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

Towboat crashes into Lock & Dam 4 at Alma

No one was injured. Crews are working to remove the tow from the water

BREAKING- La Crosse Police are investigating overnight homicide

One victim died at the scene. A second is recovering at a local hospital

Man charged with three domestic incidents that took place at La Crosse’s Houska Park

National Weather Service confirms tornado southeast of Sparta

Wisconsin DNR reminds boaters that wearing a life jacket could save your life

So far this year, four people have died in boating incidents

Viroqua to host free, summer concert series

“Live in Viroqua” kicks off Saturday, June 4th

City of La Crosse project to upgrade street lights gets underway May 23rd

The project could lead to temporary street light outages

Construction causes temporary lane closures on two La Crosse streets

Wreaths Across America’s mobile education exhibit headed to Eau Claire

La Crosse schools celebrate Wisconsin’s 4th School Garden Day

City of La Crosse hosts Public Works open house

“Fourth Fridays” to debut in La Crosse this June

La Crosse City Clerk shows off new voting machines

Great Rivers United Way invests in local, youth mental health programs

City of La Crosse spring auction set for Saturday

La Crosse Pediatrician says anxiety and depression rates reported among adolescents are worsening

La Crosse’s Gundersen Health System recognized for organ donation efforts

Fort McCoy soldiers march in ‘Ruck for the Fallen’ to memorialize those who have died

UW-La Crosse hosts 20th annual La Crosse County law enforcement memorial

The show will go on for La Crosse’s Muse Theatre

La Crosse County Republican chair named in $2.4 million lawsuit over 2020 election

Suit alleges illegal meeting to cast electoral ballots for former President Trump

New and returning bands to perform at Sparta Chamber’s summer concerts

First is set for May 25 at Evans-Bosshard Park

Evers appoints Black River Falls occupational therapist to rural health council

Nicole Schweitzer is physical medicine and rehabilitation director at Black River Memorial Hospital

Wisconsin attorney general to distribute 975,000 Child ID kits

Kaul's office and the National Child Identification Program will work with school districts to distribute the free kits

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unveils water level outlook for Great Lakes

Candice Tlustosch announces candidacy for La Crosse County Circuit Court

Habitat For Humanity breaks ground on first home in Arcadia

‘Dairy’ good cause: Logan High School teachers take pies to faces in student fundraiser

La Crosse’s Cameron Park farmers market opens for the season

Hundreds rally for abortion rights in downtown La Crosse

West Salem adaptive sports team celebrates wiffle ball victory over school rival

La Crosse fire investigators sift through rubble of India Curry House for clues

Social media helps La Crosse residents reunite lost dog with out-of-town owner

Peanut the chihuahua was missing in La Crosse for a week before he was found

Kindergartners at North Woods International in La Crosse are out to change the world

Future change-makers are hard at work on issues ranging from bounce houses to affordable housing

Holmen School Board president under fire for using fake Facebook profile

Cheryl Hancock went by the name Annie Allmaras, and used her profile to respond to critical posts about the school board, and challenge conservative school board candidates

Wisconsin health leaders encourage parents to have children vaccinated

This is National Infant Immunization week

Mayo Clinic Health System celebrates volunteers in La Crosse

Mayo places volunteers in 18 service areas

Wisconsin medical marijuana legislation gets first Senate hearing since 2009

Bill faces criticism from lawmakers, medical professionals

City of La Crosse unveils new plan to address homelessness and make Houska Park safe

On-site resources and security will be available through October