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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!

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    Cold Case Killer Sentenced to Life Behind Bars

    STROUDSBURG — Life in prison is the sentence for the man responsible for a murder in Monroe County in 1968. Richard Keiper learned his sentence Thursday afternoon. It’s a case that was tough for investigators to solve, but now Richard Keiper will spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering Bethlehem Steel executive Alfred Barnes almost 50 years ago. The victim’s family says it’s because they never gave up. Keiper will finally serve time for murdering Barnes in […]

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    Poconos Preparing for Hurricane Joaquin

    MONROE COUNTY — Hurricanes have packed a punch in the Poconos in the past. Nearly three years ago, Sandy knocked out power for more than a week in many areas. Now some projections show Hurricane Joaquin could follow Sandy’s path. “What we’re expecting here is to be on alert for flash floods as well as power outages, and so we’re trying to get the word out to the community to think ahead, to have a plan,” said American Red Cross […]

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    Friday Night Lights at Pocono Mountain West?

    POCONO SUMMIT — The Pocono Mountain School District is looking into the possibility of adding a football stadium at its west campus, a stadium with lights, concessions, and all of the works. Friday night football action for the Pocono Mountain West Panthers is always an away game because their own home field doesn’t have lights. “It was kind of upsetting sometimes because we didn’t have lights, so we would have to go to a different school like east stadium,” said […]

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    Bidding Begins on Abandoned Buck Hill Falls Inn

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — There could be new hope for an old resort in the Poconos. The former Buck Hill Inn is being auctioned off online. Bidding began Tuesday morning on the same website where The Mall at Steamtown was auctioned off. The 125-acre Buck Hill Falls property and historic inn are up for auction at www.auction.com. “We’ve had inquiries from actually all over the world, but I would say that most of the interest comes from people within a couple of […]

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    ‘Fishy’ Find in Pocono Pond

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP – You might be surprised to hear what some people found swimming in a pond in Monroe County. There’s something rather “fishy” in the pond tucked away near Marshalls Creek. A group of people from East Stroudsburg said they came up to Mt. Nebo Park for a photo shoot earlier this week. When they walked into the water, they found something they didn’t expect at all. “One of the models, Alec, had said, ‘Oh my gosh, is that a […]

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    Local Students Visit UN for World Peace Day

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Students in East Stroudsburg are aspiring to help the world after a visit to the United Nations this week. The East Stroudsburg High School South students are back from a whirlwind trip to the United Nations headquarters this week in New York City, joining nearly 700 other students to celebrate International World Peace Day. They’re part of the United Nations Academic Impact ASPIRE group. Monday they played important roles in the day’s opening ceremonies. “I was able […]

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    More Charged in Frat Hazing Death

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — More Pi Delta Psi fraternity members were in court Thursday in Monroe County to face charges connected to the hazing death of Chun “Michael” Deng in the Poconos in 2013. Ten more Pi Delta Psi fraternity members were arraigned Thursday in connection with that hazing death. All face charges for concealing evidence, giving police false information, criminal conspiracy, and hazing. A group of fraternity members were arraigned last week. Deng was a student from New York trying […]

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    Former Maid Swept Up In More Charges

    TANNERSVILLE — A former maid in the Poconos was back in court on Tuesday facing more theft charges. Police say Nancy Rivera took thousands of dollars in jewelry from homes that she cleaned, and pawned the stuff for cash. Rivera was first charged with theft in May when she allegedly stole jewelry from the home of a police officer in the Poconos. Police now believe she stole from more than a dozen homes, and Rivera was back in court again […]

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    Papal Visit Inspires Students to Give Back

    EAST STROUDSBURG – The visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. has created excitement at Notre Dame Junior Senior High School in East Stroudsburg. The students there aren’t just watching the Pope. They’re trying to harness his good will, and help others in the Poconos. The rosary is prayed each and every day at this Catholic school in East Stroudsburg for the safety of Pope Francis as he travels in the U.S. In other classrooms at Notre Dame Junior Senior […]

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    Cleanup Continues from RV Fire in Mount Pocono

    MOUNT POCONO — Mount Pocono is still working to clean up, days after a burning RV rolled down Route 611 in the borough. Workers are picking up the pieces, hopefully in time for their biggest festival of the year set for Saturday. Sweeping, scraping, and sprucing up Route 611 has been a work in progress in Mount Pocono since last Friday. “We’re doing what we can to get this place cleaned up,” said Mount Pocono Mayor Fred Courtright. “Obviously, with […]

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    Commuters Brace for Papal Visit to NYC

    DELAWARE WATER GAP –Some commuters getting on a Martz bus headed to New York City are already worried about how they will make the commute Friday, as Pope Francis will be making a historic visit to the United Nations and celebrating mass at Madison Square Garden. Marie-Yves Dorcely works at a hospital near Central Park and wants to avoid the city all together. “I’ll probably ask my boss today, if she gives it to me, I will be glad to […]

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    New Pavement Ripped Up in Wayne County

    HONESDALE — Some people have noticed contractors ripping up fresh pavement along Route 191 in the Honesdale area. PennDOT says it’s because of utility work that’s out of their control. It’s a smooth ride along a stretch of Route 191 just south of Honesdale. PennDOT freshly paved about six and a half miles of road just a few months ago. But as you take a closer look, holes are popping up all over. Drivers say construction crews keep hanging around. […]


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