Jody Norstedt is WDAY/WDAZ's weekend sports anchor and reporter.
The Montevideo, MN native joined the WDAY/WDAZ team as WDAZ's weekend sports anchor in Grand Forks in June of 2008. As time went on, he transitioned to Fargo and is now the sports anchor for our weekend WDAY/WDAZ newscasts.
Jody has helped the WDAY sports staff earn numerous awards, including the 2015 MBJA Sevareid Award for Sportscast/Program for the team's submission of "First Down Friday".
Jody said the highlight of his career, although it's so tough to pick only one, was covering the 2011 LPGA U.S. Open in Colorado Springs, CO when Oxbow's Amy Anderson held the lead as an 18-year old.
He is also a proud graduate of St. Cloud State University and an avid college hockey fan, despite never playing the game himself. Go Huskies!
Jody can relate to the heartache and the hope of Minnesota sports fans, he has been cheering for the Twins, Wild, Vikings, and Timberwolves his entire life.
The thing he likes most about his job is the passion that this area has for sports and the opportunities to cover so many teams, athletes and outdoor activities across North Dakota and Minnesota.
In 2012, he married his wife Amy (Unrau) who joined the WDAY/WDAZ team as a weekend news anchor/reporter. Together, the two have enjoyed volunteering in the community and providing viewers with the best local news and sports coverage in the Red River Valley.
Jody enjoys going for runs, being active in his church community, spending time with family & friends, travelling and the ups and downs of being a homeowner. If you have a sports story idea or a homeowner tip, send it his way.
You can "like" Jody's page on Facebook or follow him on twitter:@J_Norstedt
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WDAY TV - The West Fargo girls basketball team improved its win streak to 5 games, while snapping Davies' string of 5 consecutive wins in a 60-59 victory on Tuesday night. UND commit and Packer senior Akealy Moton led the floor with 26 points. Davies junior guard Grace Geffre scored a team-high 13 points, but left the game after suffering an apparent knee injury late in the first half. The Packers improve to 7-3, while the Eagles drop to 8-3 overall.
WDAY TV - Davies used a strong first half performance and a good defensive effort to remain unbeaten with a 63-56 win over West Fargo. The Eagles held the Packers to 29% shooting from the field. Davies had four players score in double figures led by Jaden Klabo's 14 points. With the win the Eagles remain undefeated at 11-0 and the Packers drop to 7-3.
WDAY TV - The run of college football all-star games begins this weekend in Tampa with the annual East-West Shrine Game and NDSU will be sending a representative for the third time in the last four years. All-American left guard Zack Johnson will be playing for the West team, as he tries to impress the NFL scouts and general managers.
WDAY TV - Dave Richman's heart might still be pounding. He saw his team blow a 17-point first half lead, but come through when it mattered most as NDSU escaped South Dakota last night with a 70-69 win. Their unblemished Summit League record is still intact.
WDAY TV - For the 2nd consecutive year a NFL franchise is moving to Los Angeles. The Rams left St. Louis about this time a year ago and now the Chargers will leave San Diego for Hollywood. Today, WDAY sports spoke with former Bison and current Chargers linebacker Kyle Emanuel who said he learned of the news on social media.
Fargo, ND - The NDSU men's basketball team had a succesful trip to South Dakota to open league play, knocking off the Jackrabbits in Brookings. Tonight (Wednesday) they'll try to beat the other Division one team in their border state to the south when they visit the the Coyotes.
WDAY TV - Scoring eleven seconds in was the strong start the UND hockey team was looking for Saturday against 10th ranked Union. In addition, the 3-1 victory gave them a strong finish to 2016. It might be just one game, but it was a big non-conference finale that helped the Fighting Hawks gain a little bit of swagger back before returning to NCHC play.
WDAY TV - The 2nd season officially begins for college basketball this week as the NDSU men head to Frost Arena Wednesday night to try and end the Jackrabbits 34-game home winning streak, which is the 2nd longest active streak in division one. It might be just the challenge Dave Richman's team needs. After some inconsistency from his young lineup in the non-conference slate, he remains confident that he has another contender.
WDAY TV - We wrap our Best of 2016 series with a story of how local high schools are airing games in prime time. Dom Izzo shares the story of the flourishing club known as Shanley TV.com. It's a group of students that are producing and broadcasting live Shanley sports.
WDAY TV - As 2016 comes to a close, we look back at the plays that defined high school football team's season across the Valley. On the gridiron this year we certainly saw it all. We relive those incredible moments in this year's prep football plays of the year.