Amanda Barren

Amanda Barren joined the WOWK 13 News Team in November 2021. Her career started in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 2002 after graduating from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.  

Her career then took her to WJET in Erie, Pennsylvania where she covered courts, crime, and government before becoming the anchor of “Good Morning Erie.”  After enjoying endless winters for three years, she moved to Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia where she worked as a reporter and anchor at WSAZ.  She fulfilled a dream of going home to Cleveland, Ohio to work as a morning reporter and noon anchor at WKYC.  In late 2012 the Country Roads of West Virginia came calling and she returned to work at WSAZ as the evening anchor for nearly a decade.   In late 2021 she had the opportunity to join the team at WOWK where she will join Merrily, Rob & Mark in the early evening newscasts.

Amanda is passionate about the welfare of children and animals.  The pandemic has also sparked a new interest in health, nutrition, and wellness. 

She knows your ideas make the best stories and encourages you to reach out by emailing her at

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