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.
While the pandemic has consumed many aspects of life for the past year, life-threatening illnesses still persist.
The State Attorney’s Office for Orange and Osceola Counties is implementing a new policy aimed at reducing the jail’s population during the pandemic.
Governor DeSantis is asking for patience during this time as some appointments this week may also be postponed.
For example, on Monday, Seminole County's mobile site will be at East Coast Believers Church.
They are seeing too many abandoned animals come through their doors and they believe it is because of the pandemic's impact on the economy.
Hundreds of cars lined Willow Drive in Orlando’s Azalea Park Friday morning.
State-run vaccination sites in Florida, like the one at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, will now require people to prove their Florida residency.
In just four hours, 500 vaccinations were distributed in the 65 and up category who registered in advance.
Detectives say that after testing their DNA, all three abandoned babies are related -- with the same mother and the same father.
For those with appointments, the vaccine is provided free of charge.