Francesca Amiker is the entertainment anchor of Morning Rush on 11Alive in Atlanta. She is a proud Atlanta peach and joined the 11Alive team in September of 2017.
Francesca Amiker is a 3X EMMY Award Winning Journalist. She recently won Employee of the Year at 11Alive and was selected as one of three ‘Employee of the Year’ finalist for TEGNA nationwide. She is a proud member of Atlanta's hit morning show, Morning Rush where she delivers the latest developments in Georgia's TV, film and music industry.
Within the first month at 11Alive News, Francesca scored interviews with two of the industry's top media players, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Her passion to show viewers Georgia's booming film and TV industry is what fuels her to keep pushing for more.
Within a year of joining 11Alive, Francesca created the station’s first ever entertainment segment, The A-Scene. Within a few months of creation, The A-Scene has become the premiere destination for all things entertainment in Georgia taking viewers behind the scenes of concerts, movie productions, announcing casting calls and more. In 2018, she became the first talent sent from 11Alive to cover the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles where she and her team broadcast a LIVE, on-location 30 minute special.
In 2019, Francesca’s coverage of the Primetime Emmy Awards helped land her a Regional Edward R. Murrow for Excellence in Innovation, a National Edward R. Murrow for Excellence in Innovation, and an AP Award with Morning Rush. She is also the 2019 Southeast Chapter Emmy Award recipient for Outstanding Program Host.
At the end of 2018, Francesca also received the 'Media Mover Award' from the Technology Association of Georgia.
Francesca has a zest for life, travel, and entertainment news! She has been seen covering the 2018 and 2011 Emmy Awards, multiple movie junkets and red carpets across the country. Her passion to learn YOUR story and soar to new heights in life can often be seen through her solo travel adventures. She recently visited Spain, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Brazil and Dubai to name a few.
Before moving back to her hometown of Atlanta, this Georgia peach worked as a nightside reporter in Jacksonville, Florida. Before Jacksonville, Francesca worked as a morning reporter in Lansing, Michigan.
Francesca graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta and NABJ.
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Email | famiker@11Alive.com
Facebook | Francesca Amiker 11Alive
Twitter | @FranTVHost
Instagram | @FranTVHost