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|Kim Johnson joined the WCCO-TV team in May 2014. You can find her anchoring WCCO This Morning Monday through Friday. She also anchors WCCO 4 News at Noon and contributes on the WCCO Mid-Morning show.
As a native of Maple Grove, covering stories in her home state has always been a dream. For Kim, there’s no better place to do it than WCCO. She interned here while attending the University of Minnesota.
Throughout her career, Kim’s peers have honored her with the prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her emotionally candid stories of breast cancer survivors. Her undercover investigations have stopped retail stores from selling FDA-banned drugs. Her relentless questioning forced city leaders to finally fix a sewer pipe in a low-income Duluth neighborhood that had been flooding people’s basements for more than a decade. Kim’s work has earned her three Emmy Awards. She was also privileged to participate in the William Randolph Hearst National Television Broadcast News Competition.
Kim has covered the gamut from forest fires, the 35W Minneapolis bridge collapse to traveling with a local civil rights leader all the way to Washington D.C. for President Obama’s Inauguration. Kim’s thirst to cover the big political stories is partly what led her to Iowa just in time for the 2012 Republican Presidential caucuses where Kim produced and anchored a live newscast from caucus headquarters, giving viewers the latest numbers on the fly.
Kim is a big believer is giving back. When she’s not working in the newsroom, you can find her volunteering with one of her favorite charities: the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance or the American Cancer Society.
She also craves the outdoors. So if you see her on the running trail, ski slopes or sipping a hoppy IPA on an outdoor patio, make sure to say hi! Kim is always looking for great story ideas. You can contact her at email@example.com.
We all have those Facebook friends who might need a lesson in social media. A teacher in Savage is doing it right, educating her kids at an early age how to use it properly.
The story of how a local country singer bought a rundown club in Sauk Rapids and turned it around could be a country song itself.
Whether you love to shop, look at cars, or sip beer, we found a good mix of things to do over the next couple of days!
There are some great events taking place in the Twin Cities, including a circus with elephants and a chance to run a race on the field of TCF Bank Stadium.
We know first graders can have a lot of energy. However, in Mrs. Annelise Aaro’s class at Lake Elmo Elementary, they are focused and calm. How she uses her love of yoga to benefit students is what makes Mrs. Aaro an Excellent Educator.
The weather in April may be hard to predict, but the month’s best sales don’t have to be. Chrysa Duran from ThrfityJinxy.com shares how to save at the store or the garage sale.
We found fun ways to celebrate the holiday, and one event you can partake in each day during the month of April.
A wrestling coach in the Twin Cities is leading by example for her students on and off the mat.
As we transition from winter to spring, your hobbies may change as well. We are embarking on riding and running season.
You know good things are happening in a school when the kids beg to go in early. That’s the case at on school in Brooklyn Park and it’s all thanks to one teacher.
The award may be a surprise, but Mrs. Lauren Hansen began her path to excellence long ago.
St. Patrick’s Day is next weekend, but St. Paul isn’t afraid to start the party early. LuckyPalooza is just one of the things we found to put on your calendar, if you are Workin’ for the Weekend!
As a principal, it can be hard to track down Gail Wolfe buzzing throughout the halls of Christian Heritage Academy.
March is typically a quiet time for deals, but you can still save on cruises and luggage.
If you’re Workin’ for the Weekend, we have a fun line-up of events for you.
Every Wednesday we like to honor one Twin Cities teacher who goes above and beyond. But this week we got an unusual request from a parent.
It’s Thursday and if you’re Workin’ for the Weekend we have you covered with these fun events to consider.
It’s almost the weekend! You might be workin’ for it today.
This week your nomination letters took us to Eagan’s Red Pine Elementary.
February can be an expensive month with the Super Bowl parties and Valentine’s Day — your finances might be drained before we get to the Presidents Day sales.
There are a lot of ways to get outside and enjoy winter this weekend, from ice fishing, hockey and even an art display on a frozen lake.
Her students come to her class sometimes not knowing a word of English but, as WCCO learned, in just months can give a TV interview with confidence.
If you’re a boater, a snowboarder, or someone who just likes to party in their pajamas, there’s a lot to do in the Twin Cities this weekend.
You could call Brian Sullivan a jack of all trades. As the Head of School at Maranatha Christian Academy in Minneapolis he shapes the lives of students in school, church and far beyond.
We have fun things to do to embrace winter, including checking out ice castles or a snowmobile race.