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

  Why this Matthews thrift store hires only young adults living with disabilities

  Group meets to discuss how to honor UNC Charlotte students killed in tragic shooting

  From Charlotte-area vape shops to churches, Trump sparks conversation about vaping

  Charlotte teacher enlists Ballantyne school to help a coastal school hit by Dorian

  A Charlotte woman has delivered baked goods to firefighters every anniversary of 9/11

  Carolina Waterfowl Rescue treats coastal birds, more than 100 squirrels post-hurricane

  How a Union Co. dad wants parents to help keep cars from passing stopped school buses

  Charlotte woman offers space for families affected by Dorian

  Charlotte Motor Speedway camp sites welcome coastal evacuees

  Winthrop hosting more than 100 evacuated College of Charleston students as Hurricane Dorian approaches

  N.C. rescue opens temporary shelter for hurricane animals

  Popular York Co. orchard hopes for better season after storms, high heat last year

  Charlotte mom uses three-hour school bus delay to teach kids about compassion

  Young Monroe lawn care business owner reports trailer, equipment stolen

  Doctors: How much you weigh can change effectiveness of ‘Plan B’ pill

  Formerly anonymous farmer of famed Waxhaw sunflowers calls fields a ‘gift back to the community’

  NODA neighbors want to know who is breaking into neighborhood’s small businesses

  Charlotte teen to present resolution against gerrymandering to council

  This Gastonia principal will gift a donated book to each student on their birthday this year

  Charlotte man says he used words to help stop man from running from police

  Ballantyne residents meet with Charlotte Fire, Piedmont Natural Gas to talk about July explosion

  20-year-old Monroe man donates school supplies directly to families in need

  Charlotte woman prepares to donate liver to older sister

  New local small business reports theft days before charity event

  Soon, you’ll be able to bring your pets into NC breweries again

  York Co. CBD shops toss tens of thousands of dollars in product before midnight deadline

  Man who turned life around addresses Charlotte’s rise in violent crime and conversation about repeat offenders

  Charlotte woman warns of potential withdrawal symptoms after removing motion sickness patches

  Local leaders discuss justice system with Charlotte community

  Police: Someone shot up 27 Monroe properties with BB guns in one night