Josh Spreiter

Anchor, In the 608

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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: Ainsley’s Angels spreading joy

In the 608: New inclusive playground now open in Fitchburg

In the 608: Edgerton Hospital’s Healing Garden

In the 608: Preview of 2022 Madison Area Parade of Homes

In the 608: How ‘Ferraro Fest’ is giving back

In the 608: Fly-in or Drive-in to Bessie’s Annual Pancake Breakfast this weekend

In the 608: American Family Insurance Championship taking over Madison this weekend

In the 608: Art Bikes 2022 to be unveiled Thursday

In the 608: How to support local businesses on ‘608 Day’

In the 608: How to celebrate our local trails

In the 608: Forward Madison FC, Trek partner for free ‘Pride Ride’ this weekend

In the 608: Get ready for Badger football with ‘100 Days To Kickoff Scavenger Hunt’

In the 608: Think water safety this summer

In the 608: How to support local restaurants during Madison Burger Week

In the 608: What’s new in 2022 for Madison Mallards

In the 608: Madison Burger Week officially underway

In the 608: Annual Bonsai Exhibit this weekend at Olbrich Botanical Gardens

In the 608: Battling Cancer Golf Classic and Silent Auction celebrating 20 years

In the 608: Josh catches up with local mountain biking club for kids

In the 608: Infrastructure & Public Works Week; How to create a rain garden

In the 608: Celebrating Syttende Mai with the Stoughton Norweigan Dancers

In the 608: Greater Madison Senior Softball League

In the 608: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

In the 608: Life-saving home fire safety program returns to Wisconsin communities

In the 608: “Kindness Bank” inspiring positive change in the community

In the 608: Local artist’s work shining bright at UW Hospital

In the 608: Primates Incorporated home to retired monkeys

In the 608: Achieve Gymnastics Center opening in Fitchburg

In the 608: Agrace to hold grand opening Tuesday for new Adult Day Center

In the 608: ‘Specialty Care Free Clinic’ celebrating new location

In the 608: Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship set for Saturday

In the 608: MPD to host “Art from the Heart of Madison” this weekend

In the 608: SSM Health hosting food drive benefitting ECHO of Janesville

In the 608: Support local with Madcity Cocktails Passport

In the 608: How to put more ‘Madison’ into your meals and reduce food waste at home

In the 608: How ‘Market Mornings’ support local businesses

In the 608: Terrace Chairs return to the Wisconsin Memorial Union for 2022

In the 608: What’s ahead for ‘Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison’ in 2022