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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!

Recent Articles
  • Demolition in Downtown Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Demolition crews are starting to tear down properties along Main Street in Stroudsburg to make way for new business. Behind a fence is all that’s left of the Wine and Spirits store and a bridal shop. Crews are busy tearing down the buildings to make way for big improvements in the borough of Stroudsburg. Dein Properties developer George Strunk leads the way on this project, wanting to bring new life to the area. “(I) really have a passion […]

  • Kalahari Resort Ready to Expand

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A giant water park in the Poconos continues to expand, and by this time next year, Kalahari Resort says it will be the largest water park in the country. Kalahari isn’t just expanding its indoor water park. The resort near Mount Pocono is more than doubling the number of guest rooms, meaning more jobs and opportunities for people living in Monroe County. While guests kick back and relax at Kalahari Resorts, contractors are hard at work completing […]

  • Owners of Stolen Dog Speak Out

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — The search is on for a dog in the Poconos. State police say the thieves stole the pit bull mix Saturday afternoon. An empty pen near Marshalls Creek is where the Bradys say their dog Charlie should be. “I want him back, dear God, he’s my dog but at the same time I’m more worried about his safety than anything else,” said dog owner Tom Brady. State police say the dog was spotted outside the Dunkin’ Donuts […]

  • Simulator Teaches Dangers of Distracted Driving

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — Authorities in the Poconos tried to give students the experience of what it’s like being distracted behind the wheel. Considering that texting while driving is now the leading cause of deaths among teenagers, these were life lessons. We all know driving drunk is dangerous and deadly, but driving with other distractions can be just as dangerous. Students from Pocono Mountain West High School experienced both situations behind the wheel on Monday. Students gripping the steering wheels at […]

  • Student Arrested for Bringing Gun to School

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A student was arrested for bringing a gun to school in Monroe County. Stroud Area Regional Police arrested the 18-year-old Friday morning at East Stroudsburg South High School. Police say the school received a tip Friday morning from a student and family member that a student inside East Stroudsburg South High School may have a weapon. The school police officers located that student and a loaded revolver. Authorities charged Shavelle Mills, 18, a junior at ESSHS, with […]

  • Vandals Hit Anti-Nestle Home in Kunkletown

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Vandalism victims in Kunkletown believe they were targeted because of their fight to keep Nestle from extracting millions of gallons of groundwater. The victims woke up this weekend to find vulgar language written all over their vehicles. Donna Deihl tried to wash off the vandalism painted on her minivan. She woke up Sunday and walked outside to find her van, and her brother’s truck next door, with vulgar words painted all over the windows. The words left […]

  • Hallet Road Bridge Closure Concerns

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A bridge in Stroud Township damaged by severe storms two weeks ago has closed part of Hallet Road.  It’s a road that leads to about 2,000 homes in the Poconos. PennDOT Officials just announced the repairs could take up to a year. The closure of the old stone one-lane bridge is causing headaches for people living in Penn Estates. “Horrible because you know you have to go all the way around to get to the security booth, […]

  • Ski Slopes Battle the Warmth

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Sunny blue skies and extra-warm temperatures this week have the snow at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area melting away. “We saw that coming so we made snow which is pretty late for us. All last week every night that was below 32, right up through Saturday night we did fire up the snow guns,” said Shawnee Mountain’s Jim Tust. The slopes near Marshalls Creek have a good base, enough to keep almost every slope open. Robin Vogel says […]

  • Trout Stocking Kicks Off in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — It was the first day of trout stocking in the Poconos, gearing up for fishing season next month. The weather couldn’t have been better in the Poconos on Wednesday for fish stocking in McMichael Creek. About 6,000 fish were dropped into the water, gearing up for a good season. Trout jumped and flopped around in nets then were dropped into McMichael Creek near Stroudsburg. Volunteers helping out the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission had Mother Nature on […]

  • Primanti Bros. Serving Up Sandwiches in Dickson City

    DICKSON CITY — A new restaurant opening up in Dickson City on Thursday may be a fan favorite of anyone with Pittsburgh ties. Pittsburgh-based Primanti Brothers opens in Dickson City Thursday, serving up sky-high, mouthwatering meats and cheeses topped with the works. “It’s not just your typical sandwich,” said Allen Bayout. “It’s hard core. Piled up meat, cheese, fries, tomato, slaw traditional. Only at Primanti’s can you get it, not anywhere else.” The restaurant is decked out in Pittsburgh décor, […]

  • New App Instantly Checks Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets for Winners

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Gus, the second most famous groundhog in Pennsylvania, likes to tell us to “keep on scratching,” but actually scratching all those lottery tickets may be a thing of the past. Scratching your way to a win is a big dream for instant lottery ticket players. “You get that little rush. Oh my God, you know you put in $5, you might win $3 million like they did down the road,” said Lois Ruffo. After carefully scratching off […]

  • Tourism Groups Optimistic About State Slogan

    MONROE COUNTY — Our leaders in Harrisburg had not only economic development but also tourism in mind when they officially unveiled the state’s new slogan, “Pennsylvania: Pursue Your Happiness.” It’s no secret that the Poconos relies on tourism. Just last year, this region had more than 25 million visitors stop by. This new slogan has resorts and other tourism leaders thinking happy thoughts. From sliding down slopes to big splashdowns, the Pocono Mountains thrive on tourism. The state rolled out […]