Biography

Amy is very comfortable is any broadcast situation. She’s proven that many times. Like when the lights went out while she was hosting a live national tv broadcast starring Willie Nelson, or while feeding marshmallows to alligators in a New Orleans swamp with Harry Connick Jr. on VH1. Amy is known in the business as a great interviewer who makes her subjects feel extremely comfortable, whether she’s talking to Liza Minnelli or 50 Cent. She has a presence on camera that is funny, witty and accessible. Amy is also a Producer and Writer, and has Media Trained many artists and celebrities as well.

A Midwestern native who has called New York home for the past 15 years, Amy’s career began in Chicago, where she started out on radio. After working on air at WLS and WJMK, Amy made the transition to television by producing and hosting a live New Year’s Eve Special for Fox Chicago called “Radio’s Top Videos”. In 1987, she was hired as the Fox Entertainment Reporter. Where she created the popular segment “What’s the Buzz?” Her interest in the music scene allowed her to cover the early careers of artists like Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair and Urge Overkill as well as every national artist passing through the city. She also broadcast live from events like The Grammys and Woodstock ’94 for affiliates across the country.

Because of her talent on set and ease as an interviewer, in 1995 Amy was offered the Music News Anchor slot on the re-launch of VH1. She was a main anchor of events like “VH1 Honors”. “Live at the Grammys”, and “The VH1 Fashion Awards” pre and post shows. She also hosted the live performance show “Crossroads”, which featured artists like Jewel, Blues Traveler, and kd lang, and traveled the country with major rock tours for VH1’s “Rock Across America”.

After leaving VH1 in ’97, CNN tapped Amy to become a correspondent on “Newsstand”. Amy co-produced and conducted in depth interviews for long form pieces on artists like Jon Stewart and Lyle Lovett. During this time she also freelanced for Fox News Network as a correspondent, keeping alive her penchant for music news reporting on top artists like Sheryl Crow, Sting, and many others. In 2004, she returned to the VH1 family as a host on VH1 Classic.

Amy has hosted many concert events and specials including “The Paris Concert for Amnesty International”, TNN’s “Live By Request”, and concerts by Trishia Yearwood, Wynonna and many others from Disneyworld in Orlando.

Amy is also co-owner of MoDat Productions, focusing on music oriented production, media training for recording artists and program development.