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Amanda is a Pennsylvania native, growing up in the city of Pittsburgh.

She joined the WNEP news team in June, 2012 as a multi-media journalist, shooting, writing and editing her own stories.

Amanda comes to the Newswatch 16 team from Your News Now in Syracuse, New York. She was the Watertown Bureau Reporter, covering the 10th Mountain Division of the Army at Fort Drum, the 1000 Islands region and beyond.

Amanda began her broadcasting work at Kent State University where she graduated summa cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast News and a minor in Sports Administration. At Kent, she was a member of the student-run television program TV2 News, serving Portage County.

She is excited to be living in Northeast Pennsylvania and covering the local stories and issues in this area.

A huge Pittsburgh sports fan, you can find Amanda cheering on the Black and Gold in her free time. She also enjoys running and spending time with family, friends and her cat Reese.

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  • mon trout stocking

    Trout Stocking on Frozen Creeks

    STROUDSBURG — This is the time of year when they start stocking creeks and streams with trout in preparation for trout season. But the challenge this year is finding a place to release the fish that isn’t iced over. It’s a sign of spring amid winter’s relentless wrath: the first trout stocking has started in the Poconos. Volunteers were surprised that the annual job wasn’t postponed since McMichael’s Creek is mostly frozen over. “A little bit, but I’m glad we are […]

  • mon dog

    Abused Dog Found in Marshalls Creek

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP – It’s a disturbing case of animal abuse in the Poconos. A dog is being cared for at a shelter after being found Sunday freezing, extremely sick, and malnourished. The pit bull, about 1 year old, now named Bronson was brought to AWSOM Animal Shelter. A couple driving near Route 209 in the Marshalls Creek area saw the dog and knew it needed some serious help. This dog has been through the unimaginable. He was brought to […]

  • mon run

    Too Polar to Plunge in the Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — Emergency crews put a stop to a polar plunge in the Poconos on Friday, because the water in the creek was too cold. A little underdressed for the frigid temperatures, about two dozen animal lovers took off on a polar run in downtown Stroudsburg, too cold and too dangerous for the original plan: a plunge in McMichaels Creek. “It’s moving too quickly, where there’s actually open water and there hasn’t been rain. Rain actually, I guess, makes the […]

  • mon job fair

    600 Jobs up for Grabs in the Poconos

    TANNERSVILLE — Hundreds of new positions need to be filled, and fast, in the Poconos. Camelback Resort is hosting a job fair Friday night and Saturday morning to hire for its new resort and indoor water park. Camelback is getting down to business at their new indoor water park. The slides are being assembled and now the resort is looking to hire the people to run it. “Everything from lifeguards to front desk associates to maintenance to activities coordinators, everything. […]

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    High Demand for Pellets in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Many people in the Poconos have been turning to wood pellet stoves and wood stoves to keep warm this winter, and to help keep heating costs down. Now, people are searching all over Monroe County for a place to buy pellets, as the supplies are running low. Getting warm this winter has come at a high cost for some. Workers at Stoves n’ Stuff near Stroudsburg say it’s those high heating bills that have helped drive sales […]

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    Power to Save: Resort Guests Giving Back to the Poconos

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — An extra $2 per stay will give guests at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Monroe County the Power to Save. The money will be used to help save the environment in the upper Delaware River valley region in the Poconos. The beauty of the Poconos is what brings many visitors to the Shawnee Inn along the Delaware River. And now when guests check in, they’ll pay $2 more to help protect the river. “That $2, then […]

  • mon ice fishing

    Beware Ice Fishing on Delaware River

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — Below-freezing temperatures have been hanging around for a while, but national park rangers say it’s still dangerous to trek out on the Delaware River for ice fishing. It was a busy day for ice fishermen in the Delaware Water Gap, reeling in catfish after catfish all morning. “Fabulous fishing, it’s fabulous. I don’t know if it got cold early in the season and they stopped here or what it is, but it seems to be just […]

  • mon school days

    Snow Days Extending College Semester

    TANNERSVILLE — School snow days aren’t all fun and games, and now colleges are adjusting schedules because of all the snow days this season. Northampton Community College is talking about extending the semester. Northampton Community College officials in Monroe County had a plan in place before the winter hit on how they would make up classes if the weather caused too many closings and delays. Now, they’re extending the semester to make up for lost time. Snow, ice, messy roads […]

  • mon pipe

    UPDATE: Burst Pipe Closes East Stroudsburg South High School

    UPDATE: Repairs have been completed at East Stroudsburg South. The high school will be open on Tuesday. EAST STROUDSBURG — A pipe failure sent water gushing into a school’s basement and left workers with a lot to clean up. A broken pipe at East Stroudsburg South High School cancelled classes for the day. Workers in the building at 5 a.m. discovered the problem first. “The first responders here witnessed water coming from the boiler room doors which was a pretty […]

  • ESU Professor Tackles Rattlesnake Research

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Dr. Thomas LaDuke, an East Stroudsburg University professor, is fearless when it comes to handling slithering snakes and beginning this spring, he’s taking on a research project that would leave most people a little rattled. “We’re going to try to set up a technique for monitoring the rattlesnakes, looking for changes in their populations. This is a species that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is very interested in and concerned about,” said LaDuke. The professor won […]

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    Can Alleged Ross Township Murderer Stand Trial?

    STROUDSBURG — Is alleged Ross Township shooter Rockne Newell competent to stand trial for murder? That was the reason for a hearing Friday in Monroe County court. Now it’s up to a judge to decide whether Newell needs mental help. “Your honor, I’m hungry.” Those were the first words we heard from a thinner and frail-looking Rockne Newell of Ross Township in more than a year. His attorneys are trying to convince a judge that he isn’t competent to stand […]

  • mon dome

    Cold Weather Good for Business at Pocono Dome

    SNYDERSVILLE — The cold weather usually sidelines a lot of athletes training for warm weather sports, but the Pocono Dome has changed that for many kids and community members in the Poconos. It’s hard to find a time at the Pocono Dome where there isn’t a team warming up or doing drills on the massive turf field in Snydersville. The indoor sports health fitness sports complex has only been open for a little over two years. “From November until April […]

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