Amaris Jenkins Biography
Amaris Jenkins,26, is an American journalist serving as a reporter and anchor for WCBD. In addition to her skills, is the spice of fashion and class. Amaris is bold in showing her passion for fashion, which has been a perfect addition to her role as an anchor. Prior to working at WCBD, she delivered the same energy at Fox 24 and previously as an intern at WCBD.
Amaris Jenkins Age and Husband
She was born on 30th May 1996 in Goose Creek, South Carolina. She is the Daughter of Anthony and Enid Jenkins. Anthony Jenkins is a licensed mortgage lender, specializing in FHA, Conventional, USDA, and VA loans. Purchase, Refinance, New Construction, and Hard Money Loan. Her grandfather James Brockington was the Baptist Hill Principal for 20 years. The Brockington Herne Stadium in Baptist Campus was named after him.
Amaris has had a clear focus for her career from college. She has placed it on top of marriage, having a relationship, or starting a family. Most journalist focus on becoming better at their craft in their twenties and Amaris decided to follow that path. She is currently single and focused on her career.
Amaris Jenkins Education and Career
She went to Claflin University where she did a degree in English Language and Literature. Amaris was actively involved in school and community activities as a student. She was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina
Her passion for journalism was seen in her pursuit of journalism opportunities. While in school, she had the opportunity to intern at WCBD for News 2. She was involved in reporting and helping in researching and producing news. She had her first job after graduating at Sinclair Broadcast Group where she was the news reporter for Fox 24 WGXA. After two years she joined Nexstar Media Group for WCBD News as an anchor. She started as the weekend anchor. On 1st June 2022, She announced that she would be the new Midday Anchor for News 2, where she had been doing fill-in in previous months. She will be on, on weekdays from 11 a.m to 12.30 p.m. In February 2022, she received the Media Award at the Inaugural Black Excellence Brunch
She has covered monumental news that has shaped South Carolina. Jenkins covered the shooting at North Charleston, the Vaccination of Americans after the Corona Virus Pandemic, The 32nd annual Holiday Festival of Lights, and the re-emergence of the Flowertown Festivals
Amaris Jenkins Salary and Height
Amaris is also an Instagram celebrity. Her love for fashion and beauty has attracted thousands to her Instagram. She has 14.3k followers on Instagram and approximately 1,200 like per photo. Many makeup products companies and fashion and beauty companies have approached her for advertisement and promotions. Her work as a journalist, however, is her primary source of income. She earns approximately $75,000 per year salary. Her height is a major complement to her energy, style, and expertise. The journalist is 5 feet and 6 inches.
While she is not working, Amaris participates in community work. Her means of giving back to society is through mentoring the youth and volunteering in the community and civic organizations. She appears at local youth-oriented programs and advocates for at-risk girls. Amaris is also an excellent keynote speaker. She has had the opportunity to speak at the E.B Ellington Promotion Ceremony and was the moderator at the Xi Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s 2nd Annual MLK Oratorical Competition