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Amanda Seitz

Multimedia reporter covering Butler County government

I’m thrilled to be in Dayton, where I grew up, serving my hometown newspaper and TV station.

From the moment I started writing stories for my college newspaper at Miami University, I knew I was going to be a reporter.

The day after I graduated from Miami University in 2012, I packed everything into a moving truck and headed to Wausau, Wis., to fulfill my dream. 

After spending time as a reporter in chilly northern Wisconsin, I happily embraced the opportunity to travel back to the unpredictable weather of Ohio. I began as a multimedia reporter covering Butler County government for Cox Media Group Ohio in June of 2013.

 

Q&A:

Where were you born? Kettering

Where did you grow up? Bellbrook

What was your favorite TV show then? Growing up, I loved the classic PBS shows like The Magic School Bus and Wishbone.

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? An astronomer

How might someone have described you in high school? As a nosy reporter trying to track down the latest stories – and gossip – for my school newspaper and yearbook

Were you involved in any high school sports? I cheered on the Golden Eagles as a football and competitive cheerleader.

What was your first journalism job? I worked as a government reporter for the Wausau Daily Herald in Wisconsin.

What do you like about your job? I love being in-the-know about important issues and being able to tell others what I know. When the information I share with readers and viewers helps other people, too, it’s a good day.

What don’t you like about your job? The hours can be a little hectic – there’s always news going on somewhere!

If not working, what could someone find you doing on a weekend on your time off? I love soaking up the sun on my patio or at the pool. If I’m not there, you can probably find me out shopping!

 

What would be a perfect day for you? I would start the day with a good cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast in the morning then spend the rest of it by the lake or on the beach.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a journalist? If you don’t ask the tough questions, who will?

Favorites 

Favorite book: White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Favorite CBS show: I watch CBS This Morning, with a cup of coffee in hand, daily
Favorite food: Seafood
Favorite hobby: Anything that involves being outdoors – walking, jogging or tossing a football
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump, I can watch it at any moment.
Favorite music: Alternative rock
Favorite travel destination: Still searching for the one.

Latest from Amanda Seitz

Luke Buchanan used to reside in The Pines trailer park in New Miami. NICK DAGGY / STAFF

Shed shielded alleged sex crimes from village

An Apostolic church, the village hall and the police department crowd a small block in the village of New Miami. It’s the same block — just 300 feet from where police officers come and go from their office — where detectives allege Luke D. Buchanan raped and molested adolescent boys ...

A man has been traveling through Hamilton and Butler County claiming that any house he breaks into, that happens to be vacant at the time of the break-in, should be his, including this house at 918 Park Ave. in Hamilton. The man has done this to roughly a dozen homes, leading him to be arrested last week. A potential lawsuit could set precedent for squatters and people who try to steal your home in Ohio.

Man tries to claim ‘abandoned’ homes

A Cincinnati man has been entering the homes of strangers in southwest Ohio and then claiming them as his own. Robert Carr, 49, is currently staying in the Hamilton County Justice Center, where he’s being held on a $55,000 bond and facing six felony charges for breaking into three Hamilton ...

 
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