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.
Two people died and two people were injured in a freeway shooting and crash off Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland, the California Highway Patrol said.
A group of nearly 250 students, teachers and education advocates from Santa Clara County took a free trip to the state capitol. Throughout the day, they have the chance to meet with state legislators face-to-face and ask some of the questions they have about education in California.
John F. Kennedy Drive in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park hasn't seen cars in nearly two years-- and now that will be permanent. City officials made the announcement of the Board of Supervisors' vote late Tuesday evening.
The union wants Stanford and Packard to solve the burnout and exhaustion that’s driving many nurses to reconsider their professions.
One of the targets of a San Leandro teacher's threatening remarks is telling his side of the story.
Most transit agencies in the Bay Area are following behind airlines and dropping mask requirements.
Spring snowstorms near Lake Tahoe are giving mountain resorts a reason to consider extending ski season.
A driver was lucky to be alive after totaling his car by crashing into a Santa Rosa coffee shop early on Wednesday morning.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo was at the White House when President Biden took fresh aim at ghost guns, which are increasingly cropping up in violent crimes.
Two people died Thursday evening in San Jose after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, police said.