Who is Amanda Balionis?
Amanda was born on 20 June 1985 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. She’s a 36-year-old journalist and TV personality, probably best recognized for working as a golf reporter and announcer for CBS Sports.
How rich is she, as of now? Amanda Balionis Net Worth
As of early 2022, Amanda Balionis’ net worth is estimated at over $1 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the news industry, and other endeavors. Her annual salary is around $70,000.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion
Amanda Balionis spent her early years in her hometown of Pittsburgh, where she was raised by her father Anthony ‘Tony’ Balionis, and her mother Dana Balionis; however, their professions aren’t revealed to the public, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child. She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Amanda developed her love for golf since her parents enjoyed playing it, and even had their own golf course. She took golf lessons from when she was nine years old, and played junior golf.
Regarding her education, Amanda was educated at Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Upon matriculating in 2004, she enrolled in Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, but later transferred to Hofstra University in Long Island, New York City, from which she obtained her degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2008. While there, she was very active since she worked at the local WRHU radio station as well as on the student newspaper “The Chronicle”, and was also a member of the Association for Women in Communications.
Amanda Balionis started pursuing her professional career in the field of journalism while she was still at university, when she did internships for ABC News Now, CBS 2, the New York Jets, and the New York Islanders. Right after graduation, she landed a job at the local Lancaster Newspaper, where she worked as a reporter from 2008 to 2009, in charge of producing and editing numerous sports segments, and also hosting a weekly online segment. Afterwards, she ventured into TV sports broadcasting working as a freelance sideline reporter for Verizon Sports, covering Rutgers Women’s basketball and soccer, among many other high school team sports.
A few months later, Amanda was hired as a sideline reporter by the MSG Network, where she covered the “High School Game of the Week”, and was subsequently promoted to work as a volleyball commentator and features reporter.
Rise to Fame and CBS Sports
In 2011, Amanda took the opportunity to work as an anchor and reporter for the PGA Tour. During her five-year-long stint, she hosted “PGA Tour Live”. She also worked on such segments as “Flavor Of The Tour”, “Trending On Tour”, “Buy A Mulligan”, “The Takeaway”, and “The Good, The Bad”, among many others.
It gained her enormous popularity, and led to her becoming a presenter and host for Callaway Golf in 2016. After working there for a year, she was invited to join the Golf Team of CBS Sports, one of the largest American sporting broadcast stations. She worked as a part-time golf reporter and announcer in selected golf tournaments, until she was eventually promoted to become a full-time golf reporter in 2018.
Since then, she has interviewed such golf legends as Tiger Woods, Jim Herman, John Rahm and Paige Spiranac, and continues to work in the same position. Besides golf, she also covers American college football games, as well as National Football League (NFL) matches – her first Super Bowl coverage was in 2019.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Amanda Balionis has long light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), weighs around 126lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 36-26-37, bra size 36C, dress size 8 (US), and shoe size 7.5 (US).
Amanda Balionis is very close to her parents – after they were involved in a terrible car accident in 2016, she was diagnosed with an eating disorder; luckily her parents recovered, but unfortunately her father passed away two years later. Amanda isn’t very open when it comes to her personal life, but it’s known that she became romantically involved with Bryn Renner in early 2020. He’s an NFL player and coach, who works as an assistant coach at Florida International University. The couple became engaged in March 2021. Their current residence is in San Diego, California.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys swimming, playing golf and volleyball, and is a certified yoga teacher.
She is also an avid dog lover and is involved with a charitable organization called K9 for Warriors, which helps trains dogs to become service animals for military veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is also the founder of Puppies and Golf that supports and promotes dog shelters and focuses on the connection between humans and dogs.