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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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    Indoor Waterpark Work Complete at Camelback

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Camelback Lodge in Monroe County just completed Phase 2 of its multi-million dollar Aquatopia project. A new spa, a ski-in, ski-out restaurant, and more than 200 new rooms are all officially open at Camelback’s indoor water park giving guests even more options to enjoy year round. Kids and kids at heart have been riding the waves at Camelback’s Aquatopia indoor waterpark for a few months now. The rooms are booked solid. “I think it’s pretty fun. You have […]

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    Residents Pushing Proposed Pipeline to Move

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A group of folks in Carbon County are fighting to keep a proposed natural gas pipeline off their property. Plans call for the PennEast/UGI Pipeline to cut through dozens of farms and several state parks. Now dozens of residents in Carbon County are urging the two natural gas companies to rethink the route the proposed pipeline would take. Their goal is to save some beautiful property here in the Poconos. Pristine freshwater springs, gardens filled with broccoli, […]

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    Veterans ‘Catch’ Some Relaxation in the Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Some wounded veterans were treated to a fly fishing outing in Stroudsburg Wednesday. Casting a line into McMichaels Creek on a bright sunny day takes Brian Conklin’s mind off the years he spent in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. “We went over and back and you know I have friends that went over and never came back. I still miss them,” said Conklin of Avoca. Conklin is one of about two dozen veterans from […]

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    PPL Power Lines Shocking Baby Eagles

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A power line in the Poconos is causing big problems for some baby eagles. One died after being shocked and another was seriously injured. Game Commission officials said both eaglets were living in a nest in Pocono Lake Reserve off Route 940 near Blakeslee when PPL Power lines somehow shocked them within the past week. Kathy Uhler is helping the surviving baby bald eagle at the Pocono Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center near Stroudsburg. “These injuries truly […]

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    26th Annual River Cleanup Along the Delaware River

    Dozens of canoes launch into the water along the Delaware River near Milford for day two of the annual river cleanup. And the folks at Kittatinny Canoes and Rangers in the national park say this year, they’re seeing a positive trend. “They found a lot less, but they still found quite a bit, mostly tires and a few appliances, but mostly it’s been small scale items so far,” said Mike Croll, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Over the past […]

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    Volunteers Save Man’s Life on Delaware River

    PIKE COUNTY — A dramatic rescue happened on the Delaware River Monday. A man enjoying a day canoeing with his family nearly drowned, but two men who work near Stroudsburg saved his life. Sal Lombardo and Joshua Turner both work for Adams Outdoor Advertising in the Stroudsburg Area. Yesterday they were helping with a river cleanup along the Delaware and say they were just in the right place at the right time. Paddling for trash, that’s what Adams Outdoor Advertising […]

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    New Security System Scares off Would-Be Robber

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — A bank in Carbon County has taken extreme measures after it was robbed one too many times. The bank near Jim Thorpe installed a metal detector much like you see in airports. That metal detector was just installed a couple of months ago and this weekend State Police say it stopped another robbery from happening. Surveillance video outside Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank on Route 903 shows a man casually walking out from the woods near Jim […]

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    E-ZPass Ramp not so Easy for Some Drivers

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania Turnpike may force drivers without E-ZPass to pay more than $60 if they take the new E-ZPass only exit near Lake Harmony. The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened the Route 903 interchange in Carbon County late last month. It’s an E-ZPass only exit for Jim Thorpe and Lake Harmony off the Northeast Extension, and 19,000 drivers have used it already. “I’ve had E-ZPass for quite a while and the new ramp is great. I’ve used it […]

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    Years of Alleged Violence Leads to Arrest

    STROUDSBURG — A man is locked up in Monroe County on a slew of charges all because authorities say a woman had the courage to step forward. Detectives say it’s a domestic violence case that has been going on for more than five years and was extremely violent. Miguel Santiago, 26, is now facing charges of simple assault, stalking, drug possession in Monroe County. Santiago allegedly has been abusing a woman for more than five years. That woman finally got […]

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    Trail of Trouble in the Poconos

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — A waterfall in the Poconos has become a popular destination, but it’s also been a magnet for trouble and trash. Newswatch 16 took a two-mile hike into the woods near Dingmans Ferry because rangers in the national recreation area say tourists at Adams Creek are causing trouble. Officials are trying to put a stop to it. Warning signs are clearly marked at the trail head for Adams Creek: no climbing, no jumping. But rangers in the […]

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    Building Begins for New Playground

    MARSHALLS CREEK — An elementary school in the East Stroudsburg School District may finally get a playground. They broke ground on the project at Resica Elementary, but now this construction project desperately needs some help. Progress is being made, finally, on a long-awaited playground in Marshalls Creek. Volunteers began bright and early digging holes for what will be the new Resica Community Playground. “When I was a kid here, I had the playground, so I wanted to give back to […]

  • Garden of Giving

    SAYLORSBURG — A garden in Saylorsburg has grown so large that the owner is giving hundreds of pounds of produce to help food pantries for free. Jim Capasso of Saylorsburg has a garden that is overflowing, so he’s picking out fresh produce to help the hungry in Monroe County’s west end. “With all of the rain it was luscious, and green, and the size of the squash we pulled out was just amazing,” said Jennifer Strauch of the Pleasant Valley […]


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