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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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    Death Penalty Deliberations Continue

    STROUDSBURG — A jury is now working to decide whether or not a man in the Poconos will be sentenced to death. Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna was convicted of first degree murder late last week. The jury began deliberating around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. It’s up to those 12 men and women whether or not Charles Hicks will get the death penalty for murdering Deanna Null, dismembering her, and scattering her body along two highways in the Poconos. On Friday, a […]

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    Getting Ready For Cold Temperatures

    STROUDSBURG — For the next several days, our area will be hit with cold temperatures that we usually see in January. About two thirds of the country is getting blasted with frigid air this week. The air is spilling out of the Arctic and right into the lower 48 Auto mechanics are busy checking tires before the cold snap hits. Kost Tire and Auto Center’s general manager in Stroudsburg says the icy blast that’s forecast can do a number on […]

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    Penalty Phase At Charles Hicks Murder Trial

    STROUDSBURG — The penalty phase is underway at a murder trial in Monroe County. Family members of Charles Hicks want jurors to spare his life. “Charles, what was it like to see your family after six years?” “I love my family,” Hicks replied. Convicted murderer Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna said only a few words after listening to his family and former fiancée take the stand at the penalty phase of his murder trial. On Friday, a jury in Monroe County […]

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    Hicks Found Guilty In Gruesome Murder Trial

    STROUDSBURG — A jury found Charles Hicks guilty on all counts in the murder and dismemberment of a woman in the Poconos. Prosecutors said Hicks of Tobyhanna killed Deanna Null in 2008 and dismembered her body, scattering the parts on two interstate highways. Charles Hicks was silent as he walked out from the courtroom inside the Monroe County Courthouse after a jury found him guilty on all counts Friday in the murder and dismemberment trial in the Poconos. It was […]

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    Frein Look-alike Gets Car from Community Donations

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — For many, the capture of Eric Frein meant a return to normalcy in the Poconos. During the search, Newswatch 16 told you about a man who was repeatedly mistaken for Frein while walking to and from work. Now the community response to help James Tully has landed him a new set of wheels for his commute. Walking to work is now a thing of the past for James Tully of Canadensis, as he starts the engine of […]

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    Winter Preps in the Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — With winter-like temperatures forecast in the not so distant future across northeastern and central Pennsylvania, some folks are getting ready for the cold, and of course, the snow that comes with it. Contractors are busy in the Poconos, preparing for another round of winter with Mother Nature. On Main Street in Stroudsburg, a roof is getting some much-needed repairs. “Last year’s snow, there was so much of abundance of everything, that it just kept sliding off the building […]

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    Veterans Day In The Poconos

    TANNERSVILLE — A Veterans Day service was held at a memorial in the Poconos for the first time in years. The ceremony was in the Tannersville area Tuesday morning. The veteran’s memorial in the Tannersville area hasn’t been looked after for a couple of years, but now an American Legion post from Mount Pocono has taken over, and for the first time in a while students and veterans from as far back as World War II joined to mark the […]

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    Community Outreach Dinners Return to Help Homeless

    MONROE COUNTY — As much of the nation begins to deal with an arctic blast, Monroe County is already gearing up to help the homeless through the cold winter months. The Pocono community is reaching out to help in many different ways, starting with a hearty meal. Fresh-grown vegetables, chopped and prepped, are part of what chefs at the Shawnee Inn are doing to get ready to serve those in need in Monroe County. Community outreach dinners have now returned […]

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    Jury Listens To Alleged Murderer’s Interrogation

    STROUDSBURG — Prosecutors in Monroe County have rested their case in a gruesome murder trial. Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna is accused of murdering and dismembering Deanna Null of Scranton in 2008, and then scattering her body along two highways. The prosecution rested late Monday afternoon after calling more than 25 witnesses in the case against Charles Hicks. On Monday there was more testimony from experts and investigators, and for the first time, jurors were able to hear from Hicks himself. […]

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    Frein Not a ‘Survivalist’

    MONROE COUNTY — Is accused cop killer Eric Frein a survivalist? Experts say not quite, especially after authorities believe he stashed away a lot of stuff in the old airport hangar in Monroe County where he was found last week. Newswatch 16 talked with a couple that specializes in survivalist training.  They say they know exactly what it would take to survive out in the woods for seven weeks or longer. After they got a look at the list of […]

  • Former Fire Company President Pleads Guilty to Theft

    HONESDALE — The former president of the Lake Ariel Fire Company pleaded guilty in court Thursday to taking money from his own department. Aaron Rossignol was charged with theft earlier this year after authorities discovered he was using a fire company fuel card for his own use. Rossignol allegedly stole more than $8,000 worth of fuel from the fire department over a period of several years. Rossignol was in court facing those felony theft charges, but ended up pleading to […]

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    Body Parts Trial Begins In Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — A gruesome murder trial is now underway in the Poconos. Prosecutors are trying to prove that a man from Tobyhanna murdered and then dismembered a woman from Scranton more than six years ago. The woman’s body was found in pieces along two interstate highways in the Poconos. Now Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna is finally in court facing charges for the murder and dismemberment of Deanna Null. Both the prosecution and defense began detailing the gory and gruesome details. […]


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