Amanda Palacios
Amanda Palacios is a community journalist for ABC7 covering stories in the North San Fernando Valley. She officially joined the team as a community journalist in October of 2021 after working as an intern, news assistant, freelance assignment editor and video journalist at KABC.

Amanda is an alumna of California State University, Fullerton, where she studied broadcast journalism. During her time at CSUF, Amanda was part of the Titan TV sports team where she was a sports reporter.

Amanda is a SoCal native and grew up in Chino Hills. She is grateful for the privilege to report on stories that are affecting the North San Fernando Valley communities.

When Amanda is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf and traveling to new places.

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Amanda's Stories
Celebrity chef Carla Hall honored cafeteria workers with Thanksgiving meals at Panorama High School
Celebrity Chef Carla Hall partnered with Jennie-O to give back this holiday season and honored cafeteria workers at Panorama High school with a Thanksgiving meal.
Students at Vaughn International Studies Academy in Pacoima were surprised with new fitness centers
UnitedHealthcare and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation partnered together to renovate the weight room and multi-purpose room at Vaughn International Studies Academy in Pacoima.
Last group of chimps at Sylmar Wildlife Waystation will soon have a new forever home
A group of 10 chimpanzees still remain at the Wildlife Waystation, but officials say the chimps will soon have a new home at Chimp Haven in Louisiana by the end of the year.
97-year-old WWII veteran says life is worth living again after surprise from TikTok creator
TikTok creator Isaiah Garza helped a WWII veteran realize life is worth living again after surprising him with a trip to Disneyland and a Rams game.
Local woman makes ice cream for dogs and you can find it at the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park
Lori Gabay created Ice CreamPups, vegan ice cream for dogs, after realizing regular ice cream wasn't healthy to give to her furry companions.
How LA County Fire Department's helicopter fleet helps fight wildfires
LA County Fire Department Air Operations maintains a fleet of multi-use helicopters that are used to drop water and retardant during a fire.
Hope of the Valley has been helping the homeless over the past 13 years with shelter and services
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has transformed into a homeless outreach organization with a number of facilities and will soon be expanding to more communities.
Operation Blankets of Love helps animal rescue groups by donating food and comfort supplies
For the past 15 years, Operation Blankets of Love has been helping shelters and rescue organizations throughout the San Fernando Valley and worldwide.
Mariachi band surprised passengers on the Antelope Valley Metrolink line with a live performance
Members from the band Mariachi Tierra Azteka played live music on a two-hour Metrolink train ride from Union Station to Sylmar to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Pacoima-based nonprofit Mend has seen a decrease in food donations
Officials with the Pacoima-based nonprofit Mend have seen a decrease in donations at their weekly food distributions and say inflation is part of the cause.