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 the 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 Sports, and High School Basketball Competitions.
From March of 2011, Amanda started working as an official reporter of the PGA Tour. But she left the post in 2017 when she was offered a chance to join the team of CBS Golf.
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 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 has always been quick to avoid questions regarding her relationships while leaving subtle hints here and there. And while Amanda often talks about her boyfriend in her social media posts, his identity remains unknown. In 2014, she visited Universal Studios with her boyfriend by remained tight-lipped about his identity. She also shared a picture of what looked like an engagement ring but is yet to confirm if she is engaged. A similar event occurred when she posted, ‘note to self: when pregnant walk a minimum of 18 holes a day and you will look great even when ready to pop’. But it is yet unclear if she is talking about her being pregnant or not.
As of 2020, Balionis is neither married nor single, indeed she is in a relationship. The identity of her boyfriend is Bryn Renner, an American football coach, and former quarterback. Although the pair have not shared more details about their relationship like how they met or when it began, for now, the pair seems happy. Also, they have not shared any wedding plans.