Amy Hollyfield
Good Morning ABC7 News viewers! I'm happy to say that's typically how I start my day each morning, bringing you the news.

I've been with ABC7 News since 2001. I moved here from my home of Austin, Texas where I worked at the ABC affiliate. My husband and I decided a move here would be a fun adventure, but we always planned to move back to Texas. But alas, the Bay Area is a special place that has stolen our hearts and we now happily call it home!

As a morning news general assignment reporter, I cover such a wide range of stories. Some of the high profile crime stories I have been on include the Lacy Peterson case, the disappearance and murder of Sandra Cantu and the discovery of Jaycee Dugard. In the world of politics, I was there for the recall of Governor Gray Davis, the legalization of gay marriage in San Francisco and the domestic violence case involving Ross Mirkarimi. You can also find me in the middle of inclement weather, a car accident scene...basically; when the newsroom calls and says go-- I go!

Before arriving in the Bay Area, I worked in Lubbock, Texas, Kalispell, Montana, Tyler, Texas and of course Austin. It was in Austin that I experienced my most memorable news moment. I did a series of exclusive investigations and was the only reporter to uncover the fact that two men were serving life terms for a murder they did not commit. I received an Associated Press Award for the stories, but it was the day that Richard Danzinger and Chris Ochoa walked out of prison that was the true reward.

My husband and I lived in San Francisco for ten years- and loved it. While there I was very involved in the Junior League and also served on the Edgewood Auxiliary. The needs of our two kids have recently pushed us out to the suburbs. Life is quite different--now I am learning about tennis and the PTA! I am enjoying the weather and our new friends but of course miss many things about the city. Fortunately, my commute isn't too bad at 3 o'clock in the morning!

Thanks for watching us in the morning! And please reach out to me through email, Twitter and Facebook. I love hearing from all of you!

Amy reports for ABC7 Morning News. Catch her weekdays from 4:30 - 7 a.m.

Archive
The San Jose Earthquakes, not the 49ers, will be the first game at the new Levi's stadium on Saturday.
Antioch police say a young woman was shot while sleeping in her bed Thursday morning.
Nearly 20 people have been displaced after a two-alarm fire destroyed one Oakland home and damaged another.
Half a dozen people are being treated for injuries after a stolen minivan refused to stop for police in San Francisco's Union Square.
It was a nightmare commute for drivers Monday morning after a big-rig crash dumped bananas and fuel on I-580 in Livermore.