Amanda Hall

Professional Experience

Amanda joined the WINK News team in October 2011.  She anchors week nights at 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:00 PM on WINK-TV and 6:30 PM and 10:00 PM on WXCW.  Amanda previously served as the evening anchor at WDHN in Dothan, Alabama.

Awards and Recognition

Amanda’s work on the anchor desk and in the field covering breaking news has been honored by the Suncoast Chapter of  the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Florida Associated Press, and the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

News Philosophy

To give a voice to the voiceless and hold the powerful accountable.

Hobbies, Interest & Community Involvement

Amanda volunteers and contributes to several annual events for charitable organizations including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Healthy Start of Southwest Florida, Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, and the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. When she’s away from work, Amanda enjoys reading, shopping, traveling, and cheering on the Florida Gators!

Education

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication, University of Florida.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Amanda was born in Fort Myers and raised between the Gulf Coast and Sebring in Central Florida, so it’s great to be home!

Hometown

Born in Fort Myers, Fla., raised in Sebring, Fla.

Memorable Assignments

Amanda’s work takes her all over Florida and the country covering stories of national importance. In 2016, Amanda covered the presidential candidates including two nationally televised debates and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  In 2017, she anchored WINK’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s Inauguration.

Interesting Fact

Amanda is a former Miss Florida Gator

President 2016: WINK News in-depth with Sen. Rand Paul

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A possible candidate for President is making bold moves. Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, wants to win over conservative voters in Southwest...

Sen. Paul tests message in SWFL in possible White House bid

NAPLES, Fla.- Possible Republican Presidential nominee Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, stumped in Southwest Florida Saturday.  Senator Paul met with voters at an event titled...

Advocate: “Fifty Shades of Grey promotes domestic violence”

NAPLES, Fla.- Even before 'Fifty Shades of Grey' opens in theaters Friday, the film is already taking heat. The movie, based on EL James's...

WINK News Investigates: Swamped emergency rooms

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Dozens of complaints from viewers over agonizing waits at Lee County emergency rooms sparks a WINK News Investigation. Natasha Sherod's family...

Murder victim asked for gun days before slayings on Fort Myers Beach boat

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Newly released documents from the State Attorneys Office reveal how deputies say a couple on Fort Myers Beach died. Marilyn Spiegel...

4 cases of measles identified among travelers in Florida

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health is working with other state and federal officials to monitor individuals who may have been exposed to measles cases...

Southwest Florida targeted by IRS impostors

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Intimidating phone calls have thousands of people falling for a scam. Criminals impersonating IRS Agents are threatening people with court and...

GoDaddy sacks Super Bowl ‘puppy’ ad after online backlash

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The website-building company GoDaddy has decided to pull it's Super Bowl ad, after online backlash. The commercial, called "Journey Home" features a golden...

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use...

PolitiFact: Fact-checking Jeb Bush’s position on gay marriage and adoption by gays

FORT MYERS, Fla.- We're still waiting to see if former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will commit to a Presidential Campaign, but his critics are...

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