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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.

If you have a story idea for Amanda you can send her an email, tweet or find her on Facebook!

Recent Articles
  • mon salvation

    More Christmas Toys than Ever

    EAST STROUDSBURG — It looks like Santa’s workshop at the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army. Toys are overflowing, neatly organized for families in Monroe County for the first day of the annual Christmas toy distribution. “We have more stuff than we’ve ever had, which is great because we also have more families signed up than we’ve ever had. So it kind of works out really great,” said East Stroudsburg Salvation Army Major James Gingrich. Michelle Warden of East Stroudsburg shopped for […]

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    High-flying Mission To Deliver Plane To Depot

    TOBYHANNA — You may have caught an impressive moving operation high in the sky above the Poconos. A retired U.S. Army plane made its way to the Tobyhanna Army Depot but it didn’t get there on its own. The plane that was used in Korea was moved carefully from the Pocono Mountain Regional Airport to the Tobyhanna Army Depot in what the army refers to as a sling operation. The decommissioned U.S. Army RC-12 Guardrail was being dropped off via […]

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    Give a Pet a Home for the Holiday

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Lots of boys and girls ask for a pet for Christmas, but many times the animals end up not being suitable for the household. Now a shelter in Monroe County has a program that if the pets for Christmas don’t work, you can return them. Locked behind metal bars, furry cats and playful pups wait for a family to give them a home. But AWSOM Animal Shelter near Stroudsburg is also looking to give these pets a […]

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    Fire Crews Hampered By Garbage Inside Burning Home

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A fire at a home near Stroudsburg shut down roads in Monroe County for about an hour Tuesday morning, and when firefighters arrived, they had quite a challenge. The fire broke out in the double-block home on West Main Street near Stroudsburg just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters say a passerby called 911 when they saw smoke coming from inside the home. When firefighters arrived at the Stroud Township home, they say they had trouble getting inside. Officials […]

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    Christmas Magic For Layaway Customers

    MOUNT POCONO — Christmas came early for some folks in the Poconos who had holiday gifts on layaway. Mount Airy Casino Resort decided to pay for the items. Monday was the last day Wal-Mart layaway customers had the chance to pick up their items before they would get re-stocked. And for some, Mount Airy Casino’s donation made all the difference. Long lines at Christmastime are a familiar sight. But at Wal-Mart in Mount Pocono, some Christmas magic was waiting at […]

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    Burglars Hit Neighborhood Church And Homes In Carbon County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A string of burglaries has been reported in a Carbon County neighborhood Officers tell us whoever is behind the break-ins has struck several homes near Lehighton and even a church. These break-ins have been happening over the course of the past month in the Franklin Township area of Carbon County. Cops tell us someone has been burglarizing homes during the day. Rich Bauer lives on Green Street in Franklin Township, the center of this recent crime spree. […]

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    ‘We Are Blooming Grove’ Fundraiser to Help Families

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — It’s been three months since the deadly attack on the Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County. The shooting took the life of Corporal Bryon Dickson. Trooper Alex Douglass continues his long road to recovery. Many of the Blooming Grove troopers wives say the attack on the barracks four months ago was life changing. Now they’ve created the group “We Are Blooming Grove” and have organized a huge fundraiser this weekend in the Poconos, all aimed at giving […]

  • mon sally gold coin

    A Golden Holiday Gift In A Salvation Army Kettle

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A secret Santa has dropped a generous donation into a red kettle in Monroe County. A gold coin was discovered in a bell ringer’s kettle just last week. This is actually the second time the Salvation Army has discovered a gold coin in one of their kettles. And whoever dropped the golden coin in the bucket isn’t revealing their identity. The sound of bell ringers is a familiar sound of the season in Monroe County. They’ve been […]

  • mon snow day

    Pocono Snow Day

    TOBYHANNA — Parts of the Poconos picked up some accumulations during this latest winter storm, especially in the higher elevations. The snow in Stroudsburg just simply doesn’t exist. Downtown Main Street barely saw accumulations, and what flakes did fall have already melted throughout the day. But in the Tobyhanna area, we found a much different story. There were enough flakes to get out the snow throwers in Tobyhanna, folks clearing paths to their homes after the latest winter storm in […]

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    Kids Kickstart Project Playroom For Toys For Tots

    POCONO SUMMIT — A child is spreading the holiday spirit in Monroe County, helping to make sure every kid has a toy on Christmas. It’s called Project Playroom. 6-year-old Mikey and 3-year-old Matt Malek have a playroom filled with Legos, Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, and games on top of games. And each year about this time, their parents say they give them the same chore. “Boys, you’ve got to clean this play room. Let’s start looking at stuff that […]

  • mon power

    Power Line Poles Tower Over the Poconos

    BUSHKILL — Towering 160 feet into the air over the Poconos are two power line poles. They’ve just arrived off Route 209 in Bushkill about a week ago. It’s part of the multiphase, multimillion dollar Susquehanna Roseland power line project that will send power from the nuclear power plant near Berwick to New Jersey. The poles are a new landmark Kenny Tepas of Bushkill says are hard to miss. “I don’t know, it looks ugly like the twin towers or […]

  • mon rain

    Rain in Elevations of Lackawanna, Monroe Counties

    Communities in our area are getting ready for that snow heading our way, including Lackawanna and Monroe Counties. It was a light rain in Mount Cobb around 5 p.m. but higher elevations are likely to get more of the snow when it comes. Cars and trucks were moving along just fine on Route 247. The same goes for drivers on Interstate 84 where earlier Tuesday the speed limit was reduced to 45 mph. But drivers at a park and ride […]


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