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

  ‘It’s a struggle everyday’: Ahmaud Arbery’s parents look back on year without their son

  Community remembers Ahmaud Arbery on anniversary of his death

  ‘He’s not here to fight’: Family of Ahmaud Arbery reflects on loss

  Volunteers clean Gullah cemeteries on Daufuskie Island

  Local Asian community concerned by rise in attacks across US

  Savannah city leaders respond to rise in attacks on Asian Americans across the US

  Over 20 guns stolen from pawn shop in Hinesville

  Liberty County Jail staff dealing with COVID complexities

  Savannah celebrates a socially distanced Super Bowl

  Hinesville Police Department draws interest of younger, more diverse recruits

  Liberty Co. school receives Military Flagship School award

  Air purifiers being installed in Wayne County schools

  Chatham County’s first Black woman Chief Judge looks back on the changes she has seen

  Food, gas giveaway being held at Hinesville service station Friday

  Liberty Co. School District addressing COVID-19 concerns

  Ga. DPH cracking down on out-of-state travelers trying to get vaccinated

  Asked and Answered: Filing taxes while on unemployment

  No delays expected for tax filing deadline

  Sen. David Perdue to campaign virtually as Sen. Tim Scott makes stop in Savannah

  U.S. lawmakers call on Georgians to vote on Jan. 5

  Last day for early voting in Ga. runoff elections

  Liberty Regional Medical Center employees receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

  Swearing-in ceremony held for new Liberty County sheriff

  Ga. Department of Labor increases workforce as unemployment claims continue during pandemic

  Liberty Regional Medical Center prepared to receive vaccine shipment next week

  Ga. Department of Labor waiting for next steps of next possible COVID-19 relief package

  Chatham Co. Voter Registration shows how signatures are verified on ballots

  Chatham Co. operations manager describes security measures for voting machines

  Family remembers slain wife of Fort Stewart soldier

  Pile of railroad ties blocking business in Odum