Amy Reid

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Hometown: Sandy, Utah

High School: Jordan High School

College: Utah State University

Other Journalism Experience: Reporter//Weekend Anchor/Producer at KMVT in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Started at News 3 Now on: May 24, 2018

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? It is a beautiful town with so much going on. If I want to go out, there’s a great downtown. If I want to spend time outside, it’s just a short walk or drive to beautiful scenery.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? Coming from a small media market, not many stories would be considered “big,” but I covered many meaningful stories in my time there. The one that sticks with me most was the heartbreaking death of a local firefighter, teacher, coach and dad, Ryan Franklin. He was killed while doing one of his favorite pastimes, riding his bike. A driver fell asleep at the wheel and hit him. I never met the man, but in covering the hole he left in so many lives, I learned a lot about what makes a good friend, colleague and partner. When the driver was in court, his wife sat next to the woman who killed her husband and hugged her. Though this woman had taken her best friend and the father of their children, she read a letter about forgiveness. They were incredible people who knew the power of kindness, and I strive every day to remember the lessons they taught me through example.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to spend time outdoors, particularly hiking and skiing. I am also happy binge-watching the Office.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Mint chocolate chip

Who is your hero and why? My sister. She is very smart and ambitious, and I feel I could turn to her for anything.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? Favorite sport to play is lacrosse. Favorite sport to watch is basketball.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be? Pause time.

What is your favorite movie of all time? The Lion King.

What is your favorite book of all time? The Book Thief for quality. The Perks of Being a Wallflower for re-readability. All of the Harry Potter series for fandom.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
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Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? I was eating breakfast in my parent’s kitchen. I was seven. We had a black-and-white TV tuned to the news. I remember only one tower hit at the time, but looking at the timeline, both must have been hit. I don’t remember much else.

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