We have some bittersweet news to share with our 8News viewers: Good Morning Richmond anchor Amie McLain is leaving us after six amazing years. She is moving on to pursue her passion in ministry in the Richmond area.
Amie will serve as Executive Media Director at her church, Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries. This opportunity will allow her more time to devote to her faith, church and missionary trips. It’s also paving the way for Amie and her husband to open their own church one day.
Amie joined WRIC in 2009 and has worked tirelessly as a reporter, morning anchor and ambassador for the station in the community.
Her last day is Friday, January 16. Amie will then head to India on a missionary trip with her church a few days later.
Amie’s replacement is no stranger to the station or the morning team. Amanda Malkowski will take over anchor duties on Good Morning Richmond and #8NewsAt9.
Amanda brings energy, personality, a positive attitude and a passion for news – just what you need in the morning. Amanda has been with us for a little under a year and comes to Richmond from Lansing, Michigan, where she was a reporter and anchor at WILX. Amanda grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism with a concentration in Political Science.
We will miss Amie so much, but we’re also beyond excited for Amie to have this opportunity. She is a bright spot to our morning — but, she won’t be far and says she’ll still join us in our weekly Friday woop-woop on Good Morning Richmond.