Amy Pflugshaupt

5pm and 10pm News Anchor

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5pm and 10pm

apflugshaupt@nbc15.com

Amy Pflugshaupt joined NBC 15 News team in January 2015. Before moving to the big city of Madison, this country girl was a reporter, anchor, and producer at NBC 15's sister-station WSAW-NewsChannel 7 in Wausau.

Amy Pflugshaupt joined NBC 15 News team in January 2015. Before moving to the big city of Madison, this country girl was a reporter, anchor, and producer at NBC 15's sister-station WSAW-NewsChannel 7 in Wausau.

During her 7 years at NewsChannel 7, she covered a wide variety of stories including the 2007 Crandon Shooting, the rescue of hundreds of animals from several puppy mills, the Merrill tornado, the disappearance and murder investigation of Stephanie Low, and even made a few trips down to Madison to cover statewide issues and talk with Governor Walker.

While covering the hard hitting topics is something she dives into daily; some of Amy's favorite stories to tell takes her back to her agricultural roots. In the summer, you can find her at area county fairs and FFA events out in the livestock barns showcasing the hard work of the exhibitors and the importance of the family farm. One of Amy's favorite stories actually had a connection to her family farm in Indiana. In October 2008, in honor of her fifth birthday, Reagan Frystk of Weston let off balloons with a message attached. Just 12 days later, her grandfather found it in one of her dad’s soybean fields.

Amy has also been recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for Best Live On-Scene reporting four years in a row. She's also received the Friend of Alice award – given by Alice in Dairyland who's an ambassador for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. She's also been nominated for an Emmy as a producer for her role in covering the Dale and Leilani Neumann trial.

In addition to telling stories, Amy has had the great privilege of being involved in some pretty incredible organizations over the years: the Susan G. Komen Foundation, several Humane Society’s, area Chamber of Commerce events, 4-H, and local FFA chapters; not to mention the countless school talks.

Outside of work, she is a coach and choreographer for Allstar cheerleading, enjoys spending time outdoors – especially on her family's Simmental Farm in Indiana, watching college basketball, cheering on the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers, trying local cuisine with her friends, playing sand volleyball, and spending time with her cat TinkaBelle (a rescue cat from the Clark County Humane Society).

Amy is a proud alum of Purdue University. She has a major in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Animal Sciences. She was also a reporter and anchor for Purdue University's news program Fast Track. While in college, she interned at K99.3 WKVI-FM in Knox, IN. and WNDU-TV in South Bend.

Amy is excited to be a part of the NBC 15 team and would love to hear from you! If you have a story or a news tip you'd like to share, you can interact with Amy via her Facebook page by searching AmyPflugshaupt or by Twitter @Amy_NBC15.


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