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Amanda Zitzman has been a news reporter at FOX31 and Channel 2 News since 2015. You can find her reporting in the field, along with the Good Day Colorado and Daybreak news teams, from 5-9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of North Florida. She has been in the broadcast journalism field for more than 10 years, holding positions in the control room as a producer, in the field as a reporter and in the studio as a news anchor.

Her career has taken her from the east coast at WJXT and WTLV/WJXX, to the Pacific Northwest at KVAL and KMTR, covering hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, and a mudslide.

Over the years, she has covered nationally recognized cases, including those against Casey Anthony, George Zimmerman, and Michael Dunn. She has been working as a reporter in Denver, Colorado since 2014 and contributed to extensive web and live coverage of the Aurora theater shooting trial alongside her colleagues.

In December 2015, she was nominated “Broadcast Media Representative of the Year,” by the Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado, for her assistance in locating a missing person in Arapahoe County.

Amanda is proud to be a member of the talented teams at FOX31 and Channel 2 News. You can send her story ideas or chat with her live during the newscasts via Facebook and Twitter.

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Recent Articles
  • Traffic mayhem possible on Colorado highways for solar eclipse this weekend

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation said it could be the most significant traffic event of the year. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles are expected to begin traveling this weekend through Colorado to Wyoming and Nebraska for Monday’s total solar eclipse. Traffic was heavy on I-25 in the Fort Collins area by midday Saturday. The path of totality will cross through both states and they are considered the best viewing areas in the country for the first coast-to-coast solar […]

  • Denver City Council approves $1.8 billion contract to revamp DIA terminal

    DENVER — The Denver City Council cleared the way for a massive multibillion-dollar renovation of Denver International Airport’s Jeppesen Terminal early Tuesday morning. The plan for the Great Hall is the city’s first major public-private partnership at a city-owned building. The council debated the contract until after 1 a.m., passing it on a 10-2 vote. Council members Rafael Espinoza and Debbie Ortega voted against the deal. It means the airport, which opened in 1995 and has seen passenger traffic double, […]

  • Jury gets Taylor Swift DJ groping case

    DENVER — The jury was given the case in the Taylor Swift disc jockey groping trial after closing arguments were made Monday morning. The pop star was released from the lawsuit filed by former Denver radio DJ David Mueller on Friday, but her mother, Andrea Swift, and her “radio guy” Frank Bell are still defendants. The jury will decide if they interfered with Mueller’s employment contract at radio station KYGO after Swift said he groped her before a Pepsi Center […]

  • Several law enforcement officers get trained as drug recognition experts

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation recently graduated a class of 23 drug recognition experts from its statewide training program, which trains officers how to spot the warning signs of impaired drivers. The nine-day training included officers from police departments in Aurora, Sterling, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Gunnison and Loveland. Several troopers from the Colorado State Patrol are among those who trained. The training is offered through the Colorado Department of Transportation. Highway safety manager Glenn Davis said the agency […]

  • Aurora Central High School enacts stricter dress code

    AURORA, Colo. — Students at Aurora Central High School are getting ready to head back to classes next week, but this year, they’re facing a stricter dress code. Aurora Public Schools said the idea came from parents and officials worked with students to come up with the code. Hats, jeans with holes, yoga pants, sweat pants, athletic shorts and tank tops are not allowed. Students will also have to wear school colors: Dark green, white, gray and black. The district […]

  • Law enforcement agencies to host numerous National Night Out events

    DENVER — Law enforcement agencies across the Denver metro area are getting ready to participate in National Night Out. It’s a time for communities to come together to talk about crime prevention and build local strategies to fight crime. Law enforcement is encouraging neighbors to build strong relationships with their communities and officers. It’s especially important in Denver police District 5, where officials have been struggling with gang violence. “We have a neighborhood and a school that was hit with violence […]

  • Colorado teacher shortage declared a crisis

    DENVER — Educators say there is a shortage of teachers in Colorado and it’s only getting worse. It’s a big problem in small towns, where some districts have struggled to fill positions for years. Now it’s also hitting the Front Range. There are about 3,000 to 3,500 open positions every year. Nearly 30 percent of current educators are nearing retirement, with science and math teachers most needed. State officials say there are three reasons why people aren’t going into teaching: […]

  • Broncos single-game tickets go on sale Wednesday afternoon

    DENVER — Single-game tickets for Broncos home games go on sale at 2 p.m. Wednesday. A limited number of tickets are available, including half-price seats that start as low as $16.50. Most of the tickets available are for single seats. The 2,000 half-price tickets for each of the two preseason and eight regular-season games are mandated as part of the tax that was used to build Sports Authority Field at Mile High. There is a limit of four tickets per […]

  • Construction begins to convert one-way streets to allow 2-way traffic

    DENVER — A big construction project began Monday in Denver to convert one-way streets into two-way traffic. The work will happen on 19th and 20th avenues between Broadway and Park Avenue West. Currently, 19th Avenue goes eastbound and 20th Avenue goes westbound. Besides converting the roads to allow two-way traffic, bike lanes will be added and traffic signals will be replaced with stop signs. The city is hoping this helps calm traffic in the growing residential area. “More people are […]

  • Parks, roads to be jammed as Colorado celebrates Fourth of July

    DENVER — State parks will be packed with campers and boaters on Tuesday for the Fourth of July holiday. One of the busiest areas will be Cherry Creek State Park, where thousands are expected to enjoy the hot weather and cool water. RELATED: Fireworks displays in Colorado RELATED: Share Fourth of July photos Last year, the park was jammed, with long lines to get inside. Officials advise anyone going to the park to give ample time to avoid lines that […]

  • Fourth of July celebrations ramp up — as do warnings about illegal fireworks use

    DENVER — It’s Independence Eve and the Fourth of July celebrations are only just beginning. With that comes a warming from the Denver Police and Fire departments that setting off fireworks by individuals is illegal in the city. A big celebration will be held at Civic Center Park on Monday night with a concert and fireworks. It begins at 8 p.m. and is free to the public. A host of other public events are planned for Monday as well. Those […]

  • 6 days of heavy Fourth of July holiday traffic underway

    DENVER — The extra-long Fourth of July holiday weekend began Friday and with it one of the busiest travel days of the year. Because the holiday falls on a Tuesday, it means drivers can expect heavy traffic for six days — from Friday to Wednesday — according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT is expecting a huge surge of traffic at the start of the big travel season, especially along Interstate 70 into the mountains. “Our heavy travel season […]