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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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    Reports: Zeroing In On Suspect

    PSP at home near Canadensis. Believed to have something to do with suspect in #pspbloominggrove shooting. @WNEP — Jim Hamill (@JimHamill) September 16, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — As an army of troopers once again scour the woods Tuesday, there is word that investigators know who they’re looking for. State police announced that another news conference is planned for this afternoon on the investigation into the search for the person who killed a state police corporal and injured another […]

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    State Police To Killer: “You are a coward and we will get you.”

    State police officials said whoever shot and killed a trooper and wounded another is “a coward and we will get you.” Officials with the Pennsylvania State Police released some new information Monday afternoon at news conference in Pike County. Corporal Bryon Dickson of Dunmore was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass of Olyphant was wounded and remains in the hospital. At the news conference, troopers said the weapon used to shoot the victims was a .308 caliber rifle. They believe the […]

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    Troopers Continue Search For Killer

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Police remain on the hunt for the gunman who ambushed two state troopers. State police plan to hold a news conference Monday afternoon to update us on the search for killer. Dozens of police officers are still looking for the person who fired at state police late Friday night at their barracks in Pike County, killing one and injuring another. State police are expected to address members of the media Monday afternoon at the Pike County […]

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    UPDATE: One Trooper Killed In Shooting At State Police Barracks

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP -- One Pennsylvania State Police trooper is dead and another is injured following a shooting at a barracks in Pike County.

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    Hundreds of Athletes Set to Give Poconos a ‘Tri’

    MONROE COUNTY — Hundreds of athletes are hitting the Poconos this weekend to give it their best ‘Tri.’ The Revolution 3 Triathlon kicks off early Sunday morning. The tents are almost all set, transition areas are being assembled, and the Revolution 3 Triathlon is getting ready to roll through the Poconos. “It’s a huge accomplishment, not only for us and our team, but also for the athletes who are coming out here who have just spent months and months to […]

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    Troopers Looking For Man Trying To Lure Kids

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — A search is underway in Carbon County for a man state police say tried to lure children into his car twice this week. State police tell us they are asking for the public’s help as they try to track down a man who attempted to lure teens into a green convertible while they were walking home from the bus stop in the Poconos. The bus stop in the Mount Pocahontas development in Carbon County has the […]

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    First Responders in Hawley Remember 9/11

    HAWLEY — People gathered all over our area to mark the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks against America. In Wayne County, community members came to a memorial and many of those present were at Ground Zero that very day. We talked to them about their memories from 9/11 and the threats our nation is still facing today. A piece of the World Trade Center sits as a memorial in Wayne County, as first responders and community members in Hawley […]

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    Playground In Memory Of Child Underway

    HAWLEY — Volunteers were busy in Wayne County on Thursday, putting together a playground, a project that’s being done in memory of a 2-year-old boy. The parts are all there in Hawley and a $300,000 playground project is underway at Bingham Park. Soon this will be the site of the CJR Memorial Playground, a playground Joseph Regenski is building in memory of his 2-year-old son Caleb. “He passed away so suddenly we knew that we would like to do things […]

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    Residents Return Home After Smoke Forced Them from Assisted Living Facility

    LARKSVILLE — Nearly 40 residents of an assisted living facility in Luzerne County are back home more than 12 hours after smoke and water forced them out. The residents returned to Keystone Garden Estates on Narrows Road in Larksville Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials said around midnight a fan overheated in the laundry room sending smoke throughout the building and setting off the water sprinklers. The Alzheimer’s assisted living facility was evacuated and 38 residents were helped by the Red Cross. […]

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    Interstate 80 Reopened After Rig Wreck

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Interstate 80 is back open near Berwick after a tractor trailer crash tied up traffic for more than four hours Monday morning. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed in that part of Columbia County while crews worked to clean up the roll-over. Emergency crews and tow trucks lit up Interstate 80 in Columbia County in the early morning hours, all after a truck rolled over, blocking both lanes of eastbound traffic right before the […]

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    Florida Murders Happened In Nesquehoning Family’s Home

    NESQUEHONING — A brutal murder along the west coast of Florida leaves four people dead and the man suspected of the killings has ties to our area. And the home where it all allegedly happened is owned by a couple from Carbon County. The four people brutally murdered in Florida were found dead Thursday afternoon. A 4-year-old boy taken from the home was later found with the suspect. Sheriffs found the four people dead in Hudson, Florida near the home […]

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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge Need More “Bigs”

    EAST STROUDSBURG — For young kids in the Poconos, Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge has lent a helping hand in Monroe County for decades. But now dozens of kids looking for a “Big” are forced to wait. “It’s a challenge, because we certainly aren’t in business to have kids waiting on a waiting list. We want them to be matched and to be gaining the benefits of having a big brother or big sister,” said Big Brothers Big […]


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