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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 hard not to be Working for the Weekend with such an exciting weekend ahead. It’s Halloween, with so many spooky activities. Plus we have an extra hour to enjoy them as we fall back an hour.
Halloween is now less than a week away. Do you have everything ready for your party? If not, Aimee Page from Jo-Ann Fabrics is Getting Us Movin’ this morning with crafty ideas you can do all on your own.
Although we’ve been enjoying our beautiful fall, some say the best season is just ahead of us: Ski season! We still have awhile before we can hit the slopes, but this weekend you can get in the spirit by checking out one of the events in this week’s Working for the Weekend.
It’s that time of the week when we recognize a great teacher in our community. This week’s Excellent Educator has quite the resume. Not only is Michael Halstenson the Music Director at Anoka High School, but his works have been performed by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and the University of Minnesota Opera Theater — just to name a few.
Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend. Events include Comic-Con, the St. Paul Art Crawl and the Stillwater Harvest Fest.
There are a lot of people who love Mrs. Karen Pappas at Four Season A + Elementary in St. Paul. For nearly three decades she has cared deeply about each one of her 1st grade students.
It’s the first weekend in October, and there are so many fun ways to celebrate fall. Several different Oktoberfests are taking place, there’s a grape stomp, and you can even check out the fall fashion at the much anticipated opening of Nordstrom.
For this week’s Excellent Educator, we had to get staff other than the principal in on the surprise. That’s because the award went to the principal.
This week we flip the calendar page to October. At the start of each month, we like to help you save money in Get Movin’ Monday. Nancy Ngo from the Pioneer Press joined WCCO This Morning with the hot deals for the month of October.
It’s Thursday! That means you might already be thinking about your plans for the weekend. From Shakopee to Bloomington to Nowthen north of the metro we have you covered with happenings in Working for the Weekend.
Looking for some new suggestions or maybe even a different snack for the kids to try? This Monday morning we are celebrating the new school year with some new ideas on the old brown bag lunch.
Patty Schoff teaches students with special needs at ABC Junior Achievement in Andover. Her ability to have a lasting impact on their lives well after graduation is what makes her this week’s Excellent Educator.
It is a big weekend for Germans! Or anybody who likes to polka, drink beer and eat brats. This weekend is the first weekend of Oktoberfest and there are a couple ways to celebrate.
This week WCCO paid a visit to Ms. Leslie Rae Ferster at Jenny Lind Elementary in north Minneapolis, who is our very first Excellent Educator of the 2015-2016 school year.
Do you love bacon and beer? Then there’s an event you shouldn’t miss this weekend.
It’s a big weekend coming up. Labor Day Weekend: the last chance to get to the State Fair. If you are staying around town this weekend and are looking for something to do, WCCO This Morning has you covered.
If you spent the weekend at the Minnesota State Fair, you may have spent a decent amount of cash there too.
Here’s what’s going on in Minnesota this weekend.
The Monday after a summer weekend can mean our clothes may not be in their best shape. Tes Olson of St. Croix Cleaners Gets Us Movin’ with tips for preventing and remedying common summer stains.
Tough decisions to make in Working for the Weekend. Turkey leg versus bratwurst? Japanese lanterns or Greek dancers? There’s plenty of time to do either, or both this weekend!
The school year is just around the corner and that means for many families life is about to get hectic. But with a little preparation, dinner time can be a simple and delicious.
If this week’s Working For the Weekend was an episode of Sesame Street, it would be brought to you by the letter “B”. That’s because it’s full of boats, BBQ and block parties!
In Minnesota, we love celebrating other each other’s heritages. That’s what will be happening in both Minneapolis and St. Paul this weekend. Any excuse to have an outdoor festival, right?
Two women say they’ve come up with the secret on how to be happy all the time in any situation, good or bad. It’s called the “Happiness Practice” and it’s already being used in the workplaces of some well-known Minnesota companies.
We turned a calendar page over the weekend. And that means we still have plenty of bathing suit season to enjoy. They are just one of the great bargains in the month of August.