Amanda has been at KTVU since the summer of 2021. Before starting at KTVU, Amanda covered the total solar eclipse from one of the first spots it made landfall in Oregon, protests following the killing of George Floyd in the Midwest, ICE raids, gaps in reading education, covid vaccine production and many snowstorms, including a polar vortex.
Amanda started her news career working behind the scenes at KPIX in San Francisco. Her first job in front of the camera was at KAPP/KVEW in the Tri-Cities in Eastern Washington. She then traveled to the Midwest to anchor and report at WISC in Madison, Wisconsin.
Amanda was raised in Hayward and went to school at Mercy Burlingame on the peninsula. She studied journalism at San Diego State University.
She's covered the Bay Area's reopening following the covid pandemic, multiple teachers' and nurses' strikes, the increase in highway shootings and the search for missing Oakley woman Alexis Gabe.
Amanda's favorite thing about the Bay Area is that her whole family is here. Her grandparents all have a deep-rooted history in San Francisco, even in news. Her grandmother was the first female newspaper engraver in Northern California. With dozens of aunts, uncles and cousins spread across the Bay Area, she has a team of supporters everywhere she visits. And every city holds a special family memory.
Amanda loves fashion and music festivals. Her favorite activity is walking along the Embarcadero with her giant chocolate lab Benni. And you can often find her cheering on her favorite teams, the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco Giants.
Authorities on Wednesday captured a rape suspect who had hidden inside a Nordstrom Rack shop in Pleasant Hill for hours.
BART train service was crippled by a power failure that at one point left passengers stranded for hours.
Mask requirements are easing in California. As of Friday, the state is no longer recommending everyone mask up indoors.
Saturday is the 38th annual Coastal Cleanup Day in California. It's a group effort to pick up trash along the state's waterways, with thousands of people participating.
There have been multiple coyote sightings in San Rafael prompting wildlife experts to warn residents there may be a den of the wild animals living nearby.
An early morning blaze in the Bayview District left a firefighter injured, officials said. The fire caused extensive damage and took 70 firefighters to contain.
One person died Wednesday morning on Interstate Highway 80 near Richmond, one day after an Amazon truck caught on fire and closed lanes for several hours.
A welfare check at a home in Petaluma on Tuesday revealed a woman who had been dead in her home for over a year, with her daughter cohabitating with the corpse the entire time, police said.
Police in Berkeley cleared out People's Park early Wednesday morning, in a long dispute over the historic grounds. But, the tumult escalated as protesters struggled against police in riot gear.
The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $830 million and Bay Area residents are lining up for a chance to win. It's the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history, and it could go higher if the ticket-buying rush continues.