Amanda Porterfield, Anchor & Reporter
Amanda Porterfield is an award winning journalist who has covered four states throughout her 15 year career. Porterfield started 2005 – beginning in Indiana as an intern at WNDU while completing her bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. From there, she moved up to production assistant and eventually started reporting for the weekend newscasts. Then it was at the ABC affiliate in Chattanooga, TN between 2008-2012 where Porterfield did it all. Alone, she uncovered, gathered video and interviews, wrote and presented stories on a variety of shifts. Porterfield also learned other newsroom roles such as producing, editing and running the assignment desk.
Using a variety of skills Porterfield excelled as an anchor and reporter at Champaign’s flagship station WCIA from 2012 until 2016, where she also managed the weekend newscasts and crews.
However, another of Amanda Porterfield’s passions is investigative journalism, and expanding on stories that highlight social issues in the community. The Illinois Broadcaster’s Association awarded Porterfield with “Best Hard News Story” for her coverage of a woman addicted to heroin and her attempt to get help. The NAACP honored Porterfield with the “Social Justice” award for her unbiased reporting about social justice issues and honoring a culture of diversity in the community. She also worked closely with the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office on creating more opportunities for those with mental and behavioral issues.
Here in Milwaukee, a place where she spent time growing up and much of her family still calls home, she has been able to professionally come full circle. Amanda Porterfield went to elementary school at Emmanuel Phillip on 16th and Olive, and spent her young years growing up in Milwaukee’s Rufus King Neighborhood before moving to Chicago. Now Porterfield is CBS 58’s Noon and 4pm Anchor.
She started here in 2016 as the weekend anchor and lead night side reporter where getting exclusive interviews and stories became a trademark. Porterfield has helped CBS 58 receive several awards including those for reporting coverage during the Sherman Park Unrest. She has also helped the station receive a Chicago/Midwest Emmy nomination for anchoring and producing an hour long prime time special called, “Milwaukee at a Crossroads” which took an in depth look at how gun violence affected Milwaukee families who’ve lost children. She has been named one of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders by Madison365. Porterfield is also a founding member of Milwaukee Crime Stoppers, and currently serves on the board. You can find her weekly “Crime of the Week” segments every Thursday during the 4, 5, 9 and 10pm newscasts.
A.P, as people in the newsroom and around the city all her is grateful to be able to work on stories that matter to all people in Wisconsin alongside the dedicated news team here at CBS 58. But, if you see her hanging out at the park with her son, eating at a local restaurant or walking her dog Dusty, don’t hesitate to say hello!
You can also find Amanda Porterfield on Facebook and on Twitter by following @CBS58AMANDA. We encourage you to email Amanda Porterfield’s work account with news tips and questions and emcee requests at email@example.com.
Articles by Amanda Porterfield
- Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Milwaukee firefighter shot while warming up vehicle
- Design for a Difference delivers top to bottom makeover of Walker's Point group home
- Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: 2 men shot to death in possible drug deal gone wrong
- Executive Director of Alice's Garden awarded for public service to Milwaukee
- Founding couple of Wisconsin Fear Grounds concludes final weekend of fright
- Cedarburg couple leaves the suburban life for the love of animals
- Milwaukee non-profit gives back to community with neighborhood health fair
- Art gallery inside transformed funeral home brings promise of change to Milwaukee neighborhood
- Marquette University research team studies impact of exercise classes for parents of autistic children
- Longtime leader of Milwaukee's Northcott Neighborhood House prepares for retirement
- St. Francis Police K-9 "Bane" becomes internet sensation
- Two men set out to build mobile shower units for Milwaukee County's homeless population
- Make-a-Wish Wisconsin helps Oconomowoc girl fulfil viral wish
- Wheelchair dancing champion comes to Brookfield with message of inclusion for those who use wheelchairs
- Inside the art lab at the Milwaukee Art Museum
- Milwaukee's Riverside University High School robotics team prepares for national championship bid
- Women's leadership group making a difference in Milwaukee
- Sunday Morning Spotlight: HAVEN of Milwaukee
