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.


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