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 agency investigating two former SSU officers

6 months later: No one arrested, charged for death of Shawntray Grant

Bluffton Shop with a Cop gets boost from community

Santa’s Pantry feeding public school students over winter break

Oglethorpe Mall charging for upfront parking

Savannah residents remember former 41st president

Thousands run in annual Enmarket bridge run

Chatham County Commissioners set 2019 legislative priorities

State lawmakers looking at prices for new voting machines in Georgia

Savannah fights blight with ordinance update

Shelters in Savannah preparing to take more people in from the cold

Small businesses use online sales to make local shopping easier

City of Savannah considers combining community centers

WTOC Cookbook: Grandma Kate’s Pumpkin Pie

Nine Line hosts motorcycle ride benefitting local homeless veterans

Savannah Fire investigates after dangerous blaze condemns 2 homes

Kemp claims victory, Abrams doesn’t concede

Effingham Health System celebrates 50 years of service

Potential Savannah Arena designs unveiled Tuesday

Jury selection restarts, court security increased after juror reports threat