Amanda joined NBC25/ FOX66 in May 2017 as a nightside reporter. She is thrilled to be doing what she loves in the state she loves. Michigan is her homecoming.
Her journey in TV news began as a sixth grader, behind the "anchor desk" in Ewell Elementary’s library. She would go on the school's televisions, giving daily updates to her fellow students. It was little things, like the lunch menu and after-school activities. But, hey, you've got to start somewhere! Since then, all she wanted to do was tell stories.
Amanda graduated from Michigan State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a specialization in electronic news. She also received an additional major in political science.
Before coming to NBC25/ FOX66, Amanda’s first TV job was in Evansville, Indiana at WEVV-TV. There she was a morning live reporter and covered everything from breaking news to feature stories. She also fill-in anchored and produced during her time there. Highlights for Amanda were doing a live interview, while scuba diving underwater... crazy! She also enjoyed covering the 2016 presidential election campaign, where she interviewed former presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz and received an exclusive interview with his wife.
In Evansville, Amanda coached a high school dance team and was very involved in "Smile On Down Syndrome”, a local organization that helps those with special needs and their families. Amanda feels privileged to make the move home and looks forward to getting involved in the community, connecting with the wonderful people of Mid-Michigan.