Her passion for journalism started in 2019 when she began volunteering at UCentral News, UCO’s student-run newscast. From there, she found her love for news and producing.
Amanda is a newscast producer and the executive social media producer for UCentral News and a contributing writer with The Vista at UCO. She is passionate about informing the community around her and giving a voice to the voiceless, especially through covering stories about diversity and the international community.
During her time at UCO, she received several awards for her work including placing top three nationally in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2020 College Coronavirus Coverage Awards and winning “Best Newscast” in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association Awards.