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 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
Crisis Oculta: Tragedia en Half Moon Bay | Ver programa completo
El tiroteo masivo en Half Moon Bay expuso las condiciones de vivienda deplorables que enfrentan los campesinos. Esta amenaza oculta amenaza el futuro de la agricultura. Esta es la razón y que se hace para resolverla.
'Hidden Crisis: Tragedy in Half Moon Bay' | Watch full special
The mass shooting in Half Moon Bay exposed deplorable living conditions that some farmworkers endure. This hidden housing crisis threatens the future of farming. Here's why and what's being done to find a solution.
EXCLUSIVE: SF residents say this street has turned into 'Las Vegas Strip' with alleged sex workers
"It's like every night pimps and prostitutes come and take our street hostage and neighbors are shut in." Here's what a group of San Francisco residents witness on a nightly basis.
Half Moon Bay farmworkers return to work 'scared' one week after mass shooting
Half Moon Bay's vice mayor believes that many of the farmworkers chose to go back due to the fear of losing their jobs, housing, and getting deported if they're undocumented.
Half Moon Bay shooting: San Mateo Co. plans on building housing for farmworkers
Half Moon Bay's vice mayor believes the poor conditions workers live in played a role in the tragedy. "It's all related. Think about our mental health," said Jimenez.
'Deplorable' living conditions at Half Moon Bay mushroom farm where multiple farmworkers were killed
"Horrible. Horrific. Deplorable conditions. We saw what basically looked like sheds. Storage containers that people were living in. No insulation. No running water. " However, the farm says this is inaccurate.
Grieving families of Half Moon Bay shooting victims prepare to bring loved ones home to Mexico
"I felt a knot in my chest that I couldn't get rid of." The families of three Half Moon Bay shooting victims speak out as one described the feeling when they were told his brother has died.
Bay Area business offers self-defense classes after recent public transit attacks
We've seen violent crimes happen on both on BART and Muni. Now, a local business in San Francisco is offering a self-defense workshop specifically for those who take public transit.
Potholes: What's causing them, and the science that could make roads more durable
If you drive in the Bay Area, chances are you've already been a victim of a pothole. But, with a little help from science, expert says the pesky patches on roadways could be prevented.
Meet the team ready to rescue residents from Monterey County floodwaters
Made up of 16 firefighters from across the Bay Area, the Swift Water Rescue crew is ready to rescue Monterey County residents from the rising floodwaters.