Amanda is a Valley native and graduated from Clovis High School. After graduation, she took off for the sandy beaches of San Diego and graduated with a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University. During her time in college, Amanda spent many hours interning at ABC30.
Amanda began her television career at KTVQ-TV in Billings, Montana, where she worked as a reporter and anchor.
She is thankful to be back in the Valley and reporting in the community where she grew up. You can send her story ideas on her Facebook page or via Twitter.
When she is not working on news stories, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and their two pugs. Amanda and her husband also enjoy backpacking and are looking forward to exploring Yosemite and beyond.
Jolly Old St. Nick made some time to visit with the good boys and girls at King Elementary School in Southwest Fresno.
'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the Valley, letters and pictures for Santa are arriving in steady.
The push is on to provide a Christmas present for every child in Fresno County. Toys for Tots organizers say they are just 8,000 toys away from reaching their goal.
'Tis the season to celebrate, and for many families that means baking up a storm in the kitchen.
The heavy rain and intense winds have caused damage to parts of the Valley.