Annalise Johnson

Multimedia journalist

Title: Multimedia journalist

Annalise Johnson is an Iowa native, born and raised in Decorah, though she is excited to call Rochester her new home. I’m a certified sexual assault and domestic abuse victim counselor.

Her passion for writing began when she was a child writing songs and short stories. However, her interest in news journalism began in high school, where she was an All-State Speech qualifying anchor in the television news category.

She attended Luther College (’18) in Decorah, Iowa, where she received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in English writing. Her senior research paper, “The Effects of Self-Disclosure in Interpersonal Relationships Post-Sexual Assault: Giving Survivors a Voice,” received the Top Student Paper Award at the 2017 Iowa Communication Conference and will be published in the 2018 Iowa Communication Journal. During her time at Luther, she spent a semester studying abroad in Thailand at Mahidol University; a month studying Islam in Europe abroad; and a month studying the implications of ecotourism abroad in Belize. She also participated in choir, volunteered as a certified sexual assault and domestic abuse victim counselor, and was co-captain of the football cheerleading squad. Go Norse!

After graduating a semester early from Luther, Annalise joined the KIMT News 3 team as a reporter in February 2018. When she is not reporting, she enjoys music, reading, and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs. If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can reach her at

Recent Posts by Annalise Johnson

VFW and Kingsland students place flags for Memorial Day

Students have helped lay flags for the last 8 years.

Governor Walz signs bill banning the use of flame retardant chemicals

The bill's goal is to decrease firefighters' exposure to harmful carcinogens.

Rochester teachers receiving social media backlash for posters displayed at Capitol

State Senator Carla Nelson shared the photos to social media.

Fillmore County and Houston County 4th graders learn about farm safety

The two counties' Tesmer Farm Safety Day is a tradition dating back at least 20 years.

Preston's Trout Days kicks off

The weekend's scheduled activities will still happen, rain or shine, unless there's lightning right before or during outdoor events.

Training aims to empower women to run for office

Rochester is one of 20 cities chosen to host the training.

SE Minnesota girl nearly hit while getting on school bus 'had an angel looking out for her'

In January, a 4th grader was nearly hit by a vehicle while boarding her school bus.

Community Gardens being installed at low-income housing

The gardeners need more volunteers to help out.

Showing the public current plans for the Heart of the City

Demonstrations are held Wednesday and Thursday.

Berkman Apartments celebrate topping the final floor

The complex has about a year to go before its ready for residents.

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