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.
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