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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
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    Floor Crumbling Under Fire Station

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — It’s an alarming situation for a volunteer fire department in Monroe County: a hole in the floor of their station. Stroud Township firefighters say the hole in the floor in their station on North 5th Street is about a foot wide, and they have a 25-ton fire truck sitting right on top of it. The Stroud Township Volunteer Fire Department says since as early as 1991, engineers told the township their floor could not support heavier equipment. […]

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    Veterans Memorial Bridge ‘Decked’ Out

    STROUDSBURG — A busy bridge connects the boroughs of East Stroudsburg and Stroudsburg in Monroe County. Since 2007, it’s been called the Veterans Memorial Bridge, but you might not know it except for one small marker. Borough officials say it was a local veteran who thought the bridge needed something more, and suggested flags. “I thought that was a great idea. PennDOT gave their immediate approval on that and then we were able to get our public works crews out […]

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    Asphalt Spills into Creek after Wreck

    An asphalt truck tipped over. Load spilled into creek in Stroud Twp. @fishandboat and @SARPDPOLICE on scene @WNEP pic.twitter.com/mUSMeNiZyn — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) November 9, 2015 STROUD TOWNSHIP — Over 20 tons of asphalt poured out of a truck after a crash in Monroe County. The asphalt spilled into a tributary of Pocono Creek after the crash around 9:30 a.m. Monday on White Stone Corners Road near Bartonsville, according to police. Heavy-duty haulers were on hand, lifting the asphalt truck […]

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    Horses Helping our Heroes Heal

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP – Veterans suffering from PTSD now have a new nonprofit in Lackawanna County that can help them heal in a nontraditional way. It’s called Equines for Freedom and they’re helping service members past and present heal scars from their service in a new way free of cost. Helping heal scars for our country’s heroes Is a big job, but these horses and a new nonprofit are up for the challenge here in the Clarks Summit area. Equines for […]

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    Firefighters Rescue Kitten from Arson

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A 6-week-old kitten is in rough shape after surviving a fire that officials believe was arson. Stroud Township firefighters rescued the kitten from the rubble. The 6-week-old kitten is missing an ear, chunks of fur, and was clinging to one of his nine lives just a few weeks ago. Firefighters in Stroud Townhip say he was meowing for help in a garage that was on fire. “Were actually pulling debris and garbage out of the fire and […]

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    Delaware River Boat Launch Being Rebuilt

    DELAWARE RIVER — Heavy equipment sits at the banks of the Delaware River working on a boat launch that was destroyed back in 2004. Crews are starting to build a coffer dam to get to the bottom of the river and rebuild what Hurricane Ivan destroyed. “That is a temporary dam that we’re just placing on the bottom of the river up to above the water level. Once that’s completed, we’ll be able to pump the water out,” said Kristy […]

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    Celebrating One Year Helping Homeless Vets

    POLK TOWNSHIP — It’s been a year since an organization in the Pocono opened its doors to help homeless vets. Homeless veterans have called this transformed hotel home over the past year. The old Jonas Hotel opened as Paul’s House in Polk Township one year ago. Founder Mark Baylis worked hard to make it a reality. “A lot of work, a lot of work, people brought this place back from the dead,” said Baylis. It’s now a place where homeless […]

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    A Ramp for a Special Student

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A school bus driver in East Stroudsburg went above and beyond to help one of his students. Now a wheelchair ramp is making all the difference for a very special eight grade student. Every day, school bus driver Joe Bussiere lowers the lift and picks up a very special student at J.T. Lambert Intermediate near East Stroudsburg. Her name is Kelsey. She’s an eight grade student who has cerebral palsy. “Each morning when I would pick her […]

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    Working to Protect Historic Properties from Flood Waters

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Crews hit the streets in Monroe County Wednesday, kicking off a state pilot project to protect historic properties from flood damage. This project is the first of its kind in the state. Crews are compiling a comprehensive list of historic properties in flood-prone areas to try and come up with strategies to protect them from disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Crews in yellow vests canvased Cherry Valley near Stroudsburg, stopping to document every historic home and […]

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    New App to Find Polls in Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — If you had a hard time figuring out where you were supposed to cast your ballot on Election, you’re not alone. That’s the reason for a new online application in Monroe County. Phones ring off the hook on election days in Monroe County’s Voter Registration Office. “People don’t know where to go, or their polling place has been moved. They’re not sure where to go,” said director of elections Sara May-Silfee. We found voters at East Stroudsburg University […]

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    Driver Apologizes for Killing Cyclist

    STROUDSBURG — Months after a bicyclist was run down and killed, the driver of the car that allegedly hit him went before a judge. Outside of the courtroom, that man said it was a terrible accident. The driver of the SUV, George Santana told us he’s very sorry for what happened to Tyrone Miller. Miller was riding his bike on the sidewalk when he was allegedly hit by Santana and killed. Walking into court handcuffed, George Santana of Stroudsburg has […]

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    Drug Cars on the Auction Block

    CRESCO — Cars and a couple of ATVs were on the auction block Friday morning, all seized from drug crimes in Monroe County. About 10 vehicles went up for auction in Cresco, but they’re not your typical find. “All of the vehicles that we’re selling today were seized from drug dealers, so they were involved in the crime that a drug dealer was arrested for,” said Monroe County Chief Detective Eric Kerchner. A Ford had a list of what was […]


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