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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.

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    Delaware State Forest Off Limits During Manhunt

    PROMISED LAND STATE PARK — People are being told to stay out of the Delaware State Forest in parts of Pike and Monroe Counties as the manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Frein continues. That includes both hunters and hikers. But the state says it’s OK for people to continue to visit Promised Land State Park. After the Pennsylvania Game Commission banned bow hunting for seven townships in and around the massive search area for Eric Frein, the Department of […]

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    Game Commission Reversal Upsetting To Hunters

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — One day after authorities say they found explosives in the woods where they are searching for accused cop killer Eric Frein, the Pennsylvania Game Commission decides to ban hunting in the search area. The game commission issued an order Wednesday to ban hunting and trapping in seven townships in the Poconos where the search continues for the person who is wanted for killing a state trooper in Pike County. Gene Besko hasn’t stopped into his hunting cabin […]

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    Troopers: Bombs Found During Search For Eric Frein

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Authorities announced Tuesday afternoon they have found explosives in the woods they believe belong to Eric Frein. At a 3 p.m. news conference, troopers revealed they’ve discovered two pipe bombs in the woods within the past 24 hours. But despite the dangers, the massive manhunt continues right around the Pike and Monroe County lines. While thousands of law enforcement continue searching for Eric Frein, troopers have uncovered a troubling trail of evidence they say their suspected […]

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    Monroe County 911 Dispatchers Helping Hunt For Frein

    SNYDERSVILLE — The hunt for Eric Frein continues to take its toll on agencies in Monroe County. At the 911 center in Snydersville, dispatchers have been working hard to keep up with extra call volume, extra agencies working in their areas, and the stress of a long manhunt. “It’s been going on three weeks now and I can’t remember in my 36 years of anything of this magnitude,” said Monroe County Control Center director of communications Gary Hoffman. It’s there […]

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    Search For Eric Frein Shifts

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Monday was another day in the woods as state police searched for suspected killer Eric Frein. He has eluded authorities for more than two weeks. Today, the search shifted back toward the Canadensis area. We’re now into the third week of the ongoing search for Frein. Last week, troopers said they were zeroing in on a five-square-mile area near the intersections of Route 447 and Snow Hill Road near Canadensis. On Monday, that focus appears to have […]

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    State Police: Frein Researched How To Evade Police

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — At a news conference Friday afternoon, state police released new information on the search for Eric Frein, including evidence that suggests he had been planning an ambush on police for some time, and they give us a look at where Frein may have been hiding. It was two weeks ago when one state trooper was killed and another hurt. In addition to evidence found on a computer, investigators also addressed rumors about a possible motive and […]

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    Manhunt Moves Forward During Rainy Day Of Search

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Thursday was the first day troopers were forced to deal with the elements while searching for shooting suspect Eric Frein. Officials say rain does not affect their ongoing efforts to track down their suspect who’s been on the run now for nearly two weeks. State police cars continue roving patrols around a five-square-mile area in Price and Barrett Townships even as the rain falls, searching, waiting, for any signs of alleged killer Eric Frein. The manhunt has […]

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    State Police: A Trail Of Evidence Left By Frein

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police believe they are getting closer and closer to finding suspected cop killer Eric Frein after several sightings and what was discovered in the woods. Authorities announced that beside several possible sightings of Eric Frein,  they have also found Serbian cigarettes and soiled diapers they believe Frein has left behind. Eric Frein is wanted in the ambush of two state troopers earlier this month outside the state police barracks in Pike County. The search for […]

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    Mail Delivery Stopped For Hundreds Of Homes

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — For hundreds of homes in the Canadensis and Cresco areas, the new normal is officers with guns drawn as the manhunt for Eric Frein enters into its 11th day. On and off roadblocks have kept people from coming to and from their homes off Route 447. And that’s not all. “Mail delivery for the safety of the customers and the carrier has been temporarily suspended,” Postmaster Phil Zimich said. That’s right, no mail. The Cresco post office […]

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    UPDATE: Search for Eric Frein

    PRICE TOWNSHIP -- It's now more than a week since Eric Frein allegedly shot and killed one trooper and injured another in Blooming Grove and after all those days into the massive manhunt, it's been much of the same in Monroe County: troopers are out in force and Frein still remains at large.

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    Search Intensifies in Cresco Area

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — A roadblock has once again been in place all day Monday at the corner of route 447 and snow hill road as troopers relentlessly search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. It’s been nine days since one trooper was killed and another injured in the attack on the Blooming Grove barracks. Helicopters hovered overhead and on the ground roads were blocked for going on 24 hours as police say they believe they’re closing in on Frein. As […]

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    Residents Asked to Stay in Homes as Manhunt Continues

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police are asking all residents in Barrett and Price Townships to remain in their homes due to police activity in the area. The public is asked not to travel in this area. There is heavy police activity in the Canadensis area. Officials confirm there were reports of shots being fired earlier Friday evening. Police blocked off roads after there were reports that Eric Frein, the suspect in the state police ambush that left one trooper dead […]


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