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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!

Recent Articles
  • Voter Registration Deadline Day

    STROUDSBURG — If you haven’t registered to vote in the Pennsylvania primary next month, you have until midnight. The staff at Monroe County’s Board of Elections office fights to keep up with the applications pouring in.  Each envelope is a voter registration; party or address change. The deadline to fill one out for the Pennsylvania primary happens to be right now. “It’s the last day to make any changes to your registration, address, party change, register to vote if you’re […]

  • Christians Unite in Stroudsburg for Cross Walk

    STROUDSBURG — Many Christians throughout our area marked Good Friday, the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross, by carrying a cross themselves. A large cross walk in Stroudsburg brings Christians from all denominations together. Pounding the pavement, Christians from seven different churches walked the streets of Stroudsburg on this Good Friday carrying the cross. “It’s a wonderful day for Christian unity and to show although there’s different denominations, there’s some theological difference, we’re all one church,” said St. […]

  • Chocolates Galore at Callie’s Candy Kitchen

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Many folks spent this Good Friday getting ready for the celebration of Easter. That means stocking up on goodies to fill those Easter baskets. The register seemed to chime all day long at Callie’s Candy Kitchen in Mountainhome, where a last-minute rush for Easter chocolate is on. “Well it’s crazy this year because Easter is very early this year. It’s the earliest it can be,” said owner Gretchen Reisenwitz. From chocolate bunnies to chocolate eggs, dark, milk […]

  • Easter Bread in High Demand

    BRODHEADSVILLE – Easter is all about tradition and many of those traditions are found in food. Hundreds of pounds of dough are rolled and shaped and ready for the oven. Joe DiMarco puts in long hours at DiMarco’s Bakery getting ready for the Easter holiday. “We do a lot of sweet dough breads and pies, things like that it`s a big holiday for us,” said Joe DiMarco. Brodheadsville Bakery off Route 209 said Easter bread is their most popular product […]

  • Budget Battle Shifts to 2016 – 2017 Fiscal Year

    STROUDSBURG — Now that Pennsylvania’s budget will become law Sunday, lawmakers will turn their attention to the 2016 – 2017 budget. Local lawmakers were doing a little heavy lifting in Stroudsburg, helping load up food for Monroe County Meals on Wheels. A state budget is in finally in place, providing money to organizations like Meals on Wheels. “This should have been done a long time ago, and so to me, I look at this and say we’ve gone through these months […]

  • Jury Convicts ‘No Show’ Defendant of Homicide by Vehicle

    STROUDSBURG – A jury in Monroe County found a driver guilty of causing a crash that killed a passenger.  The defendant has been a no-show throughout the trial. The trial was heard this week, despite the fact that the suspect wasn’t even there. A jury found Kirk Randler of Long Pond guilty of homicide by vehicle Wednesday afternoon.  Now he’s a convicted felon on the run. Monroe County’s Sheriff’s Department posted Kirk Randler’s picture in the courthouse – now a […]

  • Pocono Commuters Weigh In on Terror Attacks

    DELAWARE WATER GAP – New York City remains on high alert as the nation continues to watch the terror unfolding in Brussels. Many people from the Poconos rely on mass transit to commute into work in the Big Apple. Newswatch 16 talked with some of those commuters about the latest terror attacks before they headed off to work. The Martz Bus Station fills with New York City commuters less than 24 hours after terror attacks at an airport and a […]

  • Counter-Terrorism Task Force in the Poconos

    SNYDERSVILLE — Terror attacks such as the one Tuesday in Brussels are why regional counter-terrorism task forces formed throughout the state of Pennsylvania. We talked to the program manager of the Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Counter-Terrorism Task Force in Snydersville. The task force that prepares to fight terror here says that attacks like the one in Brussels are why they must stay on top of their game. “We kind of go on the premise, not if it’s going to happen, but […]

  • Family, Friends Stunned After Horrible Pocono Crash

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Friends and family members are stunned after three people were killed early Thursday in a head-on crash in the Poconos. Wreckage was scattered all across Route 115 near Effort early Thursday morning after a head-on crash claimed three lives: Nick Hicks, 26, of Effort; Trevor Roberts, 21, of Saylorsburg; and Haylee Rosenberg, 21, of Easton. Troopers are still investigating what led up to this deadly crash along Route 115, but they can say dense fog and speed […]

  • Three Dead, Two Injured after Crash near Effort

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — A deadly crash had a road shut down in Monroe County early Thursday morning. According to the coroner, three people were killed and two others were hurt after two vehicles collided on Route 115 near Effort just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. Neighbors say at least one of the cars involved took out bricks and mailboxes. State police said Nicholas Hicks, 26, of Effort, Trevor Roberts, 21, of Saylorsburg, and Haylee Rosenberg, 21, of Easton all died […]

  • Ski Season Bust for Businesses

    TANNERSVILLE — Spring officially starts on Sunday and many businesses that rely on the ski season in the Poconos say winter was way too short this year. For the first time in decades, Camelback Mountain Ski Area opened after the New Year, putting shops like The Loft in Tannersville in a tough spot. “Winter not being kind is a bit of an understatement, because in my 31 years this was probably the worst weather hand that we’ve had ever,” said […]

  • State Primary Ballot Still in Question

    STROUDSBURG — Election officials say right now it’s anybody’s guess who might be on the ballot when we head to the polls for the Pennsylvania primary, and it’s all because a lot can happen between now and the end of next month. The uncertainty already has election folks in Monroe County preparing for last-minute changes. Right now, the County Board of Election officials would like to print ballots and program voting machines, but they can’t because of court appeals. Tuesday […]