Jennifer Livingston

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Jennifer is proud to say she is the newsroom veteran at WKBT. She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and fell in love with journalism after a high school job shadow at a local TV station.

She graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa in 1997 and started at News 8 shortly after that as a general assignment reporter. Jennifer is on her 11th year anchoring News 8 this morning. She’s also the reporter behind our Emmy award winning ‘In Search Of…’ series.

In October, 2012, Jennifer made international news when she addressed a viewer e-mail on air that called her a bad role model because of her weight. Her editorial went viral and has motivated students and adults to stand up to bullies and be kinder to one another.

Favorite song?
The newsroom teases me that I like anything a tween or teenager loves. (Those Jonas brothers are amazing!) However, my favorite type of music is…showtunes baby!

Favorite book?
The Twilight Series. Seriously. Stop laughing.

My best day at News 8 was?
The day I went to cover a story and met a new reporter from the competing station who later became my husband.

Favorite way to spend a day off?
Sleeping in!

What sports team are you a big fan of?
The Chicago White Sox. I grew up watching them with my dad and was able to attend games 1 and 2 of the 2005 World Series when they brought home the championship.

Favorite food?
King Crab Legs. Or anything with chocolate.


In Search Of...Hope Lives (part 3)

See how 'Hope Lives' is helping two people currently in the fight of their lives.

New program for area families struggling with substance abuse

In Search Of...Hope Lives (part 2)

A look at how one idea can impact so many lives

Downtown Mainstreet Inc. hosts ‘Downtown Trend Showcase'

La Crosse's Memorial Pool named local historic landmark

In Search Of...Hope Lives (Part 1)

A personal battle for two young men results in one amazing organization

WATCH: Iowa's Mason McCoy hits for cycle

2015 Northwoods MVP set to return to Loggers this summer

In Search Of...The Tri-State Accordion Club

An old time instrument is getting popular again thanks to a local group

Bill requiring CPR training in middle school headed to Gov. Walker's desk

The Charmant in downtown La Crosse named a 'Four Diamond' hotel

Trip Advisor also ranks it as the best hotel in the state of Wisconsin

In Search Of...Wheel of Todd

One family is honoring their son by gifting an amazing Packers experience

In Search Of...Kennet's Grace

A ballet master is teaching so much more than great dance

Unique UWL event aims to help students quit smoking 'cold turkey'

In Search Of...The Sunny Side Of Life

Meet an area girl determined to overcome any obstacle

Government looks to ban smoking in public housing

Smoking already banned at 20 percent of federally subsidized housing, AP says

Angel giving tree helps families in need with holiday gifts

Changes to I-90 bridge traffic with ongoing construction

Town of Shelby housing development gets final approval

La Crosse City Council approves amended raise for mayor's position

Holmen School District holds 21st annual family literacy night

Downtown to hold annual Holiday Open House event

More than 60 businesses are participating this year

In Search Of...Steppin' Out in Pink 2015

A look at how this amazing event got its start

Steppin' Out in Pink marks 10 years in La Crosse this weekend

La Crosse City Council fails to override mayor's veto of pay raise

McDonough's 'really good run' brings special guest back to Winona