Amanda Ruiz

Amanda Ruiz


Amanda Ruiz is a reporter at FOX 7 Austin. She joined the team in January 2020.

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.

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The Austin Fire Department (AFD) has been responding to multiple fires across the city. In fact, a spokesperson said firefighters will usually be called out at least once every day.