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.


In the 608: Josh makes cheese curds at Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

In the 608: Get your 'Curderburger' today only at Culver's

In the 608: New cemetery tours bringing history to life in Rock County

In the 608: How to get Halloween ready

In the 608: Local teacher goes viral on TikTok

In the 608: VAHS students excited for the return of in-person shows

In the 608: Local man running for mental health awareness

In the 608: How Madison Fitness Week is giving back to the community

In the 608: Josh gets his flu shot; why now is the time

In the 608: Screamin' Acres celebrating 10 years in Stoughton

In the 608: How to support local at World Dairy Expo

In the 608: World Dairy Expo returns to Madison

In the 608: Why you should visit your local apple orchard today

In the 608: Monroe man's journey to healthier lifestyle

In the 608: How you can help pack the truck with 'KOATS FOR KIDS'

In the 608 for Fall Restaurant Week: Bonfyre American Grille

In the 608 for Fall Restaurant Week: Liliana's

In the 608 for Fall Restaurant Week: Buck & Honey's

In the 608: Fall Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday

In the 608: Josh visits 'The Cider Farm'

In the 608: Koats for Kids 2021

In the 608: How a Madison church went solar

In the 608: The original 'Beltline Bob' to retire Thursday

In the 608: September is 'Eat Local Month'

In the 608: Badger Bash is back Saturday! Here's what you need to know

In the 608: What MMSD students can expect going back-to-school today

In the 608: Back-to-school week at Verona Area School District

In the 608: Kelch Aviation Museum now open

In the 608: Local wrestling coach battling cancer, inspiring others

In the 608: How a new initiative aims to keep local lakes cleaner

In the 608: Healthy back-to-school lunch, snacks for kids

In the 608: Experience the "Cranes of the World" in Baraboo

In the 608: Curbside Bicycles keeping folks going on the trails

In the 608: Hop aboard Wisconsin's only free ferry

In the 608: Dane County Breakfast on the Farm is back Saturday

In the 608: Celebrating the life and impact of a local choir teacher

In the 608: Family business focuses on grass fed beef, food insecurities

Back-to-school drive: where, how to pick up school supplies

In the 608: Celebrating Rum Day with 'Bartender 608'

In the 608: Beckman Mill open to tours again in Beloit