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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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    International Ski Areas Studying the Poconos

    TANNERSVILLE — Some ski area leaders have their sights set on making business even better in Europe, Canada, and even here in the U.S. They’re learning how at all of Camelback’s resorts in Tannersville. “How they incorporate the Camelback Mountain Adventure Park, the zip line with the water features, with the skiing, with the summer/winter business, there’s a lot that we can study in the model that we have here,” said Ski Area Management Magazine publisher Olivia Rowan. The three-day […]

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    More Reasons for Parking Tickets Could Be Coming in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Stroudsburg officials are fighting over yet another reason to write a parking violation in the borough. Parking tickets in the borough are mainly written for expired meters, but now officials are working to possibly have violations written up if your car has an expired registration or inspection. It’s an issue that’s now dividing leaders in Stroudsburg. Walt Phillips walks the streets of Stroudsburg every day writing up violations, usually several dozen per day. The reason usually is pretty […]

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    Homes Evacuated After Gas Leak

    UGI crews in Stroud Township for a gas leak – a 4 inch line was hit by water company workers @WNEP http://t.co/MkwOOlZS5T— Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) September 09, 2015 STROUD TOWNSHIP — Several homes in Monroe County had to be evacuated Wednesday morning after a gas leak. The Stroud Township fire chief tells us workers with Brodhead Creek Regional Authority struck a four-inch natural gas line  on Mill Creek Road around 9:30 a.m. Two homes were evacuated and officials say another […]

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    New Ink Shop in the Poconos Helping Veterans

    MARSHALLS CREEK — With a needle and some ink, veteran Daniel Wright says he’s overcoming a tough battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. The former Marine and solider who was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan was hit with an IED. He retired from the service just last year. “To be honest, there were nights I couldn’t even sleep with my wife because I was acting out in my sleep, just negative thoughts, thoughts you shouldn’t be thinking about,” said Wright. […]

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    Final Splashes of Summer

    TANNERSVILLE — It’s the final splash in the hot summer sun at Camelbeach and the weather didn’t disappoint on this Labor Day. Families filled the water park in Tannersville looking to cool off and relax right before they say goodbye to summer. “It’s just really exciting because it’s the last thing we get to do before school starts and I get to spend time with my family, so that’s really fun and exciting,” said Mya Talia Barna of Mountain Top. […]

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    Alleged Burglar Nabbed by Police

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — A man is behind bars on burglary charges after he was caught trying to steal from a jewelry store in Monroe County, according to state police. Police arrested Kishime McCleod-Summerville Sunday after he broke into Bella Mia Jewels on Learn Road near Tannersville. An automatic commercial burglar alarm brought police to Bella Mia Jewels Sunday afternoon. Officer Jack Manuel says he was on scene in about a minute and immediately knew something wasn’t right. “It was obvious […]

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    Lots to Celebrate at Stroudfest

    STROUDSBURG — Preparations are well underway for one of the biggest celebrations Stroudsburg has planned in quite some time. Crews spent Friday sprucing up Main Street for the thousands of visitors and the occasion. “Yes, big party, big party, 200th anniversary, the bicentennial of Stroudsburg Borough, and the 10th anniversary of the Sherman Theater,” said Stroudsfest Coordinator Lorna O’Farrell. O’Farrell has been planning this year’s Stroudfest and says more than 100 vendors will line downtown. The borough has jumped on […]

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    JROTC Students No Longer Assisting at Military Funerals

    NESQUEHONING — A VFW commander in Carbon County is frustrated with the Panther Valley School District. After decades of allowing the Junior ROTC students to assist with military honors at veteran funerals, district officials put a stop to it. The superintendent of the Panther Valley School District says those JROTC students were simply missing too much school, so they pulled the plug on the assistance. Now the Nesquehoning VFW commander is fighting back. American flags and veteran markers blanket the […]

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    Mother Charged with Fracturing Baby’s Skull

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A mother from Stroud Township is facing charges after she allegedly fractured her baby’s skull and caused several other injuries. Now after a year-long grand jury investigation, the mother, Ashley Buchanan is being charged with aggravated assault. Authorities say the 13-month-old boy was badly hurt last year by his own mother, Ashley Buchanan, 24, of Stroud Township. Detectives say the child somehow got a fracture to his skull, a broken arm, bumps, bruises, and a lump on […]

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    More Help for Animals in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — The Pocono area now has a new low-cost clinic that cares for cats and dogs, but that’s not the only help these animals now have in their corner. A cry for help in the Poconos has been answered. Animals needing low-cost spay and neutering and other basic vet services have a new place to go. AWSOM’s Wellness Clinic just opened a few weeks ago near Stroudsburg. “People have expressed thanks when they come in. Otherwise animals wouldn’t […]

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    Former Pro Wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Charged in Cold Case Murder

    ALLENTOWN — Former pro wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka is now facing charges in Lehigh County for the death of his girlfriend in 1983. Many people remember Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka from his pro wrestling days with the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s and early 1990s. Snuka, 72, is charged with the death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentio in 1983. Lehigh County’s district attorney says a grand jury found enough evidence to charge a former pro wrestler with third-degree murder. “The […]

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    Poconos Cold Cases Turn Hot in 2015

    STROUDSBURG — Dozens of cold cases remain unsolved in the Poconos, but two high-profile ones have recently turned hot. A gruesome find in a field near Reeders in 2002 puzzled detectives for years. There they found body parts burned in barrels. The murder of Robert Roudebush of Wilkes-Barre went cold. But now prosecutors say the trail is blazing hot, all thanks to a phone call. “One of our detectives got a phone call from Ms. Britton that she wanted to […]


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