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

From COVID-19 discovery to vaccination: Mayo Clinic Health System invites seniors for vaccine

Mayo Clinic Health System begins vaccinating people 65 and older, one Kendall man shares his experience

One person in hospital after La Crosse bluff rescue

La Crosse fire and police officials rescue person near Grandad Bluff

La Crosse neighbors frustrated with U-Haul moving into old K-Mart site

La Crosse residents concerned old K-Mart site could become industrial property

West Salem teacher keeping first-graders on track between online a virtual school days

First-grade teaches students important skills necessary for success beyond the classroom, Chris Antony helps make it possible

La Crosse educators ready to return to classrooms, district begins phased return Wednesday

Longfellow Middle School principal says after 300 plus days of virtual education he's ready to see students again

One year since first U.S. COVID-19 case, La Crosse doctors reflect on healthcare journey

First U.S. COVID-19 case reported Jan. 20, 2020 sending communities into a new age in healthcare

Cost of COVID: Pandemic hits close to home for Black River Falls family

'It hurts when it hits home': Black River Falls family experiences severe illness and loss from COVID-19

How fire preparation saved a Holmen family

Holmen community rallies around family who lost their home to a fire; fire chief offers tips for homeowners to stay safe

Caledonia restaurant owners embracing relaxed COVID-19 restrictions

Owners of Good Times in Caledonia 'happy to be open' to 50 percent capacity after year of shutdowns

COVID-19 variant won't make people sicker, it spreads more easy, La Crosse experts say

La Crosse healthcare officials brace for new COVID-19 variant after reports of the strain in Minnesota

'I'm sick to my stomach': La Crosse political expert disappointed in violence at U.S. Capitol

'People have accepted the facts as they want to see them' Joe Heim said, former UW-La Crosse professor of political science, after violent protests in Washington D.C.

'This is no joke': UW-La Crosse professor says La Crosse residents should value mayoral race

Political science expert Anthony Chergosky says low voter turnout could advance unqualified mayoral candidates past February primary

Flood damage to blame for La Crosse sewer main failure officials say

La Crosse wastewater officials work to fix sewer failure after 42,000 gallons of sewage spill into La Crosse River

La Crosse, Tomah healthcare leaders adapt to ever changing year

Three Coulee Region healthcare systems describe experiences and lessons learned from year with largest demand in health service

Wisconsin reports nearly 2,300 new COVID-19 virus cases, 9 new deaths

La Crosse's New Horizons protecting people against COVID-19 and abuse

Social distancing and isolation due to COVID-19 trapping people suffering from domestic violence

La Crosse Gundersen doctor 'grateful' to leadoff staff COVID-19 vaccinations

Gundersen Health System joins Mayo Clinic Health System to begin staff vaccinations for COVID-19

Vaccine Arrives: Mayo Clinic Health System professional finds himself in La Crosse history

La Crosse Mayo's Thomas Jensen first to receive COVID-19 vaccine as city gets first doses Monday

Mayo Clinic adds expert guidance to COVID-19 map

COVID-19 data map by Mayo Clinic overs information for people traveling for holidays

News 8 Now Investigates: Answering common questions about COVID-19 vaccine

Mayo Clinic Health System provides clarity to common COVID-19 questions

Vernon County Sheriff's officers honor fallen K-9 deputy Myk

Vernon County Sheriff's K-9 deputy Myk passes away after more than eight years of service

New York Times shows people's order in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Priority groups will get COVID-19 vaccine first, general public will need patience

Coulee Region Snow Globe: La Crosse area residents brighten community with decorations

La Crosse's East Fairchild Street and Stoddard's Sandy Buckles bring holiday cheer with lights

December Top Notch Teacher: G-E-T's Annie Hughes

Special education teacher Annie Hughes helps students of all abilities reach their goals

'It's stressful here': Life inside a La Crosse hospital COVID-19 wing

Mayo Clinic Health System staff take the community inside its COVID units where staff are saving lives

La Crosse Area Boys & Girls Clubs' behavioral health program named best in state

Students continue to navigate a pandemic and La Crosse BGC leaders provide resources to keep children on track

Rushford World War II veteran celebrates 96th birthday, overcomes COVID-19

Rushford Minnesota community gives Luther "Lupy" Myhro a socially distant celebration

Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train holding virtual event

Canadian Pacific's Holiday adds itself to long list of things going virtual for safety this holiday season

La Crosse doctors say COVID-19 vaccine for local vulnerable groups likely in coming weeks

Gundersen Health System experts on board with CDC's recommendation to offer first vaccine doses to long-term care workers and residents

La Crosse County crosses 8,000 COVID-19 cases during pandemic

Vernon County records two of Wisconsin's 22 new deaths Sunday, Minnesota records 57 new deaths

Donated La Crosse home clears final hurdle to help military veterans

Tomah VA officially takes ownership of 3120 Farnam St in La Crosse as part of transitional housing program

Winona County records two new deaths from COVID-19, La Crosse County cases down from Saturday

Minnesota sees slight increase while Wisconsin COVID-19 case numbers fall Sunday

West Salem mom welcomes first child while dealing with COVID-19

La Crosse Mayo Clinic Health System professionals guiding moms through pregnancy and pandemic

'It's turning into a horror story': La Crosse doctors warn COVID-19 spread crippling healthcare

La Crosse healthcare system doctors say current COVID-19 trend in Western Wisconsin is 'unsustainable'

'I am encouraged overall': La Crosse doctors say COVID-19 vaccine possible by early 2021

La Crosse healthcare system officials optimistic by recent vaccine trial updates, but curious about full data on vaccine trials

Gundersen researchers continue nationally recognized research tracking COVID-19 spread

Dr. Paraic Kenny's team of researchers tracked two strains of COVID-19 that lead to La Crosse region's surge in cases, Kenny says data is key to slowing spread

Minnesota MDH: Winona County adds 69 COVID-19 cases Sunday

No new deaths reported in Winona County Sunday according to Minnesota Department of Health

La Crosse Catholic Charities Warming Center braces for winter

La Crosse organizations and volunteers continue to keep people out of the cold

Veterans Day: Black River Falls farm owner reflects on 20 years in Wisconsin National Guard

Veterans Day has a special place in Black River Falls native Dallas Gearing's heart

Gundersen's COVID-19 screeners embrace healthcare frontlines for patient safety

Rising case numbers are affecting La Crosse hospitals, staff remain committed to care and ask for people to follow COVID protocols.