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.

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

Boy Scouts pick up food donations

Boy Scouts of America all over the world are participating in 'Scouting for Food Pick Up Adventure.'

Southeastern Minnesotans come together for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Around 360 sites all over the world held support sessions, including in Southeastern Minnesota.

Holiday driving in snowy conditions

With Thanksgiving just a week away, some people are traveling over the weekend to visit friends and family.

Open Door Health Clinic has 'Mammogram Party' in Austin

This is the second time they've held the event.

Stewartville sees a spike in drivers endangering students getting on and off school buses

"It's not just a stop sign. It's a child's life," an important message Stewartville Public Schools, Grisim School Bus, and the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office are trying to spread.

Fillmore County Fairgrounds updates facilities

The barn is rented out year-round, except for the week of the fair.

Final Destination Medical Center Corporation Board meeting of 2018

The board will meet again on February 5, 2019.

Veterans and current members of the military get certified to conceal and carry

"We want the opportunity to be able to protect ourselves and our family members if the need arises," says a class participant.

Southeastern Minnesota Autism Symposium

About 1 in 59 children has autism spectrum disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control.

New mental health clinic opens in Rochester

They held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday.

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