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

La Crosse County CMJC approves resolution to study independent police oversight committee

La Crosse's Mayo Clinic Health System creates drop-in workspace for employees who typically work remotely

Tomah businesses win "Exemplary Employer" awards

La Crosse firefighters recover body from below Miller Bluff

Sparta gym turns away turkey for committing fitness fowl

Town of Campbell drinking water advisory remains in effect

COVID-19 testing site to open in West Salem

The one day event will be held on Saturday, October 2nd

Tom Tiggelaar named 59th La Crosse Oktoberfest Festmaster

Tiggelaar and his Frau made their grand entrance at the Festmaster's Ball

West Salem farmer earns his living between the corn rows

The owner of Hidden Trails Corn Maze, Bret Miller's crop of choice is foot traffic

Warrens welcomes thousands for 48th annual Cranberry Festival

During the three day event, the Village population grows from 360 people to more than 100,000.

La Crosse's Western Technical College has a new team of esport athletes

La Crosse County dive unit celebrates new building

Members say the new facility is essential to their work

UPDATE: Afghan refugee at Fort McCoy says they're hungry, task force resolving issue

An 'Operation Allies Welcome' spokesman says supply chain problems have been resolved

La Crosse Central High School student killed in weekend crash

Junior Abbillyne Mitchell died Saturday, September 4th

Afghan refugees are grateful for help settling in at Fort McCoy, soldier says

Children wave flags and always are happy, says SPC. Joseph Igo

La Crosse's Mayo Clinic re-opens dedicated COVID-19 testing site

Testing is available by appointment

Animal rights groups file lawsuit to stop Wisconsin wolf hunt

Panel of Federal judges grants request to intervene in Wisconsin redistricting lawsuit

UW-La Crosse close to reaching campus COVID-19 vaccination goal

Back to school safety: La Crosse Police are asking drivers to watch for kids who may not be watching for cars

The Department will increase patrols in and around school buildings for the first day of school

UWL's Screaming Eagles are back on campus and ready to rock

The University marching band is preparing for it's welcome back to campus performance

Dakota orchard overcomes weather to produce apple crop

The growers at Southwind Orchard say its almost peak apple season

City of Eau Claire receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of downtown property

The city parking lot, on N. Farwell St., will be redeveloped into a building with both residential and commercial space

Department of Health Services renews Wisconsin's commitment to reducing drug overdoses

August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day in Wisconsin

Army’s top military leader visit Fort McCoy

Gen. James C. McConville, the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, visited the post for the first time Aug. 11.

Campbell Fire Department wins FEMA grant

The department will use the money to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus

Thunder Ride raises $51,000+ for La Crosse area children living with Type 1 Diabetes

Students return to UW-La Crosse for the fall semester

Gundersen Health System: hospital capacity is stressed due to COVID-19-related hospitalizations

Governor Tony Evers says Republican concerns over the screening process of Afghan refugees are "dog whistle crap"

Evers said Republicans criticizing the vetting process are "vastly uninformed."

Cardinal Raymond Burke to begin rehabilitation after contracting COVID-19

Altra Federal Credit Union accepting members nominations for new, nonprofit award

Minnesota Man injured in Buffalo County motorcycle crash

Family at center of VA investigation speak out

For the first time, the Monroe County family at the center of a Tomah VA death investigation speak out

VA Report: Mismanagement of patient care at Tomah VA contributed to death

The 30-year old patient died in April of 2019. The VA's Office of Inspector General released the results of it's investigation on August 26th, 2021

New Video of the first group of Afghan refugees arriving at Volk Field

The Dept. of Defense has not said how many refugees will be housed at Fort McCoy

Kendhammer hearing day 2: Defense witness says West Salem man's alibi is believable

Todd Kedhammer's new attorneys are back in court this week to present evidence they say should grant their client a new trial

West Salem man convicted of killing wife wants new trial

Todd Kendhammer's new defense team argues he did not receive a fair trial

'Taste of the Garden' celebrates hard work, harvest of Hunger Task Force of La Crosse

The fundraiser benefits the task force's food recovery program and the Kane Street Community Garden

Onalaska mom shares the gift of unconditional love in honor of her 12-year-old son

Laurel Schmidtknecht helped a chocolate lab, who shares her son's name, find his happy ending