Amelia Young

Amelia Young

NewsChannel 5

Reporter

Amelia joined NewsChannel 5 as a Reporter in July 2021. She is a very proud Nashville native and excited to be back home. Before joining the team, Amelia worked at WBIR Channel 10 in Knoxville and WEHT/WTVW in Evansville.

Amelia grew up in Nashville and is a graduate of Franklin Road Academy. She then went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, majoring in communication studies and double minoring in journalism and theatre. In college, Amelia interned at WATE, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s Seacrest Studios in Nashville at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and was a DJ at UT’s 90.3.

During her time in the Tri-State, Amelia covered several national stories involving a massive train derailment in Indiana and a manhunt for escaped inmates in Illinois. She also provided coverage for a highly publicized murder trial. In the fall of 2018, she traveled to Panama City to help with Hurricane Michael coverage and the devastation it caused in the Florida panhandle. During Memorial Day 2019, Amelia was invited to fly with 85 veterans to Washington D.C. to cover their experience with the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana.

While in Knoxville, Amelia closely followed the story of a Florida elementary school boy who was bullied for his homemade University of Tennessee shirt. The story shortly gained worldwide attention and led a replica of the shirt to be produced, later raising more than $1 million for an anti-bullying charity. Her series of stories on the shirt’s impact led her to travel to Gainesville, Florida to cover both Tennessee and Florida fans who were able to put aside their differences to "be kind to one another." She also provided coverage for her station of the heartbreaking impacts of the deadly tornadoes and Christmas Day bombing in Nashville.

In her free time, Amelia can be found cheering on the Tennessee Vols, Titans and Predators. She also actively serves with her church in West Nashville.

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