Amanda Leonardo is so Rhode Island, that if she can’t drive there in 40 minutes: she’s not going! Amanda grew up in North Providence and is a proud Rhody Ram. Amanda bleeds Cat Country orange, starting with us as a promotions intern and working her way up to co-host of Cat Country Mornings. Amanda is involved in local charity – being name RI Woman Of The Year in 2014 by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for raising a record $115,000. Despite all of her success, Amanda’s knees still buckle and she is at a loss for words at every Kenny Chesney backstage event!
20 Fun Facts About Amanda
My favorite smell is sugar cookies.
The last time I cried was my wedding (happy tears).
My favorite pizza is pineapple (hold the ham).
I untie my shoes when taking them off.
The local place out-of-towners should visit is Horseneck Beach in Westport.
My favorite ice cream is Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip.
I prefer shorts over jeans
My favorite country song is “Out Last Night” by Kenny Chesney.
My favorite TV show is Game of Thrones.
My favorite food is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
My favorite beverage is French Vanilla coffee.
My favorite holiday is Christmas
I am morning glory (by default) over a night-owl.
My favorite season is summer.
My favorite sport is football.
My favorite place to get away is Aruba (or anywhere tropical).
My dream vacation is a Mediterranean cruise.
My biggest regret is not studying abroad in college.
My favorite Cat Country moment was raising more than $115,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The radio station and listeners collectively came together to raise money for blood cancer research over the course of a 10-week period. Not only did we surpass our goal of $100,000, but we raised more money than any candidate had ever done in the state of Rhode Island.