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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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    Troopers: Possible Sighting of Eric Frein by Resident

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police say a resident made a possible sighting of Eric Frein early Tuesday afternoon. Troopers said it happened in Barrett Township near Route 390. As the manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein continues in the Poconos, the search area has shifted and expanded. The latest reported sighting was right along Route 390. Watch drone video of the Buck Hill Falls Inn below State police say it happened very close to where they have set up […]

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    Ebola Concerns in Monroe County

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — Martz Trailways buses fill up with passengers from Monroe County every single day on their way to New York City, and even parts of New Jersey for work. On Monday, many of them said reports of Ebola in New York City are making them a bit uneasy, along with the way officials across the U.S. are handling the contagious and potentially deadly virus. Waiting to catch a bus into New York City, travelers in Monroe County […]

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    Jury Selection Begins For Gruesome 2008 Murder

    STROUDSBURG — Jury selection began Monday for a death penalty case in the Poconos. Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna allegedly murdered Deanna Null in January of 2008 and then scattered parts of her body along two interstates. It’s a case that’s been stuck in the court system for more than six years, and now a jury is being selected to finally hear the case prosecutors have against Hicks. It was January of 2008 when state police first started investigating a gruesome […]

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    The Search For Eric Frein: A Look Back

    It’s been six weeks to the day since the  state police barracks at Blooming Grove was ambushed. One state trooper was killed another badly injured. Troopers have dedicated themselves to continuing the search for the suspected killer, Eric Frein. Newswatch 16′s Amanda Kelley takes a look back at the past 42 days.

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    Manhunt Bad for Business

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Officials in Monroe County are trying to figure out how much the Eric Frein search has cost businesses. They are asking business people what sales have been like since the search began six weeks ago in hopes of getting government reimbursement. There have been plenty of businesses here in the Poconos, including in Barrett Township, that have felt a financial pinch, losing business while the manhunt continues. It’s been six weeks since the search began. And now, […]

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    Volunteer Organizations Helping Troopers At Odds

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Tension is mounting among three volunteer groups feeding all the state troopers who have been involved in the search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. All want to help, but one group feels as though it is being squeezed out by the others. The Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company opened its doors to support troopers looking for Frein. They supported the Pennsylvania State Police for 37 days, but now they’re at odds with the Red Cross and […]

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    Sneak Peek: New Camelback Lodge Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

    TANNERSVILLE — Starting in March of 2015 you’ll be able to make a splash at Camelback Resort year round. It’s opening an eight-story high indoor water park. The owners gave us an inside look at the multi-million dollar project that’s promising to be one of the biggest players yet in Pocono tourism. Welders were busy piecing together the nuts and bolts of this resort and soon the area will transform into the Camelback Lodge Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark — the latest […]

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    Manhunt Hits 40 Day Mark In Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — It’s been 40 days now that alleged cop killer Eric Frein has been on the run.  For weeks, state police have said they are closing in on their suspect, but now more than a month since the shooting, the search area is spreading out. The search area has continued to spread out over these past few days. State police say their main focus areas are in Paradise and Pocono Townships as well as the areas of Barrett […]

  • Manhunt Keeps Students Home from School Again

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — The Swiftwater area is on high alert as the search continues for alleged cop killer Eric Frein. Bloodhounds and state troopers converged off Route 611 Tuesday morning, checking a clothing donation bin. Extra security has been added at the Swiftwater barracks, too, about a quarter mile up the road. Students from Monsignor McHugh School, Evergreen Community Charter School stayed home again. Pocono Mountain schools closed as well, for the fifth time since the manhunt began. “I was […]

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    Eric Frein Look-Alike Continues To Attract Police Attention

    CANADENSIS — School was closed for the fifth time in the Pocono Mountain School District due to the manhunt for a suspected cop killer. Nearby in the Canadensis area, we found one man who can’t seem to walk to work without being mistaken for alleged cop killer Eric Frein. Down Snow Hill Road and across Route 447 near Canadensis, James Tully has made this five-mile trek to and from work for about a year now. But now he’s drawing some […]

  • Flames, Explosion Gut Part of Resort

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Flames broke out at vacation villas owned by Fernwood Resort in the Poconos Wednesday morning. Officials say the fire and an apparent explosion damaged four units and destroyed four others. The fire broke out just before 5 a.m. at the Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway. It’s part of the Fernwood Resort near Marshalls Creek. People staying there say they heard a loud explosion that ended up throwing parts of the vacation villas all over the […]

  • Lawmakers Look Closely at Costly Frein Manhunt

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — The cost of the search for alleged cop killer Eric Frein continues to rise by the minute in Monroe County. Now lawmakers are beginning to weigh in on this pricey manhunt and what they believe should be done with taxpayer money. Roadblocks were seen again just off Route 447 in Price Township on day 32 of the manhunt. Frein still continues to hide from troopers. State police tell us that Frein was possibly sighted again Monday night […]


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