Amanda Hall co-anchors "WINK News at Noon," "WINK News at 4," and "WINK News at 7" on WINK TV, and "WINK News at 6:30" on WXCW.
Amanda came to WINK in October 2011 from Dothan, Alabama where she served as WDHN's primary evening anchor. A Florida native, Amanda has a true understanding of how storms can change entire communities. She was living in Southwest Florida during Hurricane Andrew. She was living in Sebring during Hurricanes Charley and Irene in 2004 before reporting on the tornado that struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2011.
During her time in Alabama, Amanda also covering a wealth of stories that received national attention, including a federal corruption case involving casino owners and state lawmakers. Although she bleeds orange and blue, Amanda 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.
Amanda's husband is also her hero. Jake is 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.
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