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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
  • mon fire folo

    Fire Victims Get New Home For The Holidays

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A single mom and her three kids lost everything in a fire last week in Monroe County Even after receiving some help from the Red Cross, the family still had nowhere to stay, but that’s when the Pocono community stepped up in a big way. Queenabell Cook and her three kids lost everything in a fire last Friday, including wrapped Christmas presents under the tree. The family of four had no place to stay, but thanks to […]

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    Mad Rush at Meat Markets

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Most supermarkets will be closing about this time Wednesday for the Christmas holiday and so for many grocery stores and meat markets Tuesday is their big final rush for the holiday. The owners at Gary’s Meat Market said Tuesday will be their busiest day of the year – a Super Bowl of sorts for this family-run shop near Stroudsburg.  It’s one that many people rely on to prepare that perfect feast for Christmas. There’s a bit of […]

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    New Owners Ready to Open Ski Resort

    HENRYVILLE — It’s known as the Poconos learn-to-ski resort and it’s scheduled to open on Christmas Day under new ownership. Kevin Fabiano and his family have been working to renovate Alpine Mountain Ski Resort in Henryville since they bought it in April. “I want it to be here already. Let’s do it. We had a lot of time to work on the building, do the things we need to. So now it’s like, OK, can Mother Nature work with us […]

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    Life-sized Christmas Treat In The Poconos

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — A Monroe County resort has a treat tucked away inside for visitors throughout the entire holiday season: a life-sized gingerbread house sits just off the main lobby in the Pocono resort. It’s not a fairytale. This is a real life-sized gingerbread house inside the Skytop Lodge near Canadensis. It’s a sight 10-year-old Jonah Halperin can hardly believe. “It’s an amazing, like, miraculous thing that they’ve constructed here. And it’s, like, unbelievable.” This is about 3,500 pounds of […]

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    Grinch Steals Christmas Wreaths in the Poconos

    MARSHALLS CREEK – The Grinch has stolen Christmas in the Poconos. Two thieves stole nearly $1,000 worth of Christmas wreaths from a store in Marshalls Creek. It happened at Mignosi’s Super Foodtown in Marshalls Creek. Dozens of Christmas wreaths and other decorations were taken and the store caught the two responsible for it all on camera. They jump out of the pickup truck, and just minutes later, make off with about $1,000 of Christmas decorations “They came up with a […]

  • Police Raid Pocono Massage Salons

    Three massage salons in Pocono Township were raided today for alleged prostitution @WNEP pic.twitter.com/K4j07x2m6S — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) December 19, 2014 POCONO TOWNSHIP —  Police in Pocono Township say they’ve been investigating three massage parlors along Route 611 in the Bartonsville area of Monroe County for about two years. Federal, state, and local officers raided the businesses Friday trying to clean up alleged prostitution activity. Flashing lights surrounded the Tokyo Luxury Spa off Route 611 in the Bartonsville area and […]

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    More Christmas Toys than Ever

    EAST STROUDSBURG — It looks like Santa’s workshop at the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army. Toys are overflowing, neatly organized for families in Monroe County for the first day of the annual Christmas toy distribution. “We have more stuff than we’ve ever had, which is great because we also have more families signed up than we’ve ever had. So it kind of works out really great,” said East Stroudsburg Salvation Army Major James Gingrich. Michelle Warden of East Stroudsburg shopped for […]

  • mon aircraft

    High-flying Mission To Deliver Plane To Depot

    TOBYHANNA — You may have caught an impressive moving operation high in the sky above the Poconos. A retired U.S. Army plane made its way to the Tobyhanna Army Depot but it didn’t get there on its own. The plane that was used in Korea was moved carefully from the Pocono Mountain Regional Airport to the Tobyhanna Army Depot in what the army refers to as a sling operation. The decommissioned U.S. Army RC-12 Guardrail was being dropped off via […]

  • mon pet adoption

    Give a Pet a Home for the Holiday

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Lots of boys and girls ask for a pet for Christmas, but many times the animals end up not being suitable for the household. Now a shelter in Monroe County has a program that if the pets for Christmas don’t work, you can return them. Locked behind metal bars, furry cats and playful pups wait for a family to give them a home. But AWSOM Animal Shelter near Stroudsburg is also looking to give these pets a […]

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    Fire Crews Hampered By Garbage Inside Burning Home

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A fire at a home near Stroudsburg shut down roads in Monroe County for about an hour Tuesday morning, and when firefighters arrived, they had quite a challenge. The fire broke out in the double-block home on West Main Street near Stroudsburg just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters say a passerby called 911 when they saw smoke coming from inside the home. When firefighters arrived at the Stroud Township home, they say they had trouble getting inside. Officials […]

  • mon walmart layaway

    Christmas Magic For Layaway Customers

    MOUNT POCONO — Christmas came early for some folks in the Poconos who had holiday gifts on layaway. Mount Airy Casino Resort decided to pay for the items. Monday was the last day Wal-Mart layaway customers had the chance to pick up their items before they would get re-stocked. And for some, Mount Airy Casino’s donation made all the difference. Long lines at Christmastime are a familiar sight. But at Wal-Mart in Mount Pocono, some Christmas magic was waiting at […]

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    Burglars Hit Neighborhood Church And Homes In Carbon County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A string of burglaries has been reported in a Carbon County neighborhood Officers tell us whoever is behind the break-ins has struck several homes near Lehighton and even a church. These break-ins have been happening over the course of the past month in the Franklin Township area of Carbon County. Cops tell us someone has been burglarizing homes during the day. Rich Bauer lives on Green Street in Franklin Township, the center of this recent crime spree. […]


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