Amity Addrisi


Amity Addrisi
Amity Addrisi
This is my second stop with Eyewitness News, and it feels great to be back! I originally joined the KBAK team in October of 2005 as a producer.

Many people unfamiliar with Bakersfield may consider it a rest stop while on a trip, but I find it truly is the heart of California. I enjoy covering the stories that affect people in Kern County and uncovering information that develops into an investigation. I love stories that involve animals with inspiring endings and investigations that bring justice to those, who might not otherwise get it without our help. My other passion is covering environmental stories that are so prevalent here in Kern.

I'm a California native, raised in Los Angeles. There I earned a bachelor's of English Literature from UCLA. Go Bruins! After graduating in 2002, I worked as an editorial assistant for KNBC and "The Dr. Phil Show" and later became an associate producer with "Access Hollywood." I really wanted to move into news and was fortunate to land at Eyewitness News here in Bakersfield. I left in 2008 and worked with the FOX affiliate in Sacramento but came back to beautiful Bakersfield for family reasons.

I'm usually at work, but when I'm not I enjoy spending time with my amazing daughter and husband. I live to escape into a good sci-fi book or go rock hounding. I love the outdoors, specifically the desert. Lucky for me, Kern County is home to one of the most beautiful deserts in the world.

You can watch me and the rest of the wild bunch on Eyewitness News Mornings from 5-7 on CBS and 7-9 on FOX. If you have a news story you want to tell me about, please send me an e-mail.

Recent stories by Amity Addrisi

Investigations Is technology getting between kids and their parents? Is technology getting between kids and their parents? (Video)
If we were to take an honest look at ourselves, we would probably find that we've responded to Facebook message or sent a tweet while spending time with our kids. While we may think it's not a big deal to stay connected, it may be causing a disconnect with our kids.
Health Girl with glaucoma blessed with donation for surgery Girl with glaucoma blessed with donation for surgery (Video)
Recently we introduced you to a little girl who is completely blind in one eye and her doctor who has the vision to help change her life. Now a local business man is stepping up to make her dream a reality.
Entertainment Korn gets its 'Head' back: Guitarist reunites with band Korn gets its 'Head' back: Guitarist reunites with band (Video)
Since 2005, the Bakersfield-born band has played without the guitarist that helped create its signature sound. Now, eight years later, Brian "Head" Welch sat down with Eyewitness News to explain why he left, what went down and why now is the time to reunite.