Amy Stretten is a bilingual (Spanish/English) independent multimedia journalist, blogger and freelance news reporter based in Southern California. A Native American from the Chickahominy Tribe of Virginia, she is a mixed-race, queer-identifying woman. Stretten recently moved back to the Los Angeles area from Miami where she was the national affairs correspondent at Fusion (ABC and Univision’s millennial-focused joint-venture). In 2014, Stretten attended CAMP as the first JAWS Diversity Fellow. She has been active in the Southern California JAWS chapter and tries to recruit every woman journalist she meets, singing JAWS’ praises. She earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism and a certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she was an on-air co-host and multimedia journalist for the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s news magazine program, a field reporter for a national aboriginal television network in Canada, a repeat guest on HuffPost Live, the host and moderator for a panel on Indigenous media at the United Nations and a reporter for the New York Post. She is currently developing a cultural fashion and style blog called The Chief of Style, which will go live this fall. If elected, Stretten hopes to bridge the gap between the generations, connect new members with veterans and amplify the voice and needs of JAWS members of color.
Term expires Oct. 22, 2017.