Green Bay, Wis.
Annie Krall joined the Green Bay WBAY team in June 2021 as a multimedia journalist after writing and producing for ABC NEWS in New York City on the medical and business units. Her love of the Badger State began as an infant while spending summers in northwest Wisconsin at the family cabin. There, she would learn to logroll with her twin sister (apparently only some splashing involved) and eventually compete as an amateur in the Lumberjack World Championships. Not to mention, become an avid boater thanks to her dad and a darn good fisherwoman courtesy of her mom’s patience and expertise.
Born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, Annie stayed in the Windy City for college, attending Northwestern University. She was pre-med while majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in German. If you ever see Annie on the street give her a big “Wie geht’s?” After being accepted to medical school senior year, she deferred her acceptance to pursue a master’s in Health, Environment, and Science Journalism at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. As soon as she got in front of a camera, she knew wearing a physician’s white coat was no longer in the cards. Even though she doesn’t plan on pursuing medicine again anytime soon, Annie is beyond grateful for the thousands of hours studying organic chemistry or shadowing surgeons because it gave her a unique perspective on the importance of granular details and the major impact one person can have on the life of a stranger.
Her medical background proved to be invaluable as she tackled the fast-paced New York City news world at ABC just as COVID-19 was transforming our lives in March 2020. Annie researched and wrote stories for content on Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, 20/20 and Nightline.
Before ABC NEWS, Annie spent over a year as on-air talent and a producer/writer for MediaTracks Communications, where her stories reached over three million people weekly. She hosted the nationally distributed “Then and Now” radio talk show, as well as produced “Radio Health Journal” and “Viewpoints” radio news magazines. Her original content focused on the relationship among health, sports, and culture including “The Future of Male Nursing” and “Are Emojis Today’s Hieroglyphs?” Annie’s interdisciplinary approach to media stems from her creation of the first preventive women’s heart health initiative for college-age women, titled “Go Red Goes to Campus,” which was presented at universities throughout Illinois.
Annie is a former Northwestern University Homecoming Queen and Catholic Scholar, a proud member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and a 2020 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen finalist. On her days off you will likely see her playing at some of our local golf courses or relaxing at home with a cookbook open and a couple of souffles in the oven. To share Green Bay recommendations, connect with Annie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnieKrall or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anniekrallnews