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.
Its been a year since Lubbock County votes gave the go-ahead to build a new state-of-the-art arena in light of the demolition of the municipal coliseum. Now, the chairman of the steering committee is telling us they are on track, but its been a process.
A family is heartbroken after a Lubbock woman died in a crash overnight. Investigators say 52-year-old Sylvia Figeroa was driving on east 34th and MLK Boulevard when she lost control and hit one of the bridge pillars.
There are over 60 pages of criminal complaints dating back to early 2017, all under the same landlord. These documents reveal a pattern of disturbing claims including harassment, destruction of property, and assault.
Lubbock Fire Rescue’s Critical Incident Stress Team recently returned from Midland/Odessa, where they reached out to help first responders in the wake of the shooting that killed seven people and injured 22.
City officials and Lubbock law enforcement say they plan and train for emergencies every day, including active shooter situations. Mayor Dan Pope says what happened in Odessa is not a wake up call, but a reminder.
A 26-year-old cold case is finally coming to an end after a man, said to be America’s most prolific serial killer, confessed to killing a woman here in Lubbock. Samuel Little has been indicted for the murder of 37-year-old Bobbie Ann Fields-Wilson who was found dead on the side of a roadway in East
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.