Pompano Beach, FL, USA
- Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Palm Beach Atlantic University
- Interning at WLRN, South Florida’s NPR member station
- Communicator Award of Distinction for Features Host for her podcast, “Up-And-Coming Gen Z Confronts Anxiety, Depression and Stress”
- Editor-in-Chief, The Beacon Today
Amber Amortegui graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She was born and raised in Davie, Florida, so as a native South Floridian, she’s always appreciated one of America’s most diverse and unique regions.
Amber’s love for audio journalism began seemingly out of nowhere. She joined her school’s podcast team without having any experience in the medium. Amber quickly realized how audio can augment and broaden storytelling. She developed a deep appreciation not only for the work reporters put into creating a show but also for how purposeful every decision must be to convey an atmosphere, an emotion, or an intention.
Amber won the Communicator Award of Distinction for Features Host for her podcast, “Up-And-Coming Gen Z Confronts Anxiety, Depression and Stress” where she spoke to three college students about their struggles with mental health disorders. By capturing their raw emotions, Amber noticed that handing someone a microphone and pressing “Record” is one of the most powerful ways to showcase a stranger’s authentic experience.
Prior to joining the Flint Stone Media crew, Amber interned at WLRN, South Florida’s NPR member station, along with Study Breaks, Haute Living, and VideoBolt. She was also the editor-in-chief of her university’s student-run newspaper, The Beacon Today.
Aside from producing podcasts, Amber loves going to the beach, listening to music, playing basketball, and cruising on her rollerblades.