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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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    Grocery Stores Still Slammed During Storm

    MOUNT POCONO — The snow has continued to fall in Stroudsburg since about 9 a.m. Wednesday. During the height of the storm, we found people still making a mad dash to the grocery store, looking to pick up those last-minute trimmings for the Thanksgiving feast. Shoppers packed the Shop Rite in Mount Pocono, picking up those last-minute items to round out their turkey dinners as the snow pounded this part of the Poconos mid-morning. Maryann Fanelli of Tobyhanna and her […]

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    Snow Slows Thanksgiving Travels in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY — The snowstorm started out as rain early in the morning hours in downtown Stroudsburg. But all the snow that followed made roads rather treacherous in Monroe County as many tried to get to their Thanksgiving destinations. PennDOT crews were out in force, trying to keep up with the main roads on the busiest travel day of the year, but as the snow fell fast in the early morning hours, the task was too much to handle. Drivers […]

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    Tensions High Over Barrett PD Future

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The days may be numbered for the Barrett Township Police Department. It was standing room only at a meeting on Tuesday as township officials and Pocono Mountain Regional Police talked about the option of moving to regional police coverage. It’s a move some people feel is the best option for this community in the Poconos. Barrett Township residents fired question after question at township supervisors and Pocono Mountain Regional Police, as the option of dissolving the township’s […]

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    Weather Not Stopping Pocono Resorts

    MOUNT POCONO — The snow storm forecast to hit the northeast isn’t enough to scare away visitors to the Poconos. Several resorts are preparing to serve hundreds this Thanksgiving. Several resorts in the Poconos say they are close to being booked solid this Thanksgiving despite the snow that’s supposed to hit the Poconos hard on Wednesday. The Inn at Pocono Manor near Mount Pocono serves a Thanksgiving Day buffet to resort guests and the community. They have nearly 850 dinner […]

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    Tricky Thanksgiving Travel

    STROUDSBURG — The last thing you need as you are trying to get somewhere for Thanksgiving is bad weather. But after we broke a record high temperature Monday, snow is now forecast for Wednesday. The storm Wednesday will hug the coast, so the father east you live – Wayne, Pike, Monroe Counties – the more snow you are likely to get. The snow is supposed to start in the morning, last through the day and taper off at night. It’s […]

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    Bear Season Underway

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Black bears are now an open target for hunters across the state. The season opened Saturday. Bringing in a bear was a bear of a chore for hunter Stephen Becker of Long Pond. He went out on opening day of the season Saturday but didn’t find his more than 200 pound bear until two days later. “260 some pound bear, I shot it on Saturday but I didn’t recover it until this morning. Couldn’t find it, but […]

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    Record Breaking Opening Day For Ski Season

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — It’s a year for the record books at Blue Mountain Ski Area. For the first time in 38 years, the slopes will open a week before Thanksgiving. Crews have been putting the final touches on trails before opening day. Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton has transformed into a winter skiing wonderland thanks to cold temperatures and lots and lots of snow-making machines. There are more than 1,000, if you’re keeping count. “We started last Thursday […]

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    Thanksgiving Donations Helping Head Start Families

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Generous donations from one church in Monroe County will help feed dozens of families from the Poconos Head Start program. A truckload of Thanksgiving feasts arrived at Monroe County’s Head Start in East Stroudsburg. Each box was packaged up nicely by the congregation at Community Church. It’s the first time the church from the Mount Pocono area is helping feed families for the holiday. “Our church came together collectively and we started an initiation to say that […]

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    Families Celebrate Adoptions In Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG – There was a big celebration Thursday in Monroe County, as more than a dozen foster children were adopted by nine different families. Lily is the newest addition to the Johnson family in Stroudsburg. This adorable 2-year-old girl was officially adopted during a ceremony at the Monroe County Courthouse. Her parents Craig and Elizabeth couldn’t be happier. “We’re so excited, we’re so excited that the chapter in her life before is closing and we get to be a part […]

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    Ross Township Community To Build Memorial Playground

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — A few good volunteers are needed this weekend in the Poconos. They’re needed to help build a playground in honor of those who lost their lives in a shooting at the Ross Township municipal building more than a year ago. The grounds at the park in Ross Township have been cleared, making way for a new playground at Van Buskirk-Haney Park in memory of the victims of the municipal building shootings from more than a year ago: […]

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    Help for Businesses Affected by Frein Manhunt

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The impact of the Eric Frein manhunt in the Poconos took a toll on area businesses. Now local and state agencies are trying to make sure those shops, restaurants, and other attractions aren’t forced to close up. Those businesses in the Poconos were hit, and hit hard, while troopers searched for alleged cop killer Eric Frein. The search took seven weeks and took away big tourism dollars “It is in the tens of millions of dollars, whether […]

  • Ceremony to Thank Volunteers for Efforts During Manhunt

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — It was a show of gratitude to the Pocono community Tuesday for all of the volunteer efforts that helped state police and other law enforcement during the seven week search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. A moving ceremony, with song and prayer was all to thank those men and women who gave their all during the massive manhunt. “Being Pocono proud, that`s what it means. It`s the heart and soul of this community and I`m just […]

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