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Amanda Atwell joined the Valley’s Sports team in December of 2019. As a Fort Worth native who has lived all over the state – she is thrilled to explore a new part of Texas, and cover the sports of the Rio Grande Valley.

Amanda started her news career at KTBS 3 in Shreveport, Louisiana, as a general assignments reporter covering crime, city council, animal welfare and Friday night football. From there, she moved to the Panhandle of Texas in order to cover sports full time in Amarillo at KVII.

Amanda is an unapologetic Longhorn, graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Government in 2016. Prior, she followed her dream of becoming a college athlete to play soccer at Centenary College of Louisiana.

When she’s not on a football field – catch Amanda cheering on the Longhorns on the weekends, spending time with her furr-children Nacho and Luna, or getting in her workout for the day.

If you have a story idea for Amanda, feel free to email her aatwell@nexstar.tv, or connect with her on Twitter or Facebook

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