In 2006, Amber earned her B.A. degree from Hood College in Frederick, MD where she majored in Communication Arts with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Theater Arts. In 2007, she moved to Syracuse, NY where she earned her M.S. degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Amber’s career as a Multi-Media Journalist began in Shreveport, Louisiana at KTAL News, NBC 6. From there, she ventured a little closer to home, spending two years at WPMT FOX43 in Harrisburg, PA.
Her most memorable assignments put her right in the “eye of the storm” as she covered Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in Louisiana and Tropical Storm Lee in Pennsylvania. She also learned to swim on air, hoping to encourage other African Americans who do not possess the skill to follow her lead. She hoped by facing her fear she would have a small part in lowering statistics that prove fewer African Americans know how to swim when compared to their Caucasian counterparts, which leads to staggering death tolls every year.
Baltimore is home for Amber and she is elated to have the opportunity to serve her community, family, and friends.
When Amber is not on the job, she is likely to be found surrounded by family and friends. If you see her around town please stop and say hello! If you have a story idea, shoot her an email.