Amy Hollyfield | ABC7 KGO News Team
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.

Amy's Stories
LIVE SOON: Gov. Newsom gives update on coronavirus in Calif.
CALIFORNIA CORONAVIRUS: Since the person has "no relevant travel history," the CDC suggests the virus could be spreading in a local area.
Castro Valley hit-and-run: Suspect out on bail, memorial grows for girl killed
The driver accused of killing a 12-year-old girl in a crosswalk in Castro Valley was released from jail after posting bail.
Oakland City Councilmember reacts to Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick's firing
"The city council did not have any notification." City of Oakland reacts to Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick's firing.
Feb. 20 is popular wedding date, couples drawn to alignment of numbers in 2020
POPULAR DATE FOR WEDDINGS: Officials say couples are drawn to the alignment of numbers on this day: 2-20-2020.
SF Uber driver fights off suspects who may have attempted 3 carjackings, police say
"I TOLD HIM GET OUT!" An Uber driver said he fought off armed suspects who San Francisco police say may have attempted three carjackings overnight.
Coronavirus Outbreak: 12 cruise evacuees being monitored at Bay Area hospitals for possible illness
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 12 people who landed at Travis Air Force base have been taken to local hospitals to be monitored for the sickness, CDC says.
Coronavirus: 2nd round of evacuees to leave Travis Air Force Base
A second round of buses will leave Travis Air Force Base filled with people heading home now that their 14-day coronavirus quarantine has ended.
2 found dead outside of home in San Anselmo
Two bodies were found near a home in San Anselmo. A hazardous materials team has been called in to assist with the investigation.
Michelle Obama Elementary to be new name of school in Richmond
A Richmond school will now be called Michelle Obama Elementary after the school board unanimously approved the change last night.
Proposal would reimburse San Francisco car break-in victims for shattered windows
PUTTING VICTIMS FIRST: Help may be on the way for car break-in victims. San Francisco's district attorney is proposing reimbursing residents for the cost of their shattered glass. What do you think of this idea?