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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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    Surprise Sendoff for Top Teacher

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — The voting for top teacher on “Live with Kelly and Michael” is now underway. Finalist Lori Killino from Clear Run Intermediate in the Poconos is on her way to New York to find out if she will win the grand prize. But before she left, her school had a big surprise for her! They organized a surprise sendoff for this top teacher, who they say is already a winner in their book. The band was busy warming […]

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    ‘Good Morning JTL’ Celebrates 2,000th Broadcast

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Most schools start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance and some announcements. At J.T. Lambert Intermediate in Monroe County, they start the day with an entire morning TV show. Tucked away in a small studio at J.T. Lambert Intermediate in East Stroudsburg, seventh and eighth graders work hard every morning to bring their fellow classmates the news. The project started 11 years ago under the guidance of teacher Terry Toth. “We started with two really old […]

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    A Slice of Africa in the Poconos Through Artwork

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A slice of authentic African culture has made its way to the Pocono Mountains to stay. Kalahari Resort just unveiled thousands of pieces of art from Africa that will decorate the indoor waterpark. The folks at Kalahari Resort were able to bring it all back to the Poconos after a 23-day trip to six different countries in Africa. “Well, when the art arrives at the resort, it’s like Christmas morning for us. And literally the family ourselves […]

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    Road Closed by Deadly Wreck in Monroe County

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — A head-on crash Tuesday in Monroe County left one man dead. Troopers say he died when a pickup driven by a fire police officer crossed into oncoming traffic. That deadly wreck happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 115 near Saylorsburg. Officials say the driver who died was Paul Hosking, 83, from Saylorsburg, and that he was only minutes away from his home. Officials say the pickup, which was driven by a fire police officer, crossed over […]

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    Behind the Scenes as Pocono Teacher Appears on ‘Live’

    NEW YORK CITY — A teacher from the Poconos shared her touching story Monday morning on “Live with Kelly and Michael” on WNEP-TV. One of the show’s Top Teacher finalists is from our area, and she was in the spotlight Monday. In the bustling Big Apple, hours from the Pocono Mountains, special needs teacher Lori Killino got ready for the spotlight. “Getting to this point and being recognized at this level is beyond my expectations and my dreams,” she said. […]

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    Monroe Farmers Market Kicks Off Season

    STROUDSBURG — Farmers and local vendors are gearing up for a big day Saturday in the Poconos: the Monroe County farmer’s market kicks off in Stroudsburg. It’s been a long cold winter, but farmers say they are ready to kick off the farmers market in Stroudsburg on Saturday, and they can’t wait to show off the fresh local produce that so many people have been looking forward to. The lettuce is getting cleaned up, as other fresh vegetables are beginning […]

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    Jim Thorpe Celebrates National Tourism Week

    JIM THORPE — The Poconos are getting ready to take part in National Travel and Tourism week which runs through May 10. The character of the Poconos attracts thousands of visitors every year and folks say maintaining a standard of tourism really lasts all year ’round! So much of the Poconos thrives on the tourism industry and that includes Stroudsburg and farther south in Jim Thorpe. The borough is gearing up for a busy spring season beginning with National Tourism […]

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    A Call to Help the Wildlife

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Monroe County is taking care of a bear cub and a bald eagle right now, both animals that people rarely get to see up close. The first bear cub of the season has arrived at the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education center near Stroudsburg. The 5-month-old bear became separated from its mom. “They’re very sad when they’re alone. They really need to be with other cubs, so hopefully if […]

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    ‘Your life could be over just like that,’ Mock Crash Shows Driving Dangers

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — With prom and graduation season upon us, high school seniors are reminded to avoid potentially destructive decisions like drinking and driving. The same reminders go out every year, and still every year, there are tragedies. One school district in the Poconos is hoping to help make this year different. Teens in a bad wreck on Panther Lane in Coolbaugh Township, the 911 call, and the flashing lights of emergency responders rushing to the mock crash scene were […]

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    Kunkletown Soldier’s Family Pleads for Answers

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Sgt. Derek Pagan grew up in the Kunkletown area, but the Fort Hood soldier’s service to his country was cut short when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver. It happened in Austin, Texas this past weekend. Sgt. Derek Pagan was a 2005 Pleasant Valley graduate and graduated from Northampton Community College in 2009. His family says he wanted to serve his country, travel, and further his education, but early Sunday morning a hit-and-run driver changed all of […]

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    Veterans Trying to Help Veterans in Pocono Township

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — An American Legion post in the Poconos is looking for some help from the community as it works to honor veterans this Memorial Day. Flags are tattered, and veterans’ markers are missing. Mount Pocono’s American Legion Commander Thomas Bowditch says he just recently happened to come across the cemetery near Tannersville and is now working to get it cleaned up in time for Memorial Day. “When we took over from Tannersville, we now have 16 cemeteries. We have […]

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    Arrests Expected in Stroud Mall Assault

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Police in the Poconos now say they are close to making an arrest after a woman was assaulted leaving the movies at the Stroud Mall Easter Sunday. But just a few days ago, another violent crime happened outside the same mall. Investigators are close to charging several individuals in relation to the Easter Sunday assault, but they still need help tracking down just who is responsible for a stabbing Saturday night that sent one man to the […]


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