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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.
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This week your nomination letters took us to Eagan’s Red Pine Elementary.
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We have fun things to do to embrace winter, including checking out ice castles or a snowmobile race.
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We know most schools are on winter break, giving students and teachers well deserved time off. But WCCO This Morning is not taking any time off from recognizing Twin Cities educators who make a difference.
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It’s gift giving season, and many of us are spending more than usual during this time of the year. But you can also save money if you play your cards right.
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If the saying goes education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire, Sam Neisen is creating a lot of sparks at Minnetonka High School.
We found fun ways to get into the spirit from Minnetonka and Golden Valley to Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Students in this class learn the basics like how to take notes and ask questions. But they also get to take field trips to college campuses.
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Danielle Beekman teaches 4th grade. From how she puts her 100 percent best effort into everything she does to her unique classroom setting, there are a number of reasons why Beekman is this week’s Excellent Educator.
This weekend marks the Minnesota Deer Hunting Opener. That may mean you might have some of your household out of the house.
This week’s Excellent Educator has a reputation for arriving early and staying late to meet the needs of her students who are visually impaired.
It’s the weekend before Halloween and you know there will be some spooktacular events taking place in the Twin Cities.
It’s Thursday… are you working for the weekend? Here are some fun things to do in the Twin Cities.
Heidi Hacket, a third grader teacher at Fieldstone Elementary in St. Michael, goes above and beyond to connect with not only her students, but also with their parents.