Petaluma, California, United States
|Other names||Amy G|
|Alma mater||University of California at Davis|
|Known for||San Francisco Giants in-game reporter|
Life and education
Amy U'Ren Gutierrez was born in Petaluma, California. She attended La Tercera Elementary School, Kenilworth Junior High and Casa Grande High School. At Casa Grande she played softball, basketball, and volleyball. Gutierrez wanted to be a broadcast journalist. She graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1995 with degrees in rhetoric and communications. While at Davis she performed in the school's concert band, playing the flute. She is married to sports journalist Paul Gutierrez. They live in Petaluma. They are the parents of a son and daughter.
After graduation, Gutierrez first moved to Washington, D.C. before relocating to work as a television producer for Foxsports while living in Los Angeles. While there, she filled in for a sick co-worker and appeared on air. She returned to the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as a basketball journalist, hosting her own television program. Around 2009, Gutierrez became the sideline reporter for the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (CSN), for whom she covers the San Francisco Giants. She also contributes to G-Mag and has her own webcast for CSN called Amy G's Giants Xclusive.
Gutierrez, who writes all her own stories, reports on the "emotional, nontechnical side of the game," in order to attract both frequent and occasional game viewers. She reviews her stories with other reporters prior to producing them.
Smarty Marty's Got Game
In 2012, Gutierrez was asked to write a book about baseball for children ages 6–9 by the Cameron + Company publishing house. The book, Smarty Marty's Got Game, was published in 2013. It was illustrated by Adam McCauley. The title character, Marty, is based upon Amy's mother and grandmother and is named after Gutierrez's grandmother who died just before Gutierrez started writing the book. Marty is a little girl who teaches her little brother about baseball, emulating the relationship of Gutierrez's own children.
- Gutierrez, Amy and Adam McCauley. Smarty Marty's Got Game. Petaluma: Cameron + Company (2013). ISBN 1937359514
- Jackson, John. "Giants' TV reporter returns to her roots". The Press Democrat. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- Anderson, Barbara. "Take me into the ball game". UC Davis Magazine. University of California, Davis. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- Alpert, Jason. "An Aggie among Giants". The California Aggie. Creative Media. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- Watts, Katie. "5 Questions for Amy Gutierrez". Petaluma 360. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- Amy Gutierrez on Twitter
- Mom with a mic: Giants television reporter Amy Gutierrez makes her mark in baseball while gaining her footing as a parent via the Marin Independent Journal