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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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    Republicans Sweep the Poconos

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP – It was a republican sweep in Monroe County for candidates vying for the two newly formed districts here in the Poconos.  Candidates gathered to celebrate the GOP victories at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Rep. Mario Scavello will transition from a State Representative to a State Senator at the beginning of the year.  He won the newly formed 40th Senate District. Scavello has been in office since 2002 and promises to continue to work on key […]

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    UPDATE: Eric Frein Arraigned On Murder Charges

      MILFORD — A crowd cheered outside the Pike County Courthouse in Milford as accused cop killer Eric Frein was brought before a judge and charged with first degree murder. After nearly seven weeks of searching, a suspected cop killer is locked up. Authorities captured Eric Frein Thursday in Monroe County. Friday morning, charges including murder in the first degree were formally brought against Frein. It was a brief but important first step in the judicial process now that Eric […]

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    Trick or Treat ‘At Your Discretion’

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP – Trick-or-treating will go on for at least one township in the search area for Eric Frein. Paradise Township plans to have Halloween, but officials are making some changes to the usual routine. Trick-or-treating is at your own discretion this Halloween for residents in Paradise Township. Officials made the decision last week and decided to change the hours as well, trying to make the holiday as safe as possible for the kids living in that part of the […]

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    Deadly Route 209 Intersection May Change

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — There have been several deadly crashes along four-lane Route 209 and Schafers Schoolhouse Road in Monroe County. That most recent, just a couple of weeks ago, took the lives of two passengers. On Wednesday, community leaders met with PennDOT to determine exactly what should be done to stop the wrecks. Multiple cars mangled beyond recognition, two people dead: that was the scene at Schafers Schoolhouse Road at the intersection of Route 209 just a couple of weeks […]

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    Search Balloon A Bust

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police now say that a balloon they got from Ohio will no longer be used in the search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. Troopers say the balloon didn’t work out because of the tree canopy and rugged terrain of the search area. The balloon is no longer helping with the search according to a PSP spokesman. They say terrain too rugged @WNEP pic.twitter.com/tOIdKtmhcn — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) October 29, 2014 State police also say a […]

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    Barrett Township Protecting their Protectors

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Within the next week, Barrett Township plans to have the parking lot of the township building fenced off, providing an extra line of defense for officers who are coming and going. It’s something they say is a hard lesson learned from the deadly ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks more than six weeks ago. Any police officer coming or going from the department in Barrett Township is usually in plain sight, exposed. “When the guys […]

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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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