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.

Articles

Appeals Court rejects DOJ request in union case

Twins set spring training attendance record

Huebsch defends UW budget proposal

Minnesota GOP bill would cut Meals on Wheels programs

Aquinas Blugolds: One Common Goal

Wisconsin Legislature begins work on two-year budget

Huebsch defends recycling change

Wisconsin bureau chief says his agency can publish law

Hart secure with Brewers after big season

Walker applying for $150M for Wisconsin train upgrades

Walker aide says budget fix on track

Live stream shows Decorah Eagles, eggs in nest

Ohio House panel OKs public worker union bill

Low scores don't deter Wisconsin voucher supporters

Vikings' bill nearing debut at Minnesota. Capitol?

Gundersen Lutheran named to nation's Top Hospitals

Big spring? Some predicting high voter turnout next Tuesday

Wisconsin Republicans face new hurdle in union battle

Minnesota K-12 bill ups pupil payments, cuts programs

Concerns over drug resistant superbug

Rev. Jesse Jackson Visits UW-La Crosse

Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections among agencies up for budget briefing

La Crosse City Brewing buying former Coors brewery

St. Paul prepared for Wednesday river crest

Bill would allow exemption for Wis.-Minn. bridge

Dells amusement park where Florida girl was injured will reopen

Wisconsin judge halts implementation of bargaining law

UPDATE: No bond for Packers' Jolly after new drug charge

Wild beat Blues 2-1 in overtime

Conductor Wannabe's collecting votes for La Crosse Symphony concert

Group reports finding shipwreck in Lake Michigan

Heart attack killed skier from La Crescent

Walker remains quiet on court order over union law

Feds find safety issues at Wisconsin Tyson facility

Pawlenty to headline Boston tea party rally

What's for Dinner: Double-Cheese Macaroni

Brewers' Narveson now in bigger spot

What's for Dinner: BBQ Chicken Sandwich

What's for Dinner: Red Cabbage Slaw

Study: UW-Madison chips in $12B to Wisconsin economy