ABC7 Anchor Ama Daetz: Husband, Baby, Parents, Career & Facts

Published Date: 04 May, 2020 Updated date: 04 May, 2020 By Celebs Podium

After joining ABC7, Ama Daetz met her future husband, who works as a videographer. The duo, who is the parents of a baby has been relishing their conjugal bond for nearly a decade so far.

Ama Daetz is an American journalist, who serves as an evening anchor on at ABC7 News in San Francisco. Previously, she worked as an anchor for FOX affiliate KTXL-TV based in Sacramento, California.

Ama Daetz Parents, Family

Ama was born on 18 March 1979 in San Jose, California to American parents. She has two sisters named Effie Daetz and Ekua Daetz. Her father Denny Daetz is a retired teacher, who taught social studies economics, computer programming, and computer applications at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California. He now serves as the President of The Akwaaba Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering world peace and sustainable international economic development through education.

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Her parents divorced later and her father Denny remarried Laura Lee Daetz in January 2001. Meanwhile, her stepmother worked as a senior executive in human resources in the commercial property management industry for more than 25 years.


Ama Daetz watches the Golden State Warriors match with her father in December 2015 (Ama’s Facebook)

Daetz attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. There, she earned her BA in Communications Studies, graduating in 2001.

Career Summary

Ama began her career in 2001, joining the Fox-affiliated KMPH-TV in Fresno, California. At KMPH-TV, she produced medical segments for daily newscasts and also wrote and edited breaking news. In July 2002, she joined the CBS-affiliated KFDA-TV and worked as an anchor and reporter.

Daetz then moved WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan anchoring radio newscasts and television and radio tease. In 2006, she joined an NBC-affiliated WDIV-TV as the weekend morning anchor. During her three years tenure at WDIV-TV, she anchored weekday morning and weekend evening news program. In 2009, she moved to Sacramento, California, and started to work as a reporter for the Fox-affiliated KTXL-TV. Later, she was promoted to an anchor for the morning show.


Ama Daetz joined the ABC7 News in August 2011 (ABC7)

After working for two years, she left the station to join ABC7 News, also known KGO-TV in August 2011. For the first two years, she worked as a weekend anchor and reporter. She is now the primary anchor of ABC7 News at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11 p.m.

Who Is Ama Daetz’s Husband?

The anchor has been married to her boyfriend John Seymour for more than seven years. The duo tied the wedding knot on 12 September 2012. Afterward, they spent their honeymoon in Italy.


Ama Daetz married John Seymour on 12 September 2012 (Ama’s Instagram)

They started dating after meeting in the ABC7 News. John is a cinematographer with over 15 years of experience. He now works as a sports cinematographer at NBC Sports Bay Area & California.

Does She Have A Baby?

Ama does not share much regarding her marital life. Though she is active on Facebook and Twitter, she barely gives updates on personal life.

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Meanwhile, in May 2017, she shared some baby news. Ama announced her pregnancy while she was on air on ABC7. Later, she gave birth to an adorable baby daughter in October 2017. However, she has not revealed the details of her baby.

Some Interesting Facts About Ama Daetz

  • Ama is a longtime fan of the National Football League club the New York Giants.
  • Besides anchoring, she has appeared on the CBS drama series The Mentalist.  
  • Her stepmother died from a car accident at the age of 66 on 23 October 2015, followed by her grandmother’s death in the same week.
  • Her father Danny was honored with the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards in 2013.
  • Daetz’s husband received his BA in Communication and Media Studies from Western Michigan University in 2003.
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