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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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    Project Street Art Plans to Splash Color on Two Downtowns

    STROUDSBURG — A group in Stroudsburg is looking for artists to volunteer to help paint the town. It’s all part of what’s being called Project Street Art Part Two. A mural covers up a vacant lot on Main Street and has put the Project Street Art team on the map in downtown Stroudsburg. Now these artists are thinking even bigger, putting together plans to paint two downtowns. “We’re really trying to put some value on artwork and what it can […]

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    Local Track, Drivers React to Stewart Crash

    SAYLORSBURG — Folks at smaller race tracks in the Poconos are following the tragic crash that left a driver dead at a racetrack in upstate New York. Drivers at Borger’s Speedway drive cars similar — but smaller — to a sprint car and they can hardly believe what happened on that New York track. Bob Snyder works at Borger’s Speedway in Saylorsburg and has been connected to racing for about 45 years. He, like so many others, saw the crash […]

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    Drivers Split On Higher Speed Limits

    You might be able to get where you are going a little faster in parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Speed limits have gone up from 65 to 70 miles per hour on parts of Interstates 380 and 80. We watched PennDOT workers post some of those new 70 miles per hour speed limit signs in the Poconos and in parts of Lackawanna County. But raising the speed limit has plenty of drivers raising concerns. PennDOT crews were busy posting […]

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    Owners Hope To Clean Up With New Soap Shop

    STROUDSBURG — A new soap shop has opened up in the Poconos. The owners in Stroudsburg say it’s a fresh start after a fire destroyed their other business, Kitchen Chemistry, just last month. Fresh scents of soap fill the air at this new store in downtown Stroudsburg Pocono soap owner Lisa Diemer said it’s her “fresh start.” Early last month, her store Kitchen Chemistry was destroyed by fire and still remains closed, with smoke and water damage throughout. “I’m scratching […]

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    Lawsuit Filed to Save School

    STROUDSBURG — Parents in Monroe County have gone to an extreme measure to save their school, suing the Stroudsburg Area School District. Both sides were in court Friday morning, only a few weeks before school is set to start. Kids walked hand-in-hand with their parents up to the Monroe County Courthouse to try to save their school. Mother Erica McCabe and several other parents have sued Stroudsburg School District and two board members, demanding that W.H. Ramsey Elementary open this […]

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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 […]

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    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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