Amanda Devoe, Reporter
Amanda knew from an early age that she wanted to tell great stories.
Amanda joined the news team in July 2016. She has always loved writing, launching her school’s newspaper, the Bulldog Press, in the fifth grade. Amanda continued honing her craft throughout high school and during her undergraduate days at Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A local TV news reporter visited her English class during her junior year of high school, which inspired to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
Amanda took her love for journalism a step further by pursuing her master’s degree at DePaul University in Chicago. Shortly after graduation, she got a job working for the CBS affiliate in Rockford, IL, where she reported extensively on the deadly EF-4 tornado that leveled the entire town of Fairdale. She also followed the year-long budget impasse, and told stories of how it impacted thousands of families across the state of Illinois.
Amanda got her first taste of the broadcasting industry through an internship with NBC News Channel in Charlotte. While there, she researched and wrote stories for NBC affiliates across the country. She also interned at the ABC affiliate in Charlotte and was a runner for CBS Radio News during the Democratic National Convention in 2012.
Amanda is originally from the Washington, D.C. area, growing up in Bowie, Maryland. She also spent part of her upbringing in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Amanda is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Urban League.
When she’s not reporting, Amanda enjoys volunteering, reading, traveling and exploring Milwaukee. If you have a story idea, feel free to connect with her on Facebook or Twitter at @AmandaDeVoeTV!