Ama Daetz
I'm a San Jose native who is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area! As a Loyola Marymount University graduate, I've always had a passion for journalism and a strong desire to be a trusted source for local and world news.

I began my career as a writer, producer and editor in Fresno. From there, I anchored and reported in Amarillo, TX, Kalamazoo, MI and Detroit, MI. Most recently, I was an Anchor for the FOX affiliate in Sacramento. However, my work hasn't been limited to local news. I've had the pleasure of acting in a primetime TV series and was even eaten by a monster in a sci-fi movie!

When I'm not working, I'm usually playing outside or exploring new places. You might find me cheering on the Giants while enjoying some garlic fries and Ghirardelli ice cream. I also love animals and a good, long nap!

I'm excited to be back in the community. I look forward to being a part of your day and would love for you to be a part of mine! Follow me on Twitter and find me on Facebook. I always enjoy hearing from you!

Ama Daetz anchors ABC7 News on the weekends. She is also a weekday reporter for ABC7 News.

Here is a follow up after we first aired a story about a rescue group trying to save horses from being slaughtered.
A rescue group south of Hollister is trying to save as many horses as possible and they are asking for your help.
Cherise Beyelia has Stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma and possibly only months to live, so she was grateful her one wish has come true.
A second stowaway incident at Mineta San Jose International Airport is raising security concerns.
After coming to the aid of more than 24,000 animals for over 30 years, the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care center announced plans for a new home.