Amanda anchors WINK News Now at Noon and reports for the evening newscasts.
Amanda came to WINK in October 2011 from Dothan, Alabama where she served as WDHN's primary news anchor.
You might say Amanda caught the news bug right here in Southwest Florida after hearing Tom Brokaw speak while attending Caloosa Elementary. She also has a true understanding of how storms can change entire communities. She was living in Cape Coral during Hurricane Andrew and survived Charley and Irene in Sebring before reporting on the tornado that destroyed the University of Alabama campus in April 2011.
While in Alabama, Amanda also worked as a reporter and producer covering a wealth of stories including a corruption case involving casino owners and lawmakers that received national attention. Although she bleeds orange and blue, she was thrilled to travel with the University of Alabama football team to the 2009 BCS National Championship in Pasadena, CA.
Amanda is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism. While earning her degree in Telecommunications-News, Amanda learned to shoot, write, and edit her own stories. She produced a daily local news break for Mid-Florida Public Radio and reported and anchored for WUFT-TV where her work was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists. A former Miss Florida Gator, Amanda is a proud member of the Gator Nation.
When she's not delivering the news, Amanda is probably wedding planning. Amanda's future husband is also her hero. He's an Army pilot, and has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment, one of the most highly decorated units in the U.S. Army.
Amanda loves spending time with family, shopping, and relaxing on Fort Myers Beach.
If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, drop her a line at email@example.com
You can also connect with Amanda on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmandaHallWINK
Spend your lunch hour with Amanda and Cayle every weekday for WINK News Now at Noon.
A man suspected of stealing an SUV with a 4-year-old inside, carjacking two other vehicles and seriously injuring a state trooper was arrested Wednesday after police tracked him, and at times chased him, around the Denver area.
WINK News is with crews working to remove a badly burned boat three miles offshore.
Florida legislators return to the state Capitol on Tuesday for a 60-day session that will likely focus on tax cuts, spending and school vouchers, but avoid many of the contentious issues that sparked partisan rancor and fierce deb
The House Committee on Ethics released a statement today announcing it will not continue to investigate former Congressman Trey Radel.
A Lee County Deputy who shot and killed a woman this summer will not face criminal charges. Deputies say the suspect, Donna Weaver of Bonita Springs threatened them and refused to put down her pistol.