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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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    Habitat For Humanity In Need Of Help

    TEXAS TOWNSHIP — Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Wayne County are busy building something other than a house. Instead, a gazebo is going up right off Route 6. Hammering, nailing, and measuring, volunteers are busy getting a gazebo built for Wayne County’s Habitat for Humanity. It’s a much smaller project than they’re used to. “It’s been frustrating for those of us that really enjoy the building, but when you don’t have the money to start, you can’t do it,” said […]

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    Apparently Apparel for a Good Cause

    WAYNE COUNTY — Apparently, the viral craze created by Noah Ritter after his interview with Newswatch 16 is far from over. On Thursday at the Wayne County fair, some apparently apparel has popped up. Newswatch 16 went back to where the “apparently” sensation all began. Apparently, people in Wayne County can’t get enough of the “Apparently Kid” after his interview with Newswatch 16 at the Wayne County fair last week. And now Noah Ritter’s favorite phrase has been made into […]

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    Kittens Abandoned at Fire Company

    SAYLORSBURG — Firefighters in the Poconos came to the rescue of nearly one dozen cats abandoned in a small carrier outside the fire station earlier this week. Coolbaugh Township volunteer firefighters unloaded cages of kittens in Saylorsburg. They found the kittens shoved into just one small carrier outside their fire company earlier this week in their parking lot. “Went over and looked and we found 11 cats: nine kittens and two adults,” said Coolbaugh Volunteer Fire Company Chief Kevin Ambrogio. […]

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    Driver in Deadly Crash Charged With Homicide

    MOUNT POCONO — Homicide by vehicle charges were filed Wednesday against a man from Monroe County accused of causing a crash that killed his girlfriend. Police say Kirk Randler of Long Pond was speeding when he crashed his car, killing Katrina Strausser. It was less than two months ago when Randler and Strausser were leaving Pocono Mountain East’s graduation ceremony near Mount Pocono when their car crashed into another SUV. Strausser was killed and now her boyfriend has been charged […]

  • mon east strouds fire folo

    Investigation Into Cause Of East Stroudsburg Row Home Blaze

    EAST STROUDSBURG — State police fire marshals are investigating what caused a fire that displaced nearly two dozen people in East Stroudsburg. Borough officials are waiting to determine exactly what to do with the burned stretch of row homes on Lackawanna Avenue. An overnight fire ripped through the row homes here along Lackawanna Ave in East Stroudsburg, leaving 22 people homeless and several injured. Fire marshals are sifting through debris, looking for a cause. “We’re handling it as a criminal […]

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    Victims Struggle After Devastating East Stroudsburg Blaze

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Several people are in the hospital after an early morning fire ripped through a row home in Monroe County. Nearly two dozen people who lived there lost everything. The American Red Cross is assisting 18 of the people who lived in the row homes along Lackawanna Avenue In east Stroudsburg, while several other people remain hospitalized. Many are worried where these families will go from here after losing absolutely everything. As night turned to day, many people […]

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    Main Street Business Working to Stay Open After Fire

    STROUDSBURG — A business damaged by fire in the Poconos is on the move. Owners are trying to stay in operation while they clean up. The fire in the building that’s home to Pocono Sew & Vac happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, just a couple of blocks up from our WNEP Newsroom in Stroudsburg. Monday morning, workers were busy moving parts of their business from this side of Main Street to the other, while they try to figure out exactly […]

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    Carbon County Fair Adds More Dates, Rides

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — The Carbon County fair is underway near Palmerton and the annual celebration is bringing some new additions to the fairgrounds. The sights and sounds have returned to the Carbon County Fairgrounds in Lower Towamensing Township. More than 100 vendors are set up for the week-long celebration. “We’re a family event. Everybody that’s here knows everybody by their first name,” said Carbon County Fair president Bob Silliman. New rides sit along the midway, including a yoyo and […]

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    Shut It Down: Judge Orders Carnival To Close Over Lack Of Permits

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A carnival controversy in Monroe County headed to court Friday afternoon and a judge ruled the carnival had to shut down because it didn’t have the right kind of permit. Workers are busy taking apart rides, tearing down food stands, and shutting down the carnival on Route 209 near Marshalls Creek after a county judge ordered it to shut down because of lack of permits. “70 people out of work for this weekend, all the little […]

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    Crew From PA Keeps ARCA Team on the Track

    POCONO RACEWAY — Before NASCAR hits the track for the GoBowling.com 400 this Sunday, the ARCA cars will race at the Tricky Triangle Friday evening. Newswatch 16 went into the pits for a behind-the-scenes look at one crew whose members all come from right here in the Keystone State. As dozens of cars get ready for Friday’s ARCA race at Pocono Raceway, driver Bobby Gerhart of the number 5 car said racing at the Tricky Triangle is something he always […]

  • The Best ‘Turn’ at the Tricky Triangle

    LONG POND – Plenty of race car fans are already setting up on the infield at the Pocono Raceway to get a good spot for this Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400.  Spectators will tell you, there’s a method for their madness when it comes to finding the perfect location to watch the race! NASCAR fans have already begun to “set up camp” at the Pocono Raceway, getting their campers and RV’s set up days before the race begins. Around each of the […]

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    Carnival Controversy in Middle Smithfield Township

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A roadside carnival in Monroe County may be forced to shut down because township officials say it doesn’t have a permit to operate. The owner of the property disagrees and now what was supposed to be a family-fun event is turning into a controversy. Middle Smithfield Township says the carnival set up along Route 209 near Marshalls Creek doesn’t have a permit to operate, while the owner of the property claims it does have one. Now […]


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