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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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    Warm Up in the ‘Land of Love’

    PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — Heart-shaped pools and champagne tower jacuzzis are only the beginning to the perfect setting to escape the cold this weekend. This Valentine’s Day, Cove Haven Resorts in Wayne County will be better known as “The Land of Love.” “Being in the suite, we have our seven-foot champagne jacuzzis, so you can warm up in there. We have the great fireplace. You can kind of snuggle in front of that,” said Cove Haven Resort’s Maura Roman. The resort […]

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    Ice Cold Weekend for Winterfest in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — A cold winter weekend is just what Stroudsburg needed for the return of Winterfest. The festival kicked off Friday with beer and wine tastings inside stores and on Saturday, about 40 ice sculptures will arrive, but is it so cold that the crowds will stay away? Until 7 p.m. Friday, people coming downtown for Winterfest can follow luminaries that lead to all of the stores offering those wine and beer tastings from local vineyards and breweries. And there […]

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    How Prepared Are You for an Emergency?

    STROUDSBURG — From floods to hurricanes, to any other type of emergency or weather disaster, Monroe County wants to know if you are prepared. “Giving us a general snapshot of how prepared they feel their home is, taking a look at both general preparedness, how do you get your information,” said Maryellen Keegan, Monroe County Office of Emergency Management. The county hopes to use information gathered in an online survey to put together a five-year hazard mitigation plan required by […]

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    Main Street Plaza Brings New Business

    STROUDSBURG – A big change is coming to downtown Stroudsburg. What used to be a vacant property is now going to be home to five new businesses. What used to be the old Main Street TV and Appliance is under new ownership. The entire place was gutted and now five different businesses are moving in – everything from food to a dance studio, and even a church. The drywall is still going up, but this space in the 500 block […]

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    Heart Transplant Gives Kunkletown Man Second Chance

    KUNKLETOWN — A man from Monroe County who was in desperate need of a heart transplant just a few months ago is now sharing his amazing story of survival. About eight months ago, Tom Ross, 36, of Kunkletown, couldn’t play catch with his dog, Callie. Last June, he thought he was having lung problems and delivering restaurant equipment became impossible. “One day I had a refrigerator I was moving. I was having difficulties and I actually dropped a refrigerator on […]

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    Pennsylvania Registration Sticker Shock

    STROUDSBURG — Registration stickers on cars will soon be a thing of the past in Pennsylvania. Next year, PennDOT plans to stop issuing those little stickers we put on our license plates. The plan will save PennDOT money but could end up costing law enforcement big bucks. When police are on patrol, they are able to make sure registration stickers are up to date simply by looking at them. Now they’re going to need a pricey piece of technology to […]

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    Resorts at Full Capacity for Holiday Weekend

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — This weekend promises to be a busy weekend in the Poconos. Valentine’s Day and the long Presidents Day weekend will spell big bucks for resorts around here. The tables are set and the kitchen staff is running at full speed at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, ready for a Valentine’s and Presidents Day crowd to arrive this weekend. “We’re about 95 percent booked right now and it’s not even the weekend yet. We’ll get a lot of […]

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    Story Time Returns to Pocono Mountain Public Library

    TOBYHANNA — A library in the Poconos that had to cut hours and employees has good news for patrons. Some state funding has finally made its way to the Pocono Mountain Public Library. Children’s librarian Miss Sue is back on the job at Pocono Mountain Public Library in Tobyhanna, leading story time for the first time in about two months. “We’re really excited about it because it’s such a hardship on the patrons. It was really dreary for us at […]

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    Governor Wants Hike to Minimum Wage

    STROUDSBURG — Governor Wolf’s proposed 2016 -2017 budget revealed plans to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania to $10.15 an hour. That’s nearly a $3 per hour increase. We talked to lots of small business owners about a possible minimum wage increase, and it’s concerning to many. One business owner called it a “Catch 22.” An extra $2.90 per hour is stirring up some mixed emotions in Stroudsburg. That’s how much the governor is planning to raise the minimum wage […]

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    Bakers Prepare for Fat Tuesday

    BRODHEADSVILLE – Bakers in Brodheadsville are getting ready to make more than 6,400 doughnuts Monday night. Newswatch 16 took a look into how bakers are getting ready for the Fat Tuesday tradition that takes a ton of preparation, plenty of dough and lots of sugar. Glazed, powdered, and some with sprinkles, this doughnut selection is about to get a lot larger by Tuesday morning at Kinsley’s ShopRite in Brodheadsville. “We’re going to plan on making 6,420 doughnuts — more if […]

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    Sweet Sound of Harmony at Delaware Valley HS

    WESTFALL TOWNSHIP – The best tenors, altos, sopranos, and bass singers from across seven counties are coming together for two special concerts this weekend. Harmonies fill the air at Delaware Valley High School. It’s the sound of this year’s District 10 PMEA Chorus. “We all audition in a big room together, and then they take 25 people from each part and then they get us all together and we sing here for three days,” said junior Gabriella Cuevas, an Alto […]

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    Students Quiz Lawmaker About State Budget

    EAST STROUDSBURG — It’s been more than seven months since state lawmakers should have passed a budget. On Friday, some high school students in Monroe County got the chance to ask their state representative why one still isn’t in place. East Stroudsburg Area South High School students began asking the tough questions, going one on one with State Representative David Parker. “I wanted to know what was going on with the state budget and how he plans to try to […]


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