Archive for April, 2014

Mean girl mom?

April 25, 2014 6 Comments

Outback Red. It was one of the big name brands that I had to have when I was in 4th grade. My closet was already packed with Espirit, Forenza, Limited Express (Yes, it was Limited Express back then) and of course I had Swatch watches. And yes…I grew up in the fabulous times known as […]

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“Just stick to reading the teleprompter.”

April 23, 2014 4 Comments

The first email I had the “wonderful” opportunity to open this morning: “Amanda, I have to be honest with you because nobody else has the balls to do so. Enough with your campaign to end bullying. I’m so over it and so is everyone else. Have you noticed that nobody is responding to your invitation […]

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“Let’s tuck our baby in one last time.”

April 15, 2014 0 Comments

“Let’s go tuck our baby in one last time.” It was the line that sent tears streaming down my face and chills up my spine and would forever change the way I looked at the bullying issue. I was in a movie theater watching “Bully.” Kirk Smalley was on the screen, whispering those words into […]

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You went to catholic school??

April 10, 2014 6 Comments

People are always surprised when I tell them that I went to catholic school from kindergarten through 12th grade. I laugh about that and wonder if I have devilish horns popping out of my anchor helmet hair. Their surprise is always followed up with “Oh my God…did you hate it?” “That had to have been […]

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KWWL: The house that STEELE built

April 1, 2014 2 Comments

I remember getting the call from the “NBC affiliate in Waterloo, Iowa.” I was sitting at lunch with a friend in a Chili’s in Greenville, North Carolina. I was unhappy where I was at the time in my career…I wanted to find a station where I felt supported…I wanted to find a place where my […]

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