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Annalise Johnson

Multimedia journalist

Title: Multimedia journalist
ajohnson@kimt.com

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 ajohnson@kimt.com.

Recent Posts by Annalise Johnson

HVAC and plumbing still functioning as essential services, technicians taking extra precautions

Technicians are equipped with personal protective gear including N95 masks, gloves, and eye protection and are wiping down any surface they touch when entering people's homes on a call.

Teddy bears in windows keep neighbors connected while social distancing.

While people are isolating in their homes, some are finding creative ways to occupy their time. Going on a bear hunt is a family-friendly trend that's popping up in neighborhoods all over the country, including in Rochester.

Mayo cardiologist warns of potentially deadly side effects in using some off-label medications to treat Covid19

While there's not yet a cure or treatment for Covid-19, doctors all over the country are using off label medications to improve symptoms.

Gift of Life Transplant House remains open for patients, closed for visitors

Many of the guests are immunocompromised. Because of this, the house has always been strict on sanitation.

Managing mental health during the pandemic

As we all go through the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, some of us may feel lonely, stressed, anxious, or even depressed.

Congress finalizing $2 trillion stimulus bill

Eligibilty will be determined by your 2019 tax return, or your 2018 return if you haven't filed yet this year.

Rochester Area Builders collecting and donating N95 respirator masks

There's a shortage of masks for healthcare workers across the country.

Rochester businesses ask for financial relief from City of Rochester

"This is really extraordinary times for a lot of people and a little bit of grace would be kind and helpful," says one downtown business owner.

Students return home from closed college campuses

"It's so sad. I'm like, did I take all of this for granted?" says one student.

Fillmore Central parents and students thank school staff with surprise pizza party

The pizza boxes had motivational messages written on them such as "we will get through this."

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