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 tornado recovery in Iowa earned an Upper Midwest Emmy in 2019. She also earned an Upper Midwest Emmy in 2018 for her live coverage of a winter storm.

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

Eyota Fire Department hosts its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

Eyota volunteer firefighters are putting down the fire hoses and picking up spatulas for their annual fundraiser.

Lake Zumbro dredging project near completion

The project years in the making is about 2/3 done.

2019 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener in Austin: Disabled Veteran Hunt kicks off event

About two dozen veterans came out to the morning hunt.

Weather impacting pheasant population for the Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tells KIMT why Austin might just be the best place in the state for the Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener.

MnDot prepares for snowplow season

KIMT talks with MnDot about how snowplow drivers are getting ready for the snowy season, and what drivers can do to prepare too.

Rochester teen battling a heart condition gets a trip of a lifetime

"I'm pretty excited," said Jacob Hanson. "With all the medical stuff, it's a really good break from reality."

Coffee for a good cause to help the homeless in SE Minnesota

Local coffee company and non-profit organization team up to help the homeless in the community.

Traffic study already causing concerns for Rochester residents

Do changes need to be made to Elton Hills Drive in Rochester to make it safer? While the city looks into it, residents are already speaking out.

The sun is coming up later, causing new dangers for pedestrians

Here's what drivers, pedestrians, and bikers can do to stay safe.

New Rochester group aims to get more girls into tech

It's called Queen City Computer Club.

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