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

Pulling over to use your cell phone violates Minnesota law

It is illegal to stop on the shoulder of an interstate freeway or controlled access highway if it's not an emergency.

Two southern Minnesota veterans get a new smile for Veteran's Day

The vets went into surgery on Saturday to receive dental implants.

MercyOne reveals cardboard prototype of Albert Lea clinic

MercyOne spent the last week putting up and rearranging the cardboard walls and furniture.

Patriotic 3rd-grader gives Pine Island Elementary School new American flag, bald eagle gives its approval

Without direction from the school staff, the 3rd graders recited the Pledge of Allegiance. As they did so, a bald eagle soared over the flagpole.

Triton's FFA program sees consistent success; successful referendum protects it from budget cuts

On Friday, November 1st, Triton High School graduate Martha Moenning became the National Champion for Prepared Public Speaking at the National Future Farmers of America Convention.

Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee makes stop in Lanesboro

The Lanesboro dam is considered a high hazard dam by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This classification means if the dam failed, it would be likely to take lives downstream.

Parent expresses concerns about Rochester Public Schools Referendum

"It's not that I don't want to support them. I want to support them in the most positive way and this just isn't it," she says.

Rochester dentists give cash for candy for a good cause

You can drop off your candy during normal business hours through November 8th.

Triton Public Schools trying again to pass operating levy to avoid additional cuts.

"It gets more and more difficult every year because the cuts really do impact the students," says Superintendent Craig Schlichting.

Paint the Town Pink celebrates 10 years, launches "Raise a record number"

"Raise a record number" includes concerts, seminars, and special events.

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