Amy Vu joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in December 2012. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, so Charlottesville has been home for almost 5 years!
Amy started at NBC29 as a news intern in the summer of 2010, slid into a production assistant job in January 2011, and then was hired as a web editor in May 2011. Having experience from all parts of the station has helped Amy grow as a multimedia journalist.
While working at the station as a web editor, Amy commuted to Richmond on the weekends to get her master's degree in multimedia journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. The accelerated 15-month program wrapped up in August 2012.
During her time at NBC29, she's helped cover different events including the high-profile George Huguely murder trial, President Barack Obama campaigning at the pavilion, and the Dalai Lama's visit to Charlottesville.
While studying at VCU, Amy reported and produced multimedia stories on a variety of local topics including the Jefferson Park Avenue bridge closure, UVA Living Wage Campaign's hunger strike, toxic releases at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant and the growing problem of "bath salts" in Virginia.
Amy was very involved in WUVA, Inc and Phi Sigma Pi Co-ed Honor Fraternity while in college. She is originally from Fairfax County in northern Virginia and loves how close family and friends are to Charlottesville.
When Amy is not working, she enjoys finding fun adventures in and around central Virginia (bonus points if it involves food!), wine tasting with friends wherever we can find a vineyard, spending time with family, traveling, running, and playing with her adorable puppy Jefferson.
Contact Amy via email if you have a story or just want to say hi, and you can follow her on Twitter.