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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.

You can also send her an email at Amanda.Zitzman@KDVR.com.


Recent Articles
  • Fire danger ramps up with temperatures surging into mid-90s

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — With temperatures expected in the mid-90s on Tuesday along with low humidity and winds, the fire danger will be high, officials said. Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week in the Denver metro area. It will be mostly sunny through the early afternoon with winds gusting to 10-30 mph. Higher gusts will be in the foothills and mountains, where the fire danger will be high. There’s a chance of late-day thunderstorms with lightning that could […]

  • State ramps up boat inspections to keep invasive mussels out of lakes, reservoirs

    DENVER — Summer has arrived and boating season is ramping up. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding owners to clean boats before they go on the state’s lakes and reservoirs. Officials say they are on record pace for the most boats inspected with quagga and zebra mussels. Boats need to be inspected before being launched at places such as Horsetooth, Boulder and Chatfield reservoirs. Starting Friday, inspections will be needed at Pinewood Reservoir. The tiny mussels can reproduce very quickly, […]

  • Officials search for answers after child’s body found in Thornton

    THORNTON, Colo. — An active death investigation is underway after a 10-year-old child’s body was found in Thornton on Thursday afternoon. Police are not ruling out homicide after the body was found. While positive identification is pending, officials believe the body that was found is that of Kiaya Campbell. She went missing Wednesday night. Her father told the Thornton Police Department that she and his girlfriend’s 15-year-old son left home in the 12400 block of Forest Drive about 8 p.m. […]

  • Oil and gas operators face Tuesday deadline to finish inspections

    DENVER — Tuesday is the deadline for oil and gas operators to finish inspecting flow lines and pipelines in the state. It’s from an order from Gov. John Hickenlooper after the house explosion and fire in Firestone that claimed the lives of two men and seriously injured a woman. Operators were given 30 days to inspect and map out all flow lines within 1,000 feet of buildings. If they don’t finish the inspections, they have been warned that wells could […]

  • Uber driver plunges vehicle into sinkhole caused by water main break

    DENVER — An Uber driver accidentally drove into a sinkhole that was caused by a water main break early Friday morning, Denver Water said. The 12-inch pipe broke about 1 a.m. at West 13th Avenue and Tennyson Street, opening a large sinkhole in the road. The driver thought he was driving through a puddle after overnight rain, but instead went into the 6-foot-deep sinkhole. The vehicle is likely a total loss. The driver, who did not have any passengers, was […]

  • Police investigate 2 home burglaries in Greenwood Village

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Police in Greenwood Village are investigating two home burglaries, including one where a dog was shot by an intruder. The burglaries happened just blocks from each other. The first home was hit just before 10 p.m. on East Stanford Place. The homeowner hear someone trying to get in through an open window, but the suspect ran before police arrived. Then at 8 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a burglary at a home on Alton Street. The […]

  • Colorado Mills mall to remain closed rest of week after damaging hailstorm

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Colorado Mills mall will remain closed at least all of this week for repairs after it got slammed by a hailstorm last week. Officials previously said the mall would reopen Monday, but crews are still assessing the extensive damage. There is no timeline for when the mall will reopoen. Golf ball-sized hail from a May 8 storm shattered skylights, and caused flooding and extensive water damage. There are more than 200 stores in the mall. Shop owners […]

  • Lawmakers pass resolution pushing for clemency of convicted felon mistakenly released

    DENVER — Lawmakers in the State Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday to push for Gov. John Hickenlooper to release a convicted felon from prison. Rene Lima-Marin was mistakenly released from prison early. By the time the state realized the mistake, he had already been free for six years. He was sent back to jail and has been fighting for his freedom ever since. The resolution asks Hickenlooper to grant clemency to Lima-Marin. It’s not known if the governor will […]

  • Pedicab service offered as popular I-25 pedestrian underpass closes for construction

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation is shutting down a popular pedestrian tunnel to it can ramp up construction on a $97 million project to extend the northbound Interstate 25 Express Lanes. The expansion is from 120th Avenue to C-470 and the closure of the tunnel is going to cause headaches for a number of commuters. The tunnel under the interstate connects to an RTD Park-n-Ride on the west side. But for at least the next two months, […]

  • Anadarko Petroleum closing 3,000 wells in Colorado after deadly home explosion

    FIRESTONE, Colo. — Anadarko Petroleum announced Wednesday it is closing 3,000 vertical wells in northeastern Colorado after the deadly explosion and fire at a home in Firestone. The explosion on April 17 killed two men, Mark Martinez and his brother-in-law Joey Irwin. Mark Martinez’s wife, Erin, was seriously injured in the explosion in the 6300 block of Twilight Avenue. The explosion was so intense, it leveled the two-story home. Residents as far as three blocks away reported feeling the ground shake. Martinez […]

  • At-risk teen from Aurora found safe in Denver’s Civic Center Park

    AURORA, Colo. — A 13-year-old boy with autism who had been missing from Aurora since Sunday was found Tuesday in Denver’s Civic Center Park, the Aurora Police Department said. Police chief Nick Metz said an alert citizen recognized Juan Campos Rocha from the media coverage about the search and notified an off-duty police officer. The officer approached the boy and confirmed his identity. The boy was then taken into protective custody until he could be reunited with this family. “He is safe […]

  • Portion of northbound Brighton Boulevard in Denver to close until 2018

    DENVER — A portion of northbound Brighton Boulevard will close starting Friday and lasting until early 2018, causing big impacts on traffic and businesses in the area. The city of Denver said the northbound lanes of the busy road will be closed between 38th and 44th streets as part of a $29 million project to overhaul a 15-block stretch in the entire RiNo area. Southbound traffic will remain open. Crews will put in new storm sewer lines to help improve […]