Amanda Porter

Professional experience

September 2021 to present – WINK News reporter on the night beat. Previously the weekend anchor/producer/reporter for the Fox and CBS affiliate in Evansville, IN at 44News from 2017 to 2019. Interned in Milwaukee, WI at WISN-TV and WTMJ-4’s The Morning Blend in 2016 then started working as an assignment desk editor at CBS58 in 2017.

Awards and recognition

2016 The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest Emmy
For being one of the executive producers for a student newscast (Panthervision)

Category #S-1 College Student Production – Newscast (Crystal Pillar Eligible Category) UWM PantherVision 03-07-16: Emily Talapa, Amanda Porter, Executive Producers

2014 Society of Professional Journalist awards: Lockdown, Television General Reporting; Ready, Or Not?, Television In-Depth Reporting

2016 SPJ for use of open records

SPJ:  Best Use of Multimedia Winner: Surviving hate: The Nate Taffel story

Online Feature Reporting Winner: On Humanity’s Edge – by JAMS 500 reporting class., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

News Philosophy

For me, integrity is key.

Hobbies, interest, and community involvement

I love reading the Bible, researching, spending my time with my dog, enjoying the weather, and exploring Southwest Florida. I look forward to getting immersed in the community and a few organizations.


A bachelors in Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Like best about Southwest Florida

The people, beaches, weather, and opportunities!


Milwaukee, WI.


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