Amanda Dickson co-hosts "Utah's Morning News with Grant and Amanda" on KSL Newsradio. She and her partner Grant Nielsen have been together for 15 years. Amanda also hosts the award winning program "A Woman's View," heard Sunday mornings on KSL. Before joining the morning show in 1993, Amanda was a law student who started at KSL radio as a weekend talk show host, interviewing local newsmakers and personalities. In 1996, Amanda left KSL to practice law. After a few short years, she realized it simply read more wasn't in her nature to be a fighter. She felt very fortunate to return to KSL Radio and her passion for serving the community. Amanda earned her B.A. in English and her Juris Doctorate at the University of Utah. She has also taught Mass Communication Law at the U, becoming a favorite professor among the students. Amanda is a much sought-after speaker, inspiring and motivating groups and emceeing events for schools and non-profit organizations. She sits on the board of the National Kidney Foundation of Utah and the National Advisory Board for Hale Centre Theatre. The Salt Lake Olympic Committee asked Amanda to host the Closing Ceremonies pre-show at Rice-Eccles Stadium in 2002, saying they felt she best represented the spirit of Utah. She published her first book in the fall of 2007, Wake Up to a Happier Life. Her new book, Change It Up, came out in October of 2009. Amanda is married and the step-mother of three children, Cameron 16, Ashley 19 and Laurel 20. She is also the indulgent mother of two children, Ethan age 4 and Aiden age 2. Her boundless energy, infectious laugh and passion for life have made her one of Utah's most recognized and beloved personalities.