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Annalise Johnson

Weekend Anchor

Title: Weekend Anchor
ajohnson@kimt.com

Annalise Johnson is an Iowa native, born and raised in Decorah, but now calls Southeastern Minnesota home. After graduating early from college, she joined KIMT News 3 as a reporter in February 2018. She was promoted to Weekend Anchor in October 2020. She anchors the Saturday 6 PM, Saturday 10 PM, Sunday 5:30, and Sunday 10 PM newscasts. You can sometimes find her filling in at the desk during weekday newscasts. When not anchoring, you'll see her reporting three days a week on KIMT News 3 First at Four, 5, and 6.

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-winning 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 was 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 in Europe; and a month studying in Belize. She also sang in choir, volunteered as a certified sexual assault and domestic abuse victim counselor, and was co-captain of the cheerleading squad. Go Norse! She is passionate about traveling and is a certified SCUBA diver and Teaching English as a Foreign Language teacher.

When she is not bringing you your local news, Annalise enjoys cuddling with her MinPin Norman, listening to true crime podcasts, trying new recipes, and reading Harry Potter. If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can reach her at ajohnson@kimt.com.

Recent Posts by Annalise Johnson

Rochester Public Schools prepares to debut new online school

Rochester Public School students have a new learning option this upcoming school year: learning online because they want to, not because they have to.

Ride RPT buses for free if you're looking for a Cool Place to Be

To make sure vulnerable people have a safe means of cooling off, Rochester Public Transit buses are giving free rides on Wednesday until 9 p.m.

Ways to keep the Olmsted County Free Fair safe and fun

The fair is all about having fun, and KIMT News 3 spoke to the Olmsted County Sheriff about what you can do to make sure that fun doesn't get spoiled.

First Student looking to hire more Rochester bus drivers ahead of the new school year

Just because it's a big bus, doesn't mean it's a big deal. First Student allowed KIMT News 3's Annalise Johnson to climb behind the wheel of the big yellow beast in an open parking lot to show that learning the basics of driving is a simple process.

Should the Rochester City Council have sold the former Dooley's space without a public bidding process? Some community members say 'no'

The city did ask for proposals on new tenants, but not buyers.

A call to utilize Rochester's Mayo Park

People flocked to the first Down by the Riverside Concert at Mayo Park Sunday evening for a night of country tunes. It's the first of a weekly concert series every Sunday through mid-August.

Final preparations for first Rochester's Thursdays Downtown since 2019 underway

In just two days, downtown Rochester will be filled with vendor tents, live music stages, and crowds of people. Rochester summer staple Thursdays Downtown is making a comeback.

Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program feels pressure of summer demand spike and national blood shortage

Mayo Clinic needs new donors to roll up their sleeves.

Mason City soldier sings the U.S. National Anthem from overseas

Army Specialist Hailey Mullins, a Mason City native, gave a goosebumps-inducing rendition of the National Anthem this July 4th from inside an Iraqi warehouse.

One person in custody for alleged Rochester knife incident

Preliminary information shows one person was cut with a knife and another person was taken into custody.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 614990

Reported Deaths: 7771
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1276671805
Ramsey53587912
Dakota47636477
Anoka43650466
Washington27897298
Stearns22870227
St. Louis18418321
Scott17814139
Wright16652153
Olmsted13678104
Sherburne1221696
Carver1084049
Rice8336112
Clay831592
Blue Earth775144
Crow Wing694099
Kandiyohi675385
Chisago631855
Otter Tail594387
Benton590498
Goodhue489174
Douglas481781
Mower480334
Winona467852
Itasca465768
Isanti448567
McLeod438061
Morrison431162
Beltrami413563
Nobles411950
Steele403219
Polk391673
Becker390557
Lyon367354
Carlton357958
Freeborn356234
Pine339023
Nicollet335745
Mille Lacs317256
Brown310040
Le Sueur302128
Todd290533
Cass290033
Meeker269044
Waseca243923
Martin238333
Roseau213121
Wabasha20963
Hubbard199241
Dodge19383
Renville184746
Redwood179541
Houston177916
Cottonwood168324
Wadena166023
Fillmore162310
Faribault158420
Chippewa154838
Pennington154320
Kanabec148328
Sibley148110
Aitkin140337
Watonwan13699
Rock130219
Jackson123212
Pipestone117326
Yellow Medicine115620
Pope11467
Murray107910
Swift107818
Koochiching96919
Stevens92911
Clearwater89617
Marshall89118
Lake85421
Wilkin84813
Lac qui Parle76222
Big Stone6134
Grant5958
Lincoln5893
Mahnomen5679
Norman5519
Unassigned51293
Kittson49322
Red Lake4037
Traverse3865
Lake of the Woods3504
Cook1760

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 376815

Reported Deaths: 6122
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk59215646
Linn21567342
Scott20530250
Black Hawk16850320
Woodbury15378230
Johnson1479586
Dubuque13627215
Dallas1150699
Pottawattamie11393177
Story1092548
Warren594392
Clinton565894
Cerro Gordo564898
Webster546397
Sioux520574
Muscatine4956106
Marshall493679
Des Moines481776
Jasper454273
Wapello4402124
Buena Vista432340
Plymouth405782
Lee396958
Marion372378
Henry301737
Jones301357
Bremer294663
Carroll287252
Boone273735
Crawford273541
Benton264255
Washington261051
Dickinson251145
Mahaska235151
Jackson225943
Kossuth222166
Clay217927
Tama213872
Delaware213343
Winneshiek201337
Buchanan197834
Page195722
Cedar194323
Hardin192544
Wright191240
Hamilton189251
Fayette188943
Harrison182873
Clayton173258
Butler169135
Madison168019
Floyd165242
Mills164724
Cherokee162238
Lyon161241
Poweshiek159836
Allamakee156452
Hancock154034
Iowa149124
Winnebago147031
Calhoun144813
Cass142155
Grundy139733
Emmet137341
Jefferson135535
Sac133320
Shelby132238
Louisa130749
Union129535
Franklin129223
Appanoose128749
Mitchell127343
Chickasaw126017
Humboldt126026
Guthrie125332
Palo Alto115224
Montgomery106938
Howard105522
Clarke102624
Monroe101533
Keokuk100432
Ida93735
Adair90132
Davis88525
Pocahontas87022
Monona86731
Greene80011
Osceola79517
Lucas78323
Worth7648
Taylor67112
Decatur6649
Fremont64910
Van Buren57318
Ringgold57124
Wayne56623
Audubon53613
Adams3504
Unassigned80
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