Amanda Ottaway is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Washington City Paper, VICE, espnW, Charlotte Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and a few poetry anthologies. She is an International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) reporting fellow and a 2017-2018 Girls Write Now mentor. She is currently the Brooklyn courts reporter, covering the Eastern District of New York, for Courthouse News. Previously she worked at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C.
Amanda grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. She attended Davidson on a full scholarship for women’s basketball.
Her first book, The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey, is out now from the University of Nebraska Press. She is represented by literary agent Laurie Abkemeier of DeFiore and Company.
Amanda lives in Brooklyn, New York.