Amanda Fitzpatrick is an Award winning Journalist in Dallas, TX.
She was most recently the 5&9PM News Anchor & Weathercaster for CW33's "Nightcap TV."
Since leaving CW33 she has dedicated her time to volunteering with various non-profit organizations in the community and mentoring kids.
As of October 2014, Amanda began filling in as a Traffic Reporter on WFAA Ch8.
She also reports on celebrity events, concerts, red carpet premieres and sports for multiple publications including:
Texas Metro Newspaper
The Garland Journal
I Messenger Magazine
Dallas Weekly Newspaper
and working on her own web show, soon to be released Fall 2014.
Before joining KDAF-TV, Amanda was a reporter for nearly two years at KXAS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Dallas. While there she was the go-to reporter, covering sports, weather, breaking news, crime and politics. Most notably she reported from the Super Bowl at Cowboys stadium, interviewing Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas before their half-time show and reporting on the snowstorm that almost shut down the city.
Before working in Dallas, she was a reporter for the ABC owned station in her hometown of Raleigh-Durham, NC. While there she traveled to DC to cover the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Other stops include reporting in beautiful Charleston, SC and Albany, GA.
For several years Amanda has interviewed numerous celebrity's, politicians and community leaders. Including former Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton, actor Idris Elba, Radio Deejay Tom Joyner, and British Boy band One Direction just to name a few. Amanda has been featured reporting on the CBS Early Show, CNN, The Weather Channel, and other national and International TV networks. Her video reports have been seen my millions through AOL.com and other various news sites.
In September 2014, Amanda was nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; Lone Star chapter for her third Emmy award!
In August 2014, the National Association of Black Journalist nominated her for 5 "Salute to Excellence Awards" for her reports on the Black community within Dallas. She received 3 awards, the most wins of the night! In 2013, she was also nominated by NABJ for an award for a report on the lack of media coverage for missing black teens.
She has been featured in dozens of local magazines and newspapers for her work in the community and inspirational story as an African American woman in news. In December 2013, she was honored to be recognized in the elite D Magazine publication as one of the "10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas beating out thousands of entries.
But it's her humility, hard work and passion in the community has brought help to those who need it most, through mentoring, volunteering and supporting various charities. She has received several community service awards for her work.
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