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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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    Rattled by Snakes in Pocono Neighborhood

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — Rattlesnakes have been slithering into a couple of front lawns in one part of the Poconos. Pocono Mountain Regional Police say they had two incidents just last week. People who live in Sierra View, a community near Blakeslee, say they’ve seen these snakes plenty of times. This seemingly quiet Pocono Mountain community has been rattled not once, but twice just this past week by rattlesnakes. Pocono Mountain Regional Police say they’ve gotten two calls to homes in […]

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    Three-Legged Bear Spotted In Poconos

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A black bear has been turning heads in the Poconos. It’s been traipsing through back yards on only three legs. Newswatch 16 talked with the woman who snapped a picture of the bear on one of his visits near East Stroudsburg. We’ve seen bears hanging around trees in the Poconos, in parking lots near Scranton, and even bears in WNEP’s own back yard, but when Linda Klein spotted a bear in her backyard, she knew he […]


    UPDATE: Deadly Crash on Route 209 in Monroe County

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Police in East Stroudsburg are still investigating what caused an early morning crash that left one person dead, another in the hospital, and several businesses without power. The deadly crash happened just after midnight, closing the road for more than eight hours. Passenger Darrell Tyree, 35, from East Stroudsburg, was thrown from the car and died later at Pocono Medical Center Friends and family say the driver of the car was Tyree’s second cousin, Ronald Gossinger, 21, […]

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    Power to Save: Raceway Hits Major Milestone at Solar Farm

    LONG POND – About four years ago Pocono Raceway dedicated a solar farm to generate energy. On Thursday, the raceway in Monroe County showed us exactly how much electricity it has produced and the numbers are pretty impressive. About 40,000  solar panels sit off in an old parking lot across from the Pocono Raceway. For the past four years, they have been capturing the suns rays here in the Pocono Mountains. Now raceway officials said they’ve hit a major milestone. […]

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    611 North Closure Causing Confusion

    BARTONSVILLE – A new detour went into effect Thursday along Route 611 in the Poconos, but as the signs went up, many drivers couldn’t figure out where to turn. PennDOT crews have been working on the 611 bridge in Bartonsville for months, causing traffic backups and delays. On Thursday northbound traffic lanes closed entirely, and the transition is causing some big traffic troubles. Time after time, cars kept trying to turn onto 611 north, but the road is now closed […]

  • Turkey Day Tradition Changing

    STROUDSBURG – Two schools in the Poconos are throwing in the towel on a turkey day tradition. After almost 70 years, the battle between Stroudsburg Area and East Stroudsburg South football teams for the Little Brown Jug is ending. Turkey and football are normally a perfect pairing on Thanksgiving Day, and since the 1940s that has been the case for East Stroudsburg South and Stroudsburg High Schools. But now the two districts said it’s time to move on and start […]

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    Tires, Trash Pulled from Delaware River

    DINGMANS FERRY –Tires, trash, and other debris were just some of what volunteers spent their day dragging out of the Delaware River during the 25th annual cleanup. Dozens of canoes took to the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap area looking for trash. It’s the 25th year of the annual volunteer cleanup effort that 83-year-old Ruth Jones started herself, a quarter century ago. “We noticed it was becoming pretty heavily trashed. I said, ‘We need to do something about […]

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    Speed Limit Speeding Up on Turnpike

    Drivers who travel parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be able to go a little faster starting Wednesday. A 100-mile stretch between the Shippensburg and Reading area will go from 65 to 70 miles an hour and that may be only the beginning, Turnpike and PennDOT officials are scheduled to explain plans for other 70 mile an hour zones on Pennsylvania interstates on Wednesday. But many drivers along the turnpike’s northeast extension say speeding up to 70 has them pumping […]

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    New Jersey Man Pleads No Contest to Strangling Friend

    STROUDSBURG — A man from New Jersey is heading to jail in the Poconos after pleading no contest to charges of manslaughter, all because of an argument that turned deadly. Charles Derr of New Jersey pleaded no contest Monday to voluntary manslaughter charges. In July of 2012, investigators say Derr strangled his friend of nearly 20 years. Derr walked out of a courtroom in Monroe County’s courthouse holding up papers over his face and giving obscene gestures to our news […]

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    Fake Cop Pulls Gun On Driver

    PALMERTON — State police in Carbon County are on the lookout for a man who is posing as a police officer. Troopers say he pulled a woman over last Friday and pulled a gun on her. This is an investigation troopers in this part of Carbon County are taking very seriously. It was along a stretch of Route 248 that a Palmerton woman was pulled over just last week by what looked to be a cop in an unmarked car, […]

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    More Space and Security for State Police at New Barracks

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP – Pennsylvania State Police’s Lehighton Troop is settling into their new home. It’s just a few miles away from their old location in Carbon County, and it’s a new building that offers much more than just some extra space. Behind the new brick walls is a state of the art new home for troopers in Carbon County. State Police Lehighton moved in just this past month. Their last upgrade was about 30 years ago. Since then these troopers […]

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    JCC Camp Daleville Connects With Staff In Israel

      DALEVILLE — A Jewish day camp in Lackawanna County is following the fighting in the Middle East closely. Counselors and campers were able to Skype with a Jewish Community Center staff member who is in Israel right now, visiting family. That online video call to Israel Friday with campers from the JCC’s Camp Daleville was brief but one of these young campers was very engaged with learning about the serious situation in the Gaza strip. Kids here at JCC […]


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