Amber is a proud native San Franciscan who grew up in the Mission neighborhood. She speaks fluent Cantonese thanks to her parents who immigrated to the U.S. from China and Hong Kong. Amber graduated from Lowell High School and San Francisco State University.
Her first reporter job took her to a television station in Reno where she quickly learned how a city relatively close to the Bay Area could be so different. Her next stop was the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz area where she reported and anchored. Amber returned to the San Francisco Bay Area as a part-time correspondent for CNN in the San Francisco Bureau. She joined KTVU in 1997.
Amber’s exclusive jailhouse interview with SF Chinatown Gang leader, Raymond Chow, a.k.a. "Shrimp Boy," was one of her greatest challenges, however, she takes great pride in the relationships she’s built with people in the community.
When she’s not at work, Amber enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping and eating. She is a Chinese and Korean drama addict and a huge dog lover.
Critical Mass, a monthly street demonstration in San Francisco that was rooted in controversy, celebrated its 30th anniversary Friday night.
The family of a 93-year-old woman who was poisoned and died at an assisted living facility in San Mateo filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging elder abuse and wrongful death. Trudy Maxwell was one of two residents who died in this incident.
An East Bay father and his young son are recovering after being hit by a car while shopping inside Trader Joe's. Oz Ledesma told KTVU how the crash has impacted him and his family.
A Peninsula woman got the surprise of her life when a bear came running out of her SUV while she was on a weekend getaway in Gold Country. She said the animal spent six or seven hours trapped in her SUV before it escaped back into nature.
A 16-year-old girl is speaking out about being brutally attacked while working at a fast food restaurant in Antioch. She said the customers were irate over finding a hair in their food.
Three children were critically hurt in Antioch while walking home from school following a car crash at a neighborhood intersection. Both drivers were also rushed to the hospital.
Curiosity led to an East Bay woman's fascination with the British Royal Family, particularly Queen Elizabeth II. She's authored a children's book based on the Royals and even traveled to Great Britain to witness her Royal Highnesses Platinum Jubilee celebration.
An assistant football coach at Vallejo High School was shot Tuesday afternoon after breaking up a fight outside campus, police said.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said he's holding PG&E accountable for this week's power outages, caused by blown transformers.
A small business owner in Oakland is concerned for his workers safety after they were robbed at gunpoint twice in recent weeks.