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

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.
Health Bakersfield groups help those with vision challenges Bakersfield groups help those with vision challenges(Video)
Advanced Center for Eye Care and the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is trying to help men, women and children in Kern County who have eye conditions and don't have the money for treatment.
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.
Investigations Red, white and blue protest has some seeing red Red, white and blue protest has some seeing red(Video)
One Kern County man unhappy with this year's election outcome is hoisting his frustrations on the flagpole. The Bear Valley resident, who did not speak to Eyewitness News, is expressing his discontent by hanging the American flag upside down.
Consumer $4.50 at the pump could rise from refinery fire ashes $4.50 at the pump could rise from refinery fire ashes(Video)
The rise is being blamed on this week's fire at one of the largest refineries in the nation. It's also only one of about a dozen refineries that produces California’s special blend of gas, so get ready for a price bump at the pump.
Local & Regional Man accused in fatal hit-and-run: 'I got scared' Man accused in fatal hit-and-run: 'I got scared'(Video)
A Bakersfield family is in mourning after their love one was killed during a hit-and-run crash Tuesday night on Chester Avenue and 1st Street. Eyewitness News went to jail to speak with the man accused of running from the scene.
Consumer Alleged scammer bullies victims Alleged scammer bullies victims(Video)
Over the past several years, Eyewitness News has warned viewers about countless scams trying get you to hand over your hard earned money. One woman contacted us recently, saying a scammer went too far.
Local & Regional Tehachapi parents worried about gay education Tehachapi parents worried about gay education(Video)
Controversy is brewing again in Tehachapi over the issue of gay rights and education. Parents recently contacted Eyewitness News, saying they oppose new curriculum intended for their kids. The parents say they are concerned their kids will be forced to hear an agenda they don't agree with.
Local & Regional Construction confusion on I-5 south through the Grapevine Construction confusion on I-5 south through the Grapevine (Video)
If you've made your way south on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5, you've probably found yourself pumping the brakes though construction zones. A road improvement project near Lebec started in May, but it has lasted a little longer than expected, revving up frustration for businesses and commuters in that area.