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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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    Residents Return Home After Smoke Forced Them from Assisted Living Facility

    LARKSVILLE — Nearly 40 residents of an assisted living facility in Luzerne County are back home more than 12 hours after smoke and water forced them out. The residents returned to Keystone Garden Estates on Narrows Road in Larksville Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials said around midnight a fan overheated in the laundry room sending smoke throughout the building and setting off the water sprinklers. The Alzheimer’s assisted living facility was evacuated and 38 residents were helped by the Red Cross. […]

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    Interstate 80 Reopened After Rig Wreck

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Interstate 80 is back open near Berwick after a tractor trailer crash tied up traffic for more than four hours Monday morning. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed in that part of Columbia County while crews worked to clean up the roll-over. Emergency crews and tow trucks lit up Interstate 80 in Columbia County in the early morning hours, all after a truck rolled over, blocking both lanes of eastbound traffic right before the […]

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    Florida Murders Happened In Nesquehoning Family’s Home

    NESQUEHONING — A brutal murder along the west coast of Florida leaves four people dead and the man suspected of the killings has ties to our area. And the home where it all allegedly happened is owned by a couple from Carbon County. The four people brutally murdered in Florida were found dead Thursday afternoon. A 4-year-old boy taken from the home was later found with the suspect. Sheriffs found the four people dead in Hudson, Florida near the home […]

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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge Need More “Bigs”

    EAST STROUDSBURG — For young kids in the Poconos, Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge has lent a helping hand in Monroe County for decades. But now dozens of kids looking for a “Big” are forced to wait. “It’s a challenge, because we certainly aren’t in business to have kids waiting on a waiting list. We want them to be matched and to be gaining the benefits of having a big brother or big sister,” said Big Brothers Big […]

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    Fall Foliage Forecasts Out In The Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — Even though the weather still feels like summer, it’s just about time for the leaves to start to turn. The first fall foliage forecast of the season was released Thursday in the Poconos. It’s not officially fall for another couple of weeks, but some leaves are already starting to change to their fall colors in the Poconos and we got our first look at when that fall foliage is scheduled to be its very best. By the looks […]

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    UPDATE: Police Investigating Machete Attack

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Police in the Poconos are still searching for a man who they say attacked his family with a machete. It all started around 7 a.m. Wednesday as a domestic dispute in Pocono Farms East near Tobyhanna. Pocono Mountain Regional Police say Paul Brown attacked his wife and 19-year-old son with a machete. There’s a warrant out for his arrest on charges including attempted homicide. This is Paul Brown – police say he's the man that attacked his […]

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    15-Year-Old Girl Behind the Wheel of Deadly Wreck

    PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — We’re learning more about that deadly crash in Wayne County from this past weekend. Officials now say the car driven by that 15-year-old unlicensed driver is registered to her father who owns a home in Wayne County. Also speed is believed to be a factor. Days after the deadly crash in Wayne County, investigators are now releasing more information about what led to this wreck near Lake Wallenpaupack Saturday morning. Officials say a 15-year-old girl from New […]

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    Interstate 80 Open After Vehicle Fire Slows Drivers

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A car fire in Monroe County shut down part of eastbound Interstate 80 for about an hour and a half on Tuesday morning. It was just before 9:30 a.m. when many people were driving along Interstate 80 east near Bartonsville.  A car burst into flames in the middle of the road and drivers rushed to help in any way they could. Cell phone video shows a car on fire along eastbound Interstate 80 at the tail end […]

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    Final Farewell for Western Wayne Bus Driver

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP – People in Wayne County paid their respects today to a long-time school bus driver who was killed in an atv crash earlier this week. The tribute included the school bus he used to drive. It’s a story we told you about earlier this week on Newswatch 16 – A western Wayne School District bus driver who died in an atv crash. Now those who rode Richard Wyckoff’s number 6 bus paid their respects in a very fitting […]

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    Beaches Closed For Holiday Weekend In Tobyhanna State Park

    TOBYHANNA STATE PARK — Swimmers at one state park in the Poconos won’t be able to hit the beach this weekend due to high bacteria levels. This sunny weather is just what visitors in the Poconos would hope for on this holiday weekend, but anyone looking to cool off with a swim at Tobyhanna State Park is going to be a little disappointed. The beach is closed until further notice. No swimming signs are posted at Tobyhanna State Park as […]

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    Competition Brings Some New ‘Spice’ to Pocono Garlic Festival

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A popular festival in Monroe County is celebrating a milestone this weekend. The Pocono Garlic Festival is celebrating 20 years Saturday and Sunday. Cleaning pounds and pounds of garlic, it’s just one way farmers and vendors are preparing for the 20th annual Pocono Garlic Festival this Labor Day weekend at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. “We have pound bags, we have loose garlic, we have bundles, and garlic seed kits so it’s exciting. It’s a chance for us […]

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    Working To Rebuild Main Street In Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Main Street in downtown Stroudsburg is busy rebuilding. A string of fires over the past two months have put several people out of their homes and businesses, and now they’re fighting to come back. It’s been a rough couple of months for many people who live and work along Main Street in Stroudsburg. Four fires have broken out on this street alone since July. Now Main Street is fighting to return bigger and better than ever. Tearing up […]

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