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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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    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 graduateĀ 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 TannersvilleĀ 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 […]

  • More Dogs Abandoned in Shopping Center Parking Lot

    EAST STROUDSBURG — There has been another case of abandoned dogs in the Poconos. This time dogs were found in two cardboard boxes in East Stroudsburg. It begs the question: why does this kind of thing keep happening? The Animal Welfare Society of Monroe County says it has had more than a dozen animals abandoned in shopping centers within the past year, even more left in other places to fend for themselves. Just why it’s happening is a question so […]

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    Pocono Teacher in National Spotlight

    TOBYHANNA — The national spotlight is on a teacher in the Pocono Mountain School District for all she is doing in her career and in the community. Lori Killino is in the running for the Top Teacher 2015 award on Live with Kelly and Michael. We got to find out just how special this sixth grade teacher truly is. “I’m going to see who’s doing an awesome job on their math. If you need any help raise your hand,” Lori […]

  • Students Test out New Indoor Waterpark

    TANNERSVILLE — The snow didn’t stop one waterpark in the Poconos from showing off its stuff. Camelback’s Aquatopia indoor waterpark opened its doors for an unveiling Thursday. Kids spent the day splashing and sliding through the newest resort to open in the Poconos. Students from Wallenpaupack South Elementary were special guests as Camelback unveiled its brand new indoor waterpark in Tannersville. Fifth grader Nick Hussung says he’s tried out the wave pool and the slides–thirteen different slides to be exact. […]

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    Aquatopia Unveiled at Camelback

    TANNERSVILLE — Despite the snow in parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania Thursday morning, inside Camelback Resorts’ Aquatopia it was a warm 80 degrees. The area’s newest indoor waterpark opened with a big explosion of water. The first official unveiling of the indoor resort took place Thursday, but it’s still not officially open to the public. By June of 2015, it will be one of four indoor waterparks in the Poconos. Welcome to Aquatopia! @CamelbackLodge is unveiling this new INDOOR […]

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    Officers Show off Skills at ESU

    EAST STROUDSBURG — More than a dozen law enforcement agencies were on campus at East Stroudsburg University Wednesday, all for a little bit of fun. Police cars, officers, and troopers all filled the quad at East Stroudsburg University. Sixteen different agencies showed off their stuff for the annual law enforcement day. “We’re actually trying to create a partnership for an ongoing dialogue between our law enforcement partners and our students here at East Stroudsburg University,” said professor of criminal justice […]

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    Peacock in Peril in the Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Why did a peacock cross the road? We don’t have the answer, but that’s exactly what happened in one part of the Poconos when a man from the Snydersville area just happened to be driving by and hit it. That peacock has been spotted wandering around Snydersville over the past few days. On Wednesday, he decided to cross the road at just the wrong time. Is anyone missing a peacock?? This one was wandering near Snydersville and […]

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    Junkyard Battle in the Poconos

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Neighbors and township officials are trying to get what they are calling a junkyard property cleaned up in the Poconos. A zoning board held a hearing on the issue Tuesday afternoon, but there is no decision yet on whether the owner will be forced to clean up. Newswatch 16 stopped by to see the messy view and what neighbors are all talking about. William and Mary Swenson have lived along Timothy Lake Road for about 38 […]

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    Food Pantry Needs Help To Help Others

    TANNERSVILLE — A food pantry in the Poconos that was helping families in Monroe County four days a week has had to cut back significantly. Now volunteers are trying to change that with the help of community support. Mattie Morales spends her Tuesday mornings stocking the food shelves at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tannersville. She’s been running this food pantry for the past three years, a pantry that can see 20 to 30 families every time it’s open. “We’re […]

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    Pole Fire Causes Two Early Dismissals

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Many folks in our area woke up without power Monday morning. Students at several different schools started their days in the dark, too. It wasn’t snow, but likely the heavy storms that went through our area that caused a pole fire in East Stroudsburg Monday morning. MetEd officials say that’s what knocked out power to nearly 3,000 homes and businesses, including four different schools in the East Stroudsburg area. JM Hill Elementary School dismissed early. Parents waited […]


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