For Western Sports Reporter and TV Personality Amy Wilson, the connection to the cowboy (and cowgirl) way of life runs deep. Growing up on a farm in Colby, Kansas, Amy learned to ride and work cattle at a young age. She entered her first rodeo princess contest at age 11, and by the time she was a junior in high school, she was barrel racing. In 2007, Amy was crowned Miss Rodeo Kansas, and the following year, Miss Rodeo America. From there, Amy got her Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts from New Mexico Highlands University and went on to rodeo professionally while also pursuing a career in media.

Having been a part of the Rural Media Group family since 2013 — covering all things Western Sports for The Cowboy Channel, RFD-TV, and Rural Radio SXM147 — Amy will act as the primary field reporter and show host for the selected 18+ PRCA rodeo broadcasts and the NFR in 2020. She's on the dirt where all of the action happens to report on the results, talk to the contestants, and offer insights on the performances. In addition, Amy also co-hosts Western Sports Round-Up daily from either the studio in the Fort Worth Stockyards or live on location at one of the many rodeos across the country.

“There are endless stories to tell about the western lifestyle and the people involved with the rodeo industry, both past and present,” says Amy. “With the increased coverage that The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV will have of PRCA rodeos, I will have an even greater opportunity to showcase those involved in the lifestyle I love and live myself. From watching history being made in the arena while dreams come true to the heartbreak that can often come with this sport, fans will now get to experience that emotion in a much bigger way.”