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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Police Investigating After Homeowner Fatally Shoots Man Who Broke Into Car

Detectives and prosecutors are trying to determine if a homeowner in Prince George’s County who shot and killed a suspect just outside his house was justified.


Maryland Organization Raises Money For The Surgery Of Bomb-Sniffing K-9

An Annapolis bomb-sniffing dog puts his life on the line working for the fire department, but this time around, the K-9 will get the help he needs.


MedStar eVisit Lets Patients Visit The Doctor From Home

Cold and flu season is in full effect, and MedStar health doctors say they’re seeing a spike in patients.


Baltimore Tattoo Museum Employee Fatally Shot Outside Shop

A Baltimore Tattoo Museum employee was shot and killed right outside of the shop Monday night.


Local Veterinarian Accused Of Abusing Animals, Intimidating Witnesses

A shocking animal cruelty case in Baltimore, where a veterinarian is charged with abusing animals.


Power Outage Cripples Atlanta Airport, Some BWI Flights Impacted

A power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has halted incoming and outgoing flights at the world’s busiest airport.


‘I Wish I Could Trade Places With Her’: Family Of Woman, Child Killed In Fire Speaks To WJZ

A mother and her 5-year-old daughter are dead after a fire spread through their northeast Baltimore early this morning.


‘Waitress’ Musical Holds Auditions In Baltimore

Dozens of pint-sized performers are vying for their chance to land a role on “Waitress: A New Musical” during its stop in Baltimore.


Federally, Locally Funded North Avenue Revitalization Project Complete 10 Plus Years Later

A major project to revamp part of Baltimore’s North Avenue corridor is finally complete.


Loved Ones, Colleagues Remember Off-Duty Maryland Officers Fatally Struck On Highway

There are many heavy hearts throughout Maryland, after one off-duty law enforcement officer was trying to help another, who was stranded on interstate 270.


Johns Hopkins Hospital Holds Training In Light Of Recent Mass Shootings

Mass shootings are becoming more common and deadlier than ever, which is why Johns Hopkins Hospital is making sure its staff is ready.


Baltimore State’s Attorney Holds Event To Benefit Crime Victims

A charity event is raising emergency funds for the victims and witnesses of crime in Baltimore City.




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