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
  • 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 […]

  • Thousands of cyclists hit the road for annual Bike to Work Day

    DENVER — Thousands of cyclists will hit the streets in the Denver metro area on Wednesday for Bike to Work Day. Breakfast stations and rest stops will be set up around the city, and a big event will be held at Civic Center Park. The Denver Police Department estimates 30,000 bicyclists will take to the streets for the annual event. One of the problems on Denver roads is congestion, which is why the city promotes the event. “Denver’s growing at […]

  • 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. […]

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