Luz Pena | ABC7 KGO News Team
Luz Pena Bio

A notebook: blank pages waiting to be filled with ideas, stories, and memories. The medium remains constant, but with time the stories change. At age 11, the pages were filled with childhood memories from my hometown in Barranquilla, Colombia. At age 12, the memories and adventures stopped and were replaced with simple words and phrases: "Hello", "My name is Luz", "I'm from Colombia". My notebook became my tool to learn English as a young immigrant to the US. Today, my notebook is for our community, where each blank page is an opportunity to give someone a voice. What's your story?

I've worked in the NY, LA, and SF markets. In the Bay, I was a video journalist for Univision 14. In Los Angeles, I was a reporter, host and digital correspondent for Fox Spanish national network, and Fox Sports/Fox Deportes. In New York, I was a reporter for the FoxNews.com platform.

Throughout my journalism career, I've been honored with 9 Emmys, a Society of Professional Journalist - excellence in journalism award, a L.A Press Club Award, and named one of the top 40 Latinos in American Media by the Huff Post. I graduated from Hofstra University in New York with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.

I'm thrilled to be part of the ABC7 news team and would love to tell your story! Reach out anytime on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Luz's Stories
Merchants file claims against SF demanding removal of controversial Valencia St. bike lane
The claim filed to the SFMTA seeks immediate removal of the Valencia St. center bike lane and compensation for financial losses caused by it.
Live storm updates: Heavy downpours lead to widespread flooding across Bay Area
A system that moved through the Bay Area Tuesday afternoon led to widespread flooding across the Bay Area and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Warning for San Francisco.
Live storm updates: Tree falls on I-280 in Peninsula during high winds
Traffic was at a standstill Monday night along I-280 Southbound in Burlingame after a massive tree came crashing down. The tree initially blocked all lanes of traffic.
Officials consider design change of SF's controversial Valencia St. bike lane after evaluation
It's been over six months since the Valencia Street Center bike lane opened. This week SFMTA released its first evaluation of the controversial bike lane.
SF extends program that waived $2.5M in fees to new businesses and ones struggling to stay open
San Francisco's Office of Small Business says the program has helped close to 4,000 new business open in San Francisco.
Couples wed in SF to commemorate 20 years since 'Winter of Love' same-sex marriages
San Francisco is not only celebrating Valentine's Day on Wednesday, but this week the city is celebrating 20 years since the "Winter of Love" -- the monumental time when the city challenged state law and began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
2 Bay Area teens die while 'train surfing' on BART: Here's what parents need to know
"No social media post, no number of likes, no great footage is worth dying for." In San Francisco, two teenagers have died in the last two weeks doing what is known as "train surfing," a trend that is popular on social media where teens climb to the roof of moving trains.
Will Prop. 1 help solve CA homelessness? Experts weigh in on $6B bond for mental health facilities
Proposition 1 on the ballot this March would use over $6 billion in bonds to provide housing for 11,000 people with mental health needs across the state. But not everyone agrees this is the best approach.
Super Bowl LVIII: 49ers fans from Las Vegas to Bay Area react to team's devastating loss
San Francisco 49ers from all over the Bay Area and Las Vegas are reacting after the team's devastating Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. Here's what some of them had to say.
SF law enforcement, 1st responders gear up for Super Bowl Sunday: 'Please don't do dumb stuff'
It's all about the 49ers, and San Francisco city officials want you to celebrate safely.