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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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    Walk Across America to Help Veterans

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A man from Scotland walking across America to help veterans had to make an extended stop in the Poconos because of a leg injury, but he’s still finding a way to carry out his mission. Neil Davis of Scotland began walking across America in early August in Maine. He has made it more than 300 miles already. His mission is to raise awareness for veterans, both here and in the U.K. “We talk about leaving no […]

  • Final Farewell for Two Jim Thorpe Cheerleaders

    LAKE HARMONY — A community in Carbon County said goodbye to two Jim Thorpe Area High School cheerleaders killed in a crash last week. A joint memorial service was held Monday morning for the two sophomores. While that was going on state police were back at the scene trying to figure out what went wrong last Thursday night. Hundreds turned out to say goodbye to Jasmine Fonseca and Taylor Shepherdson. Family members, teachers, first responders and many of the girls’ […]

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    Pony Power at Pocono

    LONG POND — The Poconos are prepping for another busy weekend at the raceway as IndyCar takes over the track for the final race of the summer. Engines have already revved up–days before the big ABC Supply 500 IndyCar series at Pocono Raceway–only there weren’t IndyCars racing around the track. “It’s called a ’95 Cobra R, the car was sent through the assembly line in Ford, and there were 250 built. This was number 58 off the line,” said Mark […]

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    PennDOT Paints Lines Wrong on Monroe County Road

    MOUNT POCONO — PennDOT crews were out early in Monroe County Friday morning fixing a problem that they created on Route 611. PennDOT line crews recently painted lines on northbound Route 611 in Mount Pocono and for some reason they put broken white lines on a stretch where two lanes actually merge into one. As you can imagine the mistake caused concern and confusion. Mount Pocono Mayor Fred Courtright says he and his wife noticed that the broken white lines […]

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    Three to a Dorm Room at ESU

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Campus living is a little cramped at East Stroudsburg University. Hundreds of freshmen moving in Thursday found themselves being assigned to rooms of three instead of two. The university said it had notified those students ahead of time that they would have more than one roommate. Bins are packed to the max with bedding, books, and clothes as freshmen move onto campus at East Stroudsburg University. “It was a little stressful, but now that I’m here I’m […]

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    Looking for the Leak: Lansford Pool Losing Water

    LANSFORD — A pool in Carbon County has been losing 30 gallons of water per minute and now the Lansford Borough Council is trying to find out just where the leak is located and how to fix it. The pool in Lansford was locked up for the day thanks to the threat of bad weather, but borough officials tell us dark clouds are the least of their worries. This pool has a leak lurking somewhere beneath the surface. “The pool […]

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    60th Anniversary of Historic Flood

    EAST STROUDSBURG – It was 60 years ago that back-to-back hurricanes caused a historic flood that devastated the Poconos. Black and white photos tell the story of that historic flood in Monroe County sixty years ago. Edward Flory, 76, of East Stroudsburg says he was just 16 years old. His father was the mayor. “Really, at that time nobody really had any idea there was going to be a flood, it was just raining hard,” said Flory. “Two hurricanes hit […]

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    Sweet Random Acts of Kindness

    STROUDSBURG — Police, EMTs, and firefighters worked to spread some kindness in the Poconos on Wednesday. They surprised hundreds across Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg with a sweet treat. They were some special sweet deliveries; police, firefighters, EMTs, all paying it forward with cupcakes. “We’re giving out cupcakes, just going up to random people and staff and handing out cupcakes,” said Stroud Area Regional Police Officer Chris Shelly. The random acts of kindness were delivered at Pocono Medical Center in the […]

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    Officer Shoots Man in Berwick

    BERWICK — State Police are investigating after an officer shot a man outside a home in Berwick. The shooting happened right around 11 p.m. Saturday in Berwick. State Police are looking into why the officer pulled the trigger and if the shooting is justified. The police officer who shot the man in the shoulder is now on leave. The Berwick police chief is standing behind his officer and says this shooting was both necessary and justified. State police drive down […]

  • Suspicious Death Under Investigation

    EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP –- Officials say they were called to a home in Schuylkill County early Saturday morning where a man was found dead. Right now, state police are calling the death suspicious. Troopers filed in and out of a home on Chestnut Street near Saint Clair, collecting clues and processing a possible crime scene. State Police say Ronald Scott Haslam, 28 of Pottsville, was found dead in a second floor bedroom. Saint Clair Police and EMS were the first […]

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    UPDATE: Guilty Verdict in Neglect Case

    STROUDSBURG — A jury deliberated for more than seven hours in Monroe County after more than a week of testimony in an elder abuse death trial. John and Tina Tedesco of Saylorsburg were found guilty of third degree murder, theft, criminal conspiracy, and tampering with evidnce. Prosecutors said the Tedescos neglected Barbara Rabins so severely that she died. Attorneys spent more than three hours Friday morning rehashing the gruesome details of this case. Prosecutors say John and Tina Tedesco were hiding […]

  • Woman With 122 Cats Speaks Out

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP  —  The SPCA took more than 120 cats from a home in Monroe County. On Friday, the woman who was caring for those cats explained why she did it. Hollie Ingram says she was keeping more than 100 cats in her home in Henryville. She said she’s been doing this for the past nine years with the hopes of opening an animal sanctuary. “Ever since I was 12 years old, I wanted to help cats because homeless cats have nowhere to […]

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