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.
The latest from Amber Lee
Popular Latin pop rock band helps Pajaro Valley flood victims
A popular Latin pop-rock band based in Mexico is back in the Bay Area this weekend. It's the first time back in four years.
Pajaro Valley flood victims in desperate need of help
The flood waters in the Pajaro Valley, just outside of Watsonville have receded. But people who were forced to evacuate are concerned about what's ahead.
27-year-old killed near Oakland Coliseum was 'peaceful,' family says
Family and friends said they are shocked someone fatally shot 27-year-old Devante Davis who was a "peaceful" person.
Strong winds take down trees, flip over planes in Concord
Dangerous winds in the East Bay knocked out power and took down trees, which fell on buildings. The winds even flipped over small aircraft in Concord.
Santa Rosa residents evacuate ahead of storm damage to homes
Another atmospheric river storm is concerning for some people who've already had to deal with damage this winter season. Some residents in Santa Rosa have voluntarily evacuated from their homes.
17-year-old dance student killed in hit-and-run was known for 'energy and brilliant smile'
Family and friends of a 17-year-old girl killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pittsburg this week want answers and changes. The crash happened in front of Golden Gate Community School.
Oakland Gay Men's Chorus singer stabbed and killed in his home
Family and friends of a singer in the Oakland Gay Men's Chorus, who was stabbed and killed over the weekend, are mourning his death.
Power outage, downed trees cause Foothill-DeAnza College to cancel classes
Downed tress and power outage led Foothill-DeAnza Community College to cancel classes and sports activities Thursday evening. The power went out twice on campus.
Police called to Santa Rosa schools 945 times last year
Parents and students packed a meeting Tuesday night, angry and frustrated with crime on Santa Rosa high school campuses.
Livermore police get simulator to help with deescalation
The Livermore Police Department recently added a simulator to help train its entire force. It's designed to teach officers de-escalation. Police officials say it's unusual for a smaller department such as theirs to have this tool, but they hope it will save lives.