Thanks for taking the time to check out my bio! My job here at 9News is an ever changing role, and that's the way I like it. Starting at 4:30am I co-anchor 9News First with Gregg Moss, then from 5 to 9, I report on traffic and breaking news, helping you get to work on time. I am also happy to announce that I am now a part of the 9News Weather Team, forecasting our Colorado weather. After the morning shows, I shoot, edit, write and report the Starting Over Series packages that profile members of our community that are making big life changes! Outside of these main roles, I also fill in as an anchor for 9News 4pm and the 9News Weekend Morning Shows.
I got my start in Sky9, flying over our gorgeous city twice a day for both 9News and 850 KOA. Alongside pilot Jimmy Negri, I ran the high definition camera and reported from the front seat on everything from car chases to crashes, to severe weather. One of the questions that I get the most is... "Why are you not in the helicopter anymore?"
Well, Sky9 is now shared by all the television stations in Denver and there are no reporters on board. We all share the view from the high-definition camera and use reporters in studio to talk about what we see. I do miss flying in the chopper, but being up in the air for so many years means I still understand the vantage point from the helicopter. I still occasionally fly in the helicopter for special coverage, like Race for the Cure.
Outside of 9News, flying is my passion and I am currently training and planning for a flight around the world in a single engine aircraft. Currently, I am a private pilot and I fly the Cirrus SR 22. I recently recreated Amelia Earhart's transcontinental flight from Oakland, CA to Miami, FL as a completion of my instrument training hours. That was an amazing trip and I even ended up on the cover of Plane and Pilot Magazine!
I am very fortunate to work with dozens of charity groups on special projects and events, some of which include Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver Active 20/30, and The Morgan Adams Foundation. I have a soft spot for any charity that gives kids unique opportunities and helps improve their lives.
In June 2014 I'm recreating a Round-the-world flight. After the announcement about the trip, I learned I do not share an ancestry with the famous pilot but i do share her love for flying.
A NOTE FROM AMELIA 8/9/2013:
"It's been an interesting 24 hours, and I've learned some new things about my family that I think are important to share with all of you. Years ago, I hired a genealogist to look into the link between myself and the first Amelia Earhart, and for the past 10 years, I had the understanding that we shared a distant common ancestry. As many of you may know, I am in the process of recreating her historic flight around the world. As a part of this process, it became clear it was time to determine the EXACT connection between the two of us. After hiring a team of researchers, I learned today that though we share a name and a love of flight, the first Amelia Earhart and I are not from the same family. While the news was surprising, it doesn't change my commitment to the mission or to the mission of my foundation, which is to enable young girls to pursue their dreams of flight. I am so thankful for all the encouragement and support I have received and I am really looking forward to sharing my recreation of Amelia's flight around the world with all of you."
I love social media and would love to connect with you.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ameliaroseearhart?ref=tn_tnmn
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ameliaroseearhart?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Amelia-Rose-Earhart/158131920879331?fref=ts
Twitter Name: Amelia__earhart (two underscores!)
I also have a flight training blog: www.flywithamelia.wordpress.com
My email address is Amelia.firstname.lastname@example.org