Amy Troy anchors the 8 O'clock News on PDX TV and the 10 O'clock News each weeknight on FOX 12.
Amy is a native Oregonian who grew up on a farm in the southern part of the state. She's also a "Fighting Duck" who studied Journalism at The University of Oregon. Amy even started her career in television news at stations in Bend and Eugene before taking jobs in San Antonio, Salt Lake City and Phoenix. She returned to anchor positions in the Pacific Northwest in 2005 to be closer to her family and joined KPTV in April of 2013.
Amy has received several honors in her career, including a prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a story called "Kaden" while working at KNXV TV in Phoenix. The Utah Broadcaster's Association also awarded her for Children's Initiative Reporting. In addition, Amy been honored with Emmy nominations for Spot News Reporting & Cultural Issues Reporting. She has also been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, Arizona Broadcasters Association and Oregon Broadcasters Association for reporting.
In true Oregonian fashion, Amy loves the outdoors. Not only is she a life-long equestrian, Amy enjoys skiing the slopes of the Pacific Northwest. She has a creative side too. Amy is an avid painter and loves to read.
Amy is married and the mother of two young girls.
Now, here are some fun facts about Amy!
What are the top 5 songs played on your IPod?
With two young girls who has time for an IPod?
What was your most embarrassing TV moment?
During my second TV anchor job, I downed some Gummy Bears right before the news, and one got stuck in my throat. I nearly choked on air, and my eyes filled with tears. I don't eat gummy candy anymore.
What's your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
Outside with my family.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
My two daughters and my husband
Name 5 things that are always in your refrigerator.
(Did I mention I have young children?)
What would surprise people most about you?
I grew up in the log cabin my parents built. As a child I learned how to can fruits & vegetables, bake pies and care for livestock in 4-H.
Any pet peeves?
What is your nickname?
What are you scared of?
My girls growing up too quickly
What kind of pets do you have and what are their names?
For the first time in my life I don't have any pets. I grew up with horses, dogs, cats, ducks and rabbit. Now, I have children.
If you could interview anyone in the world, who would it be?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is something you've always wanted to learn how to do?
I would love to learn to play chess really well
What would you place in a time capsule that would tell a relative 100 years from now who you are?
A family photograph of my husband, me and our girls
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