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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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  • Mountie Challenge Day at Stroudsburg High School

    STROUDSBURG — Students with special needs filled the stadium at Stroudsburg High School Wednesday ready to take part in a dozen different sports. On your mark, get set, go! The students were off to the races at the Stroudsburg High School track, scoring goals on the field, and jumping high. It was the fourth annual Stroudsburg Mountie Challenge Day, a day where students with special needs are partnered with high school athletes to learn. “See what football’s about, see what […]

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    Museum of Chocolate Making at Callie’s

    MOUNTAINHOME — Callie’s Candy Kitchen is well known in the Poconos and this weekend a new museum will open to show visitors the history of the chocolatier in Mountainhome. Step into Callie’s Candy Kitchen and you can now take a step back in time. This museum of chocolate making machines is opening officially this weekend near Canadensis. “I wanted to do something fresh and new for the customers so we took all of the old candy equipment and turned everything […]

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    Marathon Runner Saved Thanks to Community

    STROUDSBURG — In the sea of thousands of runners, John Burrows, 50, of New Jersey was keeping pace in Sunday’s Run for the Red Marathon in Monroe County, but when it came to mile 21 outside Stroudsburg, Burrows collapsed, suffering a major heart attack. He survived thanks to the efforts of police, EMS, and bystanders. “It’s honestly a once-in-a-career event. I probably will never have something like this happen to me again, and it’s just in awe,” said Suburban Ambulance […]

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    Next Door Neighbor Living in Fear after Shooting

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A confrontation was caught on camera in the middle of an interview Monday in the Poconos. The confrontation broke out as Newswatch 16 was interviewing some folks in Monroe County about a trooper shooting a next door neighbor. It happened over the weekend when police were called to a home near Marshalls Creek because somebody was threatening family members with a gun. Troopers ended up firing their guns at Brandon Nuse, 20. But neighbors say that happened […]

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    State Helping New Campers at Tobyhanna State Park

    TOBYHANNA STATE PARK — If you’re thinking of enjoying the great outdoors this summer, but have never camped before, Tobyhanna State Park has a program you may want to take advantage of. Memorial Day weekend will bring lots of folks to the Poconos to kick off the unofficial start to summer. And if you’re new to camping, you can get all of the gear you need to give it a try at Tobyhanna State Park for just $20. Workers at […]

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    Pocono View Inn Residents in Shock After Huge Fire

    SCIOTA — Fire investigators say they can’t determine exactly where the massive fire at the Pocono View Inn started late Thursday night. Fire crews from three different counties were called in to fight the motel fire off Route 209 near Brodheadsville before midnight Thursday. Burnt pieces of the motel scattered all over the property are what’s left of Pocono View Inn in Sciota. Now 10 different families are without a place to live after the fire. The blaze lit up […]

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    Power To Save: New Compost Site Saving Money and Environment

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Folks in three townships in the Poconos can now use a compost site that opened this week. Tom Watson has been loading up his truck bed with free mulch and putting it to good use from a new composting site near his home in Marshalls Creek. “I’ve been waiting for them to open up. I’ve seen all of the bins. People have been dumping their branches off. They grind them up into mulch, makes my garden […]

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    Caretaker Arrested in Death of Elderly Man

    Judith Marc was arrested today by Pocono Mountain Regional PD for the death of 92-year old William Collins last December. @WNEP — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) May 14, 2015 COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A woman is facing charges in the death of a man who she was caring for in Monroe County. The charges, including criminal homicide, came after a Monroe County coroner’s inquest inĀ  AprilĀ  determined the death of the 92-year old was no accident. Judith Marc remained silent as she […]

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    Elephants Bath Gets ‘Hosed’ By Cold Weather

    POCONO RACEWAY — Elephants are under the big top Wednesday night at Pocono Raceway. Before the main event, there was supposed to be a big splash to drum up some excitement. The elephants were all ready to get hosed down by the fire department before the Cole Brothers Circus kicks off at Pocono Raceway. But instead the whole idea was a wash, thanks to Mother Nature. “It was a little chilly for the bath, with the pressure of the water […]

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    Missing Man Found, Last Seen In The Nude

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — Searchers in Carbon County spent hours looking for a man last seen wearing nothing at all. Michael O’Keefe was camping at clothing-optional resort near Lehighton and rescue teams spread out through the forest looking for the man from the Harrisburg area. Late Wednesday afternoon, they found him alive. O’Keefe hadn’t been seen in days and was believed to have been wearing nothing at all when he went missing. Search teams were able to find the man who […]

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    Police: Maid Made ‘Clean Sweep’ in Cop’s Home

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A maid in Monroe County is now facing felony charges. Officers say Nancy Rivera of Marshalls Creek stole while cleaning a home in the Poconos. That home belongs to a police officer. Nancy Rivera worked for Merry Maids in Saylorsburg and Pocono Mountain Regional Police say she made off with thousands of dollars of jewelry from a home she was cleaning, A home belonging to one of their own officers. Police tell us Rivera of Marshalls Creek […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Boy from Jim Thorpe Has Been Found

    UPDATE: Authorities say Mason Pachulski, 12, was found around 7 p.m. on Monday. He was reported missing in Carbon County early Monday morning. Crews in Jim Thorpe are checking on the young man, but he appears to be doing fine. We have crew on scene in Carbon County and will have more on what happened on later editions of Newswatch 16. JIM THORPE — The parents of a boy say he went in the backyard Monday morning to feed some […]

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