Amanda Porterfield Biography
Amanda Porterfield is an American award-winning journalist from the United States currently working as a Noon and 4 pm Anchor for the CBS 58 team since March of 2016.
Porterfield is proud to have been awarded, “Best Hard News Story”. This is for her coverage of a woman addicted to heroin and her attempt to get help. She was awarded by the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association. The NAACP also honored her with the “Social Justice” award. This is for her unbiased reporting about social justice issues and honoring a culture of diversity in the community.
Amanda has helped CBS 58 earn several awards including those for reporting coverage during the Sherman Park Unrest. She also helped the station receive a Chicago/Midwest Emmy nomination. This was because of anchoring and producing an hour-long prime time special called, “Milwaukee at a Crossroads”.
The series took an in-depth look at how gun violence affected Milwaukee families who’ve lost children. Amanda was named one of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders by Madison365.
Amanda Porterfield Age
Amanda has not yet revealed her date, month, and year of birth hence information about her age is not available. However, we will update as soon as it is made available to the public.
Amanda Porterfield Height
She is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall which is about 1.68 meters.
Amanda Porterfield Family
Amanda has not yet revealed any details concerning her family. However, information about her parents and siblings will be updated as soon as possible.
Amanda Porterfield Husband
Amanda is happily married to De Angelo. However, she has not shared more information about her husband. This information will be updated as soon as it is made available.
Amanda Porterfield Children
Porterfield is a mother to a two-and-a-half-year-old son, Christian. The family resides together in Champaign.
Amanda Porterfield CBS 58
Amanda is an American award-winning journalist currently working with the CBS 58 team as Noon and 4 pm Anchor. She has worked with the team since 2016 when she joined as the weekend anchor and lead nightside reporter. Her job was to get exclusive interviews and stories.
Amanda has traveled to four states over her 15 years career. Porterfield’s career began in 2005 as an intern at WNDU in Indiana. This was as she was completing her bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. She moved to a production assistant, reporting for the weekend newscast at the ABC affiliate in Chattanooga, TN between 2008-2012. Amanda uncovered, gathered video and interviews, wrote and presented stories on a variety of shifts. She also learned other newsroom jobs such as producing, editing, and running the assignment desk.
With her learned skills, she moved to Champaign’s flagship station WCIA. There she was an anchor and reporter from 2012 until 2016, where she also managed the weekend newscasts and crews.
One of her other passions is investigative journalism and expanding stories that highlight social issues in the community. Amanda worked closely with the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office to create more opportunities for those with mental and behavioral issues.
Milwaukee, where she grew up and most of her people still call home has seen her come full circle. She attended elementary school at Emmanuel Phillip on 16th and Olive and spent her young years growing up in Milwaukee’s Rufus King Neighborhood before moving to Chicago.
Amanda is also a founding member of Milwaukee Crime Stoppers and currently serves on the board. Find her weekly “Crime of the Week” segments every Thursday during the 4, 5, 9, and 10 pm newscasts.
Amanda Porterfield Salary
She earns an estimated annual salary ranging between $10,000 to $50,000.
Amanda Porterfield Net Worth
Porterfield has an estimated net worth of between $500,000-$1,000,000.