Amanda Hara Biography
Amanda Hara is an American nine-time Emmy-winning anchor and director working for WSMV 4 where she serves as a morning co-anchor and digital content director. She joined the WSMV 4 team in December 2022, after previously working at WVLT.
Prior to joining the WSMV 4 team, she worked at WVLT in Knoxville, Tennessee where she served as the anchor of the 5:30 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm newscast and the weekday 10 pm newscast on CW. Hara also served as an Executive Producer of Digital Content for the station, Over the years, she has been honored with; nine Emmy awards along with over two dozen Emmy Award nominations, two National Murrow Awards, and 13 regional Edward R. Murrow awards. The Tennessee Associated Press named her as the best reporter and best anchor twice.
Despite the fact that Snoqualmie, Washington is her native home, she feels connected and at home while in Tennessee. In 2000, she joined Washington State University where she graduated in 2003, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. After she was done with her education, she secured her first job in Evansville, Indiana where she; covered a series of stories that prompted change at a local animal shelter, filed reports for both CNN and the Weather Channel, and covered a devastating tornado that killed 25 people.
In addition, Hara then relocated to Lexington, Kentucky where she worked at WLEX and while she was there, she was awarded an Emmy award for a report she did on the historic Keeneland racetrack. She then relocated back to Tennessee where she worked at WTVF in Nashville, and while she was at the station, she had the opportunity to share stories of a number of the most talented photojournalists in the country. Furthermore, Amanda received an Emmy for her coverage of a Nashville firefighter who had hazardous materials while on the job. Amanda also received Emmy nominations for stories she did about; therapy dogs working in Vanderbilt’s pediatric cancer wing, a homeless mother attending college, a massive horse rescue, and many more.
Furthermore, she secured her first journalism job at the age of 8 years old and her parents allowed her to begin a small neighborhood newspaper selling 25-cent copies. She also serves as a board member for Horse Haven of Tennessee, a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sister of East Tennessee, and an advisory board member for the American Cancer Society. As of the moment, she is a board member of the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding and the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking. During her free time, she enjoys spending ample time with her family.
Amanda Hara Salary
Hara earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Amanda Hara Net Worth
Hara has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor and director.
Amanda Hara Age
Hara was born on February 2, 1982, in Snoqualmie, Washington, United States. She is 41 years old as of 2023, and she celebrates her birthday on the 2nd of February every year.
Amanda Hara Height and Weight
Hara stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches stall. However, information about her weight will be updated when available.
Amanda Hara Family
Hara has a younger brother who attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. However, she has neither disclosed the names of her parents nor of her brother as she is private about her personal life.
Amanda Hara Husband and Sons
Hara is married to Audun Hansen and they tied the knot in August 2016. Together the couple has been blessed with two sons; Hasle who was born in 2018, and Hasle, born on January 13, 2021, at 1:16 p.m. weighing 8 pounds 1 ounce and 19.5 inches long, and Håkon.
Amanda Hara Leaving WVLT
Hara joined the WVLT team in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012, after previously working at NewsChannel 5 Network. While she worked at WVLT, she served as the anchor of the 5:30 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm newscast. She also served as the executive digital producer, however, she decided to leave the WVLT and her last day at the station was November 23, 2022, after working at the station for over ten years.
Amanda Hara Joining WSMV 4
Hara joined the WSMV 4 in December 2022, after previously working for WVLT where she was an anchor and executive digital producer. She will be serving as a morning co-anchor and digital content director at the station.
Amanda Hara Awards
- 9 regional Emmy Awards
- 2 National Edward R. Murrow Awards
- 18 Associated Press awards
- 24 regional Emmy Award nominations
- Twice named AP’s Best Anchor in Tennessee
- 13 Edward R. Murrow awards
- Twice named AP’s Best Reporter in Tennessee
Amanda Hara Social Media Platform
Hara is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 7k followers on Twitter 9k followers on Instagram, and 29k followers on Facebook.