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

  Tips to keep your pets safe during the dogs days of summer

  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

  How a little bit of prep work can help you save money on your grocery bill

  Family-friendly, Independence Day themed activities to celebrate while inside

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you’re celebrating Independence Day this weekend

  Here’s how to get your 2019 tax return ready for the July 15 deadline

  The Saharan Dust is here, but what does that mean for your health?

  Want to install a backyard swimming pool? Here’s how much it may cost

  Your Money: Beat the heat, save on the electric bills this summer

Credit card hardship programs come at a cost, says NerdWallet

  Before you dive in, brush up on your aquatic safety tips

  5 tips for choosing a safe summer camp for your kids amid COVID-19 pandemic

Beat the bite: How to defend your family against mosquitoes

  Tips to save money, recession-proof your finances

  Summer safety tips to keep your kids happy in the heat

  Planning points to consider before preparing for a summer getaway during a pandemic

  Some of Baton Rouge’s biggest workplaces take action to make employees feel safer upon returning to the office

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

  Some Louisiana education experts say there must be more access to early childhood development centers for parents to return to work

  How to talk about the recent protests with your kids

  How to safely return to sports in Phase 2 of reopening

  Are you financially prepared for hurricane season? Here’s your checklist before disaster strikes

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

  Planning a trip in or out of BTR this summer? Here’s what to expect

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

  Going back to work may be tough on your four-legged friends

  Don’t get duped: How to avoid counterfeit beauty products

  What’s really in a bottle of sunblock anyway?

  How exposed to COVID-19 are you at your job?