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
San Jose pastor 'stunned' after stabbing spree at church sanctuary kills 2, wounds 3
"Someone came in who was known by the group and the incident went down," said Rev. Robinson, as he says about 50 unhoused individuals stay overnight inside the church's facility as part of their nonprofit.
2 dead after stabbing at San Jose church, police say
Two people have died after police say multiple people were stabbed at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose on Sunday night.
Bay Area businesses adjust to new California COVID-19 related curfew, some police departments won't enforce it
"It's tough saying goodbye to business": The newest curfew restrictions require people to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. unless they are responding to an emergency, shopping for groceries, picking up takeout or walking their dogs.
'Punched in the gut': SF business owners concerned as county could soon enter purple tier
"There has to be a commitment to public safety and public health and we understand, but from business owners standpoint it's like we are getting punched in the gut every single day."
'Not worth it to stay open': Bay Area restaurants concerned about COVID-19 reopening rollbacks
"We're going to shut down, we can't keep open doing only outdoor seating. The weather is not going to help, it's not worth it to stay open," a San Rafael business owner said.
Indoor dining ban in San Francisco concerning to restaurant owners as rain approaches
'VERY CONCERNING': Indoor dinning lasted just five and a half weeks in San Francisco before being banned once again as COVID-19 cases surge nationwide.
'They didn't see me coming': Oakland community organizer defeats two-term city councilwoman
From community organizer to council member-elect, Carroll Fife says she's hoping to combat the housing crisis in her city from inside City Hall.
Meet the 2 immigrant women who won San Francisco supervisors' seats
"I think there is a change in the air. The possibilities of women and people of color, immigrants taking positions of leadership."
Former Bay Area 'Jeopardy!' contestants react to Alex Trebek's death
"Surreal as always. When he walked onto the stage I'm like he is a real person you know he is not just a figure on screen. Alex, he is how he is on TV," SF resident, Bruce Lou said.
Latinos hopeful Biden administration will deliver comprehensive immigration reform
"We were let down before. We can't be let down again. This needs to happen and needs to happen yesterday."