Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
Amanda Vinicky covered Illinois politics and government for NPR Illinois and the Illinois public radio network from 2006-2016. Highlights include reporting on the historic impeachment and removal from office of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, winning a national award for her coverage of Illinois’ electric rate fight as a result of deregulation, and following Illinois’ delegations to the Democratic and Republican national political conventions in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
She interned with WUIS in graduate school; she graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting program in 2005. She also holds degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.