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!
Articles by Amanda Devoe
- "It saddens my heart:" Longtime bowling alley, Fracaro's Lanes, will be torn down
- Dozens Attend Third Annual "Jump for Life" to Fight Heroin Crisis
- Second Phase of the Zoo Interchange Project to Be Completed Next Week
- Seven Suspicious Fires in Elkhorn
- Mother of Five Shot Nine Times While Sitting in Van
- Two People shot on 8th and Keefe
- Non-Profit School for Children with Neuro-Diverse Needs Coming to Area
- Bullet Tears Through Bay View Condo and Lands in Refrigerator 13 Stories Up
- Local Realtor Gives Nine-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Room Makeover
- Church Where Chalices were Stolen Asks for Suspects to Come Forward
- Local Solidarity March Planned for Saturday
- Milwaukee Area Looks Forward to 2017
- More Snow Comes During Holiday Weekend
- Thousands Enjoy Salvation Army Christmas Dinner
- Local Repair Shops Remind Drivers About Proper Car Care in Frigid Weather
- UPDATE: Dozens of Families Affected After Fire on 76th and Brown Deer
- UPDATE: Local Doctor's 'Rocks for a Reason' Campaign Skips Coast to Coast
- People Prepare for First Snowfall of the Season
- Local College Student Sells Trees Christmas Trees he Planted to Help Pay for Tuition
- Family of Domestic Violence Victim Holds Fundraiser in Her Honor
- Digital Parking Meters Coming to Racine
- Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump Holds First Meeting in Wake of Last Week's Election
- Car Stolen Friday Evening; Suspects Involved in Car Crash Following Day
- Mother Blames Jail Staff for Newborn Baby's Death; Says Deputy Did Not Listen to Pleas for Help
- Teenage Girl Runs Over Man with SUV
- Dozens Experience 'Dining in the Dark'
- Area Fire Departments Remind Residents to Change Smoke Detector Batteries Before Time Change
- Area Law Enforcement Agencies Make Sure Sex Offenders Stay Home While Kids 'Trick or Treat'
- Dozens March to City Hall to Protest Sylville Smith Shooting; Common Council Budget Meeting Interrupted
- Milwaukee Police: 110 Killings, 43 Unsolved So Far This Year
- Unsealed Search Warrant Says Sylville Smith Pointed Gun at Officers Before he was Shot and Killed
- Nearly 100 Sherman Park Residents Sign Up for Citizens Patrol Group
- Vigil for Man Killed Outside of Nightclub
- Man Cleared of Sexual Assault Case 24 Years After Wrongful Conviction
- Dozens Protest Against Military-Style Voucher School in Riverwest Neighborhood
- iPhone Explodes in Milwaukee Man's Pocket
- 'Beware the Slenderman' Premieres at Milwaukee Film Festival
- Super Lice Cases in Wisconsin
- Man Seeks Help to Turn Schrager Auction Galleries in Sherman Park into Community Center
- Rash of Burglaries in South Milwaukee Has Some Neighbors On Edge
- Milwaukee Unrest One Month Later: Neighbors Still Don't Feel Safe
- Dogs in Racine Hoarding Case Under Care of Wisconsin Human Society
- Basketball Tournament Promoting Peace Held in Honor of Slain Milwaukee Man
- Dozens of Families Celebrate Laborfest
- Agencies Remind Families to Stay Safe Labor Day Weekend
- Neighbors Complain of Noise Near Scene of Shooting in Sherman Park; 14 People Arrested
- Mailers Reminding People to Vote Coming Soon
- Car Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle Injures Three on Milwaukee's Northwest Side
- Woman Who Tried to Help Racine Drowning Victim Speaks Out
- Local Group Asking for More Black Foster Parents
- Nebraska-Based Company Hired as Contractor for Streetcar Project
- State Fair Officials Make Sure All Rides are Safe by Opening Day
- Major Beer Companies Soon Required to Have Nutrition Labels
- Local Non Profits Revitalize Milwaukee Neighborhood
- Hundreds of Families Support Local Police Departments through Yard Signs
- Za'layia Jenkins' Family to Build Peace Garden in her Honor
- Concealed Carry Instructors Give Advice On Having Guns During Traffic Stops