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

Growing number of French Island wells contaminated with PFAS

The City of La Crosse has acknowledged responsibility for the contamination, but Mayor Kabat has not said whether it will pay to provide a permanent source of water to affected homes

La Crosse women's organizations recognize power of the Vice President's inauguration

Kamala Harris is the first black woman and person of Asian decent to hold the office

Winona County ready to vaccinate more people when more vaccine is available

The county is not part of the state's new pilot program

La Crosse's Rivoli Theatre reopens for business

The local landmark has been closed for nine months

Onalaska high school friends reunite to save a toddler's life

Lucas Hougom received a live transplant one year ago

French Island families with contaminated wells face long road to clean water

The City of La Crosse has not said whether it will pay the cost after taking responsibility for the contamination

City of La Crosse considers how to get clean water to Campbell residents after contaminating private wells

More than 100 private wells have tested positive for PFAS

Shopping for Answers: News 8 Now heads to the mall to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

Tests reveal "PFAS" contamination in 40 Town of Campbell private wells

The city of La Crosse is offering bottled water to residents whose wells tested high for PFAS

La Crosse firefighters join growing list of Wisconsinites vaccinated for COVID-19

La Crosse seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine for a "shot" at a family reunion

All 83 residents at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center volunteered to be vaccinated

Only on 8: La Crosse firefighters take you along for ice rescue training

COVID-19 vaccine makers recruit kids for clinical trials

The trials are sparking debate in clinics and at kitchen tables

Bars and Restaurants break New Year's traditions during the pandemic

4 Sisters is closing all before the ball drops on the new year

Plow drivers prepare for long night

Priority is keeping main roads clear down to the pavement

Blood drive honors life and legacy of La Crosse teen

Anthony Fimple believed in donation in life and death

La Crosse students help meet the demand for nurses

Nearly all of Viterbo University's recent grads have jobs

COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Gundersen Health System

Hospital staff could receive the vaccine as early as Tuesday afternoon

Caledonia Restaurant hanging on during Minnesota's extended COVID-19 mandate

"Good Times" owner says the Governor's restrictions have nearly killed the restaurant industry

La Crosse Post Office delivers record number of packages

Postal workers are working nearly around the clock to meet demand

All hands on deck; Gundersen Health System employees take on the dirty work

Employees are trading their desk jobs for cleaning equipment to care for the community

Cranky Christmas mascot spreads holiday cheer

Monroe County display says it all about 2020

Monroe County will continue to tackle coronavirus under new leadership

The Health Department director and assistant director are retiring

Snapshot of virtual learning shows all it takes to teach kids at home

Only on News 8 Now

Mobile medical team provides La Crosse's homeless with critical care

St Clare Health Mission program gets to the root of homelessness

Experts: Wait at least 5 days after Thanksgiving to be tested for COVID-19

Samples collected early in your infection can give a false negative

Rotary lights kicks off in La Crosse

Jackson County hunter misses out on buck, captures wolf (on camera) instead

The wolf may have been on the hunt as well

"Snow Angels" help Winona County seniors dig out

Winona Friendship Center and Habitat for Humanity team up to help older adults with snow removal.

County road crews prepare for snow

Plow drivers are asking for other drivers to prepare too

One on one with Governor Tony Evers

Governor calls the pandemic situation in Wisconsin "dire"

La Crosse Area YMCA announces new mask policy

Effective Monday, November 23rd

"Operation Christmas Child" spreads holiday cheer worldwide

Donations needed this week