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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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    Frozen Pipes and Blow Dryer Spark House Fire

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A family in Carbon County had horrible results trying to thaw a pipe with a blow dryer. The family was working to fix some frozen pipes in their home near Palmerton, but that quickly turned into a major house fire late Monday morning in Carbon County. Smoke billowed out from the home on Wintergreen Road in Lower Towamensing Townhip as fire crews worked to knock down a fire in freezing cold temperatures. Officials say it all […]

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    Heaters Hard To Come By In The Poconos After Power Outage

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Some hardware stores in the Poconos are struggling to keep up with the high demand for some winter weather necessities. Power outages Sunday near Brodheadsville sent some families scrambling to get heaters and generators. More than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Poconos went without power for several hours on Sunday, and now some hardware stores say they’re running out of heaters, generators, and other items to keep your home warm in an emergency. Hardware stores tell […]

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    Cold Causing Car Troubles

    MOUNT POCONO — The cold weather delayed schools in the Poconos Friday and it’s causing even more trouble for some drivers. The cold winter weather isn’t treating cars too kindly in the Poconos. With temperatures in the single digits and wind chills in the negative numbers, some drivers are having trouble getting their cars to start. “Usually you see a lot of battery issues, people coming in for winter car care checks, which we do for free. Bring it in […]

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    Romantic Valentine Getaways in the Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Despite the threats of snow and cold, resorts in the Poconos are still prepared for the Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day crowds. One couple hit the ice rink at Paradise Stream Resort for an early romantic Valentine’s getaway. “Well it was a surprise. He planned it, so I had no idea where I was going or what was going on or anything like that. I was just in the car,” said Chloe Newman of New Jersey. Newman […]

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    More than 100 ESU Students now Sick

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The number of students at East Stroudsburg University now sick with what doctors call a gastrointestinal infection is well over 100. What’s disturbing is that no one knows how it started, or who might be next to get the illness. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is now assisting the university to interview sick students trying to determine how this infection started. So far, 114 students are sick and some staff have reported being ill as well. Now […]

  • Jackpots in the Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Jackpot is a word folks playing the slots at Mount Airy Casino sure like to hear. The casino near Mount Pocono usually has lots of people playing the slots, but many others are playing Powerball. “People for certain are thinking about winning jackpots on the casino floor and by the way they’d like a shot at winning that $500 million dollars that’s in the Powerball,” said Mount Airy Casino VP of Marketing Vincent Jordan. On the casino […]

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    East Stroudsburg University Dealing With Sick Students, Staff

    EAST STROUDSBURG — East Stroudsburg University is working to contain a serious stomach virus. University officials tell us a total of 42 students and staff have come down with the bug in less than 24 hours. Officials tell us this virus is affecting students who live on and off campus at East Stroudsburg. Out of the 42 confirmed cases, some have been treated at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. Others have been treated at the on-campus health center. The […]

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    Chocolate Covered Sweets for Valentine’s Day

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP – There is chocolate just about everywhere you look in Callie’s Candy Kitchen. The sweet treat shop near Canadensis has plenty of the delicious chocolates ready for this Valentine’s Day. “We’re ready. We’ve got your chocolate-covered strawberries, cream cheese, grapes, all your loved one’s favorites, so please don’t forget the day,” said Gretchen Callie Reisenwitz of Callie’s Candy Kitchen. The family-run business says they’re expecting a big crowd with a Saturday holiday and decent weather, but some of […]

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    Setting Up To Collect Syrup In The Sugar Bush

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — We are a long way from maple syrup season because the daytime temperatures are still way too cold, but an early sign of spring is when you see folks tapping trees before the sap starts to flow. It was a busy day in the sugar bush in Marshalls Creek. Volunteers and environmentalists began getting ready to start tapping trees. “We’re out here getting ready for maple sugar season. That’s what we’re out here doing today, and […]

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    Kids Helping Shovel Snow from Fire Hydrants

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — It was another snow day Monday for many school districts in our area. But a fire department in Monroe County is giving kids a job when they’re off from school, and the work could be life-saving. As the snow continues to pile up in the Poconos, one volunteer fire company is asking for some help getting about 75 hydrants shoveled out. It’s an idea that’s catching on all thanks to some help from social media. Plowed snow […]

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    Police Looking into Vandalism in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Police in Stroudsburg are beefing up patrols along North 1st Street. Officers tell us they are trying to catch whoever vandalized a business and several student apartments earlier this week. Shot after shot was taken at a window outside Hellbound Racing in Stroudsburg and in student apartment windows on the first floor of the building. The damage was discovered earlier this week in the place on North 1st Street. “It’s surprising, we haven’t had any problems like that […]

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    Another New Health Care Center Opens in the Poconos

    BRODHEADSVILLE — Another new health care center celebrated a grand opening Thursday in the Poconos. This one is located in the west end of Monroe County in the Brodheadsville area. It’s located about 15 to 20 minutes away from another community health care center in the Bartonsville area that opened less than a year ago, and we’re hearing there’s another center just like these in the works for the East Stroudsburg area. It’s the newest addition of health care centers […]


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