Amanda Walker

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Amanda Walker is Sky News’ US Correspondent based in Washington, a role she commenced in January 2013.

Formerly Russia Correspondent Amanda covered the 2012 presidential election and the mass protests that followed. She gained a rare, exclusive interview, in English, with Vladimir Putin and uncovered alleged voting fraud. Across Russia she has delivered special reports examining the fur industry, illegal abortion, adoption and the country’s shocking air safety record. She has covered terror attacks including the Domodedovo airport bombing and the Pussy Riot trial, gaining a rare interview with the freed band member.

Beyond Russia, she has recently reported the French and US elections, Hurricane Sandy from New York and the Libyan crisis from Malta, Italy and the country itself. She covered Euro 2012 from Ukraine and Poland and two royal tours in Africa and Canada.

Prior to her foreign posting Amanda was West of England Correspondent where her stories included extensive coverage of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Prior to Sky, Amanda worked for 5 years as an on-the-road reporter for LBC radio, where she covered the Soham murders, the 2005 general election, and the 7/7 bombings, for which she received accolades in the Observer and in The Independent.

Amanda started her career at the Hull Daily Mail before moving into BBC local radio, LBC and then on to regional TV news at ITV Border.

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Articles by Amanda Walker

  1. The Reality Behind America's Sinjar U-Turn

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent. It's an upbeat and confident message, primarily for the American people. In contrast, a day earlier, the tone out of Washington was one of urgency: US forces were about to embark on a ...

  2. Heroin Addiction Takes Hold In US Suburbs

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent. Use of the drug has spread from the inner cities to the suburbs, causing a rapid rise in addiction and deaths. Warnings of a full blown health crisis are getting louder as addicts swap ...

  3. Plane Tragedy Could Be Game Changer In Ukraine

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent. The terrible tragedy could be a game changer. President Barack Obama's first words on the disaster were neutral. "It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy," he said. "Right now, we’re ...

  4. Plane Disaster Could Be A Game Changer

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent. The terrible tragedy could be a game changer. President Barack Obama's first words on the disaster were neutral. "It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy," he said. "Right now, we’re ...

  5. Berlin Loses Patience With US Spying Habit

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent, Washington DC. The allegation that this latest row is about the US spying on Germany's own investigation into Snowden's initial claims bolsters that theory. It could explain why Germany is so outraged ...

  6. Germany Loses Patience With US Spying Habit

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent, Washington DC. The allegation that this latest row is about the US spying on Germany's own investigation into Snowden's initial claims, bolsters that theory. It could explain why Germany is so outraged ...

  7. 'Guns Everywhere' Law Allows Firearms In Church

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent. Critics have slammed the so-called "guns everywhere" legislation as the most extreme in the United States. At a shooting range just outside Atlanta, pro-gun activists have been gathering to celebrate one of the most ...

  8. America's World Cup Dream Hits Fever Pitch

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent, Washington DC. Around 200,000 American fans have travelled to Brazil for the tournament. The rest are flocking to big screens and bars across the country, throwing their weight behind a team that even ...

  9. Bowe Bergdahl Release Backfires On White House

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent, Washington DC. The release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who vanished in Afghanistan in June 2009, has turned into a potential political nightmare for the White House since it was announced to the world's ...

  10. Angelou Revered By The World's Top Luminaries

    Posted by - Amanda Walker, US Correspondent. Her achievements were monumental. Her spirit, fierce. Her work, inspirational. Described as the "black poet laureate", the wisdom and power of her words took her to the highest echelons of American politics. The world ...

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