AMANDA SALINAS

Reporter/Anchor  

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

KDAF-TV Dallas, TX
Anchor/ Reporter
February 2009 to Present
Lead anchor Monday-Friday. Assigned to education beat, and responsible for enterprise stories.  Field anchor for live events.

WPBF-TV West Palm Beach, FL
Reporter/ Fill-in Anchor
May 2006 to January 2009
Lead 11pm M-F Reporter.  Daily deadline live news coverage. Responsible for gathering and executing enterprise stories.

KOAT-TV Albuquerque, NM
Reporter/ Weekend Anchor
August 2004 to April 2006
Solo anchor ½ hour evening weekend newscasts. Daily deadline live news coverage. Extensive experience in developing contacts, researching news stories and live and taped on-air presentation

WFAA-TV Dallas, TX
Reporter/Host
October 2001 to July 2004
Host and reporter of WFAA’s weekly ½ hour show La Vida, the only locally-produced Hispanic news magazine in Dallas-Fort Worth. Field producer and fill-in weekend and morning reporter for News Department.

TXCN Dallas, TX
Freelance Anchor
October 2001 to July 2004
Regularly anchored breaking news live on air as story developed.  Examples, tornado and other severe weather events plus elections.

KCEN-TV Waco, TX
Reporter/ Fill-in Anchor
April 2001 to October 2001
Responsible for daily deadline news coverage, story development, scripting, producing, and editing. 

KVTV-TV Laredo, TX   
Anchor/Reporter
January 2000 to March 2001
Anchored and reported for the 6 and 10 pm weekday newscasts.  Researched news stories, developed sources. Responsible for all phases of newscast production and execution.

WFAA-TV Austin Bureau, Austin, TX
Production Assistant
January 1999 to December 1999
Major market production assistant responsible for daily news updates, interview set-up, and live shot set-up.

KGNS-TV, Laredo, TX
Anchor/Reporter
January 1995 to April 1997
Weekend anchor/producer responsible for newsgathering and studio production.  Responsible for daily deadline news coverage and story development.

EDUCATION/ AFFILIATIONS

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Journalism Degree, specializing in broadcast news.
Current President of North Texas NAHJ Chapter - DFW Hispanic Communicators

LANGUAGES

Bilingual-- Spanish/English

AWARDS

2000 Katie Award Best Public Affairs Program
2003 Lone Star Emmy Outstanding Magazine Format Show
2004 Lone Star Emmy Outstanding Magazine Format Show
2010 Lone Star Emmy Outstanding Military Report





AMANDA SALINAS

 West Palm Beach, FL

Represented by:

Mort Meisner
Mort Meisner Associates
 (248) 545 - 2222
mort@mortmeisner.com


 

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