Amy Kawata joined the WJZ News team in January 2020 as a reporter.

Before coming to Baltimore, Amy lived in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she was the morning reporter at WMBF. Before that, she was a production assistant at KSNV in Las Vegas.

During her time in Myrtle Beach, Amy covered Hurricanes Florence and Dorian, highlighting the community’s recovery and flood mitigation efforts. Other career highlights included shining a light on the health community, following Horry County’s efforts to fight the growing opioid crisis and the growth of South Carolina’s booming hemp industry. Additionally, Amy hosted a weekly entertainment segment featuring touring artists and performers in town.

Amy was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a graduate of Syracuse University, she’s no stranger to the cold! While she is thrilled to be back in a big city, she is most looking forward to getting to know the community and becoming a voice for those who need one.

During her free time, Amy enjoys traveling the world (mostly for the food), watching award shows, catching a live concert, and exploring the city for cool places to grab a bite!

If you ever see Amy out on the job, feel free to say hello! Have an idea for a story? She would love to hear! You can reach her at akawata@wjz.com or connect with her on Facebook (Amy Kawata TV) and Twitter (@AmyKawata).

Latest From Amy Kawata

FDA Completes Inspection Of J&J Vaccine Maker Emergent BioSolutions, Cites Concerns Over Cross-Contamination, SanitationThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its inspection of the Baltimore-based Johnson & Johnson vaccine maker Emergent BioSolutions Tuesday and "cited a number of observations concerning whether the facility’s processes met our requirements and standards."
Fire Still Not Completely Out At Domino Sugar Plant In Baltimore, No Injuries Reported, Officials SayA fire was reported at the Domino Sugar Factory in Baltimore Tuesday afternoon.
Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Maker Emergent BioSolutions Asked To Stop Making Doses While FDA Investigation UnderwayEmergent BioSolutions, the Baltimore, Maryland-based company manufacturing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines, was asked to stop manufacturing COVID-19 related products, while the Food & Drug Administration continues its investigation into quality control issues at the plant that ruined 15 million potential doses of the vaccine.
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Remains On Pause, What's Next? Maryland Doctor ExplainsThe decision to temporarily pause the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to potential blood clots has many wondering what the condition really is and why federal health agencies are so concerned about it.
13-Year-Old, 16-Year-Old Charged In Fabian Mendez’s Fatal Carjacking In SE BaltimoreTwo more teenagers have been charged in Fabian Mendez's fatal carjacking, a 16-year-old and a 13-year-old, according to Baltimore Police.