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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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    Fraternity President Testifies against Brothers Charged with Murder

    STROUDSBURG — We’re learning new details about a fraternity hazing death that happened in the Poconos and that new information came from Pi Delta Psi President himself. Daniel Li took the stand Monday in Monroe County court against his fraternity brothers. Baruch College’s Pi Delta Psi Fraternity President Daniel Lee dished out details at a preliminary hearing explaining in detail how Michael Deng was brutally hazed during a pledging trip to a home near Blakeslee nearly two years ago, and […]

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    Looking for Black Friday Bargains at The Mall at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — Stores and malls in our area all are fighting for business this Black Friday, and that includes The Mall at Steamtown in downtown Scranton. Shoppers had their arms filled with Black Friday deals at The Mall at Steamtown. Some say they were curious to see what this mall had to offer for one big reason. “I heard that they were selling the place and then somebody bought it and it’s kind of coming back, so we always give […]

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    Resorts Roll out Thanksgiving Day Feasts

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — If you think you have a Thanksgiving feast at home, you might want to take a look at one buffet while gathering around the table tonight. Newswatch 16 went to some of the biggest buffets in the Poconos to talk turkey. It’s the first Thanksgiving for folks here at Kalahari Resort in the Poconos and the place is packed! It’s filled with guests ready for a Thanksgiving Day feast. The food preparations began early with lots of […]

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    Turkey Day Game Makes a Comeback

    SNYDERSVILLE — A Thanksgiving Day tradition that ended two years ago in the Poconos is making a comeback. Alumni from Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg are bringing back the Turkey Day Game. Dozens and dozens of alumni from Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg took the field here in Snydersville ready to bring back a game they love. “It’s the phoenix rising, I think it’s time for the game to come back,” said East Stroudsburg High School alumni Steve Kulick from the class […]

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    The Purple Project at Pocono Mountain West

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A project is underway at the Pocono Mountain West High School to make some positive changes. The color purple is helping make all the difference. In the sea of students at Pocono Mountain West High School, you’ll notice it’s filled with the color purple. Students, staff and the school’s resource officer say the color is connecting them with a powerful nationwide program called The Herren Project. “It’s all about teaching kids to make the right decisions, empowering […]

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    Shopping Local in Middle Smithfield Township

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A township in the Poconos is already reminding folks to shop local this holiday season. It’s started a discount program to try to keep customers in Middle Smithfield Township. There are so many shopping options in the Poconos from Main Street in Stroudsburg, to the Stroud Mall, to the outlets in Tannersville, but Middle Smithfield Township is hoping folks visit its stores and shop local. It’s that time of year where folks will hit the stores […]

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    Stroudsburg School Bus Driver Facing DUI Charges

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Investigators believe a bus driver who was employed by the Stroudsburg Area School District was under the influence earlier this month while driving children in the morning. An early morning school bus ride along Route 209 near Stroudsburg turned rather frightening for a group of Stroudsburg Middle School students earlier this month. “She just acted different, she was acting weird and then she just forgot where she was going,” said Emma Valinote. State police tell us the […]

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    Lehighton High School Ready for District Championship Game

    LEHIGHTON — The band, cheerleaders, and the Lehighton High School football team paraded through the hallways Friday, getting psyched to play the District 11 Championship game on their home turf. “This is a group effort to where we’ve gotten now. We would like nothing more than putting this stadium out with a championship right now,” said senior running back Wyatt Clements. The Indians are undefeated and so is their opponent, the Panthers of Saucon Valley. Students, teachers, and staff members […]

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    Senior Protesters Want Action in Harrisburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A senior center in East Stroudsburg is in jeopardy of closing after the first of the year if there is no state budget in place soon. The older folks who use that center took to the streets on Friday to express how upset they are. The Loder Senior Center in East Stroudsburg is running on financial fumes right now. Without a state budget, the facility could be forced to close January 1. Now the seniors who use […]

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    Keeping Turkey on the Table

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Hundreds of families in Monroe County will have a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings thanks to the Salvation Army. This year’s turkey feast was made possible with help from college students. The lines of cars waiting for Thanksgiving dinners is even longer this year than last in East Stroudsburg. About 125 more families in Monroe County needed help putting the trimmings on the table and East Stroudsburg University’s sororities and fraternities heard the Salvation Army needed […]

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    Yale Sent to Prison for Killing His Wife

    STROUDSBURG — A man found guilty last month for the death of his wife in 2001 was sentenced Thursday in Monroe County. Edward Yale was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison for the third-degree murder and three to 24 months for tampering with evidence. A jury found Yale guilty of murder last month for the death of his wife in 2001. Prosecutors said Yale beat and stomped his wife at the bottom of the basement stairs at their […]

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    Stroud Township Man Killed on Way to Work

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after a crash in Monroe County. It was early Wednesday morning when four cars crashed on a windy stretch of road near East Stroudsburg. Officials report a 44-year-old husband and father from the East Stroudsburg area was killed on his way to work. The Monroe County Coroner has confirmed that Guiliano Joseph, 44,  of Stroud Township died in that crash. Investigators say he was hit head on right around 4:30 a.m. when he was […]


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