Amy DuPont

Anchor/Reporter

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Amy joined News 8 in 2020, moving back to the city she considers home.

Amy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in Inver Grove Heights. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Communication Studies.

Amy’s career started right here in La Crosse as an intern and eventual weekend producer at WXOW. She left La Crosse to become the weekend anchor at KSAX in Alexandria, Minnesota. Amy returned to WXOW in 2002 and was promoted to Daybreak anchor in 2004.

Amy left the Coulee Region for love. She followed her husband to San Diego, California, where he was stationed with the United States Marine Corps. While in California, Amy accepted a reporter/anchor position at CW6. In 2017, the Marine Corps stationed Amy’s family back in Wisconsin where she took a reporter/anchor job with Milwaukee’s Fox6.

When Amy’s husband retired from the military, there was no questions where her family wanted to go next. La Crosse is home. Amy is thankful for the opportunity to work in her “hometown” and share the stories that matter to the people in this community.

Amy has won four Emmy awards as well as two Murrow and Sevareid awards. She has also been honored by the Associated Press of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for her work as an anchor and reporter.

When she’s not working or catching up on sleep, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband Benny, their two sons Bryce and Aiden, and their dogs Rambo and Emmy.

If you have a story idea please send Amy an e-mail: adupont@wkbt.com

Articles

Governor Evers and Wisconsin Democrats reintroduce 'CLEAR' Act to address PFAS contamination in the Town of Campbell and state-wide 

City of La Crosse submits interim PFAS site investigation to the DNR

Meantime, DNR testing of 200 additional private wells is underway. Check out our map

Onalaska police officers are now equipped with body-worn cameras

The department invested $148,000 in the cameras and supporting technology

Wisconsin DNR to begin testing for drinking water contamination in the Town of Campbell

The state agency will sample 200 private wells beginning April 19th.

Onalaska police train to make using Tasers safe

Although rare, Taser errors by police happen

Cashton soldier makes it home to surprise daughter on her 5th birthday

Number of PFAS-contaminated wells in Town of Campbell nears 200

Congressman Ron Kind lives on the island and says well owners need to weigh their options

Restaurants struggle to "ketchup" with condiment demand

America is in the middle of a ketchup shortage

Endless elections: Two candidates announce they will run against Rep. Ron Kind in 2022

Political analysts says the early campaign kick off points to the importance of the 3rd district seat, but warn voters may not be ready for another election cycle

Houston County COVID-19 vaccination rates rising due to supply and choice

This week, Houston County received its first doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and set up it’s vaccine clinics to let people choose between Moderna and J&J

Hope is spreading faster than Coronavirus ever has at Gundersen vaccination clinics

Gundersen Health System can vaccinate roughly 90 patients an hour

Third La Crosse well tests positive for PFAS; city says it is rarely used

500+ Town of Campbell families ask Wisconsin DNR for bottled water

Two vie for Town of Campbell Chairman

Voter to choose between Dennis Nelson and Joshua Johnson

City of La Crosse will ask the FAA for waiver to use PFAS-free fire fighting foam at the La Crosse Airport

The AFFF foam in use now is linked to the contamination of more than 100 Town of Campbell wells

La Crosse MTU to charge bus fare again in May

Monroe County recognizes Vietnam Veterans decades after the war

March 29th is national Vietnam War Veterans Day

Spring and La Crosse's Rudy's Drive-In are back

The restaurant opened for the season on March 26th

The State of Wisconsin issues an interim area-wide drinking water advisory for the Town of Campbell

Businesses step up to offer free bottled water while DNR makes plans to deliver water to homeowners

One-on-one with Senator Ron Johnson

The Republican answers News 8 Now's questions about immigration, the Capitol riot, and his future in politics

Gundersen Health System administers Johnson & Johnson vaccine to homeless

News 8 Now Investigates sources of PFAS contamination on French Island

The city of La Crosse has taken responsibility only for the contamination south and east of the airport. Homeowners to the west say the city is responsible for their contamination too

City of La Crosse asks Wisconsin DNR to test wells for PFAS contamination

La Crosse County Board chair says mayor's request letter 'clearly points to private wells in the City of La Crosse being contaminated with PFAS'

No walk-ins. La Crosse County residents need an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccination

La Crosse community COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens to the public

Vaccinators at the UW-L site will administer at least 200 shots a day

Prairie du Chien firefighters save dog and get plenty of kisses in return

The dog fell through the ice while retrieving a stick

Onalaska School District expands summer school program to help pandemic weary students catch up

City of La Crosse sues chemical companies for contaminating wells near the airport

Mayor Tim Kabat says the chemical companies, not the city, are responsible for the PFAS contamination and clean-up

Town of Campbell supervisors describe the mayor of La Crosse's response to an official town request as unprofessional.

Tim Kabat hasn't responded to the town's request to test all town wells for PFAS, but he did respond to media requests

A growing number of elected officials call on the City of La Crosse to test all of French Island for PFAS

La Crosse School District to test Summit Elementary well for PFAS

The district is offering bottled water to concerned students and staff while it waits for results

Town of Campbell asks City of La Crosse to expand contaminated well testing area again

La Crosse County educators will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in March

Onalaska High School will host a clinic on March 5 AND 6

La Crosse County named as site for new COVID-19 community vaccine clinic

Three others will open across Wisconsin

Celebrating the workers who help us feed our families

February 22nd is Supermarket Employee Day

Caledonia man survives a heart attack thanks to Mayo Clinic and an unexpected family member

More Town of Campbell wells have tested positive for a dangerous chemical called PFAS

The wells are outside of the original and expanded testing areas and some are in public buildings. 

The West Salem man, convicted for the 2016 murder of his wife, wants a new trial

An attorney for Todd Kendhammer filed a motion for post-conviction relief

La Crosse interim clerk expects low voter turnout for Spring Primary

La Crosse couple finds love in Gundersen hospital hallway