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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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    Injured PennDOT Worker Pleads for Safer Driving

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP — PennDOT hopes a first-hand account will help convey the message to slow down in construction areas. A worker who was hit in a work zone in Northampton County was part of the plea to drive with care. On Thursday, we talked with one PennDOT worker who was badly hurt by a driver. Now he’s making it his mission to raise awareness. PennDOT worker Bill Wilhelm says a crash under a bridge in Northampton County changed his life. […]

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    Longest Ski Season Ever at Camelback

    TANNERSVILLE — A slow start to spring has left snow-covered slopes in the Poconos. At Camelback Mountain Resort, guests were more than excited to jump on the lifts and enjoy a few runs downhill in late March. “I was not only surprised, I was excited to see that they have almost four feet of base here on the mountain this late in March,” said Chris Linn of Philadelphia. “We’ve had some awesome conditions. We’ve had tons of snow early in […]

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    E-ZPass Ramp Work Resumes in Carbon County

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — Construction is starting up again in Carbon County on a brand new Pennsylvania Turnpike ramp and some of that work is causing delays for drivers along Route 903. Crews have begun working again on a $22 million E-ZPass turnpike ramp between Lake Harmony and Jim Thorpe, and this week, work is gearing up. “It has been a long, cold winter. We’re going to get started back up this week. We have a little concrete to pour […]

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    Driver Hit by Debris on Interstate 80 Tells His Story

    STROUDSBURG — The driver affected by an overturned truck says all of a sudden, he couldn’t see out his windshield because it shattered and glass went into his eyes. The crash happened Monday where Route 209 crosses over Interstate 80 in Monroe County. It was right around rush hour when state police say a dump truck took a turn too fast on the Route 209 off ramp in the Stroudsburg area. The crash left debris all over the interstate. Tuesday […]

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    Kitchen Chemistry Readies for Grand Reopening

    STROUDSBURG — Kitchen Chemistry is finally baking up some sweet treats, getting ready for a grand reopening almost nine months after the popular bakery in Stroudsburg was destroyed by flames. The ingredients are all in and one of the first batches of cupcakes is ready to bake. It’s the first time in about nine months Kitchen Chemistry on Main Street in Stroudsburg has been busy baking. “It feels wonderful. Everything is brand new and spacious and colorful, and we’re really […]

  • Bridge Beams Delivered Through Downtown Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE — Between now and May, people in Jim Thorpe will have to put up with huge beams being delivered right through town. The big beams are for a new bridge that’s being built along Route 903. For the next few months, dozens of massive beams will be driven right through Jim Thorpe and those deliveries are likely to cause a bit of disruption to everyday business. The flashing oversized load lights made their way into downtown Jim Thorpe, […]

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    Coyote At The Courthouse In Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Wildlife experts believe the long, rough winter affected the behavior of a coyote that was found roaming around Stroudsburg. The animal made his way into the borough Wednesday and some folks took pictures to prove it. That coyote made its way right into downtown Stroudsburg. The coyote at the courthouse is still the talk of the town and wildlife officials say it’s raising some larger concerns for the weeks to come. Photos of the animal are what everyone […]

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    Pothole Service Packages

    BARTONSVILLE — If you’ve hit one of those dreaded potholes that seem to be popping up all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania, there’s some good news. “They’re just popping up all over. I know it’s a lot to do with the weather and the coldness that we’ve had but it’s really getting out of control,” said Kevin Williams of Stroudsburg. Williams says he delivers papers and has tried to avoid the dreaded potholes with his new car. But if he […]

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    Troopers, Senators Talk Budget After Eric Frein Manhunt

    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee met Wednesday with state police in Harrisburg to take a close look at their budget. Among the top issues discussed was the massive cost of the manhunt for Eric Frein. The senate took a very close look at many budget issues the state police are facing, and for the first time, senators from our area were able to get some answers from the state police about the seven-week manhunt for Frein. Senators and […]

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    Stroudsburg Woman Pleads Guilty to Third DUI

    STROUDSBURG — A driver from Stroudsburg was in court Tuesday to plead guilty to a third DUI offense. This comes after she served time for killing a pedestrian in 2008 while she was drunk behind the wheel. Daryl Reinhardt of Stroudsburg already served time in prison for her first DUI in 2008, when she hit killed a Bartonsville man. “Daryl’s recovery was well documented. This was a terrible step backwards, but she had made tremendous strides moving forward and she […]

  • Turn of Events at Couple’s Sentencing Day

    STROUDSBURG — It was just a few months ago that a couple in Monroe County admitted neglecting an older woman until she died. But after what happened Monday in court, it’s anybody’s guess how the case will shake out now. John and Tina Tedesco were both scheduled to be sentenced Monday for the death of an elderly woman they were supposed to be caring for in Saylorsburg. But neither case went according to plan. John Tedesco and his wife Tina […]

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    Puppy Found Abandoned With Broken Legs

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Another dog was found abandoned in the East Stroudsburg Wal-Mart parking lot this week. This puppy had broken legs and was left in a box in a snow bank. The puppy, now named Noah, is only about six months old. The Springer mix puppy was found Thursday in a snow bank by an AWSOM volunteer in a box with both back legs broken. Veterinarians at Creature Comforts in Saylorsburg are helping Noah. “To place a dog in […]


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