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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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    ‘Tell All’ Expected on Troubled Amphitheater

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — A multi-million dollar performing arts center in the Poconos that hasn’t hosted any major concerts for several years is now in the news again. A massive amphitheater in the Bushkill area meant to draw big acts and big bucks to the Poconos sits empty. “When it was first proposed, from what I can remember, back in the early 2000s and it was a project that was funded by the state,” said Lehman Township Supervisor Rob Rohner. Mount […]

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    Coroner’s Inquest Labels Death A Homicide

    STROUDSBURG — A coroner’s inquest in Monroe County has decided that a man’s death in Tobyhanna last December was a homicide, and the person responsible was his caregiver. The jury deliberated for about 45 minutes Wednesday afternoon, and decided after nearly two days of testimony, that the death of William Collins, 92, was a homicide. Collins died last December inside a home on A Country Place Drive in A Pocono Country Place development in Coolbaugh Township. “We’re signing out the […]

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    Four Pocono Mountain West Students Facing Charges

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Police say four students at one Pocono Mountain school are in trouble with the law. Two students from Pocono Mountain West High School are facing aggravated and simple assault charges. Two others are being charged with possession of a weapon on school property. It all happened in just one day at the school. Pocono Mountain Regional Police said it all happened Monday on the West Campus near Mount Pocono. “I guess you could say yesterday was a […]

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    Coroner’s Inquest Begins for 92-Year-Old Man’s Death

    STROUDSBURG — A coroner’s inquest began Tuesday in Monroe County to see how a 92-year-old man from Tobyhanna died in December. It is the county’s first inquest since the 1980s. Testimony began Tuesday morning in Monroe County to try to determine exactly how William Collins of Tobyhanna died. It’s the first coroner’s inquest in the County in about 30 years. According to testimony, William Collins was reported dead, by his caregiver Judith Marc at her home in A Pocono Country […]

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    Restaurant Giving Back, Helping Wildlife

    STROUDSBURG — Whether it’s feeding baby foxes found abandoned in a parking lot or taking in a sick woodpecker, the Pocono Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center near Stroudsburg is always busy. That’s why the Sarah Street Grill decided to lend a helping hand as part of their 20th birthday celebration. “It makes us proud. We work really hard. We have a really great motivated management team,” said Christy Connolly. “We’re really excited about it. Pocono Wildlife does a lot for our […]

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    Construction Site Turns into Classroom

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — What is expected to become the largest water park in the country turned into a classroom Friday for more than 80 students in Monroe County. The students stepped out of the classroom and onto a massive construction site at what’s soon to be Kalahari Resort. They learned what it’s really like to be an electrician, a mason, and more in the midst of building. About 400 contractors are busy building Kalahari Resort, and students from Monroe Career […]

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    Suspects in Alleged Movie Theater Assault Caught On Camera

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Police in the Poconos have released surveillance pictures taken inside the Stroud Mall theater where some teenagers allegedly attacked a woman who told them to be quiet during a movie. Stroud Area Regional police released surveillance video Thursday and have identified two suspects in this alleged Easter Sunday assault. Video taken inside the Cinemark Theater at the Stroud Mall shows two teenage girls walk past the camera. Police say these are two of the suspects in this […]

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    Tax Deadline Less than a Week Away

    STROUDSBURG — The deadline to file your taxes is right around the corner and if you’ve been putting it off until the last minute, you’re not alone. At H&R Block, their appointment books are jam-packed for the next few days. It’s all leading up to that April 15 date on the calendar, the deadline for filing your taxes with the IRS. Howard Milius has been preparing taxes for about 50 years and says although the tax codes change every year, […]


    Travel to Europe More Affordable

    STROUDSBURG — Planning the trip of your dreams may have just got a bit more affordable, that is if your dream destination happens to be across the pond. Right now just might be the right time to take a trip of a lifetime, if you have your sights set on Venice, France, Ireland and any other European destination. “A lot of people are going to Italy this year, Germany. River cruising is very, very big this year, more than ever,” […]

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    Lawn Tools Donated to Veterans in Need

    POLK TOWNSHIP — Paul’s House in the Poconos is a haven for homeless veterans to get some much-needed help getting back on their feet. On Wednesday, a big donation was dropped off to help those who served us. The mower was fired up and ready along with a load of other power tools, all brand new, ready to get work done at Paul’s House near Brodheadsville. There’s about $5,000 worth of equipment, all donated by the Pocono Lions Club to […]

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    Family Attacked After Shushing Teens in Theater

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — The next time you feel like telling someone to be quiet at a movie theater, you may think of this story. A family was attacked after seeing a movie Easter Sunday evening at the Stroud Mall and they believe it happened because they told some teenagers during the movie to pipe down. A woman says she just came to see a movie Easter Sunday with her family, when a rowdy group of teens sitting behind her not […]

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    Fore! Golf Season Opens at Shawnee Inn

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — The clubs are loaded up in the golf carts and folks are finally able to hit the greens at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort along the Delaware River. Robin Wolfe of Middle Smithfield Township has been watching the weather, anxious for this day to come. “It`s just been such a long cold winter to get back out, get out, walk around, get some exercise, and hang out with our friends,” Wolfe said. She’s not the only […]


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