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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!

Recent Articles
  • Grandparents Mourning Loss of 3-Year-Old Girl

    WEATHERLY — A trip to visit family in the Lehigh Valley turned deadly over the weekend.  Neveaha Rivera, age 3, of Weatherly died in a crash near Bethlehem. The grandparents of 3-year-old Neveaha Rivera say they’re in shock after losing their granddaughter in a crash Saturday. Rivera’s mother was driving to the Bethlehem area to visit her fiancé when state police say she lost control of her car and crashed. Carrie and Derek Askew of Weatherly hold each other close, […]

  • Power To Save: Wind Turbine to Tower over College

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — A wind turbine is being installed at Northampton Community College Monroe Campus. The equipment is meant to save the campus some money and be used as a teaching tool as well. This turbine will soon tower 80 feet high on Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus near Tannersville. It’s the latest green addition on the already environmentally friendly campus. “A wind turbine seemed like a natural addition, especially because if you’ve been up on this campus. We do […]

  • Financial Reality Check for College Students

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Some students at Northampton Community College Monroe Campus are trying to figure out how they’ll make ends meet once they graduate. “While they’re doing that, ‘What’s my career going to be? What’s my salary going to be? How am I going to try and make the best decisions that I can with the money I make in my career, and to best provide for myself and for my family?'” said state Rep. Rosemary Brown, (R) 189th District. […]

  • Camel Part of ESU Global Week Celebrations

    EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY — A camel drew a great deal of attention Wednesday at East Stroudsburg University. The animal was just one small part of a global celebration taking place on campus. Herman the camel certainly drew a crowd on the campus of East Stroudsburg University – happy to celebrate “Hump Day” and the university’s first ever Global Week. The idea was put together by one ESU administrator who grew up in Mexico. “I said if I cannot take all […]

  • Pocono Pony Runs to Kalahari

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — Trying to get to and from work just got easier for employees at one resort in the Poconos. The Pocono Pony is driving in a new direction, looking to help hundreds of people working at the new Kalahari Resort near Mount Pocono. “We launched a new route, the silver route, which goes from A Pocono Country Place in Mount Pocono to Kalahari. The service is provided in the morning and later on in the afternoon,” said MCTA […]

  • Softball Dugouts Smashed in Wind Storm

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — The call is going out to help a softball little league in Monroe County that had two of its dugouts destroyed this past weekend due to the strong wind. The league is up against the clock because it is only two weeks until opening day. Mangled dugouts, both home and away benches, sit at St. Paul’s Field near Marshalls Creek. Wind storms over the weekend destroyed the structures, just two weeks before East Stroudsburg Softball Little League […]

  • High Winds Knock Out Power in the Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Strong winds knocked out power to thousands of folks over the weekend. In parts of the Poconos, crews were still out on Monday trying to restore service. Most of the power outages in the Poconos were tucked away in heavily wooded areas.  Some of the problems had roads shut down, while customers still wait for help to arrive. PPL crews spread out across the Poconos, working to repair damages from powerful weekend storms. Along Lower Swiftwater Road […]

  • ESU Reacts to Viral Acceptance Letter Video

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A viral video on Facebook shows a student with Down syndrome opening her college acceptance letter to East Stroudsburg University. We talked with university officials about their social media fame. Rachel Grace opens a letter from East Stroudsburg University.  The young woman from outside Philadelphia is anxious, just like most high school students applying for college. “It is with great pleasure to notify you of your acceptance into the CILLS program.  I got in, I’m going to […]

  • Power To Save: Going Green to Help Brodhead Creek

    STROUDSBURG — In the Poconos, efforts are already underway to make sure a creek is clean and safe. The water in the creek may look clear but the Brodhead Watershed Association says water samples and studies tell a much murkier story in the Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg areas. “We found that there was high fecal coliform in the stream actually making it unsafe for people to swim or play in the water,” said Edie Stevens, Brodhead Watershed Association. Over the […]

  • Trail of Trash on I-380

    MONROE COUNTY — Beer bottles, diapers and tires — just some of the things tossed along Interstate 380 in the Poconos. There’s trash just about everywhere you look. PennDOT tells us this time of year, trash from winter months seem to crop up along the side of the highway. Trash is in full bloom this spring on Interstate 380 in the Poconos. The typically scenic drive now includes big screen TVs tossed on the side of the highway, diapers, and […]

  • School Dismissed after Student Releases Pepper Spray

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Police tell us a student sprayed pepper spray inside the Pocono Mountain East High School Wednesday morning. Pocono Mountain Regional Police tell us a high school senior released pepper spray in a hallway between first and second period, around 9 a.m. “I didn’t feel anything, walking through the other hallway, but some people were like, ‘Oh, as soon as I passed the gym, I felt it and started coughing,'” said junior Johnnely Saldana. She says she went […]

  • ESU Wildlife and Natural History Museum Opens to Public

    EAST STROUDSBURG — An impressive collection of animals from around the world is opening to the public for the first time at East Stroudsburg University. Newswatch 16 went inside for a first look inside the Schisler Wildlife and Natural History Museum set to open this Saturday. Leopards, moose and wolves – almost every stuffed animal you see is something Art Schisler and his wife Fannie killed in North America, Africa, and Mexico. “These animals kind of get to be important […]