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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s Excellent Educator was nominated by a parent of one of her students, and she said it’s the ultimate compliment.
Kim Johnson gets us working for the weekend with some ideas that include St. Patrick’s Day events, a women’s expo and more.
It is that time of the week when we surprise CCO’s Excellent Educator. Andrea Whitcomb got her start in teaching music 17 years ago to high schoolers. But she made the switch to teach the younger kids at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts in Anoka. She says she loves the challenge of introducing music to students for the first time.
Rasmussen’s children were OK taking a break from their highly structured day to recognize their beloved teacher.
Eliza Rasheed took over the theater program at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Upper Campus seven years ago with an ambitious goal: to teach students to stand up to issues of injustice in their community.
Even if you’re planning to stay glued to the couch for March Madness, you’ll likely also go shopping.
As we get ready for the return of winter this weekend, you can either escape it or embrace it!
LeBlanc has been living her dream as a teacher for 17 years. She says the rewards are still just as sweet as when she started.
There are a lot of fun events this weekend, from Minneapolis to St. Paul, to Mall of America and the Minnesota Zoo.
Donnell Gibson, or “Mr. D,” is a behavior intervention specialist at Como Park Senior High in St. Paul.
Ms. Loretta Hall teaches Reading Language Arts at Harvest Network of Schools in north Minneapolis. Hall is committed to making sure her students are afforded every opportunity they deserve so they can achieve great things. That is what makes her an Excellent Educator.
This is the weekend to embrace winter in Minnesota. Whether you are a skater or a skier, or prefer to just be a spectator, we have ways to do it all because we are Workin’ for the Weekend.
This week’s Excellent Educator teaches her students one of the most basic skills: how to speak.
It may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s certainly not short in savings. Chrysa Duran from Thrifty Jinxy Gets Us Movin’ with the hottest deals in February.
There is a lot going on around the Twin Cities this weekend, so get out your planners and take note of these fun activities!
Today, it’s common for people to switch jobs several times throughout their careers. But in Shakopee there is a teacher that has been walking through the same door for more than four decades.
The North American Pond Hockey Championships are among the fun events on tap around the Twin Cities this weekend.
“I love what I do,” she said. “I wake up every morning, these kids bring joy to my life, I learn from them.”
We have the perfect excuse to get that tattoo you’ve always wanted.
The office of Black Male Student Achievement is on a mission to close the achievement gap in the city’s schools. The man leading that effort is King Michael Walker. He has several reasons for calling the men and boys he works with kings. It’s all part of his goal to empower his students so they can achieve great things — and it’s why he is this week’s Excellent Educator.
Winter is upon us! Some of you like to spend it doing indoor activities. Others will bundle up and embrace the cold! No matter your preference we have options for both as we’re Workin’ for the Weekend.
January is a perfect month to get deals on winter apparel or video games that Santa forgot to bring! Chrysa Duran from Thrifty Jinxy Gets Us Movin’ with New Year deals and sales.
Many of you have this week off, but some of us are still Workin’ for the Weekend. And if you are looking for fun ways to ring in the New Year, we have you covered.
Each week we love reading nomination letters for Excellent Educators. This week a parent wrote to tell WCCO about Blake Jorgensen who teaches public speaking at Minnesota Transitions Charter School High School in Minneapolis.
It is a big holiday weekend and many are already workin’ for it. If you have out of town guests visiting, we have you covered with fun events to take them to around town.