Ama Daetz | ABC7 KGO News Team
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 is weekday co-anchor of ABC7 News at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Ama's Stories
Holiday ice rinks fall victim to COVID-19 pandemic
One Bay Area holiday tradition is being put on deep freeze because of the pandemic. Seasonal ice rinks will not reopen this year because social distancing guidelines make it financially impossible to operate.
Life during pandemic: Distance learning through the parents' perspective
RELATABLE! Distance learning has been quite the change for many. Bay Area parents are weighing in on the pros and cons of having their kids doing school from home:
Teachers grade distance learning, weigh in on how it's going
"Every day I'm working with a teacher who is crying, because they're giving it all that they have and it's just really, really hard."
San Francisco opens community learning hubs to help students navigate virtual classes
With virtual learning in progress for schools in San Francisco, the city has opened community learning hubs to help elementary students. Here's what's being offered:
Expert shares tips on keeping kids hydrated during the heat wave
Sometimes kids need a little extra motivation to keep the fluids flowing, especially during a heat wave. Expert shares tips to keeping children hydrated and healthy during hot summer days.
California College Fair brings together students and universities
The search for the perfect college is looking a lot different this year. A free virtual fair is taking place to bring together students and universities.
Here's what it's like to teach children to read over Zoom during COVID-19
"Nobody decided to go into teaching to do it from their living room. The ability to connect through a screen is something wonderful and something powerful that our teachers are working hard to utilize."
Coronavirus impact: Doctor gives advice for monitoring kids' screen time amid pandemic
How much screen time in unhealthy for kids? Dr. Patel says, if you're doing it right, there are ways to turn that time into productive learning.
Experts explain impact of COVID-19 on future of preschools, daycare
Here's a look at what changes have been made in preschools and daycares to keep children safe.
Bay Area couple faces challenges with high-risk birth, rare genetic disorder amid COVID-19 pandemic
"We wanted to give her any fighting chance that she had." For one East Bay couple, the challenge of giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic was complicated by a high-risk pregnancy due to the baby's rare genetic disorder. Only five to 10 percent of infants survive to age one.