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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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    Food and Wine Fest Celebrates 25 Years

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — The tents are in place and the food and wine vendors are getting set for the 25th annual Pennsylvania Food and Wine Festival at Split Rock Resort. Organizers say they’re busy planning extra special additions for the celebration. “This year we’re doing a lot of giveaways which we haven’t really done in the past which include giveaways for next year’s festival,” said catering manager Alisha Kallatch. Franklin Hill Vineyards is one of the more than 30 wine […]

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    Drugs, Machete Found in Auctioned Car

    MOUNTAINHOME — About a dozen vehicles seized in Monroe County drug raids were auctioned off Friday in the Poconos. But one new owner received quite a surprise right after the vehicle was awarded to the highest bidder. About twice a year, Monroe County auctions off vehicles seized by the drug task force, but one bidder almost drove off with more than he bargained for when he bought a 2008 Buick. More than a dozen cars, trucks, SUVs were up for […]

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    Stroudsburg Church Shocked by Charleston Mass Shooting

    STROUDSBURG — The tragedy in Charleston has many church congregations shaken, including a church in Stroudsburg where this latest shooting hits very close to home. The Stroudsburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Main Street was holding a service Wednesday night around the same time that shooting happened in Charleston. Pastor Gary Hughes leads the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Stroudsburg and is just beginning to process the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. “Here we were in a […]

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    Renovations On Track at Stroudsburg Fire Department

    STROUDSBURG — Beam after beam is being raised, welded, and installed at the Stroudsburg fire department. The major renovation project began in late April because of a new ladder truck. “It wouldn’t fit in the building, it doesn’t fit in the doors, and more to the point and more importantly, the floor will not hold it,” said Stroudsburg borough manager Cathy Thomas. Thomas tells Newswatch 16 borough officials knew renovations were well overdue for this building. It dates back to […]

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    Fugitive Remains on the Run

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Detectives in the Poconos are still looking for a man they describe as armed and dangerous. Terrence Jewell has been on the run since last Wednesday after allegedly holding his estranged wife at gunpoint in Monroe County. It happened last Wednesday along McKinley Avenue. “About 3 a.m., pulled the air conditioner out the side of the trailer and crawled into the bedroom window,” said Stroud Area Regional Police Detective Richard Wolbert. Detectives say Jewell then held the […]

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    Major Renovations Underway at Tobyhanna Army Depot

    TOBYHANNA — A more than $44 million renovation project is underway at the Tobyhanna Army Depot. Demolition is in full swing at what’s called Building 1A. Workers at the army depot say the building that is getting a major makeover is the heartbeat of their operations, but it was built back in the 1950s. Now for the first time ever, it’s getting remodeled top to bottom to put Tobyhanna on the cutting edge. “This is the Building 1A renovation. Essentially […]

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    Mountain Creek Grill Opens for Business

    BARTONSVILLE — A restaurant in the Poconos that had its doors closed for nearly six months has reopened with a new name, new look, and new menu. The Mountain Creek Grill is now open for business in Bartonsville. The restaurant formerly known as Big Daddy’s has had a troubled past and now owners are hoping to freshen things up just in time for the summer season. The restaurant that sits just off Route 611 in Bartonsville was renovated from the […]

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    UPDATE: East Stroudsburg Bank Hit by Robber, Photos Released

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The FBI and police are investigating a bank robbery in Monroe County. The holdup was reported just after 10 a.m. Monday at the People’s Security Bank along Route 209 in East Stroudsburg. Police say the robber had some sort of weapon and he ran from the scene. Investigators released photos from security cameras on Tuesday: Police and FBI are investigating an armed Robbery here at People's Security Bank in East Stroudsburg @WNEP pic.twitter.com/iYpfWBydhT — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) […]

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    Accused Gunman Rockne Newell Pleads Guilty, Given Life Sentence

    STROUDSBURG — The man accused of gunning down three people at a township meeting in 2013 has entered guilty pleas on all charges. Rockne Newell was in court for a hearing in Stroudsburg Friday morning. Walking into a courtroom at the Monroe County Courthouse, Newell was quiet for the most part. When asked if pleading guilty was a sudden decision, he simply replied, “no.” Inside the courtroom, many of the surviving victims and family members of those who died filled […]

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    Taxes Lost in Sale of Fernwood Hotel and Conference Center

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — How would you feel if you were out more than $880,000 dollars? That’s the amount lost in back taxes when the closed Fernwood Hotel and Conference Center was sold at judicial sale. But the public agencies out of the money seem to be taking the loss in stride. Along Route 209 in the Bushkill area sits the closed Fernwood Hotel and Conference Center. The property may have another chance at new life yet again after a […]

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    Pocono Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Health Plan Merger

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A major medical merger is in the works in the Poconos. Pocono Medical Center is merging with the Lehigh Valley Health Network. Employees at Pocono Medical Center found out Thursday morning that their employer signed a letter of intent to merge with Lehigh Valley Health Network. This could mean better care for patients and more jobs in the Poconos. A mass email to employees at Pocono Medical center quickly spread the news of the merger. It’s a […]

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    Armed Forces Career Center has New Home

    BARTONSVILLE — An Armed Forces recruiting center in the Poconos now has a new home. It was moving day in Bartonsville for the Army, Navy, and Marines. The Armed Forces Career Center finally has the all clear to move into a brand new home just off Route 611. “We’ve been at a temporary location on Main Street for about a year now and we’re here at a permanent location on 105 Terrace Lane,” said Army recruiter Staff Sgt. Erik Betlaf. […]


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