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Amelia Young

Meet WBIR reporter Amelia Young
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Amelia Young

I am a proud Tennessee native, born and raised in Nashville. I am so excited to be back in Big Orange Country after graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2017. I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, majoring in communication studies and double minoring in journalism and theatre. While at UT, I interned at WATE and Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s Seacrest Studios in Nashville, I also deejayed at UT’s 90.3 the Rock.

In July 2017, I joined the ABC/CW affiliate Eyewitness News WEHT WTVW team as a MMJ covering the Tri-State area of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. In the fall of 2018, I traveled to Panama City to help our sister station with Hurricane Michael coverage and the devastation it caused in the Florida panhandle. In spring 2019, I was invited to fly with 85 veterans to Washington D.C. to cover their experience with the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, spending a day following WWII, Vietnam and Korea vets around memorials dedicated to them.

In July 2019, I moved back to my second home of Knoxville to join WBIR. I spent years singing “Rocky Top you’ll always be, home sweet home to me” in college and can’t wait to sing it again as I call the city home once more.

It's hard not to find me in a stadium seat when I'm not working, I spend a good amount of my free time cheering on my favorite Tennessee teams: the Vols, Titans, Preds and Sounds.

Follow me on Facebook or Twitter to keep up the news of the day and my journey at WBIR! Go Vols!

www.facebook.com/AmeliaYoungTV or www.twitter.com/ameliayoung

If you've got a good story idea, email me at ayoung6@wbir.com