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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

    Record Breaking Opening Day For Ski Season

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — It’s a year for the record books at Blue Mountain Ski Area. For the first time in 38 years, the slopes will open a week before Thanksgiving. Crews have been putting the final touches on trails before opening day. Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton has transformed into a winter skiing wonderland thanks to cold temperatures and lots and lots of snow-making machines. There are more than 1,000, if you’re keeping count. “We started last Thursday […]

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    Thanksgiving Donations Helping Head Start Families

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Generous donations from one church in Monroe County will help feed dozens of families from the Poconos Head Start program. A truckload of Thanksgiving feasts arrived at Monroe County’s Head Start in East Stroudsburg. Each box was packaged up nicely by the congregation at Community Church. It’s the first time the church from the Mount Pocono area is helping feed families for the holiday. “Our church came together collectively and we started an initiation to say that […]

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    Families Celebrate Adoptions In Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG – There was a big celebration Thursday in Monroe County, as more than a dozen foster children were adopted by nine different families. Lily is the newest addition to the Johnson family in Stroudsburg. This adorable 2-year-old girl was officially adopted during a ceremony at the Monroe County Courthouse. Her parents Craig and Elizabeth couldn’t be happier. “We’re so excited, we’re so excited that the chapter in her life before is closing and we get to be a part […]

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    Ross Township Community To Build Memorial Playground

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — A few good volunteers are needed this weekend in the Poconos. They’re needed to help build a playground in honor of those who lost their lives in a shooting at the Ross Township municipal building more than a year ago. The grounds at the park in Ross Township have been cleared, making way for a new playground at Van Buskirk-Haney Park in memory of the victims of the municipal building shootings from more than a year ago: […]

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    Help for Businesses Affected by Frein Manhunt

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The impact of the Eric Frein manhunt in the Poconos took a toll on area businesses. Now local and state agencies are trying to make sure those shops, restaurants, and other attractions aren’t forced to close up. Those businesses in the Poconos were hit, and hit hard, while troopers searched for alleged cop killer Eric Frein. The search took seven weeks and took away big tourism dollars “It is in the tens of millions of dollars, whether […]

  • Ceremony to Thank Volunteers for Efforts During Manhunt

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — It was a show of gratitude to the Pocono community Tuesday for all of the volunteer efforts that helped state police and other law enforcement during the seven week search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. A moving ceremony, with song and prayer was all to thank those men and women who gave their all during the massive manhunt. “Being Pocono proud, that`s what it means. It`s the heart and soul of this community and I`m just […]

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    Death Penalty Deliberations Continue

    STROUDSBURG — A jury is now working to decide whether or not a man in the Poconos will be sentenced to death. Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna was convicted of first degree murder late last week. The jury began deliberating around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. It’s up to those 12 men and women whether or not Charles Hicks will get the death penalty for murdering Deanna Null, dismembering her, and scattering her body along two highways in the Poconos. On Friday, a […]

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    Getting Ready For Cold Temperatures

    STROUDSBURG — For the next several days, our area will be hit with cold temperatures that we usually see in January. About two thirds of the country is getting blasted with frigid air this week. The air is spilling out of the Arctic and right into the lower 48 Auto mechanics are busy checking tires before the cold snap hits. Kost Tire and Auto Center’s general manager in Stroudsburg says the icy blast that’s forecast can do a number on […]

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    Penalty Phase At Charles Hicks Murder Trial

    STROUDSBURG — The penalty phase is underway at a murder trial in Monroe County. Family members of Charles Hicks want jurors to spare his life. “Charles, what was it like to see your family after six years?” “I love my family,” Hicks replied. Convicted murderer Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna said only a few words after listening to his family and former fiancée take the stand at the penalty phase of his murder trial. On Friday, a jury in Monroe County […]

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    Hicks Found Guilty In Gruesome Murder Trial

    STROUDSBURG — A jury found Charles Hicks guilty on all counts in the murder and dismemberment of a woman in the Poconos. Prosecutors said Hicks of Tobyhanna killed Deanna Null in 2008 and dismembered her body, scattering the parts on two interstate highways. Charles Hicks was silent as he walked out from the courtroom inside the Monroe County Courthouse after a jury found him guilty on all counts Friday in the murder and dismemberment trial in the Poconos. It was […]

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    Frein Look-alike Gets Car from Community Donations

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — For many the capture of Eric Frein meant a return to normalcy in the Poconos. During the search, Newswatch 16 told you about a man who was repeatedly mistaken for Frein while walking to and from work. Now the community response to help James Tully has landed him a new set of wheels for his commute. Walking to work is now a thing of the past for James Tully of Canadensis, as he starts the engine of […]

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    Winter Preps in the Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — With winter-like temperatures forecast in the not so distant future across northeastern and central Pennsylvania, some folks are getting ready for the cold, and of course, the snow that comes with it. Contractors are busy in the Poconos, preparing for another round of winter with Mother Nature. On Main Street in Stroudsburg, a roof is getting some much-needed repairs. “Last year’s snow, there was so much of abundance of everything, that it just kept sliding off the building […]


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