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

  This Charlotte carpenter builds a whole new front to his house each year for Halloween

Man reunites with off-duty firefighter who saved his life at Charlotte concert

Gastonia woman’s social media post about stranger’s act of kindness goes viral

Supporters gather after high school football game canceled amid cheerleading probation debate

Why this Matthews thrift store hires only young adults living with disabilities

  Charlotte teacher enlists Ballantyne school to help a coastal school hit by Dorian

  Carolina Waterfowl Rescue treats coastal birds, more than 100 squirrels post-hurricane

Charlotte Motor Speedway camp sites welcome coastal evacuees

N.C. rescue opens temporary shelter for hurricane animals

Doctors: How much you weigh can change effectiveness of ‘Plan B’ pill

This Gastonia principal will gift a donated book to each student on their birthday this year

Charlotte woman warns of potential withdrawal symptoms after removing motion sickness patches

  Statesville man helps shape new rules for NC distilleries

Ric Flair sends special message to NC trooper critically injured in crash

Little girl finds, returns lost class ring belonging to Mint Hill man’s late son

CBD users await NC House decision on smokable hemp ban

A Charlotte-area animal rescue group wants your old bra to help save injured turtles

Salisbury teen invents special bra for women after breast surgery

Global helium shortage impacts local small business

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

Local experts address factors impacting CBD dosage, efficacy

  94-year-old NC woman meets son after 67 years of searching

  ‘I just want to do it for him.’ Man mows lawns for free to honor brother killed in Charlotte shooting

  New NC bill would update sexual assault laws prompted by Charlotte woman’s experience