Amanda Ray Byerly

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Asheville, NC
University Of North Carolina At Asheville
"Real Housewives" Franchise, "Vanderpump Rules", Celebrity Memoirs
  • Way back in 2015, Amanda met reality television star Jax Taylor during a night out and she obtained some major scoop about an upcoming season of "Vanderpump Rules."
  • Amanda has every single one of Lisa Vanderpump's taglines for "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" memorized and often finds way to work them into everyday conversations.
  • In her spare time, Amanda devours celebrity memoirs and hosts a book club wherein she and her friends discuss their latest read.


Amanda was born with an insatiable appetite to put her thoughts on paper. Later she graduated to furiously tapping away on her MacBook. Her first foray into writing for others began when she served as the sole writer of a one-sheet "newspaper" at her local Elementary school. As she got older, she sank her teeth into every celebrity magazine her allowance afforded her and stayed up way past her bedtime watching the E! channel and every episode of MTV's celebrity docuseries "Diary." After graduating she landed a paid gig writing television recaps and never looked back. Currently, she serves as a news writer for Nicki Swift, The List, and Explore.


Amanda graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication in 2012. She graduated with "Departmental Distinction" and was the recipient of an "Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Media" award. She also served as the Associate Editor of the departmental newsletter "MASSCOMMunity" and was an active member of the Public Relations and Advertising Association (PRSA).

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