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My Story

"What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"

- Mary Oliver

This is a question I ask myself every single day because I still have a fire inside me for learning, adventures, and new challenges.


For more than thirty years, I've lived in front of the camera as a television news reporter. I've covered everything from hurricanes to homicides, but crime reporting is my area of expertise. My goal is always to report every story with compassion, insight, and integrity. Journalism has given me a magic carpet ride on the coattails of so many stories that have shaped the way I see the world and interact with the people that I've been humbled to meet and interview. Most of my career has been spent at award-winning NBC affiliate, WRAL-TV.

I have now turned my attention and energy to podcasting. I hosted and co-produced three true crime podcasts for WRAL including "Follow the Truth," which won the regional Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in journalism, "What Remains" and "The Killing Month August 1978." I also hosted and produced a daily morning news show.

In 2007, I published my first book and haven't stopped writing since that time. To date, I have published three true crime books, four memoirs, two children's books and three works of fiction, "Lies That Bind," “Dead Last” and  "No Wake Zone." Since 2010, I have also written a weekly blog for WRAL on parenting called “Go Ask Mom.”

Currently, I have my own company called Stage Might Communications. It is under this umbrella that I do everything from create podcasts, to public speaking, to media consulting, to appearing as a guest on television programs and podcasts. As an independent podcaster I released a show in 2024 about the power of women transforming their lives after 50 called "AGELESS: Opening Doors with Amanda Lamb."

I am an engaging, energetic, and enthusiastic public speaker who is available to talk on a variety of topics including true crime, journalism/media, writing/books, women’s empowerment, life transformation, and caregiving. I also emcee events and participate in panels.

And finally, I am a professional contributor who does interviews on a regular basis for national news programs, podcasts and radio shows about any of the above topics.

So, back to the question, what am I going to do with my one wild and precious life?


The answer is A LOT. Stay tuned...

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