Why she's interesting Amigo's Cuban-born father raised her to believe that "anybody can do anything if they put their mind to it." So once she decided to go into the news business that was all she wrote. "It's always been this," Amigo says. "One hundred percent." She joined Fox 8 News in 2007 as a general assignment reporter and was promoted last fall to anchor of the morning news show on Saturday and Sunday.
Promotion pain Waking up at 2:30 a.m. to make it to work on time. "Rough. It's been rough."
flying high One of Amigo's favorite stories was when she flew with the Blue Angels this past summer. "I'm proud to say I did not get sick or pass out during the 45-minute flight. I thought for sure we'd be making an emergency landing."
Her day off A good day brings a 3-to-5-mile run in the Metroparks and eating her favorite meal: Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar's ropa vieja with fried plantains, black beans and rice.
news bite She cites Fox News' Shepard Smith and the Today show's Natalie Morales as her mentors. "The thing I love most about journalism is that we have the power to enact change. Although people are often quick to slam the media for negative stories we air, a lot of positive change comes from the issues we bring to the surface."
How she grew up Trying everything — theater, golf, tennis, playing the piano, gymnastics, snowboarding and cheerleading. "My dad literally had us try every single sport." She still golfs and snowboards today.
The No. 1 man in her life Her dad, who left Cuba as Fidel Castro was coming to power. "He was well off in Cuba, but came here with the clothes on his back. Relatives gave him newspapers for blankets."
The lesson he taught "There's no excuse. No 'I can't.' No 'I won't.' Work hard and good things will come. You can do better. You can overcome."