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Amy began working at FOX6 in 2017.

Amy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Inver Grove Heights. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Communication Studies.

Amy interned with WXOW TV-19 and was eventually promoted to weekend producer. She left La Crosse to become the weekend anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Amy returned to WXOW in 2002 and assumed the duties of weekend weather anchor. She made the switch back to news a year later and was promoted to Daybreak anchor in March of 2004.

Amy moved to San Diego in 2015 where she accepted a reporter/anchor position at CW6. She made her way back to Wisconsin to join the “Wake Up” team at FOX6 in October 2017.

Amy has won four Emmy awards as well as two Murrow and Sevareid awards. She has also been honored by the Associated Press of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for Best Morning Newscast, Best Series Reporting, Best Feature Reporting, Best Hard News Story, Best Sports Feature Reporting, and Best Photography.

When she’s not working or catching up on sleep, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband Benny and their sons Bryce and Aiden,

Amy is excited to be back in the Midwest. However; she’s not looking forward to shoveling snow again!

If you have a story idea please send Amy an e-mail: Amy.DuPont@fox6now.com

Recent Articles
  • “We need people:” High school students compete for state title in carpentry, job offers

    MILWAUKEE — At state high school state tournament is underway at State Fair Park. The competitors are hoping to walk away with a state title and a job offer. You won’t find any athletic gear here. To win this state title, students need hammers and drills. “Right now I’m wiring these lights, figuring out where I’m gonna put them up,” said Connor Risberg, senior. These high school juniors and seniors represent 11 schools — competing in the National SkillsUSA competition. “You […]

  • Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn retiring from MPD after 10 years on the job

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn will retire from the Milwaukee Police Department on  Friday, Feb. 16 after 10 years on the job. Flynn’s term began in January 2008. He was an outsider from the east. The Milwaukee Police Department will have Alfonso Morales leading the force — at least for now. In a narrow 4-3 vote, the Fire and Police Commission (FPC) on Thursday, Feb. 15 named Morales — one of two candidates — interim Milwaukee police chief. Alfonso Morales […]

  • ‘Really shocked to see this:’ Vehicles damaged by gunfire in West Allis, no one hurt

    WEST ALLIS — Police in West Allis are working to track down a suspect wanted for shooting a half-dozen vehicles parked on one city block. The damage was discovered early Wednesday morning, Feb. 14 near 56th St. and Greenfield Ave. When West Allis police knocked on his door to report an overnight shooting — Kevin Ehmke hoped his SUV had been spared. “I’m really shocked to see this,” said Ehmke. Investigators say someone shot half-a-dozen parked vehicles on 56th St. […]

  • Fatal wreck: Tow truck driver suffers medical issue, crashes into Pewaukee home

    PEWAUKEE — A tow truck crashed into a home along Wisconsin Ave. in Pewaukee late Monday, Feb. 12, killing the driver. It’s believed a medical issue led to the crash and caused his death. The driver, who hasn’t been identified, was towing a vehicle when something went horribly wrong. “I heard just a really, really loud bang, kind of a metal on metal kind of thing,” said Charlie Smart, neighbor. The “loud bang” was the sound of the tow truck […]

  • ‘No one has been able to prove this:’ La Crosse researchers find melanoma can recur decades later

    LA CROSSE — Scientists in Wisconsin have made a skin cancer breakthrough. Their discovery was only made possible because the researchers in La Crosse are pack rats. Dr. Pariac Kenny collects cancer. He has more than 30,000 samples. The director of the Gundersen Medical Foundation’s Kabara Cancer Research Institute collects and catalogs those samples in the institute’s bio-bank. Some of the samples date back to the 80s. Dr. Kenny and his research partner, Dr. Jerry Miller, used one of those […]

  • ‘Sick kids everywhere:’ Mother of Good Counsel School in Milwaukee re-opens after flu outbreak

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee school was back in session Monday, Feb. 12 after a bad bout with the flu. The principal of Mother of Good Counsel canceled class after more than 30 percent of her students came down with flu-like symptoms last week. Covered from head to toe in protective suits, boots and masks, a team of five scoured every inch of Mother of Good Counsel School. “It was non-stop for three days. The floors, the walls where children touch, […]

  • Kenosha County residents dig out after snowfall; schools closed Friday

    KENOSHA — The Kenosha Unified School District will be closed Friday, Feb. 9 due to the weather. This, as a winter storm moves across the Great Lakes. The National Weather Service issued winter-weather warnings and advisories across the upper Midwest. The snow that began falling late Thursday afternoon was expected to continue through Friday as the storm moves east. According the FOX6 Weather Experts, high snowfall will be near to the Illinois border with much lighter amounts farther north. Snow […]

  • ‘We are planting seeds for our future:’ Career day held at Rufus King Middle School

    MILWAUKEE — A group of local professionals went back to school Wednesday, Feb. 7 — spending the morning at Milwaukee’s Rufus King Middle School for career day. Shyla Deacon is a long-time teacher who recently left the classroom to pursue a full-time career as an education advocate. She came back to Rufus King Middle School Wednesday to encourage kids to follow their dreams at any age. “You have to start thinking about those things as soon as possible. I started […]

  • ‘About 250 million years old:’ UWM geologists discover fossil forests in Antarctica

    MILWAUKEE — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researcher says Antarctica used to look a lot like Wisconsin does today — with trees and forests, and he can prove it! To the untrained eye, it looks like a regular rock. “We found it basically accidentally,” said Dr. Erik Gulbranson, assistant professor, UWM Department of Geosciences. But Dr. Gulbranson believes it holds the key to our past — and possibly our future. “It’s about 250 million years old,” said Dr. Gulbranson. Dr. Gulbranson and […]

  • ‘Very scary:’ 17-year-old in custody for threat to Indian Trail HS; school will be in session Friday

    KENOSHA — A boy, 17, has been arrested in connection with a threat posted to social media targeting students at Indian Trail High School and Academy. It led to the closure of the school on Thursday, Feb. 1. Kenosha police said the suspect was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Thursday with assistance from Milwaukee police. Detectives Thursday afternoon were interviewing a second individual — a boy, age 17. The police department believes the threat was not going to be carried out […]

  • ‘Great to see the enthusiasm:’ Super blue blood moon lights up the sky; clouds obscure view in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Skygazers around the world were treated Wednesday, Jan. 31 to a rare celestial convergence dubbed a “super blue blood moon.” In Milwaukee, our FOX6 Weather Experts warned us not to expect much of a show, but that didn’t stop more than a dozen early risers from trekking up to a rooftop, hoping for a break in the clouds. When it came to pulling her 5-year-old out of bed and into the cold, dark January night — Kate Schwartz […]

  • ‘A building artists remember:’ Kevin Hart joins growing list of big-name acts coming to new Bucks arena

    MILWAUKEE — Another big name is coming to Milwaukee. Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is the latest headliner to join the growing list of big-name acts coming to the new Bucks’ arena. “One of the biggest names in comedy and pop culture, Kevin Hart, is going to come to Milwaukee and be a part of our opening season,” said Dustin Godsey, chief marketing officer. Hart joins Maroon 5, Jim Gaffigan, Foo Fighters and Elton John — all set to take the […]