was a multimedia journalist intern based in Washington D.C., reporting for KSEE-TV and KGPE-TV in Fresno, CA. She reported on stories from the nation's capital that impacted the people of Fresno including healthcare protests and community members traveling to D.C. to participate in a clean air protest.

Annalisa got her Masters of Science in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. While at Newhouse, she was part of the New York State Associated Press award-winning show, “Mornings on the Hill.” She received her Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science at Loyola Marymount University while pursuing a minor in dance.

When Annalisa is not reporting she enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with her friends and family!

She is excited to join the Minnesota-Iowa community and to be a part of the KIMT team. Email story ideas, anything you want her to look into, or just say hi at

Facebook: @AnnalisaPardoReports
Twitter: @ApardoReports

Recent Posts by Annalisa Pardo

Summer camp helps people defy disabilities

Connectabilities is a summer camp for people with cognitive and physical identifiable disabilities.

Bus drivers still needed, despite successful summer of recruitment

The Rochester location of First Student busing company tells us how their summer of recruiting new drivers is going.

Chatfield raises money for non-profits during annual Western Days

This is the 52nd annual Western Days.

Kasson Fire Department holds annual Festival In The Park

The annual event is a fundraiser for the volunteer department but is also a way for people to get to know them before they need them.

Families get ready for school by volunteering

People spent Sunday morning getting the school grounds ready for students.

"FEAST" local food market awarded state grant money

It's Rochester's 6th Annual Feast event. It's all about local food, local art, and local music.

Rochester school gets back some of stolen ipads

Rochester Math and Science Academy now has 13 of the 21 missing ipads back just in time for students.

Uptick in home burglaries during summer months, here's how to stay safe

We talk to RPD about steps people can take to avoid becoming a burglary target.

National Night Out expected to be record-breaking in Rochester

We talk to RPD about why.

People in Rochester rally against gun violence: 'I fear for our children who worry about getting shot'

The Call To Action To End Gun Violence rally was organized late Sunday morning by Moms Demand Action.

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