Amanda Smith is WTVY News 4's web director and reporter.
She first came to WTVY as an intern during the summer of her junior year in college and joined the team Sept 2013. Amanda knew that WTVY is where she wanted to start her career after graduation, and she is eager to serve the viewers and the Wiregrass.
Amanda is a recent graduate from Troy University, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations. While at Troy, she reported and produced for the award-winning Troy Trojan Vision News team. Amanda was also a Troy University ReadyU Ambassador, an active member of National Broadcasting Society, and a member of the Advertising and Public Relations clubs.
Amanda grew up right here in the Wiregrass area. She attended Wicksburg High School and is very proud to call it home. Go Panthers!
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, shopping for anything imaginable, watching romantic comedies, and playing with her precious Maltese, Damore' Couture. Amanda is also engaged to the love of her life, so she is thoroughly enjoying wedding planning as well!
If you would like to contact Amanda, you may call her at (334)790-2043 or email her at Amanda@wtvy.com
|Just The Facts|
|Birthday? March 24, 1990||Hometown? Wicksburg, AL|
|Alma Mater? Troy University||Number of kids? Negative.|
|When did you join WTVY? September 16, 2013||What's the word that best describes WTVY? Home|
|What's the best thing in the Wiregrass? For me, the Wiregrass is home. The history, the hospitality, and the people are what make it the most perfect place in the world!||What scares you? Wasting a great outfit on an insignificant day.|
|What are your hobbies? When I’m not bringing you the latest news, I love spending time with my family and friends. I love working out, spending time with my Damore’ (My Maltese), traveling, and of course, shopping. I am currently engaged to the love of my life, and am really enjoying wedding planning as well!||If you could only watch one TV program, what would it be? NCIS. I’m totally obsessed with Gibbs|
|Who is your favorite actor/actress? Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and Anna Kendrick||What is your favorite movie? It’s impossible to pick just one, so here are my top five! (In no certain order) |
1. Blind Side
2. Legally Blonde
3. Pitch Perfect
4. Lion King
|What toys did you play with as a child?Barbies, Polly Pockets, Baby Dolls, and Make-up|
|As a child, what did you want to be? I grew up thinking that I wanted to be a K-9 Cop. I don’t think that really would’ve worked out to well.||Do you embrace technology or run away from it? Now-a-days, running from technology is not really an option.|
|Do you text message? Wayyy more than any person should.||What/who's on your iPod? All forms of country music (new and old) and then a mix of 80’s and 90’s music!|
|What or who was your last Google? Regions, to see how much money I DIDN’T have in my bank account! Haha!||Do you have any hidden talents? If I do, I haven’t found it yet!|
|What's your guilty pleasure? Mexican Food, Amusement Parks, and Monster Ultra Zero (the white one)||Dream Vacation? Paris, France with my hubby to be!|