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

De Soto football team tries to salvage memories during season of adversity

Low roster numbers and revamped school year taking its tole on De Soto's football team, but they are not giving up

Viterbo senior teaching peers about COVID-19 prevention leading by example

La Crosse continues to catch national attention with COVID-19 case growth; one La Crosse student is focusing on solutions

Potential inaccurate school enrollment data could affect funding for schools, expert says

Schools could face financial barriers for at least three years as school leaders face challenges on how to count students during pandemic

Did you move?: Here's how to re-register to vote at your new hometown

Election 2020 is different with absentee voting and deadlines to meet before the general election; La Crosse County officials say plan ahead

Spring Grove farm owners experience close call after silo collapses

Gerard Farm owner says no one was hurt after 40-year-old silo collapsed onto County Road 27 in Spring Grove

'Love, patience, and trust: Whitehall couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Hilma and Lester Gjestvang's said 'I do' in 1950 and their love strengthens with each passing day

West Salem schools open after two weeks of virtual learning

West Salem School District welcomes students back; leaders hope safety measures help in-person learning continue

Arkansaw farm brothers win national award for model railroad creation

'You can have your own perfect little world': Afdahl brothers share a bond in farming and model railroading

Large crowds in downtown La Crosse continue as colleges reopen for fall semester

Gundersen's Megan Meller says large gatherings are not worth risk as health experts try to better their understanding of COVID-19

La Crosse colleges charging same tuition despite some courses shifting online

College officials say university expenses remain same even with hybrid model of instruction for fall semester

La Crosse County Health officials already seeing COVID-19 impact in schools

Health officials begin navigating COVID-19's effect on fall semester as some students return to classes

La Crosse and Madison health experts optimistic about phase three vaccine study coming to UW-Health

UW-Health announces Monday it's part of AstraZeneca vaccine phase three trial, one of first sites to test COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.

Missing the window: missed cancer screenings concern La Crosse medical experts

La Crosse doctors say medical facilities are safe and cancer screenings are necessary to prevent deaths

'I hope I'm Wrong': La Crosse County Health Department director concerned about in-person classes

Jen Rombalski says she expects case spread in schools holding in person classes this fall

La Crosse Center officials hold "Topping off" tradition as expansion project takes shape

Community leaders sign final beam that will complete framework of $42 million project

'Stories of Salvation': La Crosse man finds path out of homelessness

Salvation Army of La Crosse County holding second annual "Stories of Salvation" event to lift up people the organization helped

West Salem's Troy Gunderson hopes to make a mark in Wisconsin education at state level

Former West Salem superintendent Troy Gunderson announces candidacy for Wisconsin state superintendent of public education

Purple Wisconsin: Presidential candidates to focus on Wisconsin to win White House

Political expert Joe Heim expects Wisconsin to once again be the center of election attention leading up to November

La Crosse County health experts are confident in new COVID-19 risk assessment

La Crosse County transitions to Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative risk tool to improve understanding about virus spread in community.

'We need our city to have our back': Java Vino owner says La Crosse road project comes with little warning

Road work on Jackson Street and State Road will impact access to several businesses in La Crosse

Arcadia art teacher fulfills dream in classroom where she grew up

Carl McKeeth and his daughter Taryn keep family teaching tradition running at Arcadia High School

Campaign 2020: Ron Kind and Derrick Van Orden cruise in Wisconsin primary

Primary sets up Kind vs. Van Orden for 3rd Congressional District, Brad Pfaff wins democratic nomination for 32nd Wisconsin Senate District

August Top Notch Teacher: UW-La Crosse's Charlotte Roberts

Education professor helping meet her students' needs so they teach future children

La Crosse parks officials begin removing Hiawatha statue, crews run into problems Monday

Spectators watched construction crews attempt to remove 59-year-old Hiawatha statue from La Crosse's Riverside Park

La Crosse County officials move to 'community-based' COVID-19 risk assessment

La Crosse County health experts drop Compass to include more metrics when labeling risk of COVID-19 spread

West Salem schools' new superintendent embracing unique responsibility

Several local school districts have new leaders tasked with reinventing education

La Crosse schools aim to close education gaps, dealing with racial and economic barriers children face

La Crosse Public Education Foundation and community partners announce $30,000 to promote equity, diversity and inclusion

Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District front and center of upcoming partisan primary

Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District no longer a slam dunk for democrats one local expert says

College technology leaders bracing for virtual fall semester

Western Technical College and UW-La Crosse officials say they are in a better place for online learning

La Crosse Police recommend people follow mask order

La Crosse Police could refer mask violators to La Crosse DA; some neighboring law enforcement agencies not enforcing Evers' mask order

Remembering 118 years of Arenz Shoes' business and service

Sparta's Arenz Shoes and Formal Wear owner proud of career, says it's time to retire and focus on family

Local seniors receiving safe sendoff in place of canceled graduation

Class of 2020 students focus on what a pandemic can teach as they move on to college

92-year-old La Crosse man using engineering passion to stop pollution

Inov-8 International founder Harry Foust continues to build devices that solve environmental problems

La Crescent police chief says legislature's police reform package is good for Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected to sign police reform package into law after House and Senate pass legislation

Continuing gun crime trend has local officials concerned

Two more weekend shooting incidents add to uptick in gun crime in La Crosse dating back to 2017

Locals take in Air Force Two as Vice President Mike Pence visits La Crosse

One local mother and son make a memory as Air Force Two landed in La Crosse

Google report shows park usage up 130 percent in La Crosse County

Local cycling enthusiast says exercise is necessary to achieve better health and a better life

Official decision comes Thursday on future of Hiawatha statue

La Crosse Park Board of Commissioners have final say on Hiawatha Statue after removal request from Mayor Kabat

Jason Gilman looks back on his five years as director of La Crosse city planning

Gilman steps away to take pressure of city budget and focus on new responsibilities

Sparta parents navigate pandemic while welcoming newborn child to family

Health experts say there are ways for parents with newborns to manage stress in midst of a pandemic