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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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    Puppy Found Abandoned With Broken Legs

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Another dog was found abandoned in the East Stroudsburg Wal-Mart parking lot this week. This puppy had broken legs and was left in a box in a snow bank. The puppy, now named Noah, is only about six months old. The Springer mix puppy was found Thursday in a snow bank by an AWSOM volunteer in a box with both back legs broken. Veterinarians at Creature Comforts in Saylorsburg are helping Noah. “To place a dog in […]

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    New Billboard: Attraction or Distraction?

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A new sign is lighting up along Interstate 380 near Mount Pocono and it’s sure catching the attention of drivers passing through the area. The advertisement for Kalahari was just recently installed. It’s bright. It’s big. The electronic sign stands more than 40 feet tall. “It does light up the area.  Like you can see it all the way from miles and miles away on 380 you can see the sign.  But when you get closer it’s […]

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    Hat, Pins Stolen from Pocono Marine Veteran

    STROUDSBURG — Someone in the Poconos stole a hat from a gas station in Stroudsburg last weekend, but it’s not just a hat. On it were three invaluable pins that belonged to a retired Marine. Daniel Jeffreys of Delaware Water Gap works at the Weis Gas and Go in Stroudsburg part time. He says he set his winter hat down by the coffee machines Saturday night, and that’s when someone swiped it, but it was all caught on camera. Jeffreys […]

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    School Bus Ride Under Investigation

    SUMMIT HILL — Newswatch 16 has learned that Panther Valley School District officials are investigating allegations of a bus driver coming to a sudden stop Thursday morning. The incident jostled several kids on the bus, so much so, that some say they were injured. The district will only say this: the incident happened in Summit Hill borough Thursday morning. About 30 students were on their way to Panther Valley Middle School when for some reason their bus came to a […]

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    Potholes Causing Major Problems

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Plenty of cold temperatures hit the Poconos this winter and now this region is also seeing plenty of potholes as the weather warms up. The sights and sounds of spring in Pennsylvania are finally here. PennDOT crews are out patching up potholes all across the Poconos around the clock. The deep freeze caused more problems on the roads than usual. “The potholes this year seem to be a little worse than others because of the extensive deep […]

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    East Stroudsburg Business Closing After 40 Years

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A manufacturing business that’s been in the Poconos for nearly 40 years is shutting down. Bustin Industrial Products in East Stroudsburg is closing and the new owner is moving the operation to Missouri. Officials said 40 workers will be losing a job in East Stroudsburg. Employees at Bustin Industrial Products were notified last week that their shop would be closing and moving out of state. Daniel Lichty and his family owned the company for years and stills […]

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    Bridge to be Closed for Years in Stroud Township

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A busy bridge just outside of Stroudsburg is now closed. PennDOT began working to replace the Mill Creek Bridge that connects Routes 191 and 447 in Stroud Township. Partly because of concerns over wildlife, the work isn’t scheduled to be completed for years. The construction signs are up. Crews are preparing to totally replace the Mill Creek Bridge in Stroud Township. Neighbors nearby say the more than 50-year-old bridge has needed some help for a while. “It’s […]

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    Cardboard Classic Hits The Slopes At Jack Frost

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — A 10-year tradition took to the slopes at Jack Frost ski area. The resort in Carbon County hosted the sledding competition known as the Cardboard Classic. Competitors tried to make it down the hill using only cardboard and a little bit of tape. Philadelphia radio station WMMR hosted the tenth annual cardboard classic on the slopes near Lake Harmony. Elaborate sleds lined up, ready to try to make it down the snow tubing hill. A Christmas Story-themed […]

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    Volunteers Needed to Help Cancer Patients in Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Volunteers are needed to help cancer patients at Pocono Medical Center look good and feel better. There’s a new boutique inside the Hughes Cancer Center for patients aimed to help the hundreds of patients going through chemo treatments at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. “We kind of help them look good and feel better, so what we do is we put the wigs on them,” said Michelle Baughman of Saylorsburg. Volunteers Marilyn Baughman and Kathleen Katz […]

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    Pocono Residents Say, “No more!”

    MOUNT POCONO — Counties south of Interstate 80 received several inches of snow on Thursday. The snow is now off the streets in Stroudsburg and the roads are clear but earlier in the day, we saw folks struggling to remove the several inches of snow that fell in the Mount Pocono area, along with some ice. As a few more inches of snow covered the sidewalks and streets in Mount Pocono, it was Eduardo Cartagena’s job to clean it all […]

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    ESU Students Helping Fight Fires in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The East Stroudsburg Fire Department has a few dozen volunteers. Many of them live and work in the community. Newswatch 16 met five others, who are answering fire calls while balancing a full schedule of classes at East Stroudsburg University. It’s pretty common for volunteer firefighters to balance a job, a family, and firefighting, but five college students are working to get their degrees, and still find time to fight fires. And they wouldn’t have it any […]

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    Heavy Lifting For Snow Removal In Poconos

    TANNERSVILLE — The storm Tuesday left some heavy lifting for folks trying to clear the snow. We talked to people in the Tannersville area working hard to clear driveways and parking lots before more snow heads our way. Scraping and shoveling snow out of the way again, John Gilroy has been up since around 2 a.m. trying to plow driveways and lots for customers in the Tannersville area. It’s a job he says took extra-long with this latest storm. “Yes, […]


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