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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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    Neighbors Helping Troopers Who’ve “Gotta Go”

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — State police say there was another reported sighting of Eric Frein Monday night in the Poconos and according to troopers, they continue to search for the accused cop killer with fewer state troopers than usual. State police say they are continuing to assign fewer than 200 troopers to the manhunt, a manhunt they say is now specifically centering on the border of Price and Barrett Townships. Now, many of those troopers out searching remain in the woods […]

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    UPDATE: Deadly Wreck Closes Section of Route 209 in Monroe County

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — The coroner in Monroe County now tells us that two people died after a three-vehicle crash in Monroe County. The deadly crash involving a car, pickup truck, and tractor trailer happened Monday morning on Route 209 near Stroudsburg. The Monroe County coroner says Mae Rienstra, 77, of East Stroudsburg died at the scene. Jean Singlemann , 78, of East Stroudsburg later died at a hospital. Police say both victims were passengers in the back seat of the […]

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    Fewer Troopers Searching As Manhunt Presses On

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — It’s now been more than a month since Eric Frein allegedly shot and killed a state trooper and badly injured another in Blooming Grove. Hundreds of state troopers have been working around the clock since that shooting, trying to track down the cop killer in the dense woods of the Poconos. On Monday, state police have pulled back on the number of troopers searching on day 31 of the manhunt in the Poconos. Troopers, FBI, ATF, and […]

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    Students Showing Support for State Police

    NEWFOUNDLAND — The now four-week long manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein continues in Monroe and Pike Counties. As the search drags on, students at Wallenpaupack South Elementary in nearby Wayne County are doing their part, too. “We’ve experienced the helicopters flying overhead and seen the state police cars going back and forth every morning with the shift changes,” said Principal Mark Kirsten. The more than 260 students missed school for three days during the manhunt, but now back […]

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    Four Week Mark In Massive Manhunt

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The manhunt in the Poconos for Eric Frein has now reached the four-week mark. Frein is the man investigators believe shot two Pennsylvania State Troopers outside their barracks Pike County four weeks ago. Corporal Bryon Dickson was killed. Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded and is still in the hospital. The search for Frein has put a strain on troopers and on residents of parts of Monroe and Pike Counties. State officials announced Friday the easing of restrictions […]

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    Police Relentless In Search For Frein

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police remain confident that they are searching in the right area of the Poconos for Eric Frein, the man wanted for an ambush outside the state police barracks in Pike County last month that killed one trooper and injured another. State police have made it clear. They aren’t leaving the area of Price and Barrett Township until Frein is found. Their search continued Thursday in some of the same areas we’ve now seen them checking for […]

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    Frein’s Handwritten Journal On Attack Revealed

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police held a 3 p.m. news conference Wednesday and made it clear they are not giving up the search for accused killer Eric Frein. “Law enforcement is hunting an individual who has committed a cowardly, heinous attack and if left unchecked, may well strike again,” said Lt. Col. George Bivens, Pennsylvania State Police. “Whether that next victim is another trooper or a member of the community, that cannot occur.” Troopers announced four possible sightings of […]

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    Manhunt Moves South In Price Township

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — The search for suspected cop killer Eric Frein on Tuesday was concentrated in Price Township. Troopers spent the day searching the woods on foot in and around the Delaware State Forest in the Cresco area, off Route 447 in Price Township just south of the Alpine Mountain ski area. Heavily armed troopers in armored vests moved deeper into the woods on Tuesday off Route 447 at State Forest Road in Price Township. Another look at how many […]

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    Search Warrants And Letters Give More Details On Frein Investigation

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — Accused cop killer Eric Frein still hasn’t been caught, but two big pieces of information were released. CNN reports that authorities have found a letter from the suspect detailing how he shot the troopers last month and escaped. And court papers show that Frein stayed at a friend’s apartment in the Stroudsburg area one day before the shooting. Most of the search warrants in this investigation have been sealed, meaning that no one is allowed access to […]

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    State Police List New Details In Search For Eric Frein

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police held a news conference Friday afternoon updating us on the search for Eric Frein, the man they believe shot two state troopers three weeks ago, killing one and severely injuring another. Search teams looking for suspected cop killer Eric Frein spread out through the Delaware State Forest on Friday near Cresco in Monroe County. Troopers showed us a photo of what they believe was a campsite used by the accused cop killer. State police […]

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    Delaware State Forest Off Limits During Manhunt

    PROMISED LAND STATE PARK — People are being told to stay out of the Delaware State Forest in parts of Pike and Monroe Counties as the manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Frein continues. That includes both hunters and hikers. But the state says it’s OK for people to continue to visit Promised Land State Park. After the Pennsylvania Game Commission banned bow hunting for seven townships in and around the massive search area for Eric Frein, the Department of […]

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    Game Commission Reversal Upsetting To Hunters

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — One day after authorities say they found explosives in the woods where they are searching for accused cop killer Eric Frein, the Pennsylvania Game Commission decides to ban hunting in the search area. The game commission issued an order Wednesday to ban hunting and trapping in seven townships in the Poconos where the search continues for the person who is wanted for killing a state trooper in Pike County. Gene Besko hasn’t stopped into his hunting cabin […]


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