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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

Kasson Police Department receives grant for a new K9 In-squad kennel

Now, they're raising money for K9 Hawk to get a bulletproof vest.

CDC reports 1000-percent increase in fentanyl-involved deaths

Between 2011 and 2016, fentanyl-related deaths increased by 1000%.

Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program has an urgent need for O negative blood

Roughly 7% of people have O negative blood.

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Rochester and Mason City

Harlem Globetrotter Dragon Taylor visited the KIMT Rochester studio.

Two waste collection drivers recognized for being good Samaritans

"It's something that I would do normally, just help people," says one driver.

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary students run for a new playground

The students beat their goal and expect to raise more than $35 thousand.

Rochester investing $1.25 million in parks

3 parks will be getting a $1.25 million face lift.

MNDOT builds bridges between STEM and fun

Students put together "bridge in a bag."

Trump Administration proposes plan to cut back on student loan debt

The White House is working on a proposal to modify the Higher Education Act.

What is next for the Riverfront Property?

The property was discussed at Monday's Committee of the Whole Meeting.

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