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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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    Bluegrass Takes Over the Poconos

    NEWFOUNDLAND — Bluegrass music will fill the air in part of Wayne County this weekend. The 18th annual Pocono Mountains Bluegrass Festival kicked off Friday morning under sunny skies. Banjos, ukuleles, mandolins, and fiddles and the sounds of bluegrass, will all be taking center stage in the Poconos for a weekend-long festival. “I’m telling you it couldn’t get any better. We got great weather here and we have a lot of great people here with us,” said Pocono Mountain Bluegrass […]

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    Aquashicola FD in the Running for National Contest

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A national contest honoring volunteer firefighters has a tie to our area. Aquashicola Fire Company in Carbon County is one of the top 20 finalists in the Johnsonville’s Best of Us nationwide competition recognizing volunteer departments that go above and beyond. This small volunteer fire house near Palmerton is in the running for a pretty big honor. Here in Aquashicola, 44-year volunteer fireman Larry Arner could hardly believe his department’s made it this far. “Absolutely, you […]

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    UPDATE: Crash Closes Road, Cuts Power

    NESQUEHONING — The cleanup in Carbon County continues after an early morning crash. It happened along Route 54 in Nesquehoning. Two people were sent to the hospital Hours after an early morning crash, PPL crews work to put up a new utility pole along Route 54 in Nesquehoning. Neighbors say they woke up to the crash responsible for this damage. “About 6:57, because I looked at my alarm clock, I heard this sound and it woke me up from a […]

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    Final Summer Dismissal at Ramsey Elementary

    STROUDSBURG — An elementary school in Stroudsburg is officially closed for the summer and may be closed for good. The school board voted last month to close WH Ramsey Elementary at the end of the school year. Walking out hand in hand, students at Ramsey Elementary are leaving for summer vacation, the final emotional dismissal before the building closes for good. James Pandolfo says Thomas Street will never be the same in Stroudsburg and he will miss all of this. […]

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    Pocono Mountain Charter School Closing

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — After a long battle, the Pocono Mountain Charter School in Coolbaugh Township is closing its doors for good this week. The school announced it will not fight to win its charter back. The Pocono Mountain Charter School will graduate its final senior class Tuesday evening. The school’s nearly 350 other students are now left to look for a new home nearly a year after the school’s charter was revoked by a state board. “Right now, obviously, we’re […]

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    Catholic School Closes, Ends 128 Years In Carbon County

    LEHIGHTON — A Catholic school in Lehighton is saying farewell Ss. Peter and Paul School closed its doors on Friday after 128 years. Members of the Ss. Peter and Paul School community in Lehighton are struggling to say farewell to their school. It was a tearful good-bye for students, staff, and this entire community. “The motto ‘we are family’ never meant as much as it does now.” Ss. Peter and Paul students are off to summer vacation after the final […]

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    Family of Former Mayor Speaks Out Against Justice System

    COALDALE — One day after a former mayor in Schuylkill County was convicted of downloading child porn at work, some of his relatives are speaking out and they have some harsh words about the justice system. The former mayor of Coaldale was convicted Thursday of 27 counts of child pornography, something Richard Corkery’s family members say is a terrible injustice. Many in this Schuylkill County community think otherwise. Richard Corkery is now convicted of child porn charges. A jury in […]

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    Officer and Father of 11 Fighting Cancer

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A police officer only about a year away from retirement in Monroe County is now in the fight of his life. Officer Reuben Torres of the Stroud Area Regional Police Department has stage four cancer, but the father of 11 refuses to give up. The Stroudsburg community is joining in his fight. Officer Reuben Torres’ Harley sits at Stroud Area Regional Police Department. The veteran of more than 20 years is off the job, fighting against stage […]

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    WWII Vet Gets Diploma After 69 Years

    STROUDSBURG — A World War II veteran received his high school diploma on Thursday during a Move Up Day