Jordan Fremstad

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Jordan Fremstad is back in his home community after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in journalism and a minor in radio-TV-film.

Jordan has worked in the news and sports department since joining the News 8 Now team full time in January of 2018. Jordan’s passion began in the sports world, but he has found a passion for news storytelling. He was promoted to news anchor of News 8 Now at 5 in January of 2020. He’s excited to continue growing at the station he grew up watching.

In college, he covered everything from college athletics to the Green Bay Packers. Jordan also spent a year at North Dakota State University through National Student Exchange. He gained experience in five different internships throughout the Midwest before graduation.

Favorite song: “Dream On” by Aerosmith
Favorite band: Coldplay
Favorite movie: Miracle
Favorite book: “Through My Eyes” Tim Tebow
Do you have a personal motto or quote that inspires you?

“People don’t work for what they think they are owed and they don’t learn things they think they already know. Don’t make that mistake. You have to get out there and work like your dream depends on it…because it does.”
-TCU Baseball Coach Jim Schlossnagle

Favorite way to spend a day off? A round of Golf

What sports team are you a big fan of? Wisconsin Badgers

What are you bad at and wish you could do better? Singing

Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you? Piano

Favorite food. A good Midwest burger

What do you like about your job? The thrill of deadline pressure is something you can’t beat. There are so many people with inspiring stories and it is a privilege to help tell them.

Pizza. Sausage, pepperoni or everything on it? Four-meat all the way!

Family: I am engaged to my beautiful lady Amy. My parents, my brother and my sister live in De Soto Wisconsin.

Articles

One person injured after Onalaska apartment fire Saturday night

Investigation begins after late night apartment fire in Onalaska Saturday

'Everybody’s safety is at risk here': La Crosse leaders reinforce racism as public health crisis

La Crosse County board supervisor pushing for unanimous vote in favor of declaring racism a public health crisis in county

La Crosse health language interpreters bring clarity to patients

'There’s a lot of power in understanding': Health interpreters help people understand complicated medical information in their language.

Severe COVID-19 vaccine reactions are rare La Crosse health experts say

La Crosse health experts say Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspension is part of a normal research process out of caution

April's Top Notch Teacher: Onalaska High School's John Reimler

English teacher and theater enthusiast John Reimler brings passion to education

New La Crosse donut shop highlights value of small businesses as economy recovers

'Dirty Dozen' donut business thriving, Couleecap showcases class helping new and existing business owners reach goals

Firefighters use 500,000 gallons of water on Northside La Crosse fire

Fire officials in La Crosse continue investigation into Alter Metal Recycling fire last Friday

Drive-in Easter service brings people together in Holmen

Churches continue finding creative ways to worship amid the pandemic

UPDATE: Wildfire near West Salem contained authorities say

Several agencies responded to wildfire near near West Salem Sunday afternoon.

Lt. Gov. Barnes responds to Wisconsin's potential loss in federal food aid

Wisconsin could lose $50 million each month in federal food aid after Gov. Evers' mask mandate was struck down

La Crosse apartment proposal heads to city council as disagreements continue

Washburn neighbors upset with apartment proposal, La Crosse council members say city needs to act on affordable housing

Wisconsin DNR launches real-time fire condition dashboard

Windy conditions force burn bans across La Crosse area, new online tool from the DNR shows real-time fire data

La Crosse's Bee Xiong one of two Hmong firefighters in Wisconsin

Xiong shares his parent's journey to the U.S. and his call to service in La Crosse's community

La Crosse Police chief to work with La Crosse schools after SRO agreement suspension

La Crosse School District suspends SRO agreement following controversial La Crosse police union Facebook post

UW-La Crosse science center second building phase in limbo

UWL science dean hopes state Legislature will allow university to continue with $93 million science center second phase

Viterbo official says fourth hate-related incident 'does not represent Viterbo'

Viterbo University investigates hate-related message targeted toward LGBTQA student on campus

Holmen, Onalaska middle and high school students back in classrooms five days

Area schools expand in person learning to secondary schools as COVID-19 cases fall

La Crosse Center's new era: business manager Sue Wieman retires after 21 years

Wieman managed concerts and events behind the scenes and saw the La Crosse Center transform since 1980

COVID-19 variant found in La Crosse County; same health guidelines apply, experts say

Expected COVID-19 variant discovered by Gundersen researchers; doctors warn of more variants if strain keeps spreading

Sparta teacher's controversial comments start district investigation

Sparta teacher on leave after political comments surface in audio recording; one student says those comments are 'out of context'

"A forever building": Crews restoring St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse

La Crosse's signature building getting more than $6 million makeover, completion set for December

K-9 unit Javy joins Trempealeau County Sheriff helping with drug prevention and human rescue

Deputy Jim Williams and K-9 officer Javy hit the road in Trempealeau County keeping communities safe

La Crosse doctor weighs in on CDC guidance changes for vaccinated people

Mayo Clinic Health System doctor says masks and social distancing still recommended in public places

March Top Notch Teacher: Tara Schuttenhelm of North Woods International School

Schuttenhelm carries 21 years in a profession she dreamed of living, pandemic stands alone

Arcadia law enforcement arrest man for armed robbery at gas station

34-year-old Independence man arrested after officials say he demanded money at gas station

Man who shot at deputy arrested by Jackson County authorities thanks to citizens' help

Citizens in Jackson County help law enforcement find and arrest man just days after he shot at sheriff's officer

La Crosse business leaders trying to fill empty storefronts

Empty storefronts growing nationwide, La Crosse business leaders working to keep La Crosse's downtown economy beating

La Crosse schools low test scores appear worse than reality, leader says

La Crosse School District curriculum director says Achievement Gap test scores are a small part of bigger picture

La Crosse County "swatting" incident could fall on taxpayers, investigators search for suspect behind prank

La Crosse Sheriff investigates false "weapons and crimes" call forcing multiple agencies to respond to property near Melrose-Mindoro High School

Monroe woman charged for OWI with two children in car

Wisconsin State Patrol arrest woman driving under the influence at 101 mph with two children in car

Standing tall again: Hillsboro High School student continues to overcome adversity

Hillsboro community helps paralyzed Hillsboro teen stand again making his outdoor passion possible

No child left hungry: Holmen nutrition leader pushes for permanent free school lunch

Holmen School District nutrition director says school lunch should be "part of the school day."

La Crosse School District and Gundersen partner to improve mental health access

Gundersen and La Crosse schools awarded $2.5 million grant to hire two health therapists

La Crosse organizations open new senior center inside La Crosse Footwear building

La Crosse area seniors have a new place to gather and connect, organizers say it's a place to build community

La Crosse mayoral race: Markussen, Reynolds excited to advance to April general election

Candidate pool narrows to two who are embracing the next step toward becoming La Crosse's mayor

La Crosse doctors offer advice for people with COVID-19 vaccine

La Crosse health experts say health rules are still important as people complete vaccination process

Heart of an athlete: La Crosse doctors try to understand COVID-19's strain on heart

Mayo Clinic Health System studying athletes with COVID-19, monitoring their heart symptoms after returning to competition

Family support and complicated roads to recovery as La Crosse County seeks drug overdose solutions

Family support for those suffering from addiction La Crosse leaders say is important, but families often lose trust in loved ones

La Crosse's healthcare fighting COVID-19 vaccine supply

COVID-19 vaccine supply at Gundersen Health System unknown week to week, contributing to slow vaccination rates

La Crosse County drug overdose deaths nearly double, medical examiner says

County confirms 37 drug overdose deaths in 2020 with three pending