Jordan Fremstad

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Jordan Fremstad is an Emmy Nominated journalist who tells stories in his home community of La Crosse Wisconsin. Jordan grew up in De Soto, Wisconsin, and graduated from De Soto High School in 2013.

Jordan graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in journalism and a minor in radio-TV-film in 2017. 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.

Jordan 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 found a passion for news storytelling. He was promoted to news anchor in January of 2020. Jordan continues to lead News 8 Now’s newsroom as a multimedia journalist with general assignments, features, and enterprise reports.

Jordan focuses on introducing viewers to people and producing stories people relate to. Jordan has covered everything from historic flooding in 2018 to presidential visits to La Crosse.

Jordan is one of News 8 Now’s most experienced multimedia journalists with multiple awards for writing, reporting, photography, and video editing selected by the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association and the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Awards.

Jordan still enjoys anything Badgers, Packers, Bucks, and Brewers. He loves spending time with his family who live in De Soto. He finds joy at the piano in his free time as well as the golf course. He always finds ways to remain a student of broadcast and learn new things.

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