“I believe every athlete has a story to tell and I’m going to help tell it.” - Amy Zimmer
You might recognize Amy Zimmer from @WJCLNews on ABC or from an ESPN+ broadcast where she also works as a sideline reporter & analyst. A Division 1 athlete from Port Huron Michigan, Amy may be passionate about sports, but she is a storyteller above all. Today we get to share a little bit of Amy’s story with you because in addition to her athletic achievements she’s one of the many women in sports supporting KINONA and we’re thrilled to have her in our small but mighty community. Plus, you might see her covering the PGA/LPGA events!
Amy began her athletic career in High School playing volleyball where she was named MVP in 2010. She played on the USA Girls Youth A-2 Team that won Gold in the USA High Performance Championship. Fun fact: you’ll find Amy in the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame if you're in Michigan check her out!
She went on to attend St. Johns University and majored in Communications with a double minor in journalism and sports management. At SJU Amy played on the Varsity volleyball team while also working in the athletic communications department. That’s where she got into TV, interviewing student athletes for halftime segments on ESPN3.
After graduating from University, Amy landed a job as the sports director with NBC Palm Springs, covering the LA Chargers training camp and PGA/LPGA Tour events. That’s where she came to meet founders Dianne and Tami! They discovered a shared passion for women in sports, and in the heat of the Palm Springs summer, for anything moisture wicking!
Since 2019, you'll find Amy in Savannah Georgia where she's reporting for WJCL 22 ABC. In her spare time, she's probably outdoors being active or exploring the nearby beaches! Follow her journey and show some support through her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amy_zimmer.
There are many ways for women to be involved in sports, and we wanted to share Amy's story because it's inspiring. You can be a kick-ass athlete and kick-ass play-by-play sports analyst too. You can follow your dreams, and hold your own in a still male-dominated industry. Keep on keeping on Amy, we're rooting for you and if you cover the LPGA Tour events we'll be cheering you on! #mykinonastyle
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