The TV News Personality Ama Daetz currently co-anchors evening news on ABC Channel 7. The veteran journalist has previously worked in several stations, including KTXL-TV Channel 40 in Sacramento, California.
Ama Daetz Wiki-Bio: Age, Birthday, Father, Mother, Siblings
It is hard to believe that Ama Daetz is in her forties, but it is true. She was born on March 17, 1979.
Deatz grew up in San Jose with her two elder sisters, Effie Daetz and Ekua Daetz. Her father, Denny Daetz, taught social studies, economics, computer programming, and computer application in Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, San Jose, California.
There is no information about her biological mother, but she was very close to her stepmother late Laura Lee Daetz, who died on October 23, 2015, in a car accident.
Is Ama Daetz Married?
Ama is happily married to John Seymour, who is a sports reporter by profession. The couple tied the knot on September 29, 2012. Other details of the wedding are not disclosed in public.
Ama and her husband are proud parents of a baby girl. The coupe's only child was born in 2017. Since Daetz does not like to share her personal life in the public medium; thus, she is yet to reveal the face and name of her daughter to the public. In fact, she very rarely shares pictures with her husband on social media.
Ama Daetz Showed Her Natural Hair On-Screen for Her Daughter
In 2019, just before Christmas, Ama anchored the evening news program with her natural curly hair. Since it was the first time, the audience saw her with her natural hair instead of straight hair; thus, she decided to address the issue.
The mother of one in the program stated that her daughter is growing up and is starting to have beautiful curls. She did not want her daughter to think that curls are bad and need to be straightened. She wants her daughter to love the way she is.
And, as of November 2021, Daetz deleted all of her social media pages including her Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages. Indeed, it precisely says that Daetz wants to keep her private life away from the prying eyes of the public.
Ama Daetz is Evening News Anchor at ABC Channel 7
Daetz currently co-anchors ABC 7 News at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11 p.m. on a weekday.
The Loyola Marymount University alum started her journalism career in her home state of California but later traveled all across the country for the job. She was a writer, producer ad editor in Fresno. After that, she anchored and reported in Amarillo, TX, Kalamazoo, MI, and Detroit, MI.
After remaining years away from California, she came back to the state as an anchor for the FOX affiliate in Sacramento. After three years, she left KTXL-TV Channel 40 and joined KGO-TV in San Francisco, which is now known as ABC Channel 7 in 2011.
Ama Daetz's Salary and Net Worth
On average, ABC 7 News Anchor earns $50,728-$55,390 annually. Since Daetz is a veteran journalist thus, it is likely her pay is higher than the average. As of 2020, her net worth is $300,000.
Quick Facts: Ama Daetz
- Ama is an alum of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California. She graduated in 2001.
- In her free time, she likes to do outdoor activities and explore new places.
- She is a big fan of the San Francisco Giants.
- Ama owns a dog named Louie.
- She is an active member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Ama played the role of News Reporter in the TV Series "The Mentalist."
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