Amanda Guillen is the weekend weather forecaster for KFOX14/CBS4. You can also catch her during the week as she picks up her camera and microphone as a general assignments reporter.
Prior to working at KFOX14/CBS4, she held the same position at the NBC affiliate here in El Paso. Along with her experience as a forecaster and reporter along the U.S./Mexico border, she has also reported from the White House, Supreme Court and Capitol Hill as a reporter with the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in Washington, D.C.
Some notable stories that she has covered include former President Barack Obama’s repeal of the No Child Left Behind Act, Pope Francis’ trip to the U.S. Capitol and Juarez, the Supreme Court hearing of the "one-person-one-vote principle," the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and Bernie Sanders’ campaign visit to New Mexico.
Amanda is a proud El Pasoan. She graduated from El Paso High School and earned her degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso.
While at UTEP, she was involved in many organizations. She served as a 2014 Sun Princess with the Sun Bowl Association. She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Borderzine and UTEP Student Publications. Amanda was also named editor-in-chief of UTEP’s student newspaper, The Prospector, during UTEP’s centennial year. This involved coordinating and releasing the university’s first-ever 100-page special issue of the newspaper. Along with being editor-in-chief, she also started the organization's first weekly broadcast, called "The Prospector News Weekly."
Amanda loves giving back to her community and has volunteered with Project Move, Operation Hope and with EPISD as part of their Volunteers in Public Schools program.
She is excited to get to work doing what she loves in the city that she calls home.
Have a story idea? Amanda would love to hear about it. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.