Amy Cowman joined WCCB Charlotte as a Freelance Reporter in July, 2015. Amy worked on our Kerrick Trial Team, inside the courtroom everyday reporting on daily testimony throughout the former CMPD officer’s trial leading up to the verdict. Amy reports on the daily news impacting the Charlotte area for WCCB News at 10.
Before joining WCCB, Amy worked as the Weekend Morning Anchor/ Reporter for NBC Charlotte from February, 2010 to July of 2015.
She’s thrilled to be working in news in her hometown where her entire family still lives. Amy graduated from Charlotte Catholic High school.
Before returning to Charlotte, Amy worked at WHBQ in Memphis as a reporter and fill-in anchor. While in Memphis, Amy traveled to Eastern Tennessee to report on the coal ash spill that led to Senate hearings on the TVA. She also reported on the rigors of the Memphis Police Academy, including firearms training and being pepper-sprayed. She got the chance to interview such musical legends as BB King.
Before Memphis, Amy worked as the morning anchor at WAGT in Augusta, Ga., where she got the opportunity to report on The Masters and play Augusta National twice. Amy began her career at CNN en Espanol. She then transferred to CNN, where she worked her way up to package producer for Wolf Blitzer Reports.
Amy is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to using her Spanish to report on the issues surrounding the growing Hispanic community in Charlotte.
When she’s not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing golf, traveling and running. She completed her second half-marathon in December 2010 in Charlotte.
Ten repeal bills and millions of dollars lost. One year later House Bill 2 remains on the books in North Carolina. Thursday is the one year anniversary of House Bill 2 being signed in Raleigh. continue reading ›
A missing South Charlotte teenager is back with her family. The girl has a developmental disability and there are a lot of questions about where she's been for the past week and who she's been with. continue reading ›
A sister's call for help ends in her brother's death, shot and killed by a CMPD officer. For more than a week WCCB has requested the 9-1-1 call from police. Friday WCCB got an exclusive copy from the family attorney. continue reading ›
No to the confederate flag. That's the message York county NAACP groups say they will peacefully protest this weekend. The South Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans are gathering for a convention at York Tech. continue reading ›
New legislation filed in Washington is coming to light that limits how much pain and suffering is worth. The bill puts a cap on what a patient can receive due to injury caused by medical negligence. continue reading ›
A Charlotte teen remains in a Georgia detention center despite efforts from friends to bring him home. A judge denied bond Friday for the Northwestern School of the Arts senior who is an undocumented immigrant. continue reading ›
A man carrying a hunting rifle was shot and killed by a CMPD officer in North Charlotte Wednesday afternoon. We're learning more about that man, the officer who pulled the trigger and what led up to the shooting. continue reading ›