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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!


Recent Articles
  • Turkey Day Tradition Changing

    STROUDSBURG – Two schools in the Poconos are throwing in the towel on a turkey day tradition. After almost 70 years, the battle between Stroudsburg Area and East Stroudsburg South football teams for the Little Brown Jug is ending. Turkey and football are normally a perfect pairing on Thanksgiving Day, and since the 1940s that has been the case for East Stroudsburg South and Stroudsburg High Schools. But now the two districts said it’s time to move on and start […]

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    Tires, Trash Pulled from Delaware River

    DINGMANS FERRY –Tires, trash, and other debris were just some of what volunteers spent their day dragging out of the Delaware River during the 25th annual cleanup. Dozens of canoes took to the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap area looking for trash. It’s the 25th year of the annual volunteer cleanup effort that 83-year-old Ruth Jones started herself, a quarter century ago. “We noticed it was becoming pretty heavily trashed. I said, ‘We need to do something about […]

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    Speed Limit Speeding Up on Turnpike

    Drivers who travel parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be able to go a little faster starting Wednesday. A 100-mile stretch between the Shippensburg and Reading area will go from 65 to 70 miles an hour and that may be only the beginning, Turnpike and PennDOT officials are scheduled to explain plans for other 70 mile an hour zones on Pennsylvania interstates on Wednesday. But many drivers along the turnpike’s northeast extension say speeding up to 70 has them pumping […]

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    New Jersey Man Pleads No Contest to Strangling Friend

    STROUDSBURG — A man from New Jersey is heading to jail in the Poconos after pleading no contest to charges of manslaughter, all because of an argument that turned deadly. Charles Derr of New Jersey pleaded no contest Monday to voluntary manslaughter charges. In July of 2012, investigators say Derr strangled his friend of nearly 20 years. Derr walked out of a courtroom in Monroe County’s courthouse holding up papers over his face and giving obscene gestures to our news […]

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    Fake Cop Pulls Gun On Driver

    PALMERTON — State police in Carbon County are on the lookout for a man who is posing as a police officer. Troopers say he pulled a woman over last Friday and pulled a gun on her. This is an investigation troopers in this part of Carbon County are taking very seriously. It was along a stretch of Route 248 that a Palmerton woman was pulled over just last week by what looked to be a cop in an unmarked car, […]

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    More Space and Security for State Police at New Barracks

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP – Pennsylvania State Police’s Lehighton Troop is settling into their new home. It’s just a few miles away from their old location in Carbon County, and it’s a new building that offers much more than just some extra space. Behind the new brick walls is a state of the art new home for troopers in Carbon County. State Police Lehighton moved in just this past month. Their last upgrade was about 30 years ago. Since then these troopers […]

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    JCC Camp Daleville Connects With Staff In Israel

      DALEVILLE — A Jewish day camp in Lackawanna County is following the fighting in the Middle East closely. Counselors and campers were able to Skype with a Jewish Community Center staff member who is in Israel right now, visiting family. That online video call to Israel Friday with campers from the JCC’s Camp Daleville was brief but one of these young campers was very engaged with learning about the serious situation in the Gaza strip. Kids here at JCC […]

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    Pocono Social Media Campaign Picture Perfect

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — You may have seen #takeonpocono pop up in your social media feeds. Now the popular hashtag and the people behind the idea have won a national award. The social media tag #takeonpocono started last fall. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau teamed up with the National Park Service to get people to snap photos and then share them with the hashtag online. The idea took off and now these two groups have gained some national attention. Type […]

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    Back to School Already at New Campus

    TANNERSVILLE – As the first freshman class walks the new quad and registers for classes, the new Northampton Community College in Tannersville is finally buzzing. “I wish we could bottle this because the energy that we’re all feeling and the excitement that we’re feeling could provide power for this campus probably for the next five years,” said Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus Dean Matthew Connell. The $72 million brand new campus is now holding summer classes. Hundreds of fall students […]

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    State Investigating Personal Care Home Where Resident Drowned

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is looking into a personal care home in Monroe County. One of its residents went missing last week, and was found dead in a lake behind the facility. Darlene Bancey was found dead about 12 hours after she walked out of the Lakewood Personal Care home near Stroudsburg. Now the state is investigating to see if what they are calling “regulatory procedures” were followed in a facility that was slapped with […]

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    Want To Buy a Bridge?

    SHOHOLA TOWNSHIP — Want to buy a bridge? PennDOT has put one up for sale in Pike County. All you need is a plan to preserve and maintain it. The Pond Eddy Bridge that spans the Delaware River in Pike County could be all yours. The historic bridge is for sale and PennDOT is even offering to take it down and deliver it to its new home. The Pond Eddy Bridge is the only way in for about 20 people […]

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    Blueberry Season Not ‘Ripe’ on Time

    PALYMRA TOWNSHIP — Today is National Blueberry Muffin Day and it got us wondering how is the blueberry crop in our area expected to be this season? Farmers at one farm near Lake Wallenpaupack expect them to stay that way longer than usual. Take a walk through the blueberry bushes at Paupack Blueberry Farm in Pike County and you’ll notice a lot more green than blue. Owner Debbie Lloyd said although blueberry season usually doesn’t start for a few more […]