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...Heavenly Music

St. Charles, Minnesota Man is Marking a Milestone at Church.

In Search Of...Salon Inspired

Local Hairdresser overcomes obstacles to follow her dream

In Search Of...The Beauty of Fall

The Sights and Sounds of a Coulee Region Autumn

In Search Of...Service and Sacrifice Part 4

Local military family welcomes soldier home on leave

In Search Of...Service and Sacrifice Part 3

Update on a local military families life with soldier overseas.

In Search Of...Captain Ike

Paddle Wheel Captain is Mississippi King

In Search Of...Steppin' Out in Pink

Onalaska Mother of Five Battles Breast Cancer