Amanda Maynard joined WISH as a Sports Reporter in July 2012.
Her career started in Montana as the Sports Director for KBZK/ KXLF as one of the few female Sports Directors in the country. There, Amanda covered one of college football’s oldest but little known rivalries: The Brawl of the Wild between Montana-Montana State. Working and living in Montana gave her an opportunity to do just about everything, from working the sidelines to interviewing the then-senator Barack Obama on his basketball prowess, to hiking, biking, and every outdoorsy thing imaginable.
From there, Amanda made her way down to the blue turf in Boise. There, she spent two years as the Sports Director at KIVI in Idaho, earning the 2011 Sportscaster of the Year award. She traveled weekly with the Broncos’ football team, getting a chance to cover some of college football’s most legendary games and take in some of the best skiing in the country.
And now in Indianapolis, she enjoys the opportunity to cover everything from NFL to NBA to the racing world.
Amanda grew up in the Bay area before attending the University of Southern California. There, she majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Cinema-Television, all while playing on the USC women’s lacrosse team.
In her spare time, Amanda loves yoga, running (just ran my second half marathon), cooking (I make some mean salsa!) and watching good movies. Feel free to drop Amanda a line with story ideas, Indianapolis must-dos, restaurant recommendations or just to say hello!
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