Annalise Johnson

Multimedia journalist

Title: Multimedia journalist

Annalise Johnson is an Iowa native, born and raised in Decorah, but now calls Southeastern Minnesota home.

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 MinPin Norman. If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can reach her at

Recent Posts by Annalise Johnson

3D art at One Discovery Square celebration

The paintings depict a human cell and the future of Discovery Walk.

Business with 55 years experience in the beer, wine, and cheese industries closing its doors

Klopp says his best memories are "The fun I've had helping people."

Clean Water Council tours Southeastern Minnesota

33% percent of the Legacy Amendment revenue goes to the Clean Water Fund.

Friday Night Lights with the Food Trucks raises money to send Pine Island students to college

Organizers would like to make the fundraiser a tradition.

Click it or ticket: Extra seat belt enforcement on Minnesota roads

In the last five years, 87% of children ages 0-7 properly restrained during a crash were not injured.

Workshop teaches helpful tools for employers hiring refugees and asylees

People granted asylum or refugee status in Minnesota have immediate authorization to work.

Mayo Clinic Director of Nicotine Dependence Center expresses concern about e-cigarettes

"If you want to inhale something, inhale air," says Dr. Hays.

Rochester YMCA launches 'Healthy Weight and Your Child Program' to tackle childhood obesity

Obesity affects 17% of U.S. children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's triple the rate of one generation ago.

Mental health therapist at Kingsland Public Schools gives rural students access to mental health care

Without an in-school therapist, Kingsland students have to travel at least 30 mins to a mental health care provider, which can pull students out of class for at least half a school day.

Rochester Art Center says goodbye to Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit, recognizes Suicide Prevention Week

The exhibit ends Tuesday.

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