Amaka-Ubaka
Amaka Ubaka | Biography

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  • Full Name Amaka Ubaka
  • Occupation Journalist
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Birth Date Apr 19, 1988
  • Age 33 Years, 9 Months
News Anchor On 7 News Weekday 'Morning Show'

Amaka Ubaka | Biography

Member of the National Association of Black Journalists

Ubaka started working at 7NEWS in May 2016, working weekends and three days a week for evening shows. She now anchors 7NEWS in New England and 7NEWS at noon as of 2021. Moreover, she started filling in on the desk after three months without any Anchoring Experience at her previous jobs. She has now anchored on every shift and was officially named the M-F Morning Anchor in November 2018. In addition to that, Ubaka is also a two-time 'Emmy' winner.


Amaka Ubaka is a reporter for 7NEWS' Weekday Morning Anchor.

Who is Amaka Ubaka?

Amaka Ubaka is an American reporter who started her career as a General Assignment Reporter for the KRCR AB7 news team in Redding, California, in August 2010. She relocated to Omaha, Nebraska, and became a WOWT NBC 6 News team member as a General Assignment Reporter in December 2011.

Subsequently, She left Nebraska in January 2013 to work for WKMG CBS 6 in Orlando, Florida. There she covered several national stories, including a mother of three accused of driving her children into the Atlantic, the execution of former UCF student/journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS, and a man swallowed up by a sinkhole. After working for more than two years in Orlando, she left the station in 2015 and joined 7 News in May 2016.

Age and Education

Amaka Ubaka is a native of Florida and belongs to a Nigerian-American ethnicity. Ubaka currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned a bachelor's degree in communications and international studies with a minor in sociology from the University of Miami.

There is not much information about her birthdate and parents. However, most sites claim that she was born on 19 April 1988. Furthermore, she wished her late-dad a happy father's day on her Instagram.

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Ubaka Captioned, "#HappyFathersDay from Heaven Dad! I’m just beginning to know what you sacrificed so that we could have a better life. I feel your spirit with me often & I am so thankful." (Photo: Instagram)

7NEWS

Ubaka started working at 7NEWS in May 2016, working weekends and three days a week for evening shows. She now anchors 7NEWS in New England and 7NEWS at noon as of 2021. Moreover, she started filling in on the desk after three months without any Anchoring Experience at her previous jobs. She has now anchored on every shift and was officially named the M-F Morning Anchor in November 2018. In addition to that, Ubaka is also a two-time 'Emmy' winner.

Charity Work

Ubaka volunteers as an emcee for charity events such as YWCA Cambridge, International Institute of New England, Project Hope, and The One Mission Buzz Off, Rosie's Place, the Igbo Organization of New England, and BMA TenPoint. In addition, she is also part of the National Association of Black Journalists. Moreover, Ubaka took part in events for Cradles to Crayons as their emcee and The Un-Gala live virtual event, where supporters come together and volunteer to make a difference. The event raised over $50,000 in just one day. 

Furthermore, she also emceed the BMA Ten Point Virtual Awards Gala from The Charles Street AME Church in Roxbury for the second year in a row. With the assistance of 100 community and faith-based organizations, the non-profit serves over 10,000 low-income children, youth, and families in Boston neighborhoods each year. In addition, the organization contributes to the funding of food pantries and other programs.

Weight Loss

Ubaka is a workout enthusiast and frequently goes to the gym. Moreover, she also shares photos and videos of her working out on her Instagram and Facebook accounts. She also mentioned that her goal is to get certified to teach classes. 

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