Amanda Mason, is a morning anchor for Good Morning Basin on KMID alongside Caitlin Landers from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and a solo anchor for ABC Big 2 First News at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. (From Jan. 2020 to May 2020 she was the main anchor for Fox 24 News and soloed all three-and-a-half hours in the morning.)

Before joining the KMID/KPEJ news team Amanda was a reporter/multimedia journalist and weekend weather anchor for 23 ABC in Bakersfield, CA.

Prior to California, she served as an anchor, reporter and weather anchor for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS reaching 1.9 million homes across Arizona State. During the spring of 2018, she worked as an intern for Arizona’s Family (3TV/CBS 5 News), a duopoly newsroom and created a brand strategy for the station’s Instagram. She covered spot and breaking news on Twitter, Instagram and hosted live Facebook videos for Good Morning Arizona.

Amanda graduated magna cum laude with a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications in 2018.  That same year she won a Student Production Emmy Award from Rocky Mountain Emmys for her work covering Puerto Rico’s recovery six months after Hurricane Maria.

Before ASU from 2016-2107, Amanda was a Live/On-Camera Host for Monster Jam: Triple Threat Series East Tour traveling to 15 different cities.

A native Texan, Amanda also calls New York her second home where she lived for close to a decade. She is well-rounded and has an extensive background in musical theater and opera. She holds a Masters in Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in classical vocal performance and also performed and studied voice in Italy. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, NYC Marathon, United Nations Headquarters, Las Vegas and Off-Off Broadway shows all around NYC. She‘s had the honor of singing the National Anthem for: NY Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Brooklyn Nets, Brooklyn Cyclones, Tampa Bay Lightning and NYC Half Marathon.

Amanda became Miss New York in 2013 and traveled around New York State on a public speaking tour focused on  Reaching Youth Before Alcohol and Drugs Do through her prevention program, The Middle School Movement. On June 4, 2015, Amanda was honored to receive one of Drug-Free World Foundation’s highest awards, Drug-Free Ambassador. As a youth advocate she appeared on PBS, NY1, NBC The Today Show and was a keynote speaker at events across the country.

She is an Advocate for the American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Veteran Assistance Organizations. She hopes to continue to inspire our next generation and make a difference in the community, through the stories she tells.

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