Who Is Amanda Renner? 10 Things You Didn't Know About Her

Get to know American broadcast journalist Amanda Renner...

Who Is Amanda Renner

Who Is Amanda Renner?

Amanda Renner (formerly Balionis) is an American broadcast journalist who is part of the CBS Sports golf team and has quickly become one of the best reporters covering professional golf. Among other highlights, she received widespread praise for her post-round interview with Dustin Johnson when he won the 2020 Masters.

Here are 10 things you might not have known about her...

1. Balionis is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and she now lives in San Diego, California

2. She has worked for CBS Sports since 2017

3. As well as golf, she also covers American Football for CBS

4. Prior to CBS, her two big golf media jobs saw her starting out at the PGA Tour before moving on to Callaway Golf, where she worked as an in-house reporter producing digital content for the golf manufacture's media production team.

5. In March 2022, she married former University of North Carolina and Baltimore Ravens quarterback and current FIU Quarterbacks coach Bryn Renner.

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Renner interviewing Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence

(Image credit: Getty Images)

6. She majored in broadcast journalism at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. She had attended Kutztown University for a couple of years and played volleyball there but she transferred to Hofstra.

7. She started playing golf at the age of 9 and also enjoyed swimming and playing volleyball. “I played junior golf for a few years; my parents loved playing with me, but the minute I had to carry my own bag and walk nine holes by myself, I was like, ‘Eh, you know what, I’m gonna go join the swim team,” Balionis told GolfDigest.com.

8. Her grandparents met through golf and her parents both also play the game

9. She works with the charity 'K9 for Warriors', which helps to train dogs to become service animals for post-9/11 military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

10. She is trained as a yoga teacher

Amanda Renner Husband

Amanda Balionis became Amanda Renner in March 2022 when she married former University of North Carolina and Baltimore Ravens quarterback and current FIU Quarterbacks coach Bryn Renner.

They met in November 2019 and got engaged in February 2021 in San Diego, California. "My life changed forever," Bryn said of the day he met Amanda, who he called his "best friend" and "love of my life".

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV