Amaya Turner

Amaya Turner

Digital Content Producer

Charlotte, NC

Amaya Turner joined WBTV September 2017 after recently relocating from Washington D.C. She was raised in Charlotte, NC after her father moved their family to the city for an opportunity to work for NASCAR. She is a proud HBCU graduate of Winston-Salem State University and American University where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism. Before returning to Charlotte, Amaya lived in Washington D.C. having experience working at CBS News and NBC 4 Washington. While in D.C. she covered Supreme Court Cases, congressional hearings and state department briefings. When not working, Amaya enjoys cooking and traveling the world with her friends and husband. She has visited five continents and almost 30 countries. If you have a story idea be sure to send her an email or you can find her on Twitter.

Recent Articles by Amaya

City leaders discuss conflict-resolution to deter rise in crime in Charlotte

CMPD updates body-worn camera policy after fatal officer-involved shooting

  Students petition to rename building in honor of UNC Charlotte shooting victims

  ‘The journey is long’: Columbine survivor’s message for UNC Charlotte community

  Judge orders release of full CMPD officer-involved shooting body cam video, case now in DA’s hands

  City leaders call for calm reaction ahead of release of deadly officer-involved shooting video

  NC lawmakers propose ridesharing bill to decrease impersonators, increase safety

  CMPD launches education campaign addressing officer-involved shooting investigations

  ‘This is a great deal’: SC Gov. asks lawmakers to support relocation of Carolina Panthers HQ

  NCDEQ orders Duke Energy to remove coal ash from remaining unlined pits

  CMPD Chief Putney discusses seeking justice, patience after officer-involved shooting

  Parents of child with autism attacked on SC bus suing school district, bus driver

Governor Roy Cooper proposes teacher pay raise, affordable housing in two year budget

  Oregon man stranded in the snow says he survived on taco sauce packets

  Steve Crump shares his diagnosis during Colon Cancer Awareness Month on Morning Break

  CMPD launches new crime task force to reduce retail thefts

  CMS continues random safety screenings at local high schools

  Butler HS student accused of fatally shooting classmate bonds out

Buffalo Wild Wings giving away free wings if Super Bowl goes into overtime

Drivers will soon receive their first Monroe Expressway bill in the mail

Nearly half of CMS schools used as voting polls in mid-term election

  Rocky River HS goes on modified lockdown after possible tension from Butler HS shooting

  Parents speak publicly after son shot, killed at Butler HS

  Early voting begins in NC at one-stop sites

CMPD searching for bank robber in north Charlotte

  Gov. McMaster declares State of Emergency for SC

  Deputies: 12-year-old gave two guns to other students, traded one for metallic knuckles

  VIDEO: Reporter Kristen Hampton goes viral testing out clip-on bangs

Gastonia murder suspects have first court appearances, community hurt from loss

Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield apologizes for 'the hurt that may have been caused' from 9-11 conspiracy Facebook post