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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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    Salty Roads Help Car Wash Businesses

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The brushes are spinning, covered in soapy suds. It’s a welcome sight for new car wash owner Ben Principe in East Stroudsburg. “That’s how I made my first nickel as a kid is washing neighborhood cars, so I’m back to my roots of where it all started,” Principe said. It’s been a tough start since he bought Shinetime Auto Wash and Detail Center on South Courtland Street last March. Most cars on the road–up until now–weren’t dealing […]

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    Adaptive Ski Camp Takes Over Camelback Mountain

    CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN — A special ski camp in the Poconos is helping kids hit the slopes this week and overcome physical obstacles. Going down the mountain on one ski is something 10-year-old Nathan Holmberg from Lehighton is getting used to. “When I was born, I was missing my tibia and my kneecap, so my doctors cut it off when I was eight months old,” Nathan explained. He’s taken some bumps and falls along the way but is using outriggers to […]

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    Winterfest Returning to Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — After a few years on hiatus, Stroudsburg is bringing back Winterfest. The announcement was made Thursday morning, along with details about how downtown Stroudsburg will be turned into a winter wonderland. Ice, and lots of it, is about to fill the streets in Stroudsburg. Downtown businesses have rallied together to bring back Winterfest next month. “We saw a void and we thought, ‘why not?’ Let’s get together as a group of business people and see what we can […]

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    Brown Water at East Stroudsburg Area North Campus

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — Bottled water was being handed out to students at the East Stroudsburg Area North campus on Thursday. District officials say the water didn’t look right. Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, officials say the water was coming out brown from faucets and fountains at all three schools on the campus in Pike County. “There was a brown tinge to the water,” said East Stroudsburg Area Superintendent Sharon Laverdure. “It was not dark, but it didn’t look normal, let’s put […]

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    Hiking and Climbing Trail Closed for Falcons

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — An endangered falcon is back in the Poconos and it’s shutting down part of Mount Minsi for about seven months. This hiking and climbing trail just off Route 611 in Delaware Water Gap that’s covered in snow is going to be off-limits from this Friday through early August. Officials with the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area put out the alert because an endangered bird is back in the area — the peregrine falcon, like the […]

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    Dirty Water in Mount Pocono

    MOUNT POCONO — Dirty tap water in part of Monroe County has many residents beyond frustrated. One resident of Mount Pocono turned on her tap and showed us just how dirty her running water is and the problems it’s been causing. Cynthia Bara turns on her water every day wondering what color it will be. “We have clear water for like two days, three days and then after that, we’re done. It’s either dark brown, looking like mud, or yellow […]

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    Inside Look at New Hospital

    BARTONSVILLE – A new hospital in the Poconos is well on its way to completion. It’s been a busy nine months of construction. St. Luke’s Hospital broke ground on its $85 million project in Bartonsville last April. Already the building of Route 611 is taking shape. “We have about 16 trade contractors on site right now, with about 100 personnel, people, employees on site,” said project superintendent Jeff Burnside. Inside, crews installed drywall where offices will be. Electricians are wiring […]

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    Stroudsburg Still Digging Out

    STROUDSBURG — Two days after the storm, some businesses in Stroudsburg were just beginning to dig out. Early Monday morning, Citizen’s Bank in Stroudsburg was open, but there’s still snow all over the parking lot. Red Devil Property management workers say the original contractors never showed. “They didn’t show up. They didn’t come,” said Chip Reinhardt of Red Devil Property Management. A crew worked hard to clear the lot for customers using shovels, snow blowers, and even a Bobcat. “We’re going to […]

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    Lansford Roads Covered with Snow

    LANSFORD — It was hard to see the streets in Lansford Monday amid the massive snow piles. The borough’s two full time and one part time plow drivers are trying to get the job done. “Just trying to push the slush off the road, throw some salt down, keep it melting, push it back wherever we can, make the streets wider,” said borough worker Greg Dailey. Public works chairman Martin Ditsky says it’s the borough’s job to plow curb to […]

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    A Pig Flies into the Poconos

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP – A pig flew into the Poconos on Friday, and no, we’re not kidding. Hank the Hog is now on his way to a happy temporary home in Canadensis. Inbound at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport near Mount Pocono was a pilot and a pig in need of some TLC. “Hank was just really sick and he was the runt of the litter and just something about him, the right person saw him on the right day and […]

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    Stocking Up on Spirits Before Winter Storm

    MOUNT POCONO — When it comes to winter storm preparations, we found lots of folks who made stopping at the local liquor store one of their top priorities before possibly getting snowed in. Bread, milk, and eggs are fully stocked at ShopRite in Mount Pocono. But there’s one more essential item shoppers are grabbing before this winter storm hits the area: booze, and lots of it. “I wanted to make sure that if we do get snowed in somewhat, I’d […]

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    Deadly Arson Case Closed, Only Suspect Dead

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — A nearly six-year investigation into a deadly arson in Monroe County is now closed because the only suspect is dead. The man investigators call their one and only suspect in the arson at the Water Gap Diner in 2010 died in October from a drug overdose. Investigators sifted through the charred apartments behind the Water Gap Diner back in March of 2010, trying to determine who was responsible for a deadly arson. The fire killed owner […]


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