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

  Mother mourns loss of 5-month-old infant

  Pregnant Lubbock woman has Jeep stolen twice in one week

  Hocutt speaks on NCAA decision to compensate student athletes for likenesses

  Lubbock County Expo Center planned to be open in late 2021

  KCBD Investigates: New Medical Examiner responds to 172 families waiting on death certificates

  KCBD Investigates: Landlord responds to accusations of threatening, harassing tenants

  Family heartbroken after Lubbock woman killed in early morning crash

  Sisters facing months of struggle to get mother’s death certificate

  KCBD Investigates: Lubbock families warn of “nightmare” landlord

  Lubbock Animal Services explains new fees for surrendering pets

  VIDEO: Police release security footage in Andre Emmett shooting, asking for public’s help

  Levelland city employees reunite with boy they saved from drowning

  Texas Comptroller’s Office could be holding your money

  Lubbock Fire Rescue’s team returns after helping Odessa first responders cope with tragedy

  Lubbock vape shops defend flavored products in wake of White House criticism

  11-year-old girl has encounter with suspicious man trying to give her a ride

  Mayor says preparing for emergencies is a team effort

  Officials release a detailed timeline on what happened in Odessa shooting

  Odessa mother says toddler’s spirit still strong after shooting injuries

  Detective: When Samuel Little looks at you, its almost like he’s looking through you

  Investigators release details on connection between serial killer and 1993 Lubbock murder

  County Commissioners to discuss options for new medical examiner

  Lubbock Animal Shelter serenades pets to make their stay more comfortable

  Seven people jailed in connection to the Murder of Celestino Rodriguez

  Officer shot in line of duty grateful for closure as shooter begins life sentence in prison

  Lubbock ISD to roll out new mental health program to students this fall

  Lubbock ISD considers arming teachers

  Sister remembers brother killed in El Paso shooting as a hero

  Blood center in need of rebuilding blood supply after shootings

Missing Levelland woman found safe