Amanda Leatherman – Poker Player Profile
Equal parts poker player and beautiful T.V. personality, Amanda Leatherman is a great young ambassador of the game. Cheerful and easygoing, she has been a popular hostess and reporter for various poker media outlets over the past few years.
Amanda got her start as a reporter with PokeWire in 2006. A few years later, she worked for PokerNews as an online tournament reporter, before eventually graduating as a hostess with the World Poker Tour. She was a familiar presence in video WPT updates and held a number of memorable interviews with poker legends and WPT champions. Additionally, she has worked for PokerRoad conducting interviews with online poker professionals.
More recently, Leatherman left the WPT brand to join the North American Poker Tour as webcast hostess. She will be interviewing players and updating online viewers via webcast for all future NAPT events. Following the official announcement, PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu expressed his support for Amanda’s signing. “I am excited to have Amanda join the NAPT and PokerStars.net family,” Negreanu stated. “She is at every major poker event and has made a great name for herself as one of pokers best media contributors and presenters.”
As for her own reasons for taking the new job, Amanda sang the praises of both PokerStars and the NAPT, saying, “The NAPT has positioned itself to be the most popular poker tour around, with a reputable television viewership and web broadcast reach.” She also remains at her post with PokerRoad, where she hosts the interview show ‘The Poker Mind’.
Often lauded for her knowledge of the game, which is a unique quality among bombshell poker hostesses, Amanda Leatherman enjoys having a poker strategy discussion as much as the next pro. With her unique qualities, Amanda is sure to be an active member of the poker media community for years to come.