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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
  • Lawyer: Uber shooting victim’s family says company ‘grossly negligent’

    DENVER — The family of the man allegedly shot and killed by an Uber driver on Interstate 25 in Denver has hired a Chicago-based law firm. Hyun Soo Kim, 45, died after being shot on June 1. His Uber driver, 29-year-old Michael Hancock, is charged with murder. Francis Patrick Murphy, a lawyer representing the Kim family, said Kim’s wife and son are “devastated and shattered” by the death of their husband and father. Murphy said Uber has certain rules and […]

  • Family calls for stricter patient discharge laws at hospitals

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A Colorado family is calling for stricter patient discharge regulations at hospitals after the death of their loved one. Patricia D’Amico said her son had a history of mental illness, but signed himself out of the hospital and was wandering the streets when a car hit and killed him in Lakewood. D’Amico said her son, Kevin, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and mental illness. She was his full-time caregiver. On Saturday, Kevin had a seizure and was […]

  • Survey tries to help planners grasp how commuters get to work

    DENVER — More than 130,000 people work in downtown Denver and the Downtown Denver Partnership is asking how those people get to work. The organization wants commuters to take an online survey. Its goal is to get people out of vehicles and instead on bikes, buses and light rail, using the transit options like those at Union Station. About 40 percent of workers drive to their destination. The Downtown Denver Partnership wants to get that under 35 percent by 2021 […]

  • Hundreds honor firefighters killed on 9/11 at annual Red Rocks stair climb

    MORRISON, Colo. — Monday marked the 16-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. On the day of remembrance, about 2,000 people gathered at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the annual 9/11 stair climb. It’s a way to honor the firefighters who died on that day. There was a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. and the climb began at 9:03 a.m. The stair climb is the largest in the country. It’s the equivalent of the 110 stories of […]

  • Dogs rescued from Hurricane Harvey devastation up for adoption

    GOLDEN, Colo. — As Florida braces for Hurricane Irma, Texas is still in recovery mode after Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston. Not only did it displace thousands of people, but sheltered pets are being sent out of the city to make room for all of the lost and displaced animals. Many of them are being brought to Colorado and some will be put up for adoption on Saturday. HomeComings Dog Rescue took three trips to Texas this week to pull stranded […]

  • Fire destroys Adams County home

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A fire destroyed a home early Tuesday morning, the Adams County Fire Department said. The fire started about 3:30 a.m. in the 8400 block of Essex Street, near Washington Street and 84th Avenue. Everyone inside the home was able to get out safely before firefighters arrived. There were no injuries reported. There was extensive damage in the back of the home where firefighters believe the fire started. The fire also took out power lines in a […]

  • RTD security guards shoot, kill man armed with gun at light rail station

    DENVER — A man was killed in a shooting involving two armed RTD officers at a light rail station on Wednesday night. The shooting happened just north of the parking garage after 7 p.m. at the Sheridan station at West Ninth Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard on the Denver/Lakewood line. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified the man as 43-year-old Armando Vigil. Two security guards were patrolling the area on bicycles when they spotted a man lying on the grass, […]

  • Bond set at $200,000 for middle school teacher suspected of sexually assaulting students

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Bond was set at $200,000 on Wednesday for a middle school teacher in Aurora who is accused of sexually assaulting children. Brian Vasquez, 34, was arrested at Prairie Middle School on Tuesday. He was placed on administrative leave with Cherry Creek Schools. Vasquez has taught social studies at the school at 12600 E. Jewell Ave. the past seven years, and the Aurora Police Department believes there might be more victims. He made his first court appearance on […]

  • 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 […]

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