Anchor named to ’40 under 40’ list

CBS 58 (WDJT-TV) news anchor Amanda Porterfield has been named a 2023 ‘40 Under 40’ recipient by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

The list recognizes outstanding Milwaukee-area professionals under the age of 40 who have become leaders in their communities. In all, the Milwaukee Business Journal received more than 300 nominations for this year’s program.

Porterfield was nominated by community members, friends, and colleagues at CBS 58. She received the award for her contributions as a journalist throughout her seven years at CBS 58 as well as her work in the community.

“It’s really an honor to be one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ honorees,” Porterfield said. “I am so grateful to be part of such a prestigious class of Milwaukeeans past and present. It really means a lot to have the support of my friends, manager, and colleagues for such a recognition! I’m proud to be back in the city where I grew up as a kid on 16th and Capitol Drive working to make a difference for others.”

A founding member of Milwaukee Crime Stoppers, Porterfield is also a SHARP Literacy board member and, member of Jack and Jill Inc. She is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning journalist with deep roots in Milwaukee.

In addition to Porterfield, other 2023 ‘40 Under 40’ winners include Milwaukee mayor Cavalier Johnson. This year’s nominees will be honored at an event at the Miller High Life Theatre on March 20.