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 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

La Crosse scientists tracking the U.K. COVID-19 variant say it's likely already here

Attorney puts City of La Crosse on notice for PFAS contamination

An attorney representing 125 people served the city for contaminating their private wells.

Be "Ready Wisconsin" for days of extreme cold

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, last year alone, extreme cold killed 83 Wisconsinites. 

La Crosse kindergartener earns "lifesaver" award for helping his family escape a house fire

The 6 year old work his parents up before their upstairs smoke alarm went off

The La Crosse School District is begging parents to keep sick kids at home

Fire power: Report suggests La Crosse County fire and EMS combine resources

Enrollment is open for the Wisconsin private school choice program, sparking debate

A growing number of private schools are registered; including La Crosse's First Lutheran

"Good Boy" needs a good home

The 3-yr old dog has been living at a shelter for nearly a year

Puppies rescued from hoarding situation need a home

La Crosse Mayor holds off on unveiling plan to bring clean water to homes with contaminated wells

The affected wells, in the Town of Campbell, are contaminated with PFAS sprayed at the La Crosse Regional Airport

Bill would make Holocaust education mandatory for Wisconsin public school students

Holocaust survivor Eva Zaret say passing the bill will prevent the next generation from repeating the atrocity of the past

Wisconsin Senate Republicans vote to repeal state mask mandate

The resolution moves to the state assembly where it is likely to pass

La Crosse firefighters face extra challenges when making bluff rescues in snow and ice

A team of 14 rescued a woman injured on the bluff Sunday

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