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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Amanda Fitzpatrick leaves Dallas TV for WCCB

After 5 years of working in the Dallas market, Amanda Fitzpatrick is leaving to move back to her home state of North Carolina.

Amanda has accepted a position at WCCB TV (Charlotte, NC) as a weekend anchor and nightside Reporter.

She most recently worked as a fill in traffic reporter on WFAA - TVs Daybreak morning show.

Prior to that she was the main five and nine pm Anchor and weathercaster for CW33s Nightcap news, which was cancelled in May of last year.

She began her career in Dallas working as a news reporter at KXAS, where she covered stories at the Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA Finals along with reporting breaking news and weather.

While in Dallas she was named by "D" magazine as "Dallas Most Beautiful."

Her work telling under told stories on the Black community in Dallas led to 3 EMMY NOMINATIONS, 4 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence awards and a 2015 MLK Community Hero award.

She was featured as" Top 25 People to Watch in 2014" by Dallas weekly, named Grand Marshall of the Elite News MLK parade and featured in dozens of Publications.

She was honored with a 2015 'Women that Rock' award and was selected for a 'Girl Bosses' campaign promoting 'Girl Power' in business.

Her volunteerism included working with the Heads Up foundation, raising money for college scholarships with the Don't Believe the Hype charity, the Wade Smith Foundation, The Palace of autism, and she also organized a Veterans shoe drive on Memorial day weekend gathering hundreds of new and gently worn shoes for vets.

Amanda's career path includes reporting at WTVD the ABC affiliate in her hometown of Raleigh-Durham NC, WCSC-TV in Charleston, SC and WALB-TV in Albany, GA.

Amanda's going away party will be at Buttons Restaurant in Addison August 20,2015 7pm-12am.

Her first day at CW Charlotte will be September 1, 2015.

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by Amanda Fitzpatrick)

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