Jay Olstad

Jay grew up right here in Minnesota graduating from Mound-Westonka High School and hasn't strayed too far from home in his career. Jay has worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor most recently in Milwaukee,but also spent time in Green Bay and Billings, Montana.

Jay recently won an Edward R. Murrow award for an investigative story on Wi-Fi security. He's also won several other awards, including an award for "Best Live Shot."

Why do you like your job?

I love to learn. I love to tell stories. And I love being able to make a difference in someone's life


I love playing golf. Eating is always fun to do. Exercising not so much. Watching movies used to be at the top of the list, but then my wife and I had a daughter and she basically runs the ship.

Favorite Movie:

Fletch or anything with Chevy Chase that I can quote. I have a pointless knowledge of movie quotes.

Describe your perfect day:

Besides working incredibly hard at KARE 11? (Just in case the boss reads this).

Anything that my wife, daughter and son are a part of is a good day.

Proudest moment:

The birth of my children.

E-mail: jolstad@kare11.com


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