Amanda Kitch

Amanda Kitch

WAFB Louisiana Weekend Producer

Baton Rouge, La

Amanda Kitch is a southern Louisiana native. She originally grew up in Lakeview, but she relocated to the Northshore after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Amanda’s interest in the television industry stemmed from her many years on and behind the theatrical stage. Through theatre, she learned how to tell entertaining stories and to connect with the audience. Now, she uses her writing and technical skills to tell stories through media.

Amanda became a member of the WAFB team shortly before she graduated in May 2019. During her time at school, she traveled around the country to journalism convections and scholarship and award banquets. She also anchored, reported, and produced for her university’s television station, The Southeastern Channel, before interning with WVUE Fox8.

Social media, craft beer, and her fluffy puppy, Indie, are some of her favorite things to enjoy in her time off.

Amanda currently reports and produces for the LouisianaWeekend.com. She thinks eating food, sipping cocktails, and checking out local events on camera is not a bad gig!

She loves meeting new people and sharing conversation, so don’t be afraid to say “hello” and let her know where to find the best restaurants in town.

Contact Amanda via email at akitch@wafb.com.

Education:

  • Southeastern Louisiana University: Communication in Electronic Media and a minor in French.

Recent Articles by Amanda

Don’t get surprised with out-of-pocket costs for medical procedures; here’s how to get price estimates ahead of time

Louisiana Workforce Commission breaks down some confusion about Lost Wages Assistance benefits

How to avoid charity scams during Hurricane Laura relief, according to the BBB

How to financially prepare for a storm, even if your emergency fund is low

Louisiana Department of Education releases virtual learning guides for families and educators

Main Street Recovery: One week left for priority application period for small businesses that didn’t get federal help

Beat those posture aches and pains from sitting at a desk too long with some simple stretches

Are your kids addicted to smart devices? Try a digital detox before the distance learning school year

Senate Republicans announce $1 trillion relief package HEALS Act; here’s what may be in the bill

How to clean your face mask properly

Will federal unemployment benefits be extended? Here’s what we know so far

How to be financially prepared if additional $600 in weekly unemployment expires July 31

Beat the bite: How to defend your family against mosquitoes

Take another look before you share; the BBB warns Facebook users of like-farming scams

Credit card fraud is up during the pandemic; here’s how to protect your info

RV sales spike during the pandemic as vacationers take to the open roads

Should you buy your first home during an economic crisis?

How to politely tell someone to keep their social distance

Don’t forget to take your car for a drive during quarantine

Quarantine 101: What not to flush, according to plumbing experts