Amelia Mugavero joins the KTEN reporting staff from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Amelia is a world champion baton twirler, preforming in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and in Dublin, Ireland. She was the feature twirler for four years for the "Best Band in the Land," the Marching Illini.
Amelia has experience writing, producing and shooting stories as an intern for Fox and CBS TV affiliates in Texas and Illinois, and she was part of KDFW's team covering the fatal ambush of Dallas police officers in July 2016.
Honors include admission to the James Scholar Honors Program at UIUC and the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship. She was Miss Central Illinois in 2015 and 2017 and was first-runner up to Miss Illinois 2016.