For Chuck Oedsma this is home. Raised in Galesville on the family dairy farm he is happy to have found a job that keeps him interested and challenged so close to home and family. After graduating from what is now Western Technical College, he spent 14 months working at the local cable company in Winona and La Crosse. In 1987 he started full time at WKBT as a news photographer. Eventually he became the chief news photographer a couple years later. Chuck has found working at News 8 has given him great opportunities to meet people and see events first hand. He currently lives on the family farm and enjoys living close to his extended family.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Lord of the Rings
What sports team are you a big fan of?
Green Bay Packer stockholder baby.
Breakfast - pancakes, waffles, french toast, sausage, bacon, hash browns, eggs (almost any way), toast, juice, cereal, fruit...
What are you bad at and wish you could do better?
I feel I am not very self motivated. Lazy may be a better way of putting it. Worst part is knowing you are lazy and not having the self motivation to change it.
What do you like about your job?
I like meeting people. Over the years I have been part of many interviews in many places. It would be impossible to pick one person as a favorite.
Pizza. Sausage, pepperoni or everything on it?
Meat, sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, ham, some veggies and pineapple. No cheese. Don’t ask why.