Amanda Warford is an award winning journalist and video producer that joined the Action News team in 2010. Formerly a columnist and producer for The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com, Amanda has covered hundreds of political, lifestyle, and entertainment events across the area.
Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting from the University of North Florida, followed by a Master of Arts in Telecommunication from the University of Florida with a focus on documentary film production and media education. Her thesis film “The People’s Governor: The Life of Gov. Warren E. Hearnes” received two Crystal Reel Awards from the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association for Best Documentary and Documentary Editor in 2007. For her work in journalism, she received an additional five Crystal Reels for breaking news, videography, editing, voice over, and on-camera work.
Amanda keeps close ties to the local filmmaking community and has participated in three 48 Hour Film Project competitions, winning the Audience Choice Award in 2008, and Best Editor in 2009.
Amanda moved to Jacksonville in 1999 from Lexington, Kentucky and is a dedicated UK basketball fan! She is very close to her sisters and brother, who all have strong ties to the Jacksonville community. Amanda enjoys rocking out at local concerts and music festivals with her awesome friends, and hanging out with her 8-year-old Boston Terrier, Biggie.
Amanda regularly participates in various local charitable events for organizations like the ALS Association, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, United Way, and The Boselli Foundation.
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