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.

Articles

Flooding efforts continue Tuesday, more volunteers needed

Flooding closes non-profit leaving cancer patients without free services

Mount Horeb Schools taking time to talk after recent suicides

Tick-Tock: Time to adjust your child's sleep schedule for school

What you need to know about Primary Election Day security in Wisconsin

What you need to know about Black Restaurant Week in Madison

How a new Madison school hopes to narrow achievement gap

What a property revaluation means for Janesville residents

Free physicals to be offered Tuesday for uninsured high school athletes

What the 2018 CrossFit Games mean for Madison

ICE stepping up presence in Madison, sheriff says

Smoking now banned in all public housing following HUD ruling

UW-Madison study: Overspecialization in youth sports connected to daytime tiredness

'We have a public health crisis on our hands': MPD responding to heroin epidemic

Two long-time Madison Alders stepping down

How you can help Fitchburg police put a stop to gun violence

What you need to know about changes to online sales taxes in WI

UW schools respond to Trump's call for race-blind admissions

What you need to know about this year's mosquito season

Dangerous algae blooms on area lakes impacting businesses

Safety experts encourage prevention rather than treatment from fireworks

Heading to Concerts on the Square? Here's what you should know about traffic

Local businesses come together for Hunger Heroes

Committee pushing Madison to transition to 100 percent renewable energy

City, county dispute over road costs

'Make Music Madison' bringing community together Thursday

Vehicle registration tax proposed for Madison residents at city council meeting

Interest rate hike expected to be announced

Drone ordinance would allow citations to be issued in Madison

Leadership Institute aims to advance health-disparities research

Police investigating cars hit by paintballs