Weekday Morning Anchor at 7 NEWS, WHDH-TV
Amaka Ubaka joined 7News in May 2016 as a reporter. Before working at 7News, Amaka worked as a reporter at WKMG-News 6 in Orlando, Florida. While in Orlando, she covered many stories that received national attention, including a mother of three who was accused of driving her kids into the Atlantic, the beheading of former UCF student/journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS, and a man swallowed up by a sinkhole while sleeping in his home. Amaka has also worked as a reporter at WOWT NBC 6 in Omaha, Nebraska where she got to cover the 2012 Olympic swim trials and KRCR ABC 7 in Redding, California, where she covered multiple wildfires.
Amaka received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami. A native Floridian, she looks forward to exploring new places in New England and getting involved within the community. So far, she has partnered with Project Hope, a Boston organization that provides low-income women access to services to move them up and out of poverty. She enjoys fitness, dancing, and reading nonfiction books.