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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

Affordable housing funding is secure through March in Olmsted County

In the midst of the government shutdown, the Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has a plan in place.

Investing in local businesses

10 Southeastern Minnesota businesses receive funding from Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

USDA Farm Service Agency offices open for 3 days despite government shutdown

Some local offices are open Thursday, Friday, and Tuesday.

Conversation about raising the tobacco age begins in Albert Lea

City Council will discuss the possibility at their January 28th meeting.

Farmers and Water Quality

On Wednesday, the Cedar River Watershed Partnership held a 'Partnering for Profitability' program at the Hormel Sales Cabin.

Sears Hometown in Austin closing

Sears Hometown announced on their Facebook on Saturday that they are closing.

Being aware of your surroundings

Jake Patterson targeted 13 year old Wisconsin girl after seeing her at her school bus stop.

Addressing student mental health

Minnesota legislators identify student mental health as a top priority.

Food drive lends a helping hand to government employees

Helping people working without a paycheck make ends meet.

Choosing the right preschool

On Saturday, United Way of Mower County hosted a preschool showcase.

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