Amanda Salinas is coming home to Texas. She joins The CW33 News as co-anchor after a stint as a reporter and anchor at WPBF, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla.
She started her career reporting and anchoring in her hometown, Laredo, TX. There she covered numerous international stories, including the historic 2000 Mexican presidential election
She later worked her way up I-35 to Waco, where she was a reporter at KCEN. She left there for Dallas, where she was a reporter for WFAA and hosted the pioneering Hispanic affairs program "La Vida." She won two Lone Star Emmys and a Dallas Press Club award for her work on that program. She also anchored for TXCN, the 24-hour cable news operation.
Amanda left Texas to work as an anchor and reporter at KOAT in Albuquerque, N.M., and then moved to Florida. In Palm Beach, she covered everything from local political corruption to Tropical Storm Fay and the death of celebrity Anna Nicole Smith.
As a child, Amanda spent her summers in Mexico, where she learned Spanish fluently. When she's not working, Amanda spends time with her husband and two children. She enjoys working out in the gym and relaxing by the pool or at the beach.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times