Rose Schmidt

Email Rose

Hometown: Streamwood, IL

High School: Elgin High School

College: University of Missouri

Other Journalism Experience: I interned for CNN’s Social Discovery team in Atlanta; I was a reporter, anchor and producer for KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri; I was a collegiate correspondent for USA Today College; and I interned for FOX 32 in Chicago.

Started at News 3 Now on: Nov. 6, 2017

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? I love driving back downtown at the end of the day. The Capitol always looks so pretty all lit up at night, and I just love looking out across the water. I can’t wait for summer weather around here. I’ve heard the farmer’s market is amazing.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? I covered the Concerned Student 1950 protests on the University of Missouri’s campus, which was a one-of-a-kind experience. While I was at CNN, my team helped identify victims in the Grenfell Tower fire in London and worked on the Congressional baseball shooting in Virginia.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Chocolate chip cookie dough

Who is your hero and why? Without a doubt, it’s my mom. She somehow always managed to work nights and drive me to school early in the morning. She always made sure dinner was on the table, even when she wasn’t home to eat it. Now, she’s the sole caregiver for my 95-year-old grandma. And I think her compassion is overwhelming. She definitely raised me to believe that you get more by being nice to people than the alternative.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? I’m not coordinated at all, so I’d say you’ll have a hard time getting me to play any sport. But my family is big on all Chicago teams. I’ve seen the Cubs play a million times, and I’ve been to Blackhawks and Bulls games.

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Both my brother and my sister can roll their tongues, and they’ve always teased me because I just cannot. I’m pretty sure it’s genetic. The four-leaf clover thing people can do with their tongues is pretty cool, too. I’m also hopeless when it comes to whistling.

Who would you most like to interview alive or dead, and why? Lisa Ling. I have followed her career since I used to watch her on Oprah, and I think she’s utterly fascinating. She’s seen it all, and she’s always so poised and full of grace.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? I’m a perfectionist to the extreme, and I’ve always been harder on myself than anyone else is on me. So I think hearing my parents tell me just to do my best was really meaningful. I felt like everything always had to be perfect, but they said doing my best was all I could ever ask of myself.

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? I was at home eating breakfast when my mom turned on the TV. My first grade teacher turned on the news coverage in our classroom when we got to school.

Articles

Former defense attorney for Verona woman convicted of reckless homicide takes the stand

Judge hears evidence as Verona day care provider asks for new trial in 2007 death of baby boy

Lafayette County sheriff, judge hope OWI court will help give repeat offenders treatment they need

North side leaders have unique way of getting residents to take 2020 Census

Cursive writing proposal expected to cost schools millions of dollars annually, estimate shows

Evers Cabinet pick Pfaff out after Republican-controlled Senate votes to fire him

First governor's Cabinet rejection in 30 years

Alder raises concerns about proposal to open Beltline shoulders during rush hour

New step therapy law aims to help get patients easier access to drugs prescribed by their doctors

Going to the post office will soon have a 'whole new meaning' for Capt. Barr's widow

Wisconsin tribes, disability rights groups raise 'significant' concerns about adoption bills

Speaker Vos open to medical marijuana in 'pill' form, opposed to it being smoked or edible

Medical community opposed to medical marijuana

Evers, Madison city officials: Fill out your 2020 census forms next year

Tonight at 10: Discussing the hot-button issue of legal medical marijuana in Wisconsin

Providing homes for those who've served: Largest of its kind housing development heads to Dane Co.

Safe, but costly way to make railroad crossings quieter heads to east side neighborhood

Chancellor Blank: Reported sexual assault numbers at UW-Madison are 'distressingly high'

Farmers harvest hemp, trying to beat the frost after a wet growing season

Madison mayor says $40 wheel tax is 'critical' for city, but council members concerned it's too high

'A new life beginning': Gov. Evers pardons associate minister, who presents him with plaque

ATC sends what mayor calls 'wholly inadequate' response about substation fire investigation

Lane of flooded Darlington bridge reopens, police encourage people to drive slowly

Darlington police say bridge will stay closed until Saturday morning due to floodwaters

What are 'Making a Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey's chances of getting a pardon?

Gov. Evers vows to consider application

Who is the new Madison police interim chief? And what's next for the department?

Aiming to improve Wisconsin adoptions: Families, lawmakers look to legislation to improve process

Sun Prairie 17-year-old charged with 2 felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting teammate

Business owner catches burglar on surveillance video: 'The hairs on the back of my neck stood up'

Wisconsin board aims to make your ballot safer by offering election security grants

Children under 2 would be required to ride in back-facing car seats under bill

'My future with my little brother's been taken': Family of teenage homicide victim lives with loss

Catholic priest Nolan to accuser: 'I'll never forget the way he has ruined my life'

Retired priest Nolan angry about child sexual abuse allegations: 'It didn't happen'

Verdict could come as soon as Thursday in child sexual assault trial of retired priest

Accuser says he didn't want to get retired Catholic priest 'in trouble' by reporting sexual abuse

Market aims to provide fresh food to Wisconsin Dells students, teach them about compassion

Schools would be required to teach cursive writing under bill; school boards may oppose proposal

Jefferson homeowner has $50K worth of property stolen, part of string of home burglaries

Historic flooding anniversary: Lawmakers introduce bill to streamline disaster assistance process

UW students say man attempted to sexually assault friend; police look for person of interest

Celebrating their friend: Verona students make bracelets honoring homicide victim Shay Watson