Francesca Amiker is stoked to be the newest Morning News Reporter for WLNS TV-6 in Lansing, Michigan!
Before landing her dream job as a morning reporter, she worked in New York City as a community and entertainment reporter.
A ‘Top Ten Outstanding Senior' from Vanderbilt University with a B.A in Communications and a double minor in Corporate Strategy and Sociology, Francesca developed her broadcast journalism chops through holding eleven internships in the television field.
Francesca's background of versatile convergent media reporting equips her with a dynamic demeanor that will connect her with the Lansing community.
At Vanderbilt, Francesca was the host and producer of her own television show "Francesca in the City" where she exposed her audience to life outside of Vanderbilt's campus while she explored the city of Nashville through a series of interviews. She was also the lead anchor for Vanderbilt's very popular morning news show MORNING VU.
As an undergrad Francesca also worked for CBS NEWS Newspath in New York City through a fellowship with the International Radio & Television Society (IRTS). Here, she served as the correspondent of the winning CBS Intern Project news package, as chosen by producers and executives of CBS News. From interviewing Politician Anthony Weiner, Grammy Award Winner Alicia Keys, and Actress Rachel Weiss for CBS Newspath in New York City, Francesca is continuously evolving her ability to deliver stories as a reporter.
While in college, Francesca interned multiple times with Nashville's NewsChannel 5 HD and also worked for ESPNU as a Campus Connection Reporter.
One of Francesca's most prized moments came early in her career as she was one of the youngest journalists to report from the 63rd Primetime EMMY Awards Live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for BlackTree TV. Her hard work wouldn't go unnoticed as she was then contacted by Black Entertainment Television to host the red carpet of the networks award show two years in a row.
Though she is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, Francesca can not wait to emerge herself into the culture of Mid-Michigan. Captivating and creative stories are her specialty!
Francesca Amiker is also a proud alumnae of the T. Howard Foundation, The IRTS Fellows Program and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Francesca's life motto is "The best is yet to come."