The golfing world is filled with glamor and style. For a sport that looks like a leisure past-time, it is incredibly competitive. And while many look at the game of golf without understanding it, those who do derive immense joy from it. This is also the reason why Amanda Balionis is into golf. One of the well-known golf reporters, Amanda is known for covering the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour. As someone who loves to play the game herself, reporting on golf seems to be the ideal job for Amanda. And looking at her onscreen, it is safe to say she is enjoying every bit of her job.
Amanda Balionis was born on the 20th of June 1986 in Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania USA. The sole child of the Balionis family, Amanda was born to Anthony Balionis and Dana Caplan Balionis. Amanda passed her matriculation exams from Township High School in 2004. From 2004 to 2008, Amanda attended Hofstra University and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. This paved the path for Amanda to get into the world of sports journalism.
Amanda began her career in broadcast journalism when she handled the local radio station WRHU. Besides, she was also actively involved in the creation of fresh content for the Association for Women in Communications. During her University years, Amanda also handled the student newspaper entitled “The Chronicle”. After working as a reporter for the local newspaper in Lancaster from 2009 to 2009, Amanda decided to try freelancing. In the meantime, she worked for Verizon and was held responsible for news relating to Rutgers’ Women’s Sports, and High School Basketball Competitions.
In March 2011, Amanda started working as an official reporter for the PGA Tour. Amanda’s talent and charisma caught the attention of CBS Sports, who hired her as a part-time golf reporter in 2017. A year later, she was promoted to a full-time reporter and has since expanded her role to college football and NFL games. She also served as a reporter for some of The Match golfing events, featuring celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning.
Amanda has established herself as one of the most respected and recognizable faces in sports journalism. She has interviewed some of the biggest names in golf, such as Rory McIlroy, and Dustin Johnson. She has also covered some of the most prestigious tournaments in golf, such as the Masters, the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open, and the Ryder Cup.
Alongside Golf coverage, Amanda also stars in several advertisements which brings her a considerable amount of sum. As of the current time, her net worth is estimated to be around USD 1.5 million.
Amanda is a family woman and is close to her parents. This is why the death of her father on 10 September 2018 hit her hard. She took to Instagram to share the news with her fans. Her fans were quick to respond with encouraging messages to help her get through a terrible time. In the same post, Amanda celebrated her father and claimed that she would always be grateful to him for supporting her career.
Her caption read:”This man has meant so much to so many and has taught me what it means to love, to be loyal, to actually live in each moment and have the best time doing it. No one loved my job more than he did because no one loves the game of golf more than my Dad”.
Amanda Balionis met her boyfriend, Bryn Renner, in 2019. He is a former college and NFL quarterback who played for the University of North Carolina and several teams such as the Baltimore Ravens, the San Diego Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is now a quarterbacks coach at Florida International University. The couple bonded over their love for sports, dogs and travel. They often share their photos and adventures on their social media pages.
Amanda Balionis and Bryn Renner got engaged in March 2021, after two years of dating. They announced their happy news on Twitter and Instagram, showing off their rings and smiles. They tied the knot on March 12, 2022, in a beautiful wedding attended by their family and friends. The venue was in La Jolla, a neighborhood in San Diego County, California. She also changed her name to Amanda Balionis Renner on her social media profiles.
Amanda Balionis and Bryn Renner do not have any kids yet, but they have two furry children: their dogs. Amanda is a huge animal lover and a founder of a non-profit organization called Puppies and Golf, which matches military veterans with dogs. She also volunteers at no-kill animal shelters in every city she visits and advocates for adoption.
Relationship with Her Husband
Amanda Balionis and Bryn Renner seem to have a very happy and supportive relationship. They respect each other’s careers and hobbies, and they enjoy spending time together. They also have a lot of fun and humor in their relationship, as seen in their playful posts and comments. They are both adventurous and love to travel to different places, such as Hawaii, Mexico, Italy and more. They also share a common interest in golf, yoga and fitness. They are clearly very much in love and look forward to their future together.