Amber Hankins joined the Indy Style team as co-host in May of 2015. She began her broadcasting career as a news producer at WCIA-TV in Champaign, IL, while later becoming the station’s Morning Show news reporter and noon anchor. After three years, Amber moved to Kansas City’s KCTV5, working as a reporter and traffic anchor, along with co-hosting the “KC Zoo Show,” a half-hour program for kids.
Shortly after her time in Kansas City, Hankins made the move to Los Angeles where she covered entertainment news, celebrity fashion, movie premieres and events as a red carpet host. She even landed a few acting roles, appearing as an extra in TV shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “CSI Miami.”
In 2012, Hankins moved to Nashville, TN and helped launch national news network, RFD-TV, where she worked as an anchor and field reporter, covering news and events that impacted rural communities across the country.
Born and raised in Central Illinois, Amber is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and holds a Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Amber, her husband Derek, daughter Avery, and son Ledger now call Central Indiana home.