Josh Spreiter

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Hometown: Litchfield, MN

High School: Litchfield High School

College: Southwest Minnesota State University

Other Journalism Experience: WOWT, KSNB, WEAU, WCCO, KLFD

Started at News 3 Now on: June 2018

What is your favorite part about living in Madison?
I love its diversity. The people are so accepting. There is also so much to do and see!

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? 
When I worked in Omaha, my photographer and I chased severe storms in southwest Iowa. We were the first ones on scene of a home destroyed by a tornado as the family came out of their shelter. We captured it all on live television. We even beat emergency crews there.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
I’m a certified yoga teacher so I love spending time on the mat. I also enjoy spending time exploring outdoors.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? 
Butter Brickle is my everything!

What is your favorite place to vacation? 
I love cruising in the Caribbean.

Who is your hero and why? 
My Grandma Peg Shaw is my hero. She is the kindest and most humble person I know. She puts others first and never complains about anything.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? 
I grew up in a big hockey family in Minnesota. I played all the way through high School.

What is your favorite tradition around the holidays? 
I love spending time with family. I’m lucky enough to live and work close to home so getting together with my family is still pretty easy to do.

What is your favorite song of all time? “
I’m a big fan of The Chainsmokers. It would probably come down to “Closer,” “Something Just Like This,” or “Paris.”

What is your favorite movie of all time? 
Miracle on Ice.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is to stay positive. There are many time in life we go through rough patches, but staying positive and looking forward always helps me overcome obstacles.

If you could relive any moment…what would that be? 
If I could relive any moment, I think it would be the first time I experienced live television as a reporter down the road in Eau Claire. I remember how nervous I was thinking I’d screw up. When I look back, I realize it was no big deal.


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Wisconsin awarded $30 million federal grant for early care and education

Chimney fire damages home on Madison's east side

Madison police looking for suspect in gas station robbery

HWY 14 east of Spring Green reopens after crash

Highway 14 reopens after crash near the Beltline

HWY 19 reopens after Friday morning crash near the Town of Burke

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