I am a Bay Area native, excited to be working alongside the anchors and reporters who inspired me to pursue a career in news.
I like to say the whole Bay Area is my home. I was born in San Francisco, spent most of my childhood years living in Hayward, but attended school on the Peninsula. I traveled across the Bay for basketball tournaments almost every weekend growing up, and graduated from Mercy High School Burlingame.
Not wanting to leave sunny California, I made my way south to get a degree in journalism from San Diego State University. Then I came back home to start my career behind the camera as a production assistant at KPIX. I earned my first on-camera role in the Tri-Cities, a rural area in Eastern Washington state. My next stop for almost four years was snowy Madison, Wisconsin. Yes, the winters were rough for this California girl! Trust me, minus 30-degree temperatures are no fun.
I’ve been anchoring and reporting since 2016 – always with the goal of getting back home to report for KTVU, the station I grew up watching every morning before school. My mother always said Sal Castaneda was the only person she could listen to before she had her coffee.
Now that I’m back home, I’m living in the heart of San Francisco, right near my Golden State Warriors and SF Giants! I’m newly married (to a Bay Area native, of course), a dog mom to a giant Chocolate Labrador Retriever, and surrounded by my big, loving, Latino family, which is deeply rooted in San Francisco.
I can’t wait to tell the stories of my amazing Bay Area neighbors and the diverse communities that make up this beautiful place I’m so proud to call home! I’d love to connect with you all on social media @amandaqtv.
Rain moving in Saturday night is just the beginning of a storm expected to bring intense rainfall across the Bay Area. First responders are worried areas with burn scars could break loose, sending debris flowing down hills.
Bay Area music lovers honored the life of Michael Morgan Tuesday with a ‘We Remember Michael’ memorial concert at the Paramount Theatre.
Monday was the first day with no school bus service at the Berkeley Unified School District's elementary schools, after almost all the drivers were exposed to COVID.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will begin meeting Thursday to discuss whether to approve Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's booster shots.
Dry offshore winds were forecast to return to the region later this week, prompting PG&E on Tuesday to send advance notifications to some 29,000 customers who may be subject to power shutoffs in an effort to reduce the risk of wildfire, the utility announced.
On this World Mental Health Day, the Concord Police Department is bringing attention to the success of its Crisis Negotiation Team.
It's going to be a busy weekend in San Francisco. Not only does Fleet Week wrap up with its famous air shows, but the Giants and Warriors both have games.
All city of Oakland employees are now required to be fully vaccinated.
The San Francisco Giants won the NL West on the season’s final day, beating the San Diego Padres 11-4. Not only are fans celebrating, but so are business owners.
For some of the Instagram-devoted teens, the peer pressure generated by the visually focused app led to mental-health and body-image problems, and in some cases, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts.