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.
The latest from Amanda Quintana
Car wrecks pile up with next round of Bay Area storms
Yet another atmospheric river system moving across the Bay Area caused a messy start Thursday on the roadway.
East Bay family pushes for justice 3 years after 20-year-old's slaying
It has been three years since John Creech Jr. was shot and killed in Hayward. The 20-year-old known as JJ was walking to his father's house on December 7, 2019 just before 5 p.m. when he was murdered near Santa Clara Way and Yolo Street.
49ers fans watch team beat Buccaneers, while also cheering on San Mateo native Tom Brady
Fans packed American Bull Bar & Grill to watch the 49ers stomp the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-7 Sunday afternoon.
Black Friday shoppers get an early start in the East Bay
Nearly 100 people were waiting in line outside Best Buy in Dublin before the doors opened at 5 o'clock Friday morning.
San Jose mom charged after allegedly suffocating baby during breastfeeding
A mother in San Jose has been charged in connection with the death of one of her 7-month-old twin daughters by suffocating her with her breast while trying to feed her.
Nearly 50,000 UC employees plan to strike on Monday
About 48,000 workers at all 10 University of California schools may go on strike starting Monday.
San Jose mayor's race remains too close to call
The mayor's race in the largest city in the Bay Area, San Jose, remained neck and neck on Wednesday.
Another person killed in Oakland as OPD teams up with U.S. Marshals to address gun violence
A shooting in Oakland left one person dead Friday afternoon, as the police chief says all hands are on deck to address gun violence.
Teacher sickout at George Washington High in San Francisco
Teachers are calling in sick at George Washington High School in San Francisco on Wednesday in an effort to send a message to the district about recent pay issues.
Drug expert says parents shouldn't fear fentanyl in Halloween candy
As Halloween approaches, local police departments are warning about what's known as ‘rainbow’ fentanyl. It's the dangerous opioid make in bright-colored powders and pills, and it's even being transferred in candy containers sometimes.