Amanda Raus joined NBC Connecticut in April 2007 as a general assignment reporter.
Since April 2011, she has been working out of our NBC Connecticut New Haven studios covering stories in New Haven and along the shoreline. Amanda spent three months inside the courtroom covering the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky, one of two men convicted in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion murders of the Petit family. Her coverage earned her a 2012 Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast award for Continuing Coverage and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Continuing Coverage.
Amanda came to NBC Connecticut from WSHM in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she worked as a general assignment reporter. While in Springfield, Amanda had the opportunity to interview then-Governor Mitt Romney and the late Sentator Ted Kennedy. She covered a wide array of stories from breaking news to sporting events. Amanda got her start in news at News 12 Connecticut as an associate producer and reporter.
Amanda is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism. She recently earned her MBA from Quinnipiac University.
When she isn't working, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is a Connecticut native and she loves exploring all the state has to offer.
Amanda is involved in a number of charities. You can catch her emceeing events around the state, including the Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Waterbury. She is also involved in the fight against cancer, participating in fundraisers like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay for Life.