Anietra Hamper Bio


Anietra Hamper is an award-winning travel writer and photographer with a penchant for outdoor adventure and fishing for some of the largest fish in the world. Prior to writing for travel publications, Anietra spent 18 years as a top-rated, EMMY-nominated television news Anchor and investigative reporter. Anietra takes a "boots-on-the-ground" journalistic approach to all of her stories to provide authentic information from actual experiences.

Anietra is passionate about adventure. Whether she is fishing for the giant wels catfish in Spain, trekking glaciers in Iceland, breaking angling records in Thailand, rafting Class V rapids in West Virginia, shrimping in Louisiana or hiking the jungles of Cambodia, this is how Anietra prefers to experience new destinations.

She is the author of Secret Columbus (Reedy Press) and 100 Things To Do in Columbus Before You Die (Reedy Press) and a member of SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) and the OWAA (Outdoor Writers Association of America.

Anietra currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. You can find out more about Anietra's travels, photography, blog and next extreme fishing adventure at:

Recent Travel and Articles


Fishing: Anietra has fished all over the world and is PlanetWare's fishing expert. In 2023 she won an award for Excellence in Craft from the OWAA (Outdoor Writers Association of America) for her PlanetWare article Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and Coastal Fishing in Ireland.

Her articles are often first-hand experiences and provide detailed information for anglers wanting to learn about tips and locations.

On recent trips Anietra has gone fly fishing in North Carolina and Wyoming, walleye and perch fishing on Lake Erie, surf fishing in St. Augustine, deep sea fishing in various places around the United States, and tagging Atlantic Bluefin Tuna in Ireland. Below are some of her most popular fishing articles on PlanetWare.

Texas: In 2022, Anietra and photographer Ian Henderson embarked on an extensive multi-week trip through Texas to cover assignments on popular destinations and some of the state's little-known small-town gems.

Ohio: Anietra has traveled extensively through Ohio, her home state, and is our Ohio expert.