Amanda Venegas
Amanda Venegas joined the Action News in July 2012 and is co-anchor of Action News AM Live.

Amanda is a Valley native and graduated from Clovis High School. After graduation, attended 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 in Billings, Montana, where she worked as a reporter and anchor.

She is thankful to live and report in the community where she grew up. You can send her story ideas on her Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter.

When she is not working on news stories, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their two pugs. Amanda and her husband also enjoy backpacking.

You can watch Amanda every morning on Action News AM Live.



Amanda's Stories
Bitwise Industries secures $50 million to expand, increase focus on tech job creation
Bitwise Industries has landed $50 million in series B funding, something its co-founders are calling a huge feat for a city fighting to keep opportunities in the Central Valley.
Housing market booming in Fresno County
Homes in the Central Valley are selling fast. With low-interest rates creating affordability, experts don't see this market-changing anytime soon.
Young Black entrepreneur opens clothing business in central Fresno
Colorful headbands, bonnets and durags fill the wall at Quan Rags in central Fresno.
Essential workers receive sweet donation from local non-profit
Firefighters of CAL FIRE Fresno County Station 87 got some thanks in an sweet way.
Upcycled fashion concept launches at Fresno store
Creativity is key for many businesses, and one local fashion store owner has found success by celebrating upcycled clothing.
New brewery headed to downtown Fresno, more growth expected
About seven breweries and three bars are now operating. Many are either using patios or doing takeout or delivery to survive the times until people are allowed to gather again.
Fresno farmer grows variety of mushrooms inside 900 square-foot building
Donald Harris grew up on a farm but called himself an urban farmer. All the work is done inside his rented space.
Valley couples say 'I do' during pandemic
Wedding vows are being said more often now at the Fresno County Clerk's office.
Local restaurants hiring as they look to reopen
Owners expect for it to get even busier now that COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out and cases are decreasing, meaning restaurants are inching closer to reopening.
Local restaurants prep for busy Valentine's Day weekend with outdoor dining
Because of smaller staffing and COVID guidelines, many restaurants we spoke with say they recommend making your orders and reservations ahead of time so that you can have a memorable holiday.