Amy Yensi

Yensi Amy 175x131Amy Yensi joined the WJZ news team in March 2015 as a general assignment reporter.

Amy comes to Baltimore from New York City, where she was born, raised and reported for nearly four years. As a “one-man band” reporter for News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, she shot, wrote and edited her own stories.  During her time in New York, Amy helped cover the assassinations of two NYPD officers, Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, as well as the Bronx River Parkway crash that killed seven family members.

Before working on-camera, Amy spent time as an assignment editor and field producer.

Amy earned her Master’s Degree from the CUNY Graduate school of Journalism and her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Hunter College.

She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists  and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

When she’s not reporting, Amy enjoys the theater, travel and dining out. She’s happy to be in Charm City!

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‘Broadway Is Coming To Baltimore’; Hippodrome Reveals Lineup For 2019

For fans of the musical “Hamilton,” there is some exciting news to look forward to.

01/17/2018

Maryland Officials Warn Not To Go On Icy Waters That Appear Frozen

According to Maryland’s Natural Resources Police, every year they have to rescue people who think the ice is safe enough to walk on, skate on or fish and it’s not.

01/16/2018

Dozens Of Groups Participate In Baltimore’s MLK Day Parade

Baltimore turned out Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/15/2018

Several Families Displaced After Massive Fire Engulfs Dundalk Rowhomes

A three-alarm fire Sunday morning ripped through three rowhomes in Baltimore County, and now three families have been displaced.

01/14/2018

Injured Owl Saved From Highway Traffic During Morning Rush Hour

Authorities were able to save an owl that was likely struck by a vehicle in Anne Arundel County Wednesday morning.

01/11/2018

Baltimore’s Youth Works Program Continues Growth

Every summer young people in Baltimore get a chance to earn money and valuable job experience as part of the Youth Works program.

01/10/2018

Parents Of Md. Football Player Paralyzed From Shooting: ‘I Just Want Him To Be Able To Walk Again’

A college football player from Maryland was left paralyzed after being shot at a New Year’s Eve party in Anne Arundel County.

01/09/2018

Nearly All Baltimore City Schools To Reopen After Repairs To Heating Systems

Baltimore City schools will reopen Monday following the unprecedented decision to close after classrooms were left with no heat as temperatures plummeted. 

01/07/2018

Security Guards Hired During Holiday Season Due To Uptick In City Crime

Baltimore City has passed the 300-homicide mark for the third year in a row, from 2015-2017, and business owners are taking matters into their own hands.

01/03/2018

Deadline For 5-Year-Old Md. Smoke Alarm Law Passes; Residents Must Replace Old Alarms

The deadline to comply with the smoke alarm law that was passed five years ago was Monday. Officials say every minute without making a switch is a risk.

01/02/2018

Baltimore’s First Babies Of The New Year Arrive Shortly After Midnight

As the world ushered in a new year, two Baltimore families grew larger.

01/01/2018

Amid Blistering Cold, New Year’s Eve Revelers Pack Baltimore Bars And Restaurants

It’s a festive finish to 2017 with droves of partiers packing bars and restaurants across Baltimore. At Bar Vasquez in Harbor East, seating started at 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve. 

12/31/2017

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