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Anchor-reporter John Stofflet has been awarded 24 Emmy Awards, been on assignment to 40 countries and all 7 continents, and has interviewed President Obama at The White House.
Talk about your frequent flyer miles: In his broadcasting career, NBC-15 News Anchor/Reporter John Stofflet has traveled on assignment to 40 countries on all seven continents--including Antarctica. He has even flown to The White House for a one-on-one interview with President Obama.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded Stofflet 24 Emmy Awards, including two Best News Anchor Emmys in the Chicago/Midwest Region. He has also received Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting, and "Best Live On-Scene Reporting" and "Best News Writing" Awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. In addition, Stofflet's story about an artist with cerebral palsy who creates paintings using a typewriter has gone viral, and has been viewed by more than 22-million people (and counting) on YouTube.
Known to have an appetite for adventure, Stofflet has flown through a hurricane, been in the middle of an avalanche, ventured inside a developing tornado, and jumped off the 72nd story of a building in New Zealand, suspended from a thin cable. He has also dived with sharks & killer whales, and has put his hand in a live polar bear’s mouth. (Okay, the bear was tranquilized).
In addition to President Obama and Governor Scott Walker, Stofflet has also had one-on-one interviews with dozens of celebrities, including Julia Roberts, Robin Williams, Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell, George Clooney, Will Smith, and Jodie Foster, and has also hosted several specials that aired nationally on HGTV.
After reporting for 16 years at KING-TV (NBC) in Seattle, and working as a freelance correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, Stofflet jumped at the chance in May of 2005 to return to his home state of Wisconsin to anchor and report for NBC-15 News.
Stofflet serves on the board of directors of the Badger Childhood Cancer Network. He is actively involved in NBC 15's "Share Your Holidays" campaign for the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. In addition, he regularly speaks to area organizations and schools about his experiences as a broadcast journalist, and serves as an emcee for charitable organizations and events. In recognition of his service to community, the Janesville Noon Rotary named Stofflet a Paul Harris Fellow.
A Middleton native and UW-Madison Journalism School graduate, Stofflet has two children—son Taylor and daughter Kaia.
While traveling the world was a kick, Stofflet is happy to be home. He truly believes south central Wisconsin is one of the best places on the planet to live and work.