Ama Daetz Found Hair Confidence after Daughter's Birth — Her Detailed Bio
- Date of Birth Mar 17, 1979
- Age 42 Years, 4 Months
- Nationality American
- Profession News Anchor
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse John Seymour
- Wedding Date September 29, 2012
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Denny Daetz
- Sister/s Effie Daetz, Ekua Daetz
- College Loyola Marymount University
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Black
- Birth Place San Jose, California, United States
- Mother Laura Lee Daetz(Step-Mother)
- Siblings 2
- Children/Kids Yes
The birth of a daughter in American journalist Ama Daetz's family brought not only baby bliss but also hair confidence.
Exhibiting natural hairs has always been a challenge for female media personalities, especially for women of color. The fear of being criticized or not meeting the so-called standard of a proper media woman provokes them to hide their natural hair with wigs or special treatments.
It was the same case with Daet, who hid her curls behind years of straightening.
But things changed as she entered motherhood and gave birth to a baby girl. While cradling her daughter, she realized she had to teach her child about self-love and self-esteem. And with that realization, the weeknight news anchor understood that there was nothing wrong with her daughter's curls; there was nothing wrong with her own curls.
Daetz expressed her surge in hair confidence while talking to Larry Beil on ABC Channel 7 in January 2020. She mentioned she didn't want her daughter to see her straightening her hair and perceive that curly hair was unacceptable. The television journalist then shared she made amends by letting her curls free to instill self-love in her daughter.
Her co-host, Beil, clueless about hair discrimination, supported her decision and stressed it was sad that female TV personalities had to face public scrutiny for looks and clothes.
The two hosts' conversation on hair confidence came after California passed The Crown Law, effective from January 1, 2020. The law prohibits discrimination against a person at work and school on the grounds of hairstyle and texture.
Meet Ama Daetz' Husband: John Seymour
The man Daetz had her baby daughter with is her husband, a San Francisco-based cinematographer, John Seymour.
Daetz's husband is a professional cinematographer, producer, and editor. A graduate of Western Michigan University, he studied Communication and Media Studies.
He started his career as a photojournalist at WWMT-TV CBS News Channel 3. In 2007, Seymour joined WJBK-TV Fox 2 News and became a Detroit Lions member in August 2009.
After a short stint as a photography director at PACSAT, he became a sports cinematographer for NBC Sports Bay Area & California in September 2012. He continues to serve the channel based in San Francisco, California.
Daetz met Seymour after joining ABC7, and they tied the wedding knots on September 12, 2012.
Ama Daetz and her husband, John Seymour, while on a trip to Paris. (Photo: Ama Daetz's Instagram)
Five years after the wedding, Daetz shared the news of her pregnancy on the ABC7 show in August 2017. Post the news, she gave glimpses of her baby bump on her Instagram.
Ama Daetz shared her baby bump on Instagram (Photo: Ama Daetz's Instagram)
However, Daetz stopped showcasing her family glimpses on her social media. She deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts and has since kept her child and personal life away from the media.
Bio Reveals Family Members' Death
Daetz, who celebrates her birthday every March 17, grew up with her father, Denney Daetz, and two sisters Effie Daetz and Ekua Daetz Jackson.
Her father later married Laura Lee Daetz. From her father's second marriage, she has three step-siblings: Rona Pehrson Jennifer Martin, and Julie Young.
Sadly, her step-mother died in an automobile accident on October 23, 2015, at the age of 66.
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Adding to the tragedy, her grandmother passed away on October 30, 2015, the day of her stepmom's service.
Daetz shared the news of her stepmom and grandmother's death on her Facebook on November 2, 2015 (Photo: Ama Daetz's Facebook)
Commemorating the gone ones' lives, Daetz penned a heartfelt message for her stepmother and her grandmother on Facebook. She cited her stepmother brought happiness to her father's life, and her grandmother led an amazing life as a "vivacious and a strong" lady.