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.
More than 20 couples that have been married for more than 25 years gathered at the Brevard Zoo to renew their wedding vows this Valentine’s Day.
Patients like him never learn to walk or say more than a few words, and most do not live to see their fifth birthday.
FOX 35’s Amanda McKenzie presented one of the responding deputies with the FOX 35 Care Force Award.
On Friday, the University of Central Florida’s College of Nursing broke ground on their new stand-alone building at the Lake Nona Medical City campus. The building will allow more students to enroll, which comes at a critical time.
Police officers aren’t just about fighting crime and catching bad guys, but making their presence known in the community and making a positive impact.
FOX 35 Care Force is recognizing one officer going above and beyond the call of duty to help spread some holiday cheer.
The Planetarium at Seminole State College is ready to reopen to students and the public.
Sweet dreams are now a reality for Pierce Kight. He beat cancer and is now celebrating the sweet life by going on a shopping spree at It’Sugar.
A Florida boy's wish is coming true. Pierce Kight has been battling leukemia but is now in remission. He became a candy maker for a day at the Las Olas Confections Factory in Orlando. All of this was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Seminole County animal shelter needs help. Veterinarians are caring for more than 40 animals that were rescued from deplorable conditions. Now the shelter, which was already over capacity, is even more crowded.