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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
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    Setting Up To Collect Syrup In The Sugar Bush

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — We are a long way from maple syrup season because the daytime temperatures are still way too cold, but an early sign of spring is when you see folks tapping trees before the sap starts to flow. It was a busy day in the sugar bush in Marshalls Creek. Volunteers and environmentalists began getting ready to start tapping trees. “We’re out here getting ready for maple sugar season. That’s what we’re out here doing today, and […]

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    Kids Helping Shovel Snow from Fire Hydrants

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — It was another snow day Monday for many school districts in our area. But a fire department in Monroe County is giving kids a job when they’re off from school, and the work could be life-saving. As the snow continues to pile up in the Poconos, one volunteer fire company is asking for some help getting about 75 hydrants shoveled out. It’s an idea that’s catching on all thanks to some help from social media. Plowed snow […]

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    Police Looking into Vandalism in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Police in Stroudsburg are beefing up patrols along North 1st Street. Officers tell us they are trying to catch whoever vandalized a business and several student apartments earlier this week. Shot after shot was taken at a window outside Hellbound Racing in Stroudsburg and in student apartment windows on the first floor of the building. The damage was discovered earlier this week in the place on North 1st Street. “It’s surprising, we haven’t had any problems like that […]

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    Another New Health Care Center Opens in the Poconos

    BRODHEADSVILLE — Another new health care center celebrated a grand opening Thursday in the Poconos. This one is located in the west end of Monroe County in the Brodheadsville area. It’s located about 15 to 20 minutes away from another community health care center in the Bartonsville area that opened less than a year ago, and we’re hearing there’s another center just like these in the works for the East Stroudsburg area. It’s the newest addition of health care centers […]

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    ESU to Start New Downtown Student Shuttle

    EAST STROUDSBURG — East Stroudsburg University students wanting to shop, eat, or drink in downtown Stroudsburg now have a free and safe way to get to and from their destination. It’s called the Downtown Warrior Shuttle and it starts running Thursday night. This shuttle will run from 8:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. late nights, Thursday through early Sunday morning. “Safety is our first and foremost concern in anything we do. We don’t want our students walking from the campus area […]

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    Snow Moved Out of Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — The borough’s street department has been working for the last day and a half to move the snow off the main drag and high parking areas, and as you might guess, it’s no easy task. Picking up snow, and moving it out, that’s what Stroudsburg street department workers have been doing since late Monday night. “We have to move it, get it out of the way, haul it somewhere else in case more snow comes and so we […]

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    No Water at Pocono Resort

    UPDATE: Water was restored to the inn and cottages by 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. POCONO TOWNSHIP — Monday was the perfect day to hit the slopes and lots of visitors to the Poconos had that idea. But one resort in Monroe County is finding it difficult to continue the hospitality to its guests when there’s no water. The Inn at Pocono Manor lost water just before midnight. Since then, maintenance crews have been racing to fix the well that provides water […]

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    Puppy Rescued From Snowbank Outside Wal-Mart

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Someone threw a puppy into a snowbank outside the Wal-Mart in East Stroudsburg and left it, according to authorities. A shopper saw it all unfold and rescued the puppy, likely saving its life. According to that shopper, the 5-week-old puppy was thrown from a car and into a snowbank, and left. That puppy was malnourished, dehydrated, and battling worms. Thankfully, that puppy is in a much warmer place, and getting some much-needed TLC. The puppy named Bonnie […]

  • Supermarkets Super Packed before the Big Game

    BRODHEADSVILLE — Super Bowl party planning is in full swing with just a few more days until the big game. Newswatch 16 stopped by ShopRite and some other stores in the west end of Monroe County where people are stocking up on all of the Super Bowl essentials. Walking into Kinsley’s ShopRite in Brodheadsville, there sure are signs the big game is right around the corner. A mountain of soda is just the start. “Wings, hot wings, yep, snacks, potato […]

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    Frein Pleads Not Guilty To Trooper Shooting

    MILFORD — The man suspected of killing one state trooper in Pike County and wounding another pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Among those in court was the station commander from Blooming Grove who gave us an idea of what life has been like there since the ambush in September. The commander of the Blooming Grove barracks says his troopers are working hard to get back to the new normal. He was inside the courtroom as alleged cop killer Eric Frein […]

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    Changes to Rifle Deer Season in the Poconos

    BRODHEADSVILLE — If you see a doe on the first day of rifle deer season in the Poconos, you may not be allowed to pull the trigger anymore. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is proposing that only buck can be shot for the first five days of the popular hunting season. It’s an issue hunters in the Poconos have talked about for a while. “I think it will get some support. People like to see deer when they’re in the woods, […]


    Otters Could Be Open Game For Hunters

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Otters have been off limits for hunters since the 1950s, but that may soon change. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is set to shake things up and allow some hunting of otters in the Poconos as soon as next year. Otters haven’t been fair game for hunters since 1952 because the animal’s population across the state was extremely scarce. But now, the game commission is proposing a limited otter trapping season that would allow harvesting the animals as […]


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