Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo

Amanda Brown ’17: Winner Of HC Point Park’s Social Media Contest

Last week, HC Point Park hosted its very first Instagram/Twitter contest, and the winner is this week’s Campus Celeb! Meet Amanda Brown, a 19-year-old freshman from Red Lion, PA. She received a Her Campus Swag Bag for winning the contest that includes a $25 iTunes gift card, neuroSONIC and neuroSLEEP, Pura Vida bracelets, and a few other goodies. As a double major in Broadcast Reporting and Broadcast Programming/Production, we wanted to get to know Amanda and her goals for the future. 

Photo by Lexie Mikula

HC: What inspired you to go into broadcasting?

AB: I always had a passion to be on television and telling people the inside scoop of everything. I grew up in front of a camera; my dad filmed home movies of me ever since I was little. I still remember telling my dad the news of the day and telling him about my day like it was important! I feel like it’s something I am meant to do.

HC: What do you hope to do after graduating with degrees in Broadcast Reporting and Broadcast Programming/Production?

AB: I want to live in New York City and I want to make it onto the Today Show (hopefully on camera!)

HC: What experience do you have with broadcasting, and what are you working on now?

AB: I was a news anchor at my high school, and now I have been taking broadcasting and journalism classes.

HC: Who is your biggest on-camera inspiration?

AB: Ed Sullivan! I feel like he really made television for what it is today, entertainment-wise.

Look out for Amanda on the Today Show one day- we have a feeling she’s going to be a star! Congratulations again on winning our contest.

Lexie Mikula is senior Mass Communications major at Point Park University from Harrisburg, PA. Lexie held the position of Campus Correspondent and contributing editor-in-chief of HC Point Park from May 2014 - May 2016. In addition to social journalism and media, she enjoys rainy days in the city, dogs with personality, watching The Goonies with her five roommates (and HC teammates!), and coffee... copious amounts of coffee. 
Similar Reads👯‍♀️