Who is Amanda Balionis? 10 Facts about Bryn Renner's wife and sports reporter

Who is Amanda Balionis? 10 Facts about Bryn Renner's wife and sports reporter

Kevin Omuya
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM

Amanda Balionis is a popular and experienced reporter for CBS Sports who is present at nearly every PGA Tour event to interview the players or celebrities. In some cases, she reports general sports news. She has a keen interest in golf and mostly covers golf news worldwide.

Amanda Balionis' bio
Amanda reporting for CBS Sports news at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course. Photo: @balionisrenner on Instagram.
Source: UGC

Besides being a sportscaster, Amanda Balionis is a certified yoga instructor and pet lover. Her professional interviews and reporting have attracted a lot of audiences. She is a CBS Sports reporter for golf, college football, and the NFL. She also served as a reporter for some of The Match golfing events.

Amanda Balionis profile summary



Full name

Amanda Balionis Renner



Date of birth

20 June 1987


35 years of age (2022)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Current residence

Carlsbad, California








5'5"/ 165cm

Hair colour


Eye colour


Marital status



Bryn Renner


Tony (dad), Dana (mother)

Education Qualification

Graduated in Broadcast Journalism


Sports Journalist & Broadcaster

Net worth

$1 million

Social media


When was Amanda Balionis born?

Amanda was born on 20th June 1987. In 2022, Balionis celebrated her 35th birthday. She attended Manheim Township High School in her hometown during her formative years.

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Amanda Balionis' bio

Balionis was raised in a sports-loving household in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she played various sports as a kid. Her parents and both sets of grandparents played golf regularly, her dad virtually every day, so she was naturally drawn to the sport.

Amanda Balioni's wikipedia
Amanda during PGA Tour in France. Photo: @balionisrenner on Instagram.
Source: UGC
“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,”

Amanda received the chance to attend Hofstra University in New York and major in sports writing. Before graduating from college and beginning her broadcasting career in 2008, she interned at several outlets, including ABC News and CBS 2.

Is Amanda Balionis married?

The longtime sideline reporter is married to former North Carolina Tar Heels and NFL quarterback Bryn Renner. They have been dating since 2019. She wrote,

"2 years down, forever to go it’s our last anniversary before we are husband and wife (!!!!) and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us. A few things we know for sure: It will never be boring, You will always keep me laughing, and we will always find a dog to pet that’s not ours. I love you,"

Amanda Balionis' wedding

Amanda Balionis' wedding
Amanda and Renner celebrating their wedding in San Diego, California. Photo: @balionisrenner on Instagram.
Source: UGC

Brian Renner and Amanda Balionis engaged in the spring of last year, and they later were married in March 2022. Balionis took to Instagram to celebrate her wedding earlier this year. She wrote,

"10/10 recommend marrying your best friend with all of the people who made you who you are by your side,"

How much does Amanda Balionis get paid?

Although she is most well-known for her work in golf, she also reports on college football for the network and will cover the 2019 Super Bowl. Amanda Balionis' salary is estimated to be between $40,000 and $140,000 annually. Currently, she has a developing reputation at CBS and has access to all the golf she wants to play and cover.

Amanda Balionis interviews Tiger Woods

She said it was difficult to picture herself being present to cover one of the greatest sporting moments in the history of sports by interviewing Tiger Woods. She said,

"For the rest of my life, I'll remember the Saturday interview with Tiger Woods, and how I left the studio convinced that he was going to win the Masters the following day. Everything around him suggested calm concentration. Somehow, you could tell something was off with the way it felt. Usually, I have a hard time appreciating the present moment, but during that one, I made an exception.

Amanda Balionis' yoga

Amanda Balionis' yoga
Amanda during her indoor yoga training. @balionisrenner on Instagram.
Source: UGC

Balionis completed the required 200 hours of Yoga teacher training in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was based as part of her PGA Tour job. Several of her yoga sessions are available on YouTube.

Amanda Balionis' net worth

Because she is a prominent CBS reporter, it is safe to assume she receives respectable pay. Sources put her net worth to be $1 million, even though she has not discussed it publicly.

Where did Amanda Balionis grow up?

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was where she was raised. Her parents relocated to Lancaster after she turned 10, and she spent her teenage years there, but she spent most of her childhood in Pittsburgh.

Does Amanda Balionis play golf?

Does Amanda Balionis play golf?
Amanda playing golf at North Berwick. Photo: @balionisrenner on Instagram.
Source: UGC

Balionis' parents, ardent golfers, introduced her to the game as a child. She has been golfing since she was 9 years of age and has played at the junior level for several years.

Where did Amanda Balionis go?

Since joining the PGA Tour in 2011, she has been an on-site reporter and host, covering and reporting on tournament highlights, shows, and events. In addition, she worked as an in-house reporter for Callaway Golf's media production team in 2016.

Amanda Balionis' Instagram
Amanda during her vacation at Palm Beach. Photo: @balionisrenner on Instagram.
Source: UGC

Amanda Balionis' Instagram and other socials

Amanda has become a popular figure on social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram, where she has amassed an impressive following and posts regularly about Dogs, sports and golf. In addition, she frequently posts pictures of herself and her lifestyle.

She has earned a lot of esteem from her peers and has a promising career ahead of her. Amanda Balionis does a fantastic job interviewing; her questions lead to engaging conversation. Her work has been featured in several major publications as a rising star in journalism.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.