Amy Kawata

Amy Kawata joined the WMBF News team in January 2018. Amy joins us from the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, where she worked in production at the NBC affiliate station, KSNV. Born in Los Angeles, California and growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada helped Amy discover her true passion for news at a young age. She was heavily involved in her high school broadcast journalism class where she hosted and produced the weekly news broadcast. Not afraid to take any risks and open to a change of scenery, Amy chose to continue her studies on the opposite coast where she received her Bachelors degree from Syracuse University in New York studying Communication and Rhetorical Studies and Marketing. (Go ‘Cuse!) During her junior year, Amy's sense of adventure took her across the pond to study abroad for a semester in London, England. Some of her career highlights include covering the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas, 2016 Rio Olympics, 2016 Presidential election, the O.J Simpson Parole Hearing, Comicon, and the 2017 Country Music Awards. Amy has never been to South Carolina before, and although she is a city girl at heart, she is excited to explore Myrtle Beach and experiencing true Southern hospitality! She looks forward to being a voice for the community. When Amy is not immersed in the latest news, she enjoys seeing the world through traveling (mostly for the food), watching award shows, binge watching Netflix shows, and trying out the latest fashion trends.

Recent Articles by Amy

  CCU professors weigh in on Gillette’s new viral ad in the wake of the #MeToo movement

Road improvement project on Third Avenue South in Surfside Beach set to break ground soon

Myrtle Beach city leaders will host open house on downtown master plans today

Local tech workers say Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to work remotely

Study shows opioid addiction can start at the dentist

Construction almost complete for Topgolf Myrtle Beach ahead of 2019 opening

Local hospitals see a rise in RSV cases ahead of peak season

New laws could affect your 2018 tax return

New law requires hospitals to post prices online, but some say it can be misleading

Conway’s Main Street Memorial Bridge is now closed for construction

Palmetto Pointe Boulevard extension project is on track, some residents express concerns

South Carolina drivers can now cash in on gas tax

Law enforcement gearing up for New Year’s Eve celebrations in Myrtle Beach

Experts warn about Netflix scam targeting personal information

Retailers ready for post-Christmas returns and shopping rush

Wednesday a busy holiday travel day as people return home

Organizers of Community Christmas dinner hope to offer more than hot meals this holiday

10-year-old girl’s Christmas wish is to give back to homeless community

Record-breaking holiday travel season is in full swing

Plans to turn River Oaks Golf Plantation into a residential neighborhood move one step closer