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

  "I’m shocked that people are shocked:' Grand Strand students, consultants react to college cheating scandal

  Beware of scammers targeting March Madness fans

  Recent study ranks Horry County 16th healthiest county in South Carolina

  New FDA approved depression treatment tested in South Carolina

  Sneezing and sniffling more? Pollen season has officially arrived in SC

  FLORENCE RECOVERY: Residents recovering, rebuilding 6 months since devastating storm

  Horry county officials remind residents of Severe Weather and Flood Safety week

  Experts: Daylight saving time can impact mental health

  A second multi-use path could be added to Carolina Forest Boulevard plan

  Experts warn about scammers targeting popular money transferring app

  Major construction project along Highway 17 Business in Surfside Beach is underway

  Horry County third-grader found ‘Momo Challenge’ on school computer

  Local doctors weigh in on the FDA’s proposal on new sunscreen regulations

  Social media experts warn parents of popular ‘TikTok’ app

  TV drug ads will soon include prices

HGTC hopes to fill growing cybersecurity worker shortage

  Homeowner concerned about safety after photos of her home are posted on real estate sites years after closing

  Horry County Police warn parents of a new, potentially dangerous challenge on social media

  New fitness facility in North Myrtle Beach will soon offer a new watersports trend: paddle boarding

  Conway Medical Center weighs in on artificial intelligence in healthcare