Amanda Ruiz

Amanda Ruiz


Lubbock, TX

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

  5 displaced, no one injured in fire at Indian Creek Apartments

  Former coach shares memories of Jarrett Culver at Coronado

  $2,000 worth of car unlocking tools burglarized from local key shop

  KCBD Investigates: Questions on Lubbock County discretionary budget

  Commissioners receive copy of NAAG insurance

  LCU baseball player still recovering after May hit-and-run

  FBI visits Lubbock County officials during investigation into NAAG Pathology Labs

  Texas Tech athletics inspecting safety nets ahead of NCAA Regional

  KCBD Investigates: Unanswered questions on Lubbock County Medical Examiner

  Sex Trafficking: Undercover LPD Detective shares stories on trafficking in the Hub City

  Lubbock Batman on a mission to put smiles on the faces of kids in need

  LPD Detectives using forensic sketches to track down suspects

  Cycling group rides in silence to remember those killed on bicycles

  LCAD property tax protest deadline May 15

  Remembering six Lubbock girls killed in bus crash, 20 years later

  Local mother diagnosed with kidney failure after having children

  ATV added to Buffalo Spring Lake Police Fleet to increase safety

  One year later: family of murdered Levelland woman still pleading for answers

  Municipal Coliseum, Auditorium demolition to begin ‘within next few days’

  A reunion 60 years in the making for long lost brothers

  ABC Pro Rodeo will go on, even with plans to demolish coliseum

  Texas Tech applications up after basketball season

  Businesses on Broadway taking extra steps to protect themselves after Saturday night chaos

  Mayor Dan Pope: Final Four run already making huge impact on Lubbock economy

  Countdown to Final Four: How Raider Red was brought to life

  Red Raider fan jumps in to help scam victims cheated out of Final Four tickets

  Tech fan out $500 after being scammed on Final Four tickets

  Uber driver concerned with Lime Scooter regulations

  City and county team up to clean up abandoned recycling facility on interstate

  App allows West Texas residents to buy local produce