Comedy, Hosts/MC's, Media
After the initial shock at being referred to as a Baby Boomer, Amanda has decided to embrace her inner oldie. Let’s face it, at 49 she’s the media version of the Rosetta Stone, and has seen more pilots than all the world’s airlines combined.
Amanda’s television career began as a producer's assistant on “Simon Townsend's Wonder World”. Within a week she was the program's head researcher and she hasn't looked back.
In 1985 Amanda became a regular on-air reporter on Ray Martin's “Midday Show” but it was “Beyond 2000” that made her a household name. During her six years on the program she reported from all over the world and has received a number of journalism awards, including a United Nations Media Peace Award (1989) and the Michael Daley Award for Science Journalism (1989).
In 1994 Amanda’s career took on a whole new dimension when her mischievous sense of humour and quick wit were revealed on Channel Seven’s “The Denton Show”. This partnership with Andrew Denton continued on radio; they shared a 5 year stint as one of the country’s leading breakfast radio duos on Triple M.
Amanda went on to host ABC TV’s “Mondo Thingo”, but was lured back to brekkie radio, where she continues to enjoy success with co-host Jonesy at WSFM.
Amanda has played a starring role in SBS’s comedy “Swift and Shift Couriers”, is a regular on “Spicks and Specks”, “Good News Week”, and is currently the Team Leader of the Baby Boomers on Channel 10’s “Talkin' Bout Your Generation”.
Jonesy and Amanda are also hosts of weekly syndicated radio show “My Generation”.