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
SF could be paying $600K to $3M a year to delay officers' retirement amid staffing crisis
A new San Francisco measure will be on the November ballot that would allow certain veteran officers to put their retirement on hold in exchange for a bump in pay. But is it worth the cost?
SF tow company banned from doing business with city after alleged scams, illegally towing cars
The city of San Francisco is taking action against a towing company they say has a history of illegally towing vehicles.
SFPD shoot, kill man carrying gun while investigating armed robbery near Tenderloin
San Francisco officers killed an armed man in an encounter Sunday night while responding to an armed robbery in the Little Saigon neighborhood, near the Tenderloin.
Here's what critical Bay Area infrastructure has been impacted by global IT outage
The crippling CrowdStrike tech outage brought down computer networks for businesses, governments, and airports across the globe and has disrupted many critical services in the Bay Area.
BART begins installing new fare gates at SF stations to stop evaders
As data shows fare evasions are trending up, BART is installing its next batch of new gates at the San Francisco Civic Center station after effective results at the West Oakland station.
Court documents show mom of 3-year-old Bay Area girl killed by father requested protection
ABC7 News dug into the court documents accessible online and found that since 2021, Ellie's mom has been requesting court action to protect Ellie from her father.
San Francisco scientists using AI in hopes to better treat cancer
Artificial intelligence is being used for vehicles, computer engineering and many other industries. Now scientists are also beginning to use AI to pinpoint the best ways to treat cancer.
San Jose police investigating death of 3-year-old Ellie Lorenzo as a homicide
San Jose police believe the body of a girl found at a recycling facility belongs to Ellie Lorenzo.
SF data shows 24 sideshows reported this year; 1 neighborhood hopes speed bumps deter them
After multiple years waiting for a solution, San Francisco installed speed bumps hoping that will stop the sideshows that torment the neighborhood.
Bay Area medical experts explain why COVID numbers are trending up and who is most at risk
"The summer surge is upon us." COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing but are much lower compared to past surges. Here's a look at the data.