Emmy-Winning Sr. Producer Joins Board
KSTP-TV Emmy-award winning senior producer Amanda Theisen recently joined the ThreeSixty Board of Advisors.
Amanda has been at KSTP-TV since 2006, producing a variety of morning and evening newscasts. She is also involved in many of the station's special projects. She produces "At Issue with Tom Hauser", KSTP-TV's weekly political show, 30-minute in-depth health specials and stories for the station's "You Solve" series that partners with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota. Prior to working at KSTP, Amanda was a reporter/photographer/editor at WSAW-TV in Wausau, Wis.
A longtime supporter, Amanda looks forward to working even closer with ThreeSixty. "I'm really excited to be part of the board for this great organization," she said. "I'm so impressed with the students who are part of ThreeSixty and their level of commitment to the program. Besides training future journalists and communications professionals, ThreeSixty is giving the students the skills necessary to become critical thinkers and to make meaningful, thoughtful contributions to their communities. I'm honored to be part of that initiative."
Amanda is a former regional director for the Society of Professional Journalists and a former president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ). She served on the MNSPJ board from 2006-2014. Her roles included planning outreach and training programs for Minnesota journalists, and planning the chapter's Page One Awards contest, banquet and silent auction benefiting the chapter's student scholarship program. As a regional director, Amanda oversaw student and professional SPJ chapters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Amanda is an active member of the Junior League of Minneapolis. The JLM is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Many of the JLM's projects are focused on helping to close the achievement gap in Minneapolis schools by focusing on outside factors such as hunger/food insecurity, parental involvement in STEM curriculum, literacy and short-term family needs. Amanda has served as the JLM's Communications chair, editor of GIVE, the League's annual magazine, and as Public Relations/Social Media director. She has also served on the JLM's nominating committee, choosing members to serve in future leadership roles for the League.
Amanda lives in Richfield with her husband, Scott, and daughter, Elise. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling, music, movies and getting ideas for remodeling her house.
View the board of advisors roster here.