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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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  • WYCOFF

    Final Farewell for Western Wayne Bus Driver

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP – People in Wayne County paid their respects today to a long-time school bus driver who was killed in an atv crash earlier this week. The tribute included the school bus he used to drive. It’s a story we told you about earlier this week on Newswatch 16 – A western Wayne School District bus driver who died in an atv crash. Now those who rode Richard Wyckoff’s number 6 bus paid their respects in a very fitting […]

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    Beaches Closed For Holiday Weekend In Tobyhanna State Park

    TOBYHANNA STATE PARK — Swimmers at one state park in the Poconos won’t be able to hit the beach this weekend due to high bacteria levels. This sunny weather is just what visitors in the Poconos would hope for on this holiday weekend, but anyone looking to cool off with a swim at Tobyhanna State Park is going to be a little disappointed. The beach is closed until further notice. No swimming signs are posted at Tobyhanna State Park as […]

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    Competition Brings Some New ‘Spice’ to Pocono Garlic Festival

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A popular festival in Monroe County is celebrating a milestone this weekend. The Pocono Garlic Festival is celebrating 20 years Saturday and Sunday. Cleaning pounds and pounds of garlic, it’s just one way farmers and vendors are preparing for the 20th annual Pocono Garlic Festival this Labor Day weekend at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. “We have pound bags, we have loose garlic, we have bundles, and garlic seed kits so it’s exciting. It’s a chance for us […]

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    Working To Rebuild Main Street In Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Main Street in downtown Stroudsburg is busy rebuilding. A string of fires over the past two months have put several people out of their homes and businesses, and now they’re fighting to come back. It’s been a rough couple of months for many people who live and work along Main Street in Stroudsburg. Four fires have broken out on this street alone since July. Now Main Street is fighting to return bigger and better than ever. Tearing up […]

  • mon resort

    The End of an Era for Pocono Resorts

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — A resort in the Poconos is changing hands, and it means a whole new future for the property near Canadensis. The Daniels Top-O-The-Poconos resort near Canadensis was one of the only remaining old, family-style resorts still in operation in the Poconos. But now, some are calling it the end of an era as the resort changes hands. This old-fashioned resort near Canadensis, once filled with families vacationing, looks like a ghost town. Daniels Top-O-The-Poconos Family Resort has […]

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    UPDATE: Route 33 Open Following Bridge Repairs

    UPDATE: Officials in Monroe County said Route 33 is back open as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Drivers who use Route 33 north in Monroe County had to take a detour for most of the day. The busy road in the Poconos was shut down as contractors made emergency bridge repairs. Two holes opened on the Route 33 bridge over Pocono Creek in the Bartonsville area. The emergency repairs forced drivers headed north to take a detour from […]

  • Jonas Bake Oven Up and Running Again at West End Fair

    GILBERT — An oven from the 18th century is back up and running in Monroe County thanks to the work of the Polk Township Historical Society. The 65,000 pound oven is now up and running in Gilbert. Its original home was outside the Jonas Hotel, built back when George Washington was President. Today it sits at the West End Fairgrounds. “I’m very excited. I was very excited to see fire in it finally. It’s been a long, long time. We […]

  • stroud fire

    Fire Victim Leaps from Third Floor To Escape Flames

    STROUDSBURG — A teenager jumped from a burning home in Stroudsburg and it was a passerby who helped get her out alive. She jumped from a third-floor attic to escape from a fire inside her home. A man from Stroudsburg was walking home from the grocery store after 12:30 p.m. when he saw the fire on the corner of Main and 2nd Street. Thanks to his help, a 16-year-old girl was able to jump to safety from that burning home. […]

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    Water Gap Trolley Filled With Tourists Catches Fire

    DELAWARE WATER GAP – Incredible pictures of a trolley that caught fire today in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. When it happened, the trolley was full of Pocono tourists! It was an unbelievable sight this afternoon in the Delaware Water Gap. Flames shot up into the air and smoke could be seen for more than a mile away as a water gap trolley filled with tourists caught fire. Smoke billowing from a water gap trolley.  A trolley that […]

  • MONFIRE

    Fire Hits Main Street in Stroudsburg, Again

    STROUDSBURG – Another fire strikes a downtown building in Stroudsburg.  This is the third fire on Main Street in two months. Fire crews rushed to unravel hose here at The Old Holland Thread Mill building, as smoke could be seen coming from the windows. Joan Propst works in one of the offices on the first floor and says she heard the fire alarm, but didn’t think anything of it. “To tell you the truth I thought somebody was running a […]

  • Tempers Flare over Fire-Damaged Home

    EAST STROUDSBURG —  Weeks after a fire destroyed several row homes in East Stroudsburg tenants in neighboring homes are fired up because they say their places are still unlivable. They claim their landlord isn’t doing anything to fix problems caused by the fire. The property owner, Sal Catalano, argues otherwise. Tempers flared on Lackawanna Avenue in East Stroudsburg as a landlord and tenant battled over the condition of the house. “No, it’s not ok, Sal! Would you have your kids […]

  • MON CRASH

    Car Crashes into Home, Scaring Grandmother and Kids

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — It was a scary situation near Stroudsburg Wednesday afternoon. A car crashed right into a home off North 5th Street, while the owner was watching her two grandkids. It was late afternoon when Lois Nardi of Stroud Township said she was watching the new Scooby-Doo movie with her 5-year-old twin grandchildren. All of a sudden a loud crashing noise sent them running to safety. “We were watching TV and there was just this big explosion and the […]

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