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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.
It’s MEA week and that means many kids are off of school Thursday and Friday. Here are some fun things to check out during the long weekend.
It is hard to tell who is most excited at Orchard Lake Elementary in Lakeville for this week’s Excellent Educator — the teacher or the students. The students scream and shout for their teacher Mrs. Dawn Slattery, a veteran teacher in the classroom, and she embraces new techniques to engage students.
Halloween is just around the corner. The season of screams and scares is here. There are plenty of events going on around the Twin Cities this weekend to get you into the spooky spirit!
Most elementary school teachers are responsible for about 25 – 30 students. This week’s Excellent Educator has about 25 times that amount.
The work week is winding down and that means you may already be Workin’ for the Weekend. Here are five ways to celebrate the fall season.
This week we paid a visit to Ms. Phebe Carr at Lucy Craft Laney Community School in Minneapolis. Carr loves to give hugs to her kindergartners, but others wanted her to feel loved too for all she’s done for the school and students. It’s why she is this week’s Excellent Educator.
We’re already first seeing Black Friday ads and leaks, so you might feel the need to abstain from making any purchases, but there are deals you don’t want to miss out on.
It is going to be a beautiful fall weekend! And we have a variety of ways to celebrate fall, beginning with a pumpkin patch!
Erik Malm teaches 12th grade physics during the school day at Maple Grove Senior High, but his passion for science spills over after class. It’s his after-school club, which is winning awards and giving students a unique hands-on learning opportunity, that makes him an Excellent Educator.
WCCO’s Kim Johnson has some ideas for things the beer lover, the do-gooder, the weightlifter and the bargain shopper can all enjoy.
The school year is in full swing and teachers are already doing excellent work in the classroom.
Autumn may not officially start until Sept. 22, but we’re already looking ahead to the fall season! From fall festivals to fashion, we have you covered with a variety of things to do this weekend.
Tim Owen may teach his students how to speak the Spanish language at Hopkins High School, but his goal is to connect them to the people.
If you’re “workin’ for the weekend,” there is a slew of celebrations to consider, all involving great food and music. One even caters to your dog.
We all know about the big fair happening in St. Paul this weekend, but there is another large festival happening south of the metro – The Renaissance Festival!
September is a month with no big gift giving holiday. It’s a month that also overlaps with back-to-school and Labor Day. And the weather is getting cooler out. These all come into play when it comes to deals in September.
The Minnesota State Fair is officially underway so many people will be enjoying fair festivities all weekend. But, if you’re looking for fun outside of the fair, we have you covered with festivals for apples, yoga, and even chalk art.
It’s one of the few remaining summer weekends to enjoy the outdoors, so take advantage of it by checking out one of these entertaining events around the Twin Cities.
From Ireland to Poland, from Minneapolis to St. Paul, there are plenty of great events happening in the Twin Cities this weekend! WCCO’s Kim Johnson shares a few of her picks.
Anybody who has battled cancer or knows someone who has understands the treatment can be exhausting. The appointments, tests, and chemo can take a lot out of a person. But the American Cancer Society has a program that allows you to help these patients.
It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to start planning for the weekend. Here are some of the most promising entertainment options to choose from around town.
In this week’s Workin’ for the Weekend, there are plenty of things to do to enjoy these dog days of summer.
We are heading into the dog days of summer, and nothing says summer more than a good community festival. From St. Paul and Prior Lake, to Edina and Maple Grove, we have fun festivities across the Twin Cities in Workin’ for the Weekend.
The Basilica Block Party returns for its 22nd year. This year, bands like Phillip Phillips, Matt Nathanson and The Fray will rock several stages on Friday and Saturday night.
We’re coming up on a long holiday three-day weekend, so if you head into the office already Working for the Weekend, we understand.