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.Hide Profile
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