- Milwaukee police chief reflects on tumultuous first year as top cop
- Passion of Milwaukee County Zookeepers on display through 'animal ink'
- Black History Month: Progress in the Milwaukee Police Department
- Sunday Morning Spotlight: Marquette University College of Nursing pilots senior fitness program with St. Camillus
- Daughter of renowned Milwaukee muralist adds to her family's legacy of art
- Historic Milwaukee congregation celebrates centennial with eye toward new beginnings
- Milwaukee health activist tackles food insecurity concerns through new childrens book
- Running Rebels' Be the Change program aims to uplift vulnerable Milwaukee youth
- "Black Lens" film series at Milwaukee Film Festival highlights black culture, representation in film
- Silent disco awakens memories for seniors with memory loss
- Filmmakers prepare to explore "Black Girl Training"
- 'Cedric the Entertainer' entertains Milwaukee neighborhood
- Navy officer found to have severe heart condition after suffering with symptoms for 10 years
- ‘Sistas Got This Too’ applies what works for Milwaukee boys to Milwaukee's young women
- Two years since CBS 58 special 'Milwaukee at a Crossroads' examined gun violence in Milwaukee
- Beginning of the Fiserv Forum era
- COA Youth & Family Centers changing Milwaukee neighborhoods methodically and successfully
- Ballplayer for All-American Girls Professional Baseball League reminisces after 75 years
- Sunday Morning Spotlight: Maxine Hupy
- MPS Enrollment Bus Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
- In giving back one MPD detective shows how to walk the walk
- Summerfest prepares for 51st edition of the world's largest music festival
- MPD detective collecting shoes for kids in Africa
- Effort to restore life to Milwaukee's forgotten square
- Documentary filmmaker pioneers virtual reality as a tool for social justice
- Dr Carter makes his mark on Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood
- Alverno College music therapy program improving lives of children and adults
- Wisconsin woman named among Essence Magazine's "100 Woke Women"
- Salon experience merges with bar culture at Riverwest studio
- Viral cartoonist and author Paul Noth returns to his hometown to share the secrets of cartooning with MPS students
- Viral political cartoonist and author Paul Noth returns to his hometown to share secrets of cartooning
- Rising from the ashes: Hope returns to Sherman Park building damaged in 2016 unrest
- Milwaukee Art Museum education programs succeed in fostering an inclusive space for art
- Local physicians talk about working in male-dominated field
- Special Report: Women with the Milwaukee Police Department discuss challenges, changes
- Sunday Morning Spotlight: The Women of the Milwaukee Police Force
- UWM physics professor reflects on the legacy of Stephen Hawking
- On stage with the cast of The Wiz
- Oscar winner John Ridley returns to Milwaukee with grand plans for new studio space
- Scratch Ice Cream in Wauwatosa becomes place of recovery
- Urban Underground non-profit surprised by Colin Kaepernick & Dr. Dre donations
- Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center celebrates 900th successful heart transplant
- Wauwatosa Police warning drivers to stop warming up cars unlocked and unattended
- "I'm scared for my kids:" Tensions run high at meeting addressing fatal officer-involved shooting in Racine
- Local hospitals, ambulance companies dealing with IV bag shortage
- Experts give tips for staying safe in the extreme cold
- Mercy mats represent humanity woven with care
- Too many 911 calls in Hales Corners could land you in the Police Chief's office
- Milwaukee priest comes out to congregation
- Local mother and daughter working to fight sexual harassment at the middle school level
- New BMO Harris Bank opens in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood
- Milwaukee County officials hope to open juvenile rehabilitation center on Milwaukee's north side
- We Energies Pleasant Prairie coal plant shutting down in 2018
- Preparations underway for the 4th annual '500 Black Tuxedos Event'
- "I was nervous, speechless:" Mother meets recipient families of son's organs
- "We still don't want to give up:" Family offers update after crossing guard injured in hit-and-run
- "It's a family:" Milwaukee Fire Department welcomes 19 new firefighters
- "Someone has taken advantage of the kindness:" Audit requested after homes sold in city of Milwaukee
- Rise of opioid abuse is taking toll on foster care system in Wisconsin
- Meeting held to address repairing aging buildings in Wauwatosa School District
- "It's unbelievable:" Loved ones remember Golda Meir student, shot and killed over the weekend
- Postal worker fired after tampering with mail in Wauwatosa