Amanda LaBrot

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

  Chase suspect in custody after accidentally surrendering to police

  Chatham Co. residents now have online access to police activity

Chatham Co. public works crews prevent flooding

Georgia Tech program helps veterans secure jobs

  Parents, kids taught bicycle safety at event in Garden City

  Disaster bill could help farmers bounce back from bad weather

  Police search for suspect involved in sexual assault on Whitemarsh Island

  8 people left homeless after house fire on Whitemarsh Island

  Grant helps pregnant women, moms, and kids

  Chatham County breaks ground on mental health center

  American Legion honors fallen heroes at Bonaventure Cemetery

  Hundreds run Savannah Mile to honor fallen heroes

  Pro-choice protests held Tuesday as more states pass abortion bans

  Coastal Empire and Lowcountry communities prepare for Memorial Day

  Local businesses donate to assist fallen officer’s family

  Military veterans compete in Wounded Heroes Golf Classic

  Tourism supports 28,000 jobs in Hostess City

  Funeral home owner speaks on importance of fallen officer’s burial

  Non-profit organization to pay off Sgt. Ansari’s mortgage

  Savannah community honors fallen officer with memorial at police headquarters

  Shooting victim honored with posthhumous diploma at Savannah State graduation

  Police patrolling Savannah State housing complex after shooting

  CCPD holding meeting to get community input on department’s strategic plan

  Film industry won’t feel “catastrophic” impact from Heartbeat Bill, industry experts say

  Fire at Savannah Summit Apartments sparks concerns over living conditions

Walkathon fundraiser benefits historic Savannah burial site

State Senate bill seeks to give Historic Black Colleges their own board

Middle school in Beaufort County reacts to SC teacher rally

  ‘Died doing what he loved to do’: Children remember dads killed in C-130 crash

  March of Dimes hosts “March for Babies”