Amanda Balionis Biography
Amanda Balionis is an American golf reporter born on 20th June 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. She is a golf announcer for CBS Sports who was named the first ever social media correspondent for CBS.
Amanda began her career in broadcasting while at the university, interning for CBS 2, ABC News NOW, the New York Islanders and the New York Jets. After graduation she became a reporter for the local Lancaster Newspaper from 2008 – 2009. She hosted a weekly online segment along with producing and editing a range of sporting segments.
She began her TV career working as a freelance sideline reporter for Verizon Sports covering Rutgers Women’s soccer & basketball among other high school team sports.
Few months later she became a sideline reporter for the MSG Network covering the ‘High School Game of the Week’. She later spent 10 months working as a Volleyball commentator and features reporter for MSG Varsity, covering a range of football and volleyball related segments.
She covered portions of the Super Bowl pre-game show for CBS on 3rd February 2019 prior to the Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia, which is her very first Super Bowl. She was named the first-ever social media correspondent for CBS.
Amanda Balionis Age
Amanda was born on 20th June 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. ( 31 years old as of 2018)
Amanda Balionis Parents
Amanda Balionis was born to Anthony Balionis and Dana Balionis. In 2016 they were involved in a car accident and were admitted to the intensive care unit.
On 30th March 2017 she took to Instagram where she posted a photo with her parents and captioned.
“Exactly 1 year ago today I received the scariest phone call of my life. My parents had been hit head-on by a confused driver and they were in the ICU. Nothing puts life in perspective faster than the possibility of losing the two people you love the most. I have learned pretty much every important life lesson from my Mom & Dad and this year has been no exception. I learned what true love looks like when things are bad (my dad making inappropriate flirty comments to my mom as they passed each other in ER, my parents demanding to be put in the same hospital room so they could be with each other and take care of each other). I’ve learned what strength is, how important it is to enjoy life in every way and to appreciate the people that make life so wonderful.”
Amanda Balionis Boyfriend
Amanda keeps her personal life private and there are no details about her dating life.
Amanda Balionis Education
Amanda attended Manheim Township High School (2000 – 2004) and later enrolled at the Hofstra University graduating in 2008 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While at the university she was involved in the local WRHU radio station, The Chronicle student Newspaper and the Association for Women in Communications.
Amanda Balionis PGA
In March 2011 Amanda Balionis joined PGA Tour Digitalas an anchor and reporter for five years. She was part of various shows including Trending on Tour, Buy a Mulligan, and PGA Tour Live.
During the PGA Tour in 2013 she had the opportunity to wok at “The Masters” and the ‘British Open” in Scotland as the only American on the broadcast while the rest of the crew were from British TV.
Amanda Balionis Callaway Golf
In April 2016 she became a host and presenter for Callaway Golf. According to the company’s official website she was hired to “handle on-air duties for the company’s original and partnership content.”
When asked about how she was liking working with Callaway she said: “It’s been fun. One of the big things for me has been coming to a company where trying new things is important. And in the game of golf, it’s really difficult to find places that are eager to try new things without the fear of failing. And Callaway doesn’t have that fear. As Harry says, the only way you fail is if you don’t try. And that’s always kind of been my mentality in life. So to find a company that really aligns with that way of thinking is so exciting to me. And the whole team is like that. Everyone works together to come up with the newest ideas.”
She is still a member of the team over at Callaway and a contributor for Turner Sports digital.
Amanda Balionis CBS
In 2017 Amanda joined CBS Sports Golf Team and became one of the main controller of the mobile 72 inch SmartCart screen. She has been the host of many CBS golf segments throughout the year as well as other sports.
Amanda Balionis Salary
Amanda has not revealed her salary but according to Payscale an average salary of a CBS Corporation employees is around $71,000.
Amanda Balionis Net worth
Amanda has not made her net worth public yet, as of 2018.
Amanda Balionis Pregnant
In March 2014 Amanda Balionis tweeted a note to self about walking a minimum of 18 holes a day when pregnant although its not clear whether she was actually pregnant or not as the tweet ended with the hashtag Justin reed who had given birth to her daughter in 2014.