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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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    Empty Storefronts in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Walking around downtown Stroudsburg, you may notice fewer storefronts open on Main Street. But borough officials and businesses are still staying positive. A “For Lease” sign fills the window where ball gowns used to be on display at Dawn of New York – one of the latest businesses to move out of Main Street in Stroudsburg. Across the street, The European Needle now has a “For Rent” sign in the window. Empty storefronts have caught the eye of […]

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    Snow Plowers Wait for Business

    MONROE COUNTY – Usually by now, parking spaces all over our area would have been plowed at least once. But not this winter because there’s been no snow. So people who plow for a living are losing money. What are they doing to make up for lost profits? Folks who rely on plowing streets, parking lots and sidewalks are doing the best they can to stay busy and keep as many of their employees as possible on the payroll. The […]

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    Animal Hoarding Probe in the Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Several agencies have been working together over the past two days to rescue more than 50 dogs from the home of a woman in Carbon County. Officials confirm there were also about 30 to 40 cats on the property. Officials aren’t saying much about where the dogs were taken from, but we watched as more than a dozen Yorkies arrived at a veterinarian in East Stroudsburg Thursday afternoon, reeking of urine and in obvious need of care. […]

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    911 Center Puts Out Call for Help

    SNYDERSVILLE — Monroe County’s 911 Center is putting out a call for help. There’s a desperate need for dispatchers. The 911 Center in Monroe County has the greatest shortage of dispatchers it’s ever seen and now this month the managers are working hard to hire the right people who are able to take on a very tough job. “At this point it is the shortest we’ve ever been. The dispatchers that are working now are working a lot of overtime,” […]

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    Trying to Stop Nestle Water Project

    KUNKLETOWN — Residents in one part of Monroe County are taking steps to block the Nestle Company from taking water to use for its Deer Park brand of water. The Nestle Corporation has its sights set on water in Kunkletown and has submitted applications to bottle it up for Deer Park Water, taking 200,000 gallons per day from private land. But it won’t happen without a fight. “We’re all worried about our wells,” said Eldred Township resident Donna Deihl. Deihl […]

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    Snowmaking in Full Swing at Alpine

    PRICE TOWNSHIP – Cold weather has many ski areas making snow as fast as they can, that includes Alpine Mountain near Canadensis. The family-owned resort is rushing to get the hills ready for skiers this week. “We call it the 2015 – 2016 ski season and we’re staring in 2016. It’s just been the weather, who would have ever expected this kind of weather?” said Alpine Mountain owner Kevin Fabiano. This year Alpine Mountain has brand new snowmaking machines and […]

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    Many Cars Not Ready for Winter Weather

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Cold weather always seems to bring on some car troubles. Places like Jack Williams near Stroudsburg and many auto parts stores were busier than usual on Monday, tackling all of those cold car problems that could continue through this week, especially with single-digit temperatures in the forecast. It was a busy day of battery changes at the Advanced Auto Parts store in Bartonsville with cold weather finally chilling the Poconos. “It’s pretty cold out,” said Tom Martini, […]

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    The “Clark Griswold” of the Poconos

    The holiday season brings out some rather impressive light displays, and even some friendly competition among neighbors. Newswatch 16 went to the home of a man who calls himself the Clark Griswold of the Poconos.

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    Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels

    STROUDSBURG – Some people spent their Christmas Eve morning helping seniors in our area. Monroe County’s Meals on Wheels is asking for even more volunteers during this season of giving. Loading up the car with coolers, volunteers young and old are helping bring food to seniors this Christmas here in the Poconos. Pat Michael and her grandson teamed up to help Meals on Wheels of Monroe County. “There are a lot of shut-ins and people who can’t get out, so […]

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    Meat Market a Hit in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — The lines are long and the parking lot is packed – sure signs of the Christmas holiday at Gary’s Meat Market near Stroudsburg. Owner Gary Oney says he slices up tons of meat in the week leading up to Christmas. It’s his busiest week of the year. “A lot of 4 o’clock mornings and a lot of 7 o’clock evenings and it’s pretty much all family. I do have a couple of helpers that come in, a […]

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    Bakery Takes Over Water Gap Diner

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — A popular bakery in the Poconos is mixing things up a bit and dipping into the diner business. In the midst of the holiday rush of putting together trays of cookies and baking pies, The Village Farmer and Bakery is tackling a new venture right next door. It bought the Water Gap Diner from the former owners just last week. “We’re getting our feet on the ground,” said owner Susan Cooper. “We’re buying new equipment and […]

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    Thieves Dash Off with $8,270 of Designer Handbags

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Police tell us two women walked into a high-end store and stole more than $8,000 worth of designer purses, but they were caught after officers chased them. That theft happened at the Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville. In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, two women from New York swiped thousand of dollars of Michael Kors handbags and took off. A smashed up SUV and two arrests is how a major retail theft ended Monday […]

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