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. I was nominated for an Emmy for our coverage on the Napa Earthquake. 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. I traveled to Cleveland to cover the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals and have also covered both World Series wins, go Giants! In the world of politics, I was there for 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
Howard Street in front of the Moscone Center is shut down this week for Oracle's Open World conference. They expect more than 60,000 people this week.
BATTLE OVER BIRTH CONTROL: Seven nuns from the Little Sisters of the Poor listened in court as attorneys argued over whether the nuns should have to pay for contraceptive coverage as part of their health care benefits.
Harvest time is the busiest time of year for wineries, but today the grapes they have picked can't be de-stemmed or crushed because PG&E has shut off the power.
Derick Almena appeared in court this morning hoping to convince a judge to reconsider a plea deal his defense team struck with prosecutors, but the hearing was postponed to November 9.
The Senior Construction Manager for the Transit Center in San Francisco told the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors the next Wednesday deadline to reopen Fremont Street is a "No later than" date and they will reopen sooner if they can.