Amanda Hanson joins the Region 8 news team with a passion for local news. Before coming to KAIT, she was a sports reporter and editor at WREG in Memphis, TN.
During her time at WREG, Amanda served many capacities for the station. In addition to her sports reporting and editing, many days you could find her out in the field shooting video in both sports and news.
Amanda started her career in radio at WHBQ in 2004 as a weekend DJ and a member of the promotional team. Her desire was always in television, and in 2006 she landed a position behind the scenes at WREG as a floor director. This opportunity opened many doors, and her senior year she interned at WREG in the news and sports department. The internship landed her a job as a weekend video editor and part time sports reporter.
Originally from Memphis, Amanda has always been a huge sports fan, particularly basketball. Having been a member of the University of Memphis dance team, she was at every game. She graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in Broadcast Communications. In her spare time, she loves doing anything outdoors, and spending time with her Shih-Tzu Sparky.