Amanda Ruiz

Amanda Ruiz became a part of the KCBD team in late December of 2017. She is excited to be in Lubbock and to be a part of such a news-driven team. Coming from a long way from home, New York, she is eager to see what Texas will have in store for her. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During her time at Penn State, she became a reporter/anchor for WPSU’s Centre County Report and a reporter intern for ABC 27 WHTM. She covered a variety of stories that included the 2016 Presidential Election, shootings, and fires. Her interest in news started when she started watching Good Morning America and the Today Show with her parents. She has always been interested in how complex and unpredictable the news can be ever since she was a young girl. Amanda has always wanted to make a big move and is excited that Lubbock has become her new home.

Recent Articles by Amanda

  Lubbock’s Open Door hopes to combat homelessness completely by 2020

TTU medical students save lives by checking blood pressure at barber shops

Groom faced Texas snowstorm to meet his bride at the altar

LPD investigators make significant progress on multiple murder cases

Emergency Operations Center in full swing keeping city safe from severe weather

Lubbock man shares letters exchanged with George H. W. Bush

TCEQ water laws require you to inspect back flow preventers

Family of Levelland woman found murdered in Abilene seeking answers

Lubbock Woman shares her story on surviving Alaskan earthquakes

23-year-old Littlefield woman trying to find third kidney donor

Zoe’s advocates speak about Campos investigation on family’s behalf

$3,000 of medicine stolen off front porch returned to family

Goat Yoga makes its way to Lubbock

McWhorter Elementary students to spend Saturday giving back

Husband to memorialize wife killed in Tech Terrace explosion with art sculpture

Father of oldest child killed in Wednesday night fire speaks out

Texas marks grim 18th anniversary of last fatality-free day along roadways

Political scientist analyzes high voter turnout

Decision 2018: Lubbock County Commissioner Pct. 4

Horse therapy helping veterans with PTSD