Amanda is a recent broadcast graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She supports the fight against childhood cancer and is actively involved with a non-profit organization called "Sammy's Superheroes." Amanda grew up in a small town with one younger sister. Her faith and family are the most important parts of her life. She is an animal lover and enjoys spending time with her puppy, Reese. Her dream job is to do reporting on entertainment news for a large market.