Amber Frias joined the 17 News team in July 2018.
Born and raised in California, Amber attended the California Polytechnic University of Pomona where she studied journalism.
In college, she wrote for The Poly Post and she co-founded Cal Poly Pomona’s first online radio station: CPP RadioActive. As a founding member and secretary of the board, Amber set up live performances and helped give local musicians a spotlight on campus.
After graduating, Amber made her way to Bakersfield for her first job in the business. Amber worked behind the scenes as a technical director for almost 2 years.
Amber’s next stop was San Diego where she was tasked to help launch a new Telemundo station with the NBC team. She created graphics, lighting patterns and worked on coding. A few months later, Amber helped launch to air a brand new newscast. A newscast, that in its first year became an emmy-winning newscast.
A few months later, an all too familiar place came calling. Amber headed back to Bakersfield to fulfill her dream of reporting. She says, she is incredibly happy to be back to a community who has been so welcoming and kind.
You can also catch Amber on our sister station Telemundo 17.3 weekdays at 6 p.m.