Amanda Leatherman Joins WPT

One of Many WPT Changes to Come?

by , Jul 10, 2008 | 12:34 pm

It was officially announced today that Amanda Leatherman, formerly of PokerWire and currently of PokerRoad, has joined the World Poker Team of traveling reporters and will take on the role of live updates hostess. In a position formerly held by Kimberly Lansing, Amanda will be doing player interviews, video updates, etc.

As for Lansing, no word. Some speculate that she might be moved into the television hostess role, but if that was the case, wouldn’t it have been announced already? My inside sources say that auditions were open, and Lansing was not guaranteed that spot. And with the Bellagio Cup beginning tomorrow, WPT will be forced into a decision and announcement soon.

For now, congratulations to Amanda!

3 Comments to “Amanda Leatherman Joins WPT”

  1. DanM

    Word on the street is that one of our favorite Pokerati commenters has also re-signed (as opposed to resigned) with the WPT. Sounds like Meejay Shmemeth.

  2. BJ Nemeth

    Crap! You mean my job has been outsourced to Asia?!? And *THIS* is how I find out?!?

  3. BJ Nemeth

    Oh, wait … now I get it.

    Actually, if you have a Twitter account, you can add “WPTLiveUpdates” to your list of followers, and you’ll receive big updates from all the WPT tournaments.

    Amanda is the shiznit (is that still a word?), and I think it’s awesome that she’s part of our team. She has been “Pokerwire Amanda,” “PokerRoad Amanda,” and “PokerNews Amanda.” From this point forward, she’ll be known as “WPT Amanda.” Last name? She don’t need no stinking last name …