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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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    Ski Areas Preparing for Snow

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — This weekend’s snowy forecast has many ski resorts both excited and a little bit nervous at the same time. Snow making is still in full swing at Shawnee Mountain, as a major coastal snowstorm makes its way to the Poconos. It’s a storm that has this ski area and many others excited. “The icing on the cake, so to speak, is the natural snow and yeah, it’s exciting just knowing that we may get a major snowfall […]

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    Students Learning to Learn During Construction

    LEHIGHTON — Some big changes are on the way for middle school students in Lehighton. Temporary classrooms are set up and construction is underway. As students shuffle between classrooms, there’s lots of renovation work going on around them at the Lehighton Area Middle School. “The kids think it’s fun. They like to see there’s no more ceilings, and to see what’s going, so it’s starting out pretty well,” said Principal Mark McGalla. Over the next two years, a $14.8 million […]

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    Remembering the Music of Glenn Frey

    STROUDSBURG — The passing of Eagles legend Glenn Frey has left music lovers looking for the songs he’s left behind. One of the many hits from The Eagles spins on the record player at Main Street Jukebox in Stroudsburg, just one day after the death of Glenn Frey. “It’s been pretty crazy I mean unfortunately as we get older most of our musical heroes are going to go,” said Main Street Jukebox owner Tom LeFevre. Frey was a founding member […]

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    Man Presumed Dead Now a Living Medical Miracle

    CARBON COUNTY — Justin Smith, 26, of McAdoo is what doctors are calling a medical miracle. He was found nearly frozen to death on the side of the road about one year ago. On Monday, he got the opportunity to thank everyone who helped him survive after spending nearly 12 hours out in the cold. “I got done with work that day and we were going to the fire hall to hang out, having a couple drinks with some people, and […]

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    ‘Mini-Kangaroo’ Hopping Around the Poconos

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP – The Pocono Mountains region is home to lots of different wildlife, but now the Pocono Snake and Animal Farm is adding one more species into the mix. Amid the Alligators and monkeys at the Pocono Snake and Animal Farm near Marshalls Creek is a furry friend from down under. “We went with something that’s going to get about three-feet tall, something very manageable, and yet it is basically a kangaroo,” said Jon Lowris of the Pocono Snake […]

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    Investors Wary as Markets Tumble

    STROUDSBURG — A big drop in the U.S. stock market on Friday continued a slide that started at the beginning of January. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped nearly 400 points in one day to close just under 16,000. At Edward Jones Investments on Main Street in Stroudsburg, financial adviser William Newman says the roller coaster ride is due, in large part, to China. “There’s global ripple as China’s slowing down,” Newman explained. “It’s the second largest economy. It’s going […]

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    Ski Resorts Expect Big Business for MLK Weekend

    TANNERSVILLE –This upcoming holiday weekend is sure to be a busy one on the slopes, especially with a slow start to the winter season. The slopes are finally white in Tannersville and Camelback Mountain says it’s creating a frenzy of reservations for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend. “There’s a lot of excitement in the air now, though. The snow’s finally on the ground. Cold weather’s been here. We’ve been making a lot of snow,” said Camelback Mountain […]

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    ‘Wall of Shame’ in Monroe County Courthouse

    STROUDSBURG — With an overwhelming number of outstanding warrants, the Monroe County Sheriff’s department has come up with a new way to try to track people down. On Thursday, the sheriff’s department put up what it calls a “Wall of Shame” in the courthouse, right outside the office on the second floor of the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg. The idea is to put pressure on people with outstanding warrants to turn themselves in. “It’s usually misdemeanors and felonies, a […]

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    A Wider Intersection in Brodheadsville

    BRODHEADSVILLE — A busy part of Monroe County is now just a little bit easier to travel through. PennDOT finished widening a stretch of Route 209 in Brodheadsville . The area where Route 209 meets Route 715 in Brodheadsville is finally a bit wider after nearly a year of construction and traffic backups. “It seems much better it was always backed up, sometimes miles going this way, and it was always backed up to this light up here,” said Jesse […]

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    Carjacking Suspect Facing More Charges

    EAST STROUDSBURG — There was extra security in the courtroom Tuesday in East Stroudsburg for an accused carjacker’s preliminary hearing. Now authorities say Raliek Chambers is facing even more charges for an incident in the Cumberland County Jail. A carjacking victim and three others who almost had their cars taken showed up to a district court terrified to face their alleged attacker Raliek Chambers. Police say Chambers, 18, carjacked a woman at a gas station in East Stroudsburg last month. […]

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    Neighbors Fed up with ‘Animal House’

    EAST PENN TOWNSHIP – Neighbors who live near a house in Carbon County where more than 50 dogs were confiscated last week believe the owner should be held responsible once and for all. We learned on Monday that it is not the first time the owners had animals removed from their property. Neighbors say Nancy Bullard of East Penn Township had dozens of dogs taken from her property not just once, but twice in the past few years. Old cars, […]

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    Suspicious Fire Destroys Double-Block Home in Lansford

    LANSFORD — Officials in Carbon County call a fire Monday morning in Lansford suspicious. It destroyed a double-block home and sent a neighbor to the hospital. Fire crews spent nearly seven hours trying to put out that fire on East Front Street in Lansford, while battling wind, ice, and frigid temperatures. Heavy smoke billowed from the double-block home in Lansford, hours after the fire started, leaving firefighters a tough battle on a cold, windy morning. Neighbors say they woke up […]

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