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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.
It’s Thursday — the time of the week when we’re focused on the weekend. Here are some activities for kids, the whiskey lover in your life and a run to help the Masonic Children’s Hospital.
It might be the biggest compliment a teacher can get, when your own child nominates you for Excellent Educator.
It is the last day of March, so we’re looking ahead to the first weekend in April. From enjoying a Minnesota pastime to exploring a Minnesota art to celebrating a Minneapolis staple, there’s plenty to get out and do this weekend.
Take yourself back to seventh grade, seventh period on a Friday afternoon. Likely you had little attention span for physics and chemistry. But Mrs. Sarah Nelson at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake knows how to get her students to focus.
If you’re stuck indoors waiting out the rain or snow showers, you’ll have an excuse to spend more time shopping for the best deals.
Kindergarten can be an emotional time for both students and parents. Parents are often leaving their children for a full day for the first time, and kids are starting school.
Nothing says spring better than taking in beautiful flowers in bloom.
This week’s Excellent Educator was nominated by her second grader, who said she is always there for her students. Nelson’s teacher at Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy for Math and Environmental Science, Mrs. Sally Pearson, never stops caring about her students, even when illness kept her away from school.
This week’s Excellent Educator is unlike any we’ve seen before. Lucille Decker began her teaching career when she was 21. Seven decades later, at 92-years-old, she is still at it, teaching students at South Elementary in Princeton.
After this weekend’s warm-up, it’s going to feel like winter is behind us. And a sure sign of spring is that the Easter bunny is coming to the Twin Cities!
From lacrosse and basketball to swimming and diving, sports have always been a part of Adrianna Schlossmacher Smith’s life. But that changed the day the teenager at Roseville Area High School took her last dive in the pool.
Savvy shoppers know that sales, promotions and clearance prices happen at specific times in the year. That’s true for both big ticket and smaller everyday products. Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars gets us movin’ this Monday with things to buy in March to get the best price.
There are fun things to do both indoors and out this weekend. Whether you’re looking for a good workout, a free concert or a big party in St. Paul we have it all in Workin’ for the Weekend.
She is a teacher with a big responsibility. That’s because for every student she teaches another life is impacted. Melanie Faulhaber’s job is to teach teens at Longfellow Alternative High School in Minneapolis how to be parents.
It may be winter, but with the forecasted warm temperatures this weekend, we know spring is right around the corner. So, there is no excuse to not get outside and enjoy the great activities that winter has to offer.
This week’s Excellent Educator leaves a lasting impact on not only her students. Ann Hanson devotes her energy to teaching preschoolers, but little does she know her colleagues are taking notes on how she does it.
There is never a shortage of things to do in the Twin Cities and there always seems to be a good variety. That’s true this weekend.
Karl Boberg, a teacher at Deephaven Elementary, says it’s a dream come true to teach at the same school he attended as a kid.
One science teacher in Minneapolis believes song and dance makes learning a difficult subject easier.
It may be cold outside, but deals on certain items are hot right now. You just have to know where to look. Nancy Ngo from the St. Paul Pioneer Press presented some fabulous finds in the month of February.
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. The space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members.
If you already have spring fever, good luck with that. We still have plenty of winter left. But we do have some events in Workin’ for the Weekend that get us thinking about spring. And winter lovers, we didn’t forget about you either.
Every week on WCCO we ask for your Excellent Educator nominations. Sometimes we get them from co-workers or from parents of students. But this week, a first grader wanted us to know about her teacher.
Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend around Minnesota.
A Minnesota principal concerned about obesity in her school has decided to lead by example. The brave and dramatic steps she’s taken to inspire her kids to be healthy is what makes her this week’s Excellent Educator.