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

  Man makes long, tense trip back to Charlotte after visiting family in Baghdad

  NoDa street artist to create memorial mural on Brooks Sandwich House building

  NoDa-area breweries collaborate to create beer in memory of Scott Brooks

  Litter or an ‘unsecured load’ near the Union Co. landfill will likely carry new, heftier fine

  Charlotte experts weigh in on Iraq airstrike that killed Iranian leader

  Animal shelters receive ‘gift returns’ of pets after the holidays

  Residents flock to uptown Charlotte to bring in the new year

  A new NC wildlife conservation center wants your Christmas trees for its animals

  UNC Charlotte professor weighs in on Trump impeachment ahead of 2020 Charlotte RNC

  As thieves get bolder, the BBB warns of new ways they are stealing during the holidays

  ‘Grinch’ rips Christmas lights from railing at woman’s home in Charlotte

  ‘Storybook Santa’ is back, receiving visitors in his Gastonia home

  NCDOT ‘suspends’ hundreds of projects, including Steele Creek Rd. widening

  Statesville community organizes memorial for veteran with no family or friends

  NoDa business owners coordinate vigil for Scott Brooks

  Why CEOs say they’re moving or expanding their companies to Charlotte

  Man who worked as Santa in Fort Mill believes negative feedback driven by color of his skin

  Ashe County High School gym, auditorium damaged in heavy winds

  Charlotte program uses churches to house homeless community during cold months

  ‘It’s just devastating’; Woman who lives where homicide victim crashed car says her boyfriend tried to help

  ‘Women serve too’; Note left on veteran’s car prompts conversation among female vets

  Man who was shot, paralyzed four years ago participates in Thanksgiving Day Parade

  Mint Hill homeowner hopes to ID intruder in home security video

  East Charlotte CBD shop is one of 15 nationwide to receive warning letter from FDA

  Police: Young person arrested for Madison Park break-ins returned two days later to do it again

  Steele Creek will likely see significant increase in traffic before proposed 160 widening

  Professor, Marine, security guard among 10 arrested in York Co. child exploitation operation

  ‘Big’ basketball tournament headed to Charlotte in 2021

  Police issue warning to motorcyclists on I-77

  Identities released in deadly officer-involved shooting at Charlotte’s Epicentre