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
Younger women who have never smoked are at increasing risk of lung cancer, research shows
Lung cancer carries the stigma of smoking. But, as ABC7 News anchor Ama Daetz explains, new research shows young women who have never smoked are increasingly at risk.
'Amazing': Monarch butterflies return in huge numbers to California after almost vanishing last year
After almost disappearing from overwintering sites in California last year, monarch butterflies are back this year in huge numbers, but environmentalists caution they are still endangered.
Expert shares tips on how to navigate post-pandemic parenting
"I have been encouraging parents to think about what also works for you...that your needs just can't be completely at the bottom. That we have to think about our kids and our own needs moving forward."
Bay Area cancer survivor to be honored at virtual Make-A-Wish gala
HOPE AND HARMONY: Christian Ramos wished for a home music studio and Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area delivered. Here's how you can buy tickets to their gala and make a donation to help these wishes come true:
Here's why some families are hesitant to send kids back for in-person learning
"The majority of families honestly are still choosing to keep their kids in distance learning even when in-person learning has been an option now for two months at my school," said Krooss.
Bay Area teachers discuss learning loss with distance learning amid pandemic
Is it obvious when a child is falling behind? How difficult is it to get a child caught up? We talked to Bay Area teachers about how they've had to adapt to distance learning during the pandemic to keep students on track.
Falling behind while distance learning isn't just an academic issue for students, families
"It's really hard to see when your child is struggling with something and falling behind. You feel almost powerless."
South Bay teacher documents 1st day back in class for in-person learning
Several South Bay teachers went back to school Monday, with kids in their classrooms. Here's how it went for one of them.
Bay Area teacher opens up about what in-person learning will look at this San Jose elementary school
This San Jose elementary school is getting ready to have children back in the classroom.
San Mateo's CuriOdyssey offering up some fun and engaging camps for kids this summer
Looking for something to keep your kids engaged this summer? CuriOdyssey in San Mateo is providing some fun learning experiences that you can sign up for now.