Amanda Ruiz became a part of the KCBD team in late December of 2017. She is excited to be in Lubbock and to be a part of such a news-driven team.
Coming from a long way from home, New York, she is eager to see what Texas will have in store for her. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During her time at Penn State, she became a reporter/anchor for WPSU’s Centre County Report and a reporter intern for ABC 27 WHTM. She covered a variety of stories that included the 2016 Presidential Election, shootings, and fires.
Her interest in news started when she started watching Good Morning America and the Today Show with her parents. She has always been interested in how complex and unpredictable the news can be ever since she was a young girl.
Amanda has always wanted to make a big move and is excited that Lubbock has become her new home.
A lots of questions still surround the murder of 79-year-old Celestino Rodriguez, who Police say was lured by an acquaintance to an ambush that lead to him being beaten to death, and seven people are in jail in connection to the case. Here's a breakdown of the details so far from KCBD's Amanda Ruiz.
While those who work at Vitalant say they are thrilled that so many people are willing to come forward and donate blood after a catastrophe, they add that they need this kind of response to continue all year.
The Texas Legislature passed a finance bill earlier this year that will give teachers a pretty noticeable pay raise. Now, local school districts are taking advantage of it before the new school year begins.
Legacy Play Village on Milwaukee Ave and the Marsha Sharp FWY first opened its gates in 2002 as an all-wood designed playground for kids to enjoy. Unfortunately, over the years, the playground has become worn down, but now a new committee is taking the reins to rebuild the popular playground for kid
The Texas House voted to legalize the farming of industrial hemp a few months ago, but rules need to be set in place and then approved by the Texas Department of Agriculture before farmers can start planting.
It hasn’t even been a week since a Lubbock man was killed trying to confront the two suspects to protect his family and neighbors. Robert Dendy, 49, was shot in an ally on the 4700 block of Auburn Street after trying to defend his neighbors from home invaders. Now days after all this unfolded, KCBD
City Council member Steve Massengale has confirmed that the doors to Citizens Tower will be open and ready to move in on Nov. 1, but there’s still another concern. Council members are still working out the issue of parking.
More than one year ago a Lubbock couple was told that their baby wouldn’t survive the pregnancy due to a rare condition it developed. That baby has beaten the odds, but still has a long road ahead of her.
Klemke’s Sausage Haus and Antique Store stood in the town square in Slaton for more than 30 years, but once the fire started, it was all destroyed in a matter of minutes. The owner, Rod Klemke, was brought to tears as he considered the loss.
Terry Rasco volunteered to drive Earl Williams to his home when he saw him struggling to walk after his recent stroke. When they approached Earl’s home, Terry saw that the place was almost unlivable and he decided to do something about that.
He says he believes this happened over the weekend since his employees found the truck in shambles Monday morning. “We came to start checking to see what they took. They took all the tools pegs, rods, airbags, and they tried to take the generator out, but they couldn’t because it's tied down.”
A little over a week ago, the company that currently runs the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, National Autopsy Assay Group, or NAAG, announced that it would not continue its work after its contract expired in the fall.