Amy Wood

Interactive. That’s the hallmark of Amy Wood’s anchoring. And that work was honored again in 2016 by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association, naming Amy, Anchor of the Year.

Amy co-anchors 7 News at 5, 7 and 11, and solo-anchors the interactive “7 News at 10 on CW 62.” You can stream behind scenes with Amy, one of the first to use FACEBOOK LIVE on her fan page weeknights at 10, behind the scenes. She also occasionally uses the popular app Periscope and Instagram Live (TVAmy). The live streams brings her concept of #2WayNews to life.

The SC Broadcaster’s association named Amy Anchor of the Year previously in 2012 and she was nominated again in 2014 by the Radio and Television and Digital News Association of the Carolinas.

Amy frequently speak in the community, about the power of social media and how to get your story told in this digital age. Inquires about speaking can be made by clicking HERE.

A desire for next level interaction led this Emmy award winning anchor to create her #7Newsies blogsite. Using hashtags like:#7Cam, #7moms, #7inspire, #Ask7, #7LoseIt and her What’s Up Y’all Twitter account. On the blog Amy is creating a home on the web for great stories you might otherwise miss, as you click through each TAB.

In 2008, when Amy created CW Live Chat one of the nation’s first live chats during a newscast. The industry noticed.

RTNDA Communicator Magazine, Broadcasting and Cable Magazine and the book, Live Local Broken News: The Re-Engineering of Local TV, feature Amy’s interactive work.

Business Black Box Magazine selected Amy as one of six Trailblazers – regional business leaders changing the face of their industry. See Amy’s interview here.

Amy’s been giving viewers a voice since 1995, using – at the time – revolutionary email, in her Reality Check reports.

Amy believes in the transformative power of social media relationships with viewers online. It’s a critical tool in the journalists tool box. Amy frequently is asked to teach journalists and consult with television stations around the country about the latest tools in interactive journalism.

At the heart of Amy’s use of technology is its ability to power storytelling – her first love. For nearly three decades Amy’s been bringing you award winning stories on WSPA TV.

Her heart wrenching special report on domestic violence: South Carolina’s Shame, was honored with a first place Associated Press Award in series reporting.

Amy has a special place for adoption in her heart, as an adopted child. Her Amy’s Kids stories about foster children waiting to be adopted, led the South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children, to name Amy “Advocate of the Year” in 2007.

During the initial war with Iraq, she brought viewers exclusive On The Frontline coverage, using the internet to connect with a commander from Chesnee, SC.

One of the most memorable stories of Amy’s career was the Charleston Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting. Amy broke the story during her newscast on the CW at 10 and days later anchored 7 News funeral coverage.

Amy also guided viewers through the morning of September 11th 2001, with local wall to wall coverage and a help line. And Amy anchored 7 On Your Side’s Emmy Award winning coverage on Susan Smith, the mother who drowned her sons, including the difficult task anchoring the boys funeral.

Amy grew up in the New York metropolitan area, and started her career, covering blizzards and breaking news in Western Minnesota at KSAX, TV, sister station to KSTP.

Amy’s dedication to the local community led the South Carolina Jaycees to name Amy the state Distinguished Community Service Award winner in 1999. She continues to work with dozens of local charities and events every year.

Faith and family are number one in Amy’s life. Carolina Crusaders, her documentary on a mission trip to Russia, won a first place award from the Associated Press.

Amy is married to Mike Wood, and a proud mom to three awesome daughters, Brianna, Gracie and Jami.

She looks forward to connecting with you online!

Amy frequently speak in the community, about the power of social media and how to get your story told in this digital age. Inquires about speaking can be made by clicking HERE.

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Read more about Amy’s Interactive Work:

Media General Newscasts Mix Online With Onair
Social Media Advantage
Leading the way in interactive TV
Early Adopter of Social Media
Social Media and TV News
What They’re Saying about Amy as GSATC speaker
Trailblazer Interview: Business Blackbox Magazine
Amy Wood Social Media Club Greenville Presenter

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