About Amy

Amy Moritz began her sportswriting career in high school, penning the recaps of the girls varsity basketball games for her local newspaper. With a love for sports and writing, she focused her efforts on becoming a sports journalist, attending St. Bonaventure University.

While there, she garnered valuable experience as a manager for the women’s basketball team, becoming an insider of sorts with the collegiate athletic world, while serving several terms as the sports editor of the university’s student-run newspaper. In addition, she took several internships, including working for NBC Sports Press in New York during the 1992 Summer Olympics and producing intermission features for the television broadcasts of Buffalo Sabres NHL games.

Four years after graduation from St. Bonaventure, Moritz worked for The (Olean) Times Herald and spent two years as the beat writer covering the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team. She was the first full-time female sportswriter at The Times Herald.

From there, Moritz went to work at The Buffalo News where her primary beat includes college sports particularly emphasizing men’s and women’s ice hockey and women’s basketball. She is a voter in the Associated Press Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll and has covered the Women’s Final Four and regional finals. In addition, Moritz writes sports enterprise features for the paper and has covered the gamut in sports from the Buffalo Bills and Sabres to minor league baseball to the pro men’s and women’s tennis tours and the LPGA.

In 2006, she earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Buffalo. Her concentrations in sociology and women’s studies led to research on the athletic and feminine identities of cheerleaders, exploring ways in which girls construct a complex and fluid identity that while gendered both conforms to and challenges traditional notions of women in sport.

In May 2009, she was voted the VP/President Elect of the Association for Women in Sports Media — the same weekend she completed her first marathon. She took over as the president of the group in May 2010. She has been active in triathlon and running since 2008, completing nine triathlons. Moritz has three half marathons, one marathon and two 70.3 Ironman races on her athletic resume.


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