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

  Gastonia Black-owned ice cream shop calls for community unity

  Leaders break ground on new casino in Kings Mountain

  Troutman family mourns loss of 53-year-old wife, mother to COVID-19

  Calls to private tutors increase as plans for remote learning extended

  Seven people killed in Charlotte in eight days

  Plaza Midwood begins movement including ‘Black Lives Matter’ signs, receives some push back

  South Carolina bars and restaurants now can’t serve alcohol past 11 p.m.

  Belmont restaurant holding fundraiser after local family killed in I-485 crash

  Animal rescue community working together to support rescue founded by family killed in crash

  As CLT airport travel increases, CDC director calls American Airline ticket sales substantial disappointment'

As Charlotte-area firework sales increase, so do firework-related calls to police

  Masks now required to visit most NC restaurants and breweries

NC Bar and Tavern Association calls governor’s Phase 2 extension ‘death warrant’ for local bars

  Preservation group saves piece of African American history in Charlotte

  COVID-19 Effect on Local Economy: CLT Boutique

Arrest made in deadly March shooting of 19-year-old at Charlotte traffic light

  COVID-19 Effect on Local Economy: Charlotte Knights

  COVID-19 Effect on Local Economy: Neighborhood Theatre

  COVID-19 Effect on Local Economy: Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery

  Police captain, toddler bond at Belmont protest

  Activists urge Charlotte community to support black-owned businesses for long-term change

  20-year-old organizes peaceful protest in Charlotte’s SouthPark Monday afternoon

  City of Charlotte seeing major increase in trash pickup, issues suggestions to residents

  Charlotte group wants to turn your plastic takeout containers into PPE for medical workers

  Belmont introduces open street dining to help downtown restaurants

  As NC restaurants partially reopen dining rooms, state offers online certification course

  How ‘personal care’ services like waxing and nail bars are trying to reopen safely, Friday

  Brewery owners frustrated not to be included in Phase 2 of N.C. reopening

  While some Charlotte-area restaurants prepare to reopen dining rooms Friday, others decide to wait

  Lincoln Co. commissioner reopens restaurant for dine-in day after receiving citation