Amaris Jenkins joins the Count on 2 team as the weekend evening anchor, and reports on weekdays.
A “hometown girl,” Amaris grew up in Goose Creek, South Carolina, and is excited to be back in the Lowcountry.
A graduate of Claflin University, she began her work experience as an intern at WCBD. Upon graduation, Amaris moved to Macon, GA where she served as a Morning Reporter and Live Desk Anchor.
Amaris is a proud member of the Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina. Amaris was also a 2014 Debutante for the Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
She is a dedicated youth mentor and volunteer with United Methodist Outreach programs. Amaris has been actively involved in community and civic organization work throughout her college years and continues to be a part of community-oriented programs to support at-risk youth.
Amaris is committed to giving back to the community and channels her energy to promote positive outcomes for at-risk girls. She is a strong supporter of mentoring programs that promote positive self-esteem for young girls and enjoys volunteering her time at local youth-oriented programs.
Amaris believes that to whom much is given much is required. She lives by the lyrics from a famous Mahalia Jackson song her mother used to sing to her as a little girl.
“If I can help somebody, as I travel along
If I can help somebody, with a word or song
If I can help somebody, from doing wrong
No, my living shall not be in vain”