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

17-year-old boy killed in Buffalo County rollover crash

Goodyear Blimp flies over 7 Rivers Region

Blimp spotted in Vernon and La Crosse counties

'Neighborhood Family Clinic' opens in West Salem

The clinic is part of the 'Sensible Health" group

Program honors La Crosse woman by building relationships between cops and kids

Sara Rose Hougom Foundation's 'life skills — Sara-style' program works toward a brighter, safer future

Wild visitor roams the streets of West Salem

The black bear ran right down Leonard Street

Onalaska Firefighters push rig into its new home, bringing back a station tradition

City of La Crosse puts PFAS-contaminated well online temporarily to flush pipes

The well's PFAS levels are just below the state's proposed enforcement standard, according to a recent lab test

Three injured in two separate I-90 crashes in Onalaska

The crashes Thursday backed up traffic in both directions

Onalaska seniors celebrate Independence Day together

Riverfest returns to La Crosse's Riverside Park

President Joe Biden "celebrates" bipartisan infrastructure plan in La Crosse's MTU maintenance garage

The President spoke to an invite only crowd of about 75

Women's Business Initiative expands footprint in La Crosse to put dreams to work'

WWBIC provides direct lending, education and networking opportunities to Wisconsin entrepreneurs

Study finds PFAS chemicals in hundreds of cosmetics

Researchers say you likely won't know, because that information is not on the product's label

La Crosse athlete makes Logan High School history before WIAA state track meet even begins

La Crosse bar goes shot for shot in hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinic

COVID-19 Delta variant confirmed in La Crosse County

Onalaska family raises money to put 'Angel Eye' on hospitalized babies

Brice Prairie mom takes to social media to make son's 5th birthday memorable

La Crosse County Republican chairman argues too many Democrats appointed to county redistricting committee

La Crosse County Housing Authority calculates costs of PFAS contamination

City of La Crosse receives $11 million in federal dollars, money the mayor wants to give away

La Crosse will receive its second round of federal money — another roughly $11 million — in about a year

June Top Notch Teacher hits all the right notes in Sparta

You won’t hear her on the radio, but Michelle Wilson’s students will tell you her songs are a hit

New test results find PFAS contamination in some public wells in the Town of Campbell

17 public wells tested positive for PFAS; 2 at levels about the DHS proposed safety standard.

La Crosse's new River Point District takes big step forward

A truck dumped the first of thousands of loads of fill needed to prepare the site for construction

Monroe County humane investigator will not pursue charges against owners of 26 dogs killed in a house fire

The state's case is still under review

Wisconsin DNR considering how long to provide free bottled water to Town of Campbell families

Number of French Island wells contaminated with PFAS tops 500

The new numbers come as the Wisconsin DNR holds its first public hearing to set PFAS drinking water safety standards

WATCH: Trooper survives close call, reminds drivers to 'move over'

Trooper had just finished a traffic stop when the Jeep clipped her squad and rolled

Owners of Monroe County home that caught fire, killing 26 dogs, under investigation

They have a kennel license, but it covers only half the dogs on the property

Mayo Clinic employee honors veterans with escort when they are called home

The Army vet is on a mission to recognize a veteran's service at the end of his or her life

Number of French Island wells contaminated with PFAS continues to grow

331 wells have tested positive for the man-made compounds. Rep. Ron Kind says some federal funds are available to help

Seeing double, even triple! 8 sets of twins, 1 set of triplets will graduate with the Onalaska High School class of 2021

La Crosse woman makes sure duck tales have happy endings

Lacey Hein rescued ducklings twice in just a few days — and she's not the only one

La Crosse Diocese wants controversial priest to resign, but Father James Altman vows to resist

Altman told parishioners at St. James the Less, 'They want my head on  a platter'

COVID-19 vaccine can throw off mammogram results, but experts say that's not a reason to skip the screening

Moving Day! News 8 Now spots momma squirrel carrying her babies to their new home

La Crosse County Parents lead the way in the fight against COVID-19

The county vaccination rate for kids 12-15 is nearly double the state average

Deciding whether to go without mask may not be simple for parents

DNR lab results find PFAS contamination on French Island in wells south of I-90

The results bring the total number of PFAS contaminated wells to 379

A Western Wisconsin man, who was the target of a murder for hire plot, is taking his story to state lawmakers

Melanie Schrader is behind bars, her intended target says that's not enough