Amanda Starrantino is an Emmy-nominated journalist from Los Angeles, California. She is the morning co-anchor for CBS News Bay Area, KPIX 5. Before coming back home to California, Amanda was the evening anchor for the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis.
Before she landed in the Midwest, Amanda was a reporter, anchor, and weather forecaster for KSBY News, the NBC News affiliate on California's Central Coast where she covered everything from the county courts, to local politics, the California drought, and current local events and issues.
She has previously worked as a reporter at an ABC News affiliate in Indiana before returning to her home state. While spending time in the Midwest, she enjoyed covering severe weather conditions and Notre Dame Hockey and Football.
Amanda is a United States Figure Skating professional skater. She has been competitively skating since the age of 3 calling her home rink the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, where she continues her training. She also enjoyed participating and competing in pageantry where she earned the title of Miss California Teen in 2010.
Amanda is a graduate from Chapman University where she studied Television & Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, and completed her education in under three years. She enjoyed and learned from many news internship opportunities including the morning show at KABC in Los Angeles, working in the entertainment department at KTLA in Los Angeles, writing for the Orange County Register, and traveling across the country to intern with WJLA in Washington, D.C. Amanda also took a freelance position with the Orange County Register while still doing her undergrad education. Before graduating, she won the Orange County Press Club Best College Journalist Award and Scholarship in 2011 & 2012.
While at Chapman, Amanda was active in Chapman News, founded and served as president for the Chapman Figure Skating Team, and danced on the Chapman Cheerleading Team.
Amanda currently resides in downtown Indianapolis, with her "Chinwa" pup Leo. She loves hitting the yoga studio with her girlfriends and getting lots of mileage in at OrangeTheory Fitness.
Since Amanda has lived in Indy, she feels privileged to volunteer at Riley Hospital for Children working with Child Life Services on a weekly basis. She values her time spent with Riley’s children and their families because of the strength they embody and the perspective they give on what is really important in life.
She is an active member in her local downtown community. Amanda is also a strong advocate of autism awareness and education throughout our country to become a more accepting society towards kids and adults with special needs.