Amanda Ruiz

Amanda Ruiz


Lubbock, TX

Amanda Ruiz became a part of the KCBD team in late December of 2017. She is excited to be in Lubbock and to be a part of such a news-driven team.

Coming from a long way from home, New York, she is eager to see what Texas will have in store for her. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During her time at Penn State, she became a reporter/anchor for WPSU’s Centre County Report and a reporter intern for ABC 27 WHTM. She covered a variety of stories that included the 2016 Presidential Election, shootings, and fires.

Her interest in news started when she started watching Good Morning America and the Today Show with her parents. She has always been interested in how complex and unpredictable the news can be ever since she was a young girl.

Amanda has always wanted to make a big move and is excited that Lubbock has become her new home.

Recent Articles by Amanda

VIDEO: Police release security footage in Andre Emmett shooting, asking for public’s help

11-year-old girl has encounter with suspicious man trying to give her a ride

Odessa mother says toddler’s spirit still strong after shooting injuries

Detective: When Samuel Little looks at you, its almost like he’s looking through you

Investigators release details on connection between serial killer and 1993 Lubbock murder

Sister remembers brother killed in El Paso shooting as a hero

415 kids arrested by LPD in the past 5 months

‘What-a-couple’ gets Whataburger surprise for 62nd anniversary

Girl with ‘mermaid syndrome’ to undergo surgery to separate legs

Lubbock business owner offers to remodel stranger’s home

Former coach shares memories of Jarrett Culver at Coronado

Businesses on Broadway taking extra steps to protect themselves after Saturday night chaos

Red Raider fan jumps in to help scam victims cheated out of Final Four tickets

Lubbock Police Sergeant stops to play a basketball game with local kids

Lubbock woman fighting to recover after losing hands, legs to pneumonia

Kids donate their dollars to non-profit coffee shop that was burglarized

Mom and grandma speak out on one year anniversary of Katrina Castillo’s murder

Sister of missing Levelland woman says after 25 years, the pain is still there

Lubbock man lands audition for America’s Got Talent

  Groom faced Texas snowstorm to meet his bride at the altar

Lubbock man shares letters exchanged with George H. W. Bush

Family of Levelland woman found murdered in Abilene seeking answers

$3,000 of medicine stolen off front porch returned to family

Thieves steal $3,000 worth of 8-year-old’s medicine off Lubbock porch