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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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    Car Crashes into Home, Scaring Grandmother and Kids

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — It was a scary situation near Stroudsburg Wednesday afternoon. A car crashed right into a home off North 5th Street, while the owner was watching her two grandkids. It was late afternoon when Lois Nardi of Stroud Township said she was watching the new Scooby-Doo movie with her 5-year-old twin grandchildren. All of a sudden a loud crashing noise sent them running to safety. “We were watching TV and there was just this big explosion and the […]

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    New Railroad Bridge Coming to Nesquehoning

    NESQUEHONING — A new railroad bridge is in the works across the Lehigh River near Jim Thorpe, bringing more than 100 new jobs to the area. The new railroad bridge in Nesquehoning will carry freight faster from the Port of Philadelphia to the Marcellus Shale areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania. It’s a $14 million project that’s expected to bring new jobs to parts of Carbon County. People who live right along the Reading & Northern railroad tracks in Nesquehoning say they’re […]

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    Cleaning Up Campus at ESU

    EAST STROUDSBURG — East Stroudsburg University is getting spruced up just before students start arriving for the fall semester. But it’s not just the maintenance crews helping clean the campus. On Monday students and staff members spent the day cleaning up all over campus at East Stroudsburg University. “Just wanted to help the campus look more beautiful than it already is,” said Danelle McClanahan. McClanahan is usually inside one of these buildings working, but instead is helping with the first-ever […]

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    Judge Rules: Keep Ramsey School Closed

    STROUDSBURG — Keep the school closed. That was the court ruling in Monroe County after parents filed an emergency injunction to try and re-open Ramsey Elementary in Stroudsburg. A judge ruled late Monday afternoon to deny a preliminary injunction to re-open Ramsey Elementary just about a week before school is set to start. Despite parents’ best efforts in Stroudsburg to keep an elementary school open, the courts have ruled to keep it closed. W. H. Ramsey Elementary will not re-open […]

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    Neighbors Help Catch Men Breaking into Cars

    STROUDSBURG — Two men are charged in Monroe County for breaking into vehicles in the Stroudsburg area. Newswatch 16 learned Friday, it was a neighbor who actually caught them in the act and tackled them before the cops arrived. Claude Turner of Stroudsburg says he saw two men trying to break into his Land Rover. His neighbors down the street had just seen the two thieves as well and called 911. Before these guys could get away, neighbors and then […]

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    Pocono Cupcake Challenge Needs To Whip Up More Bakers

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A popular cupcake competition in the Poconos is getting ready for their annual challenge, but organizers say they’re short on bakers. It’s a pretty sweet and rather delicious competition: the third annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge. But with only one week left for people to sign up, organizers at the Shawnee Inn say they’re in need of more bakers, all for a good cause. One team of girls are practicing whipping together flour, eggs, and all the ingredients […]

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    Craigslist Scammer Targets Renters in Poconos

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — An ad on Craigslist to rent out a home in the Poconos for half price seemed too good to be true. And it was. The property owner in Monroe County says he filed a report with police saying he was part of an internet scam. Potential renters thought a three-bedroom home in the Poconos advertised on Craigslist – an online classified ad site — for $600 a month sounded too good to be true. But dozens […]

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    Businesses Without Power for Weeks in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A deadly crash at the end of July ended up knocking out power to a building in Monroe County. Since then, the people who rent space in the property in East Stroudsburg have been without power. They’ve been forced to use generators for weeks. Business owners in East Stroudsburg are tired of starting their day by powering up four different generators just to turn on the lights. It’s been more than two weeks since a fatal crash […]

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    Project Street Art Plans to Splash Color on Two Downtowns

    STROUDSBURG — A group in Stroudsburg is looking for artists to volunteer to help paint the town. It’s all part of what’s being called Project Street Art Part Two. A mural covers up a vacant lot on Main Street and has put the Project Street Art team on the map in downtown Stroudsburg. Now these artists are thinking even bigger, putting together plans to paint two downtowns. “We’re really trying to put some value on artwork and what it can […]

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    Local Track, Drivers React to Stewart Crash

    SAYLORSBURG — Folks at smaller race tracks in the Poconos are following the tragic crash that left a driver dead at a racetrack in upstate New York. Drivers at Borger’s Speedway drive cars similar — but smaller — to a sprint car and they can hardly believe what happened on that New York track. Bob Snyder works at Borger’s Speedway in Saylorsburg and has been connected to racing for about 45 years. He, like so many others, saw the crash […]

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    Drivers Split On Higher Speed Limits

    You might be able to get where you are going a little faster in parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Speed limits have gone up from 65 to 70 miles per hour on parts of Interstates 380 and 80. We watched PennDOT workers post some of those new 70 miles per hour speed limit signs in the Poconos and in parts of Lackawanna County. But raising the speed limit has plenty of drivers raising concerns. PennDOT crews were busy posting […]

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    Owners Hope To Clean Up With New Soap Shop

    STROUDSBURG — A new soap shop has opened up in the Poconos. The owners in Stroudsburg say it’s a fresh start after a fire destroyed their other business, Kitchen Chemistry, just last month. Fresh scents of soap fill the air at this new store in downtown Stroudsburg Pocono soap owner Lisa Diemer said it’s her “fresh start.” Early last month, her store Kitchen Chemistry was destroyed by fire and still remains closed, with smoke and water damage throughout. “I’m scratching […]

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