Amanda Aguilar

Amanda Aguilar

Weekend Anchor/MMJ

Savannah, Ga.

Amanda Aguilar joined WTOC in October 2019 as the weekend anchor/reporter.

Amanda came to WTOC after spending three years at KSNW in Wichita, Kan. She started as the central Kansas bureau reporter, covering more than 10 counties on her own. In June 2017, Amanda was promoted to KSNW’s morning reporter/fill-in anchor. Amanda has won several awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for her stories, which included a controversial school superintendent resignation and coverage of the largest wildfire in the state’s history.

Before moving to Kansas, Amanda lived in Washington, D.C., earning her master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs at American University. While in D.C., Amanda interned at NBC Washington.

However, Amanda didn’t start out in television news. After graduating from Dominican University of California with her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies, Amanda worked as a reporter for the Pleasanton Weekly, an online and print newspaper.

Although Amanda has lived in different parts of the United States, California will always be home. Bay Area, like yee!

Amanda has a passion for youth mentoring, as well as mental health and suicide prevention awareness.

In her spare time, she enjoys taking dance classes, watching Netflix or eating (restaurant suggestions are welcome).

Amanda is excited to be in the Coastal Empire, and looks forward to meeting the community and telling their stories.

If you have any story ideas, email Amanda at aaguilar@wtoc.com. Don’t forget to follow her on social media too! Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @AAguilarTV


Recent Articles by Amanda

  Ga. Department of Labor not planning to reopen offices anytime soon

  Scanning absentee ballots begins in Liberty Co.

  One month since some Liberty Co. students returned to in-person learning

  United Way aids Liberty Co. community during COVID-19 pandemic

  Liberty Co. church helps distribute food to the community

  Supervisors report large turnouts for Liberty Co. early voting

  What to do when your employer stops filing your unemployment claim

  Efforts to cut down on crime near Briarwood Apartments continues

  Wayne Co. school leaders happy with first two months of classes

  Hinesville Housing Authority reports increase in affordable housing applications

  Liberty Co. election officials preparing for early voting to begin Monday

  Chatham Co. Board of Elections expecting large voter turnout on Nov. 3

  How absentee ballots are counted

  Transition program helping veterans become business owners

  City employee’s complaint alleges sexual harassment by Walthourville mayor

  One million dollars in jewelry stolen from Hinesville store

  Mother of son killed at funeral home reacts to suspect’s release

  New online verification tool helping Ga. Department of Labor process unemployment claims

  Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum opening its doors virtually in preparation of 25th anniversary

  Remembering the legacy of John Finney

  Criminal charges possible for family member that started Jesup house fire

  Long Co. reports low census response rate

  Vigil held for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Wright Square

  Rev. Warnock stops in Savannah ahead of November special election

What you need to know when voting with absentee ballots

  Hearing set ahead of investigation into Golden Ray

  FEMA approves extra federal assistance for Georgians receiving unemployment benefits

  Mistake leads to McIntosh Co. candidate being disqualified from ballot

  Impacts of pandemic on selling shrimp

  Daughter feels letdown by nursing home during mother’s battle with COVID-19