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

  Mint Hill woman collecting 100-plus sleeping bags, blankets for homeless in freezing temperatures

  Neighbors say they’d been calling police about the South Charlotte house where two people were killed

  NC teachers back governor’s choice to veto pay-raise bills

  Some Charlotte residents say they want to see more regulations for Airbnb rentals

  National nonprofit working to open NC safe house for child sex trafficking survivors

  Charlotte AirBNB hosts react to ban on ‘party houses’

  Local leaders concerned I-77 project delay could mean higher toll prices

  As some outdoor Halloween events are postponed, other businesses plan evening events

  Charlotte spiritual leader discusses last time city had more than 100 homicides in a year

  Charlotte-area children living with autism joining movement to use blue Halloween buckets

  How a Charlotte man wants to use his new business to lead others out of lives of crime

  Charlotte dance program teaching children with disabilities encourages inclusion

  This Charlotte carpenter builds a whole new front to his house each year for Halloween

  Parents of children with cancer concerned over drug shortage

  Man reunites with off-duty firefighter who saved his life at Charlotte concert

  Gastonia woman’s social media post about stranger’s act of kindness goes viral

  Second man arrested in peeping Tom cases at same house two nights in a row

  Union Co. high school student crowned Homecoming King in surprise celebration

  CMPD officer leads campaign to help family after mother, children killed in fire

  South Charlotte neighborhood reports two separate peeping toms in two days

  Local groups support Putney, consider what they’d like to see in the next Charlotte police chief

  ’There’s nobody driving that car’; Charlotte woman tells story of emergency on I-77

  Young Charlotte soccer stars get one-on-one time with world champs

  Concord Police Dept. aims to market open jobs to ‘limited pool’ of potential recruits

  Activists ask Mecklenburg Co. to reconsider seizing wages for ambulance fee debts

  Monroe-based carriage company describes ‘worst year weather-wise’ yet

  Mom, long-time officer, decides against child reading school-assigned book about police brutality

  New food pantry looks to close gap in Charlotte area lacking in resources for hungry

  Statesville animal rescuer returns from helping stranded Dorian animals in Bahamas

  Supporters gather after high school football game canceled amid cheerleading probation debate