Amanda Foster

Amanda Foster

Multimedia Journalist

Charlotte, NC

Amanda Foster is a general assignment reporter who joined WBTV News in August of 2017. She came to us from WJCL in Savannah, Georgia.

Since arriving at WBTV, Amanda has followed various stories. She says some of her favorite include the growing popularity, regulation and education of CBD in North Carolina, and the process of Charlotte acquiring the 2020 Republican National Convention. She says her most memorable story – by far – is when she was live outside Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters setting up her live shot and a man police were on the hunt for, came by and started shooting at officers walking out of the building. She was a witness of the ambush, and also a reporter going live minutes later to give a firsthand account.

By working the late evening shift, Amanda is a go-to reporter for WBTV when it comes to breaking news and crime, but she says she also appreciates taking a wider look at what’s going on and telling stories about people making a difference and impact in our area.

Amanda was born and raised mostly in New Jersey, before her family moved to Alabama. She attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) where she majored in Journalism, minored in Marketing, and was involved in the on-campus television station Eagle Eye TV, and ESPNU.

After graduation, Amanda stayed south, heading to the charming city of Savannah to work as a reporter for WJCL. There, she provided extensive coverage of the removal of the confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol, historic flooding that ravaged South Carolina in October of 2015, Savannah’s most violent year of crime in 25 years, and a busy presidential campaign season.

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys trips to the beach, creating her own jewelry – she makes earrings for half the ladies in the newsroom! – and spending time with her husband.

Recent Articles by Amanda

  Charlotte nurse describes community support as neighbors join Friday evening event

  Charlotte restaurants, bars broken into amid COVID-19 related closures

  Charlotte nurse working as volunteer, treating some of NYC’s most severe COVID-19 patients

  NC-based Samaritan’s Purse opens field hospital in New York’s Central Park

  ‘Bear-y’ creative way to entertain kids during social distancing reaches Charlotte area

  Parents of children living with Autism face unique challenges during COVID-19 restrictions

  Residents, businesses prepare for ‘stay at home’ order in Mecklenburg Co.

  NC healthcare providers, patients petition for Medicaid coverage of teletherapy services

  NC parents prepare for about two more months of at-home learning

  UNC Charlotte clears campus as classes go online, commencement postponed

  A Charlotte gym stayed open after order to close, as others moved to virtual fitness classes

  Charlotte restaurants shift to home delivery, takeout with skeleton crews after government mandate

  Plaza Midwood’s Central Square tenants consider whether to stay or go amid redevelopment uncertainty

  Companies develop policies for employees amid coronavirus concerns

  19-year-old girl shot at traffic light in west Charlotte dies two days later at hospital

  Charlotte teen shot at traffic light may soon be removed from life support, family says

  Charlotte-area neighborhoods installing license plate readers for security

  Charlotte businesses aim to ‘make the most’ of last year hosting CIAA

  ‘Intentionally set’ fire affects small business ahead of busy CIAA week

  Morganton man reacts to wife’s arrest in 21-year-old murder

  Friends, Lucky Dog coworkers remember 24-year-old killed in hit-and-run

  Charlotte artists report damaged art, stolen property after event

  Matthews church is clearing neighbors’ fallen trees at no cost

  Tree removal crew offers tips as storm cleanup continues

  Company with White House ties to renovate housing units for veterans in Charlotte

  Burke Co. mom wants justice in car fire death of two small children

  Atrium doctor discusses risk level for coronavirus in Mecklenburg County

  Opportunity zones focus of Friday event hosting President Trump

  Fire crews, Duke Energy prepare for expected heavy rain

  Hundreds gather to show support as Brooks’ Sandwich House re-opens