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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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    Pocono Teacher in National Spotlight

    TOBYHANNA — The national spotlight is on a teacher in the Pocono Mountain School District for all she is doing in her career and in the community. Lori Killino is in the running for the Top Teacher 2015 award on Live with Kelly and Michael. We got to find out just how special this sixth grade teacher truly is. “I’m going to see who’s doing an awesome job on their math. If you need any help raise your hand,” Lori […]

  • Students Test out New Indoor Waterpark

    TANNERSVILLE — The snow didn’t stop one waterpark in the Poconos from showing off its stuff. Camelback’s Aquatopia indoor waterpark opened its doors for an unveiling Thursday. Kids spent the day splashing and sliding through the newest resort to open in the Poconos. Students from Wallenpaupack South Elementary were special guests as Camelback unveiled its brand new indoor waterpark in Tannersville. Fifth grader Nick Hussung says he’s tried out the wave pool and the slides–thirteen different slides to be exact. […]

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    Aquatopia Unveiled at Camelback

    TANNERSVILLE — Despite the snow in parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania Thursday morning, inside Camelback Resorts’ Aquatopia it was a warm 80 degrees. The area’s newest indoor waterpark opened with a big explosion of water. The first official unveiling of the indoor resort took place Thursday, but it’s still not officially open to the public. By June of 2015, it will be one of four indoor waterparks in the Poconos. Welcome to Aquatopia! @CamelbackLodge is unveiling this new INDOOR […]

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    Officers Show off Skills at ESU

    EAST STROUDSBURG — More than a dozen law enforcement agencies were on campus at East Stroudsburg University Wednesday, all for a little bit of fun. Police cars, officers, and troopers all filled the quad at East Stroudsburg University. Sixteen different agencies showed off their stuff for the annual law enforcement day. “We’re actually trying to create a partnership for an ongoing dialogue between our law enforcement partners and our students here at East Stroudsburg University,” said professor of criminal justice […]

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    Peacock in Peril in the Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Why did a peacock cross the road? We don’t have the answer, but that’s exactly what happened in one part of the Poconos when a man from the Snydersville area just happened to be driving by and hit it. That peacock has been spotted wandering around Snydersville over the past few days. On Wednesday, he decided to cross the road at just the wrong time. Is anyone missing a peacock?? This one was wandering near Snydersville and […]

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    Junkyard Battle in the Poconos

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Neighbors and township officials are trying to get what they are calling a junkyard property cleaned up in the Poconos. A zoning board held a hearing on the issue Tuesday afternoon, but there is no decision yet on whether the owner will be forced to clean up. Newswatch 16 stopped by to see the messy view and what neighbors are all talking about. William and Mary Swenson have lived along Timothy Lake Road for about 38 […]

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    Food Pantry Needs Help To Help Others

    TANNERSVILLE — A food pantry in the Poconos that was helping families in Monroe County four days a week has had to cut back significantly. Now volunteers are trying to change that with the help of community support. Mattie Morales spends her Tuesday mornings stocking the food shelves at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tannersville. She’s been running this food pantry for the past three years, a pantry that can see 20 to 30 families every time it’s open. “We’re […]

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    Pole Fire Causes Two Early Dismissals

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Many folks in our area woke up without power Monday morning. Students at several different schools started their days in the dark, too. It wasn’t snow, but likely the heavy storms that went through our area that caused a pole fire in East Stroudsburg Monday morning. MetEd officials say that’s what knocked out power to nearly 3,000 homes and businesses, including four different schools in the East Stroudsburg area. JM Hill Elementary School dismissed early. Parents waited […]

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    Dream Designs for Pocono Library

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A library in the Poconos looking to remodel is getting help from interior architecture majors at Marywood University in Lackawanna County. Students in this studio are drawing, designing, and building models — all for free. That will help bring a breath of fresh air to this library in the Poconos. “I wanted to get fresh eyes and see what we could create in the space that we have,” said library director Laura Laspee. The Clymer Library partnered […]

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    Illegal Dump in the Poconos Finally Getting Cleaned Up

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — After years and years of trying, an illegal dump in the Poconos is finally getting cleaned up by the state DEP. The problem property near Tannersville now looks much different than it did just about a week ago. The dilapidated house is now demolished and much of the illegal dump is gone. “Our contractor hauled away 116.5 tons of construction and demolition debris. That’s drywall, concrete, wood, nails, you name it, He took it out of here,” […]

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    Setting the Forest on Fire

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — What looked like a brush fire Thursday in Pike County, was actually all under control. Specialists from Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area set more than a dozen acres on fire in the Bushkill area. This is done to create open space for animals that live in the forest. It’s the perfect day for a fire, according to fire officials in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  So, they burned about 15 to 20 acres of […]

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    ‘Tell All’ Expected on Troubled Amphitheater

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — A multi-million dollar performing arts center in the Poconos that hasn’t hosted any major concerts for several years is now in the news again. A massive amphitheater in the Bushkill area meant to draw big acts and big bucks to the Poconos sits empty. “When it was first proposed, from what I can remember, back in the early 2000s and it was a project that was funded by the state,” said Lehman Township Supervisor Rob Rohner. Mount […]


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