Monday, November 10, 2014

Amanda Knox Turn Freelance Reporter

Avery Stone | HuffPost
Amanda Knox has gone from making the news to writing it herself.

Nearly a year after being found guilty of murder for the second time, Knox is currently working as a freelance reporter for the West Seattle Herald, a local weekly newspaper in Washington.

The paper's managing editor, Ken Robinson, told The Huffington Post that Knox has been writing for the paper for a few months.

"She sent over some writing samples," Robinson said. "And then I asked her to do some coverage of the West Seattle arts scene. This is her hometown paper."

At first, Knox used a pen name, but she has recently started writing under her own byline, even covering local human interest stories, such as this Kickstarter campaign for a cashew milk company.

“She’s a great writer, she knows the arts and she’s dependable,” Robinson told Q13 FOX News. “She's kind of a dream for a small community paper. She never misses a deadline."

Robinson told HuffPost he's never met Knox in person; they've only corresponded by email.

Knox and her Italian former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were first arrested for the murder of Knox's British study-abroad roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007. The two were found guilty in an Italian court in 2009 but were acquitted in 2011, at which point Knox returned to the United States. In January 2014, the court upheld the 2009 guilty verdict and sentenced Knox and Sollecito to more than 25 years. Knox has not been extradited to Italy while her case is appealed.

Her story has been adapted into two films: a 2011 Lifetime original movie starring Hayden Panettiere and a version starring supermodel Cara Delevingne.

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