Amanda LaBrot

Amanda LaBrot joined the WTOC News team in July 2017. She is a New Orleans native and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Amanda anchors The News at Daybreak on weekends and works as a general assignment reporter on weekdays. Amanda won a 2018 Excellence in My Market Award from the Southeast Emmy's for breaking news coverage. She received the award for a story completed in her first four months of working at WTOC. Amanda reported, anchored and produced at WTOC's sister station, WDAM 7 News, in Hattiesburg, Miss. before moving to Savannah. She reported for the station's On Your Side Investigative Team and covered numerous topics as a daily general assignment reporter. The Mississippi Associated Press recognized Amanda's work with awards in several categories, including investigative reporting, general news, breaking news and franchise reporting during her two years in Hattiesburg. She was named Best TV Reporter in the 2016 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Contest with only six months of eligible work. While at Mizzou, she earned a Bachelor's of Journalism with an emphasis in Radio/Television Reporting and Anchoring and a minor in Psychology. Amanda also reported, anchored and produced for KOMU-TV, mid-Missouri's NBC affiliate, while living in Columbia, Mo. She also worked in London with a charitable, online video production company aimed to engage youth in their communities and in politics. Amanda volunteers her time serving as the recruitment adviser for Alpha Chi Omega sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi. When she's not at the station, you can catch her cheering on the Mizzou Tigers on Saturdays and the Saints on Sundays. She also loves traveling, theatre and dance, and food and music festivals.

Recent Articles by Amanda

  Georgia gun safety advocates to travel to Atlanta Wednesday

Savannah Mayor comments on Alderman’s decision to run

Suspect in Savannah triple murder trial expected to testify Thursday

Judge to set trial date for 2015 Savannah murder case

Home and Garden show sparks project ideas at Savannah Convention Center

Historic Savannah Foundation funds grants for two neighborhoods

Internal audit spurs change within Rincon Police Department

Nine indicted for racketeering, 1 for theft after car dealership break-ins

Flu cases spike in Lowcountry, hospitals start restricting visitors

Over a dozen accused gang members plead guilty in Operation Vanilla Gorilla

One year later: CCPD, SPD talk response times and staffing post demerger

Beaufort County business leaders set legislative priorities

American Legion Post 184 raises funds, food for U.S. Coast Guard

Joe Buck ready to lead SCCPSS board to be the “best in town”

Savannah sets four goals for St. Patrick’s Day 2019

Savannah named best small city for moviemakers in 2019

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office sets the record straight on inmate release rumor

SCCPSS Board President: Universal school start date “the worst thing that can happen”

Chimney starts fire at Tatem Street home

Richmond Hill celebrates first MLK parade