Biography



Amanda Lamb is a professional juggler. She juggles two busy careers and a family. Her job as a professional television journalist pays the bills. Her second job as a nonfiction author of six books feeds her creative passion. Her most important job, being the mother of two precocious young ladies, feeds her soul. 

Amanda is also a veteran crime reporter for an award-winning CBS television station in the Southeast, WRAL, and writes a regular parenting blog for WRAL.com every Monday called Go Ask Mom .

In her more than twenty years as a professional journalist, Amanda has developed a reputation as the go-to reporter for networks seeking credible feedback and interviews on murder cases garnering national attention in the southeast.

Her newest book, I Love You to God and Back, chronicles her yearlong prayer journey with her youngest daughter. A picture book version for children will be available in February 2013.

Amanda has also written two parenting humor books. Girls Gone Childis available online. The collection of funny, self-deprecating, tender essays takes the reader on an insightful journey into the complexities of raising young children in an every-changing chaotic world. Smotherhood: Wickedly Funny Confessions from the Early Years, isa collection of irreverent anecdotal humorous essays about being a working mother in the twenty-first century.  This book landed her an appearance on the Today Show.

Under her journalist hat, Amanda has published three true crime books based on murder cases she has covered for WRAL. Love Lies features the story of Nancy Cooper, a young mother strangled and discarded in the woods near her picturesque suburban North Carolina home. Evil Next Door, chronicles a three-year investigation by Raleigh police into the rape and murder by a suspected serial killer of a young woman just starting her adult life. Deadly Doseisa true story about a young, promising scientist who is poisoned with arsenic by his scientist wife. In March, 2009, Amanda was a consulting producer for the CBS's 48 Hours, which featured this case.  

A native of Philadelphia, she now makes her home in North Carolina with her husband and two little girls.

Amanda graduated with degrees in English and psychology from Duke University and obtained her masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

You can catch her juggling act daily on television in North Carolina and online at WRAL.com.