John Schmidt

Published On: Apr 25 2014 10:07:31 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 25 2014 11:45:15 AM CDT

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John Schmidt

John grew up in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. He moved to La Crosse to attend Western Technical College for Visual Communications, where he focused on film. He got a job just after graduation as a news photographer. After two years in the field, John joined the News 8 team in December 2013.

Favorite Song?

Jump in the Fire – Harry Nilsson

This is a great song from a great artist. The bass line and drum solo drew me in the first time I heard it.

Favorite Band?

Queens of the Stone Age

I love the artistic rock these guys brought from the desert of California. I have seen the band twice and hope to see them as many more times as possible.

Favorite Movie?

Donnie Darko.

This movie blew my mind the first time I saw it. The soundtrack and tone of this movie made me fall in love with it.

Favorite Food?

One of my favorite foods is chili. I love making chili and constantly trying to make my recipe better.

Pizza. Sausage, pepperoni, or everything on it?

Pepperoni all the way!


I have been married for almost 8 years to my lovely wife Susan. We just welcomed our daughter Morgan into the world in May of 2013. She is our first . Fun fact: we got married in a pyramid in Las Vegas.

Favorite way to spend a day off?

One of my favorite ways to spend a day off is killing zombies with friends on Xbox Live.

If you could interview one person, living or deceased, who would that be?

Kevin Smith because his movies inspired me to start a career in film.