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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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    Kitchen Chemistry Readies for Grand Reopening

    STROUDSBURG — Kitchen Chemistry is finally baking up some sweet treats, getting ready for a grand reopening almost nine months after the popular bakery in Stroudsburg was destroyed by flames. The ingredients are all in and one of the first batches of cupcakes is ready to bake. It’s the first time in about nine months Kitchen Chemistry on Main Street in Stroudsburg has been busy baking. “It feels wonderful. Everything is brand new and spacious and colorful, and we’re really […]

  • Bridge Beams Delivered Through Downtown Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE — Between now and May, people in Jim Thorpe will have to put up with huge beams being delivered right through town. The big beams are for a new bridge that’s being built along Route 903. For the next few months, dozens of massive beams will be driven right through Jim Thorpe and those deliveries are likely to cause a bit of disruption to everyday business. The flashing oversized load lights made their way into downtown Jim Thorpe, […]

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    Coyote At The Courthouse In Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Wildlife experts believe the long, rough winter affected the behavior of a coyote that was found roaming around Stroudsburg. The animal made his way into the borough Wednesday and some folks took pictures to prove it. That coyote made its way right into downtown Stroudsburg. The coyote at the courthouse is still the talk of the town and wildlife officials say it’s raising some larger concerns for the weeks to come. Photos of the animal are what everyone […]

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    Pothole Service Packages

    BARTONSVILLE — If you’ve hit one of those dreaded potholes that seem to be popping up all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania, there’s some good news. “They’re just popping up all over. I know it’s a lot to do with the weather and the coldness that we’ve had but it’s really getting out of control,” said Kevin Williams of Stroudsburg. Williams says he delivers papers and has tried to avoid the dreaded potholes with his new car. But if he […]

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    Troopers, Senators Talk Budget After Eric Frein Manhunt

    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee met Wednesday with state police in Harrisburg to take a close look at their budget. Among the top issues discussed was the massive cost of the manhunt for Eric Frein. The senate took a very close look at many budget issues the state police are facing, and for the first time, senators from our area were able to get some answers from the state police about the seven-week manhunt for Frein. Senators and […]

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    Stroudsburg Woman Pleads Guilty to Third DUI

    STROUDSBURG — A driver from Stroudsburg was in court Tuesday to plead guilty to a third DUI offense. This comes after she served time for killing a pedestrian in 2008 while she was drunk behind the wheel. Daryl Reinhardt of Stroudsburg already served time in prison for her first DUI in 2008, when she hit killed a Bartonsville man. “Daryl’s recovery was well documented. This was a terrible step backwards, but she had made tremendous strides moving forward and she […]

  • Turn of Events at Couple’s Sentencing Day

    STROUDSBURG — It was just a few months ago that a couple in Monroe County admitted neglecting an older woman until she died. But after what happened Monday in court, it’s anybody’s guess how the case will shake out now. John and Tina Tedesco were both scheduled to be sentenced Monday for the death of an elderly woman they were supposed to be caring for in Saylorsburg. But neither case went according to plan. John Tedesco and his wife Tina […]

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    Puppy Found Abandoned With Broken Legs

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Another dog was found abandoned in the East Stroudsburg Wal-Mart parking lot this week. This puppy had broken legs and was left in a box in a snow bank. The puppy, now named Noah, is only about six months old. The Springer mix puppy was found Thursday in a snow bank by an AWSOM volunteer in a box with both back legs broken. Veterinarians at Creature Comforts in Saylorsburg are helping Noah. “To place a dog in […]

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    New Billboard: Attraction or Distraction?

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A new sign is lighting up along Interstate 380 near Mount Pocono and it’s sure catching the attention of drivers passing through the area. The advertisement for Kalahari was just recently installed. It’s bright. It’s big. The electronic sign stands more than 40 feet tall. “It does light up the area.  Like you can see it all the way from miles and miles away on 380 you can see the sign.  But when you get closer it’s […]

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    Hat, Pins Stolen from Pocono Marine Veteran

    STROUDSBURG — Someone in the Poconos stole a hat from a gas station in Stroudsburg last weekend, but it’s not just a hat. On it were three invaluable pins that belonged to a retired Marine. Daniel Jeffreys of Delaware Water Gap works at the Weis Gas and Go in Stroudsburg part time. He says he set his winter hat down by the coffee machines Saturday night, and that’s when someone swiped it, but it was all caught on camera. Jeffreys […]

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    School Bus Ride Under Investigation

    SUMMIT HILL — Newswatch 16 has learned that Panther Valley School District officials are investigating allegations of a bus driver coming to a sudden stop Thursday morning. The incident jostled several kids on the bus, so much so, that some say they were injured. The district will only say this: the incident happened in Summit Hill borough Thursday morning. About 30 students were on their way to Panther Valley Middle School when for some reason their bus came to a […]

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    Potholes Causing Major Problems

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Plenty of cold temperatures hit the Poconos this winter and now this region is also seeing plenty of potholes as the weather warms up. The sights and sounds of spring in Pennsylvania are finally here. PennDOT crews are out patching up potholes all across the Poconos around the clock. The deep freeze caused more problems on the roads than usual. “The potholes this year seem to be a little worse than others because of the extensive deep […]


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