Interactive. That’s the hallmark of Amy Wood’s anchoring on News Channel 7 and The CW News at Ten.
Amy co-anchors News Channel 7 at 5, 6 and 11, and solo-anchors the interactive “News Channel 7 at Ten on Your CW”, as well as the interactive “What You’re Saying” segment on News Channel 7 at 7.
In 2008, Amy launched CW LIVE CHATone of the nation’s first live chats during a newscast, that she hosts nightly, while simultaneously anchoring on the CW.
She’s been giving viewers a voice for more than a decade. She was first to do interactive news in this market, more than 13 years ago, with Reality Check reports on News Channel 7.
Amy is a huge believer in the relationships she creates with her viewers online. She uses social media extensively to connect with her viewers and keep them updated on her blogs, developing news stories and webpolls.
You can track Amy’s Twitter updates, and Connect with her on Myspace, Facebook, Plurk, Pownce, Tumblr and You Tube. Amy’s links are on http://www.theribbit.com.
For two decades Amy’s been bringing you award winning stories.
Her heart wrenching special report on domestic violence: South Carolina’s Shame, was honored with a first place Associated Press Award in series reporting.
During the initial war with Iraq, she brought viewers exclusive On The Frontline coverage, using the internet to connect with a commander from Chesnee, SC.
Amy also guided viewers through the morning of September 11th 2001, with local wall to wall coverage and a help line. She also anchored News Channel 7’s Emmy Award winning coverage on Susan Smith, the mother who drowned her sons.
Amy grew up in the New York metropolitan area, and started her career paying serious dues, covering blizzards and breaking news in Western Minnesota at KSAX, TV.
Volunteer work led the South Carolina Jaycees to name Amy the state Distinguished Community Service Award winner in 1999. She continues to work with dozens of local charities and events.
Faith and family are number one in Amy’s life. Carolina Crusaders, her documentary on a mission trip to Russia, won a first place award from the Associated Press.
Amy is married to Mike Wood, and a proud mom to three awesome daughters, Brianna, Gracie and Jami.
Amy Wood will speak to the GSA Technology Council January 2009 learning Lunch.