Amanda McKenzie

Amanda McKenzie

Reporter

Amanda is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning journalist. Since 2018, Amanda has loved being part of the FOX 35 'Good Day Orlando' morning news team.

While she was born and raised in the Sunshine State, she has moved to three other states as a broadcast journalist. Most recently, she reported for News 13 in Orlando, investigating community concerns and covering court cases.

Prior to her move back to Central Florida, she reported in Greensboro, North Carolina for Time Warner Cable News, where she was recognized as one of the top reporters in the state by The Associated Press. While in Greensboro, she provided complete and continuous coverage of the John Edwards campaign finance trial from the federal courthouse. And before moving to North Carolina, Amanda worked as a reporter for WAKA-CBS in Montgomery, Alabama, where she covered national stories, such as Alabama's controversial law on illegal immigration, and the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the state, causing severe damage and hundreds of fatalities.

Amanda completed graduate work at the New York Film Academy in Manhattan, where she studied broadcast journalism in a program affiliated with NBC News. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. While in college, Amanda completed internships at NBC's 'Today' show in New York City and WCJB TV20 News in her hometown of Gainesville.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys going for runs, traveling and playing with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, named Rosy.
 

The latest from Amanda McKenzie

Couple helps to raise more than 250 kids at Florida’s Residing Hope

Our FOX 35 Care Force is recognizing a special couple making a difference in the lives of hundreds of kids navigating through the foster care system. FOX35’s Amanda McKenzie spent time with Mike and Maritza Velez and their teen girls in their care at their Residing Hope cottage in Volusia County.

American Legion Post 243 one of few dry posts bringing awareness to mental health

The FOX 35 Care Force Award was presented to the American Legion Post 243 for their work helping veterans and bringing awareness to mental health needs. Every Wednesday morning, these veterans meet at the post for coffee and a chat. But what really makes this post so unique is that it is a dry post – one of the very few throughout the state.

Police share boating safety reminders ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The lakes, rivers and inlets will be packed for Memorial Day Weekend. “Lots of boats, lots of fun and lots of people celebrating the weekend," said Sergeant Luke Hofer of the Winter Park Police Department. Winter Park Police will be out patrolling the chain of lakes making sure that boaters enjoy themselves responsibly.