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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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    Two Pets Killed in Fire on Fuzzy Lane

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A fire destroyed a family’s rental home in Carbon County right after they had left for school and work, and took the lives of two of their pets. Firefighters struggled to get to the home near Palmerton. Fire broke out on Fuzzy Lane in Lower Towamensing Township around 10 a.m., right after the mother and her two daughters who live there left for the day. Investigators believe it started in the kitchen. Despite the weather, fire […]

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    DA: Charges May Be Filed in Fraternity Death Soon

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — It has been one year since a New York college student was injured and later died after allegedly taking part in a fraternity ritual in the Poconos. Investigators have yet to file any charges. It was one year ago Monday when investigators say Chun Michael Deng was taking part in a fraternity ritual in the Poconos at a rental home near Long Pond, when he fell and died. Deng’s death was ruled a homicide Now the Monroe […]

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    Eryk Fighting to Share Christmas with Others

    BARTONSVILLE — A teenager who’s fighting a battle of his own is doing amazing things to share Christmas with other kids who have disabilities. The D’Mezas are sorting through toys, costumes, decorations, and more at their home in Bartonsville. It’s all because 13-year-old Eryk is working to share the power of Christmas with other children with disabilities, all while battling spinal muscular atrophy himself. “Last year it turned out good, a lot of people came and they all had fun,” […]

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    Man Charged With Brutal Attack Headed To Trial

    STROUDSBURG — A preliminary hearing in Monroe County was moved to the main courthouse for security reasons Friday morning. It was for a man accused of beating another man so badly the victim was in a coma for eight days. It was an emotional day in the courtroom for family members of victim Frankie Lomusico. Prosecutors say he was knocked unconscious and into a coma at a party in East Stroudsburg in July. On Friday, the man accused of the […]

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    Plea for Clues in Pocono Cold Case Murder

    LONG POND — The murder of Lee VanLuvender happened seven years ago today on state game lands in Long Pond.  But despite the best efforts of investigators, this case has gone cold. Now on the anniversary of the murder, detectives and family members are making another plea. Every day, the details of a murder that happened in Tunkhannock Township seven years ago run through the mind of one Monroe County detective. Someone shot and killed 22-year-old Lee VanLuvender and got […]

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    Operation: Santa Claus a Big Success

    TOBYHANNA — The Christmas spirit is in the air at the Tobyhanna Army Depot, as hundreds of kids get ready for the season with a special operation: Operation Santa Claus. “Absolutely, it starts the holiday season off just the right way, and gets you right into the mood. We got it all decorated and we’re ready for Santa,” said Community Services division chief Walter Dorosky. This more-than-50-year tradition brings hundreds of kids and many adults with mental and physical disabilities […]

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    New Businesses Open Along Main Street In Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Two new stores are open in downtown Stroudsburg just in time for the holiday season. They fill a shop that’s been vacant for more than two years after a fire. Step inside Stroudsburg’s newest store along Main Street and you’ll find nothing but one-of-a-kind items. This unique boutique is home to two different stores: Lindo Jewelry and Step’n Out On Faith shoe salon. Two local women partnered to make their dreams a reality. “I thought it’d be a […]

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    Commanding General Visits Tobyhanna Army Depot

    TOBYHANNA — A four-star U.S. Army general made a visit to Monroe County on Tuesday. Commanding General Dennis Via toured Tobyhanna Army Depot meeting with the thousands of people from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne County, and beyond who work there. We had rare access to the army depot in Tobyhanna. It’s one of our region’s largest employers and is responsible for developing and repairing the latest in electronics and intelligence equipment for the Department of Defense. But the depot’s top […]

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    Sharing the Harvest is Easier than Ever

    POLK TOWNSHIP — Monday marks the start of the two-week rifle deer season in Pennsylvania. As hundreds and hundreds of deer are brought in to be processed, some of the meat will be given to families in need free of charge. Now it’s even easier this year for hunters to share the harvest. Opening day of rifle deer season is always a busy one at Haydt’s Meat Market near Kresgeville. Hunters haul in their bucks and does for processing. Matthew […]

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    Opening Day For Rifle Deer “Right On Target”

    MONROE COUNTY — The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates that one million hunters headed into Pennsylvania’s woods for the start of rifle deer season. Deer after deer were hauled into processing shops in Monroe County as opening day of rifle deer season kicked off across the state. Kaitlyn Ohl, 15, of Jim Thorpe shot her first deer. “I don’t know. I was shaking a lot. I was really scared, and then I just pulled the trigger.” Her dad Ken says it […]

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    Grocery Stores Still Slammed During Storm

    MOUNT POCONO — The snow has continued to fall in Stroudsburg since about 9 a.m. Wednesday. During the height of the storm, we found people still making a mad dash to the grocery store, looking to pick up those last-minute trimmings for the Thanksgiving feast. Shoppers packed the Shop Rite in Mount Pocono, picking up those last-minute items to round out their turkey dinners as the snow pounded this part of the Poconos mid-morning. Maryann Fanelli of Tobyhanna and her […]

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    Snow Slows Thanksgiving Travels in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY — The snowstorm started out as rain early in the morning hours in downtown Stroudsburg. But all the snow that followed made roads rather treacherous in Monroe County as many tried to get to their Thanksgiving destinations. PennDOT crews were out in force, trying to keep up with the main roads on the busiest travel day of the year, but as the snow fell fast in the early morning hours, the task was too much to handle. Drivers […]

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