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“You are the ones making a difference, I’m just privileged to tell your stories.”
Finding stories that really matter to San Diegans is what keeps Amanda Shotsky heading to work in the dark ... long before dawn, as a member of the News 8 morning reporting team.
Growing up in Connecticut, Amanda is no stranger to America’s Finest City. She earned a B.A. in journalism from San Diego State University and comes to News 8 from XETV CW6, where she served as general assignment reporter for five years, capturing the San Diego Press Club award for her coverage of the devastating shooting of a Virginia news crew. Previously, Amanda handled general assignment reporting duties at KKCO NBC 11 News in Grand Junction, Colorado.
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids (three, if you include the dog). She feels fortunate to call San Diego home and considers trips to the beach a form of therapy. She’s also a marathon runner and loves cooking, traveling and volunteering.
Please feel free to message her or send story ideas to email@example.com or @amandashotsky
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.
Beginning Thursday through July 4, 2018, U.S. veterans and up to three guests may enjoy free admission to SeaWorld San Diego as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the country. This new offer joins the ongoing Waves of Honor program that offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year, for the military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
A San Diego family is continuing their fight for justice for their son after his accused killer, a twice deported undocumented immigrant, fled to Mexico.
Cooler than normal temperatures continue through Saturday. Marine layer clouds scatter by Friday afternoon, but persist through Saturday.
Amid an uptick of shootings across San Diego, on Thursday, community came together to discuss ways to stop gun violence in San Diego neighborhoods.
Crews dousing the smoldering remnants of a roughly 60-acre wildfire near Pala Casino had the burn area 100 percent contained Thursday night.
A terrifying scene played out in La Mesa earlier this week when an eighth grader was chased by a man with machetes on her way to school. The man accused – who allegedly had two machetes as he chased the 13-year-old girl – was shot by police and on Thursday was charged under unusual circumstances.
Imagine being at work, when suddenly your boss demands you stop what you're doing and take a break. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff's in the East Village with the San Diego Humane Society's first "kitten crash."
For four hours on Tuesday, a domestic violence suspect held police off with SWAT snipers positioned on rooftops in a Bay Terraces neighborhood. On Thursday, the man arrested answered to charges in court.