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

Project Community Connect helps Rochester's vulnerable population find resources

On Friday, booths filled the John Marshall High School gym with area service providers eager to help and answer questions.

Annual Report on the Southeast Minnesota Housing Market

Southeast Minnesota Realtors just released its 2019 Annual Report on the Southeast Minnesota Housing Market.

RCTC celebrates grand opening of new Memorial Hall

The former Memorial Hall was built in the early 1970s. It was plagued with a leaking issue, improper heating and cooling, and therefore an ongoing mold problem.

Cover Crops 101: improving soil health and water quality

On Wednesday, area farmers interested in planting cover crops attended informational sessions hosted by Mower Soil and Water Conservation District at Riverland Community College.

Rochester Fire Department celebrates promotion of two captains

There are now 24 fully-promoted captains on the Rochester Fire Department.

Minnesota House and Senate leadership in Rochester to preview upcoming legislative session

The regular session is less than a month away.

Snowmobile club is ready for more snow

A snowmobiler says conditions haven't been good for snowmobiling much at all so far this winter, but he's expecting that to change later this week.

Chatfield has new pharmacy after more than a year without one

One Chatfield resident tells KIMT he had to drive to Stewartville during the big blizzard last winter in dangerous conditions in order to get his prescriptions.

Berkman building in final months of construction

It's a more than $1 million project.

A howlin' good time? New SE Minnesota brewery devoted to dogs, will be pet-friendly

PawPrint Brewery is set to officially open January 24th in Chatfield.

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