Amanda Ruiz

Amanda Ruiz

Multimedia Journalist

Amanda Ruiz joined the FOX 7 Austin team in January of 2020 as a Multimedia Journalist. She is super excited to explore this new city.

Before moving to Austin, Amanda was a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas. There she began as a reporter and was promoted to join the news station’s investigative team.

Although Amanda has a soft spot for Texas, she is a born and raised New Yorker. She comes all the way from Bronx, New York. She also studied at Penn State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science.

When you’re not seeing her on the news, Amanda will be exploring all Austin has to offer! She loves to hike, spend time with friends, and loves trying new things.

Amanda has a passion for being a voice to the voiceless and getting results for those who can’t for themselves. If you have a story you would like to share with her, email her at or on any of her social media accounts.

The latest from Amanda Ruiz


RRISD students hoping to make city parks more accessible

A group of seven Round Rock ISD students call themselves the First Lego League Team All Access. The group started their efforts as part of a project to make city parks more accessible for all to use, but it has grown into a passion.


Recent updated report shows cause of vaping-related illnesses

Multiple politicians had discussions about banning vaping all together as a way to fight back against hundreds of reported illnesses and several deaths, but a recent and updated report by the Texas Department of State Health Services says they were caused by something else.