Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

On Assignment

As a journalist for WESH 2, Amanda Dukes is no stranger to the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s courthouses. She’s reported on many cases that have taken place here over the years, including the Casey Anthony trial in 2011. Recently, she found herself at the courthouse once again, but this time, not as a reporter. This time she was here as a juror.  

Listen in as Amanda talks with Chief Judge Myers about her career, reporting on some of the biggest stories in Central Florida, and what it is really like to be called in for jury service.


  • 00:19 – Introduction to Amanda Dukes
  • 03:44 – Working on major assignments
  • 05:39 – How it felt to be summoned
  • 09:42 – Arriving at the courthouse
  • 13:43 – A look inside the jury room
  • 21:22 – How it felt to not be selected
Open Ninth
Episode 124

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 28:33



In this episode

Circuit Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr.
Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Senior Judge

Senior Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. served as a Circuit Judge from 2011-2021. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Amanda Dukes

Journalist, WESH 2 News

Amanda Dukes is an award-winning reporter and journalist for WESH 2 News in Florida.