Amanda Venegas
Amanda Venegas joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2012.

Amanda is a Valley native and graduated from Clovis High School. After graduation, she took off for the sandy beaches of San Diego and graduated with a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University. During her time in college, Amanda spent many hours interning at ABC30.

Amanda began her television career at KTVQ-TV in Billings, Montana, where she worked as a reporter and anchor.

She is thankful to be back in the Valley and reporting in the community where she grew up. You can send her story ideas on her Facebook page or via Twitter.

When she is not working on news stories, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and their two pugs. Amanda and her husband also enjoy backpacking and are looking forward to exploring Yosemite and beyond.

For some of us, going to the dentist is a normal appointment. But for some families in the Valley, it can be a luxury expense they just can't afford. Now, a big donation will help one local foundation bring dental care to Valley kids.
Thursday, more than 1,000 Central Valley students got a chance to show off what they're learning at the Career Skills Challenge.
The town is trying to build a library and this weekend, they'll be getting some help from some of champion cross country McFarland runners, featured the Disney movie "McFarland" is based on.
Imagination and high flying acrobatics will soon be taking over Fresno.
If you're looking to dine out this week, your meal could help grant the wishes of Valley kids.