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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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    Cold Weather Good for Business at Pocono Dome

    SNYDERSVILLE — The cold weather usually sidelines a lot of athletes training for warm weather sports, but the Pocono Dome has changed that for many kids and community members in the Poconos. It’s hard to find a time at the Pocono Dome where there isn’t a team warming up or doing drills on the massive turf field in Snydersville. The indoor sports health fitness sports complex has only been open for a little over two years. “From November until April […]

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    State: Norovirus Making Students Sick

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The state health department has confirmed that the recent illness outbreak at East Stroudsburg University was caused by norovirus. Officials say it is not uncommon during winter months, and can spread quickly. Even though there’s been a steady decline in the number of cases, officials at East Stroudsburg University say students and staff are still coming down with the virus. The university tells us eight students went to the health center Wednesday for treatment and one was […]

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    Go Fund Me Page Started for Pocono Nursing Home

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A nursing home in the Poconos is trying to help some of its residents upgrade their TVs, using a fairly new online fundraising site. Some out of date televisions are creating a buzz at Pleasant Valley Manor in Snydersville. Right now, more than 150 residents who live there have the option of providing their own or borrowing something in need of an upgrade. “People that do not have the funds to purchase one, we do have a […]

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    “Ashes to Go” in Brodheadsville

    BRODHEADSVILLE — For the second year in a row, a church in Monroe County is offering ashes to go, and cars lined up Wednesday afternoon at a church in Brodheadsville. It was Ash Wednesday with a bit of convenience. The Zion United Lutheran Church on Route 209 in Brodheadsville offered ashes curbside. Many driving by stopped in to mark the beginning of Lent. “I wasn’t able to get to church and I think this is going to help a lot […]

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    School Closed By Frozen Water Tower

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Frozen pipes have been an issue for homes and businesses during this cold snap, but what about a frozen water tower? That’s what kept one elementary school closed Tuesday in Monroe County. Resica Elementary in Marshalls Creek was closed. Their water tower that serves only the school was found frozen around 2 a.m. Monday. It meant yet another day at home for hundreds of students. The sign out front says it all:  no school for Resica […]

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    Frozen Pipes and Blow Dryer Spark House Fire

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A family in Carbon County had horrible results trying to thaw a pipe with a blow dryer. The family was working to fix some frozen pipes in their home near Palmerton, but that quickly turned into a major house fire late Monday morning in Carbon County. Smoke billowed out from the home on Wintergreen Road in Lower Towamensing Townhip as fire crews worked to knock down a fire in freezing cold temperatures. Officials say it all […]

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    Heaters Hard To Come By In The Poconos After Power Outage

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Some hardware stores in the Poconos are struggling to keep up with the high demand for some winter weather necessities. Power outages Sunday near Brodheadsville sent some families scrambling to get heaters and generators. More than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Poconos went without power for several hours on Sunday, and now some hardware stores say they’re running out of heaters, generators, and other items to keep your home warm in an emergency. Hardware stores tell […]

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    Cold Causing Car Troubles

    MOUNT POCONO — The cold weather delayed schools in the Poconos Friday and it’s causing even more trouble for some drivers. The cold winter weather isn’t treating cars too kindly in the Poconos. With temperatures in the single digits and wind chills in the negative numbers, some drivers are having trouble getting their cars to start. “Usually you see a lot of battery issues, people coming in for winter car care checks, which we do for free. Bring it in […]

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    Romantic Valentine Getaways in the Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Despite the threats of snow and cold, resorts in the Poconos are still prepared for the Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day crowds. One couple hit the ice rink at Paradise Stream Resort for an early romantic Valentine’s getaway. “Well it was a surprise. He planned it, so I had no idea where I was going or what was going on or anything like that. I was just in the car,” said Chloe Newman of New Jersey. Newman […]

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    More than 100 ESU Students now Sick

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The number of students at East Stroudsburg University now sick with what doctors call a gastrointestinal infection is well over 100. What’s disturbing is that no one knows how it started, or who might be next to get the illness. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is now assisting the university to interview sick students trying to determine how this infection started. So far, 114 students are sick and some staff have reported being ill as well. Now […]

  • Jackpots in the Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Jackpot is a word folks playing the slots at Mount Airy Casino sure like to hear. The casino near Mount Pocono usually has lots of people playing the slots, but many others are playing Powerball. “People for certain are thinking about winning jackpots on the casino floor and by the way they’d like a shot at winning that $500 million dollars that’s in the Powerball,” said Mount Airy Casino VP of Marketing Vincent Jordan. On the casino […]

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    East Stroudsburg University Dealing With Sick Students, Staff

    EAST STROUDSBURG — East Stroudsburg University is working to contain a serious stomach virus. University officials tell us a total of 42 students and staff have come down with the bug in less than 24 hours. Officials tell us this virus is affecting students who live on and off campus at East Stroudsburg. Out of the 42 confirmed cases, some have been treated at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. Others have been treated at the on-campus health center. The […]

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