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

  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

  Lubbock-Cooper ISD approves an 8.08% average teacher pay raise

415 kids arrested by LPD in the past 5 months

  Lubbock City Council Discusses next year’s budget

  Legacy Play Village getting a $1.2 million dollar makeover

  Abandoned building transformed into a place to make memories

  Area cotton farmer planning to grow legalized hemp

  New Deal ISD to provide free breakfast, lunch for all students

  Wife heartbroken after husband murdered trying to stop a home invasion

  City Council discusses ways to pay for $6.7 million parking garage for Citizens Tower

  ‘What-a-couple’ gets Whataburger surprise for 62nd anniversary

  Game wardens increasing lake patrols for Fourth of July weekend

  Girl with ‘mermaid syndrome’ to undergo surgery to separate legs

  Dynamic duo to tackle Ironman 70.3 Lubbock as a team

  Rod Klemke devastated by loss of business in Slaton fire

  Lubbock business owner offers to remodel stranger’s home

  Man severely beaten and robbed in his Central Lubbock home

  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