HAPPY TO BE TALK OF TOWN
It’s been a jam-packed and exhilarating year for Amanda Abate and her newsroom colleagues during Channel 7 News Gold Coast’s first 12 months
Happy birthday to Channel 7 News Gold Coast who officially turned one this week, and to celebrate we talk to Amanda Abate, who went from handing out free milks from the SeaFM Sea Cruiser to commanding the weekend airwaves. out. It was just squeaks – I just couldn’t get sentences out. And at the time I apologised to viewers but I don’t think they would have been able to understand what I was saying. What do you do in that situation? There was nobody on standby. At the time I was a nervous wreck, thinking this is a disaster, but we got through it and everyone was really supportive. My voice was perfect the next day but I guess it just had to get that one in. we know the park. That was one that really rocked me – and still does. That one was incredibly tough for everyone involved. I guess I was nervous too because I wanted to do it right, be sensitive and accurate. There was a lot of pressure to do it right and respect the victims and their families but in a way where you get the information out too.