KAPP-KVEW wishes Good Morning Northwest Anchor Amanda Mason luck in her next adventure with BFHD
KENEWICK, Wash. — After a year on Good Morning Northwest, KAPP-KVEW’s Anchor, Reporter, Producer, and Forecaster Amanda Mason will continue her journey making a difference in the Tri-Cities as the new Communications Coordinator at the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) this May 2022.
“It has been such an honor to work at KAPP-KVEW. We have a phenomenal team of journalists. I am going to miss working with my colleagues. My favorite part about being a journalist is making a difference in the lives of others and shining a light on programs and people who change the world for the better. Making a difference with a focus on health care has been a life-long passion. As much as I will miss the news industry, I know I can bring my skills to my next chapter and continue to make a difference at BFHD. Thank you, KAPP-KVEW, for your support and continued devotion to our viewers. I am honored to have worked with the KAPP-KVEW team. I look forward to continuing to serve my community in my next endeavor.” – Amanda Mason.
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Before moving to Tri-Cities, she was the morning anchor and producer at ABC Big 2 News/Fox 24 (KMID/KPEJ) in Midland/Odessa, Texas. Amanda was an MMJ and weekend weather anchor at KERO in Bakersfield, CA, a role she took after graduating magna cum laude with a Master’s in Mass Communication from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
During her time at ASU, she was an anchor, weather anchor, and MMJ for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS; interned at Arizona’s Family (KTVK/KPHO) in Phoenix and traveled to Puerto Rico reporting on their recovery six months after Hurricane Maria. In September 2018, Amanda won a Student Production Award (Short Form Non-Fiction) from the Rocky Mountain Emmys for her work in Puerto Rico.
Amanda is well-rounded with an extensive background in musical theater and opera and has more than 16 years of experience as a performer. Her previous career included performances at Carnegie Hall, NYC Marathon, United Nations Headquarters, Off-Broadway shows around NYC and Las Vegas. In addition, she holds a Master’s in Music for classical vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music.
Amanda is deeply involved in the community. She enjoys raising awareness for organizations benefiting children, veterans, and seniors. She was awarded the United Way of Midland’s 2020 Community Advocate Award in Texas.
She is a member of the Junior League and has emceed events for the March of Dimes, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and American Heart Association. Amanda has also performed the National Anthem for the Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Brooklyn Nets, and numerous veteran events, celebrations, and memorials.
Fun Facts: Her family lives in Moses Lake; she was a TV Host for Monster Jam; served as Miss New York 2013; and she holds the Key to Kenner, Louisiana, for her efforts aiding children and families after Hurricane Katrina.
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