Amy Hawley - Weekend Anchor

Talk to Amy about some of the stories she's covered throughout her career and it will be obvious her adventurous spirit is reflected in her reporting. She's been a storm chaser, been trapped at the center of a twister, and been for a ride in an F-16 at a 90 degree angle - an experience that's left her desiring a pilot's license ever since.

It's that same energy for her reporting that gave Amy a successful start in television. Beginning her reporting career in 1994 at WIBW in Topeka, Amy performed every role imaginable - editor, photographer, producer, anchor and reporter. She created and produced her own morning show and also gained experience producing and anchoring the midday show. Eventually, she produced and anchored the weekend newscast as well. With so much invested in each show, it's no surprise that each show was number one in it's timeslot.

In 1997, Amy made the move to KWTV in Oklahoma City where she was both an anchor and reporter. After just three weeks at a new station, Amy was providing daylong coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing trials. In a state with a high execution rate, Amy also covered several death penalty cases.

It was also while working in tornado alley that Amy got a taste of storm chasing. She found herself searching for cover as an F-5 tornado carrying 300 mile per hour winds passed nearby. Amy also learned firsthand what it's like to be trapped in what meteorologists call the "bear cage", an area so near the center of the storm that the winds only blow sideways.

In September of 2002, Amy made the trip back to Kansas City and started working for 41 Action News. A University of Kansas alumni, Amy is glad to be home reporting news in Kansas City.

Contact Amy at amy.hawley@kshb.com .

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