Amanda Arden joined KOIN 6 news as a digital enterprise reporter in October 2020 after working for several years in news stations around Oregon.
Since moving to Portland to work at KATU News in July 2017, Amanda has photographed and covered everything from tumultuous protests downtown to packed concerts at the Moda Center, and even the beloved Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. She’s helped with coverage on the deadly Amtrak Cascades train derailment over Interstate 5, the trial for convicted MAX train murderer Jeremy Christian, and wildfires that have ravaged small communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Prior to Portland, Amanda worked as a web producer at KVAL and KMTR in Eugene, Ore. There, she wrote about and photographed the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College, the Civic Stadium Fire, and other events around the Central and Southern Willamette Valley.
Amanda graduated from the University of Oregon with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and French. While attending college, she worked as an intern to produce a program called “Northwest Stories” for Oregon Public Broadcasting. One of the short documentaries in the series was nominated for a NATAS Northwest Regional Emmy award in 2015.
Amanda also worked as an intern reporter for KLCC, the NPR affiliate in Eugene, for two years before starting her career in television news.
Amanda grew up in the small town of Corvallis, Mont. where she developed a great love for the outdoors. In her free time, you can find her hiking, skiing, running, fishing, gardening, cooking, reading, and spending time with her fiancé, pets, and friends.
Please send your story ideas to Amanda.Arden@KOIN.com or contact her on social media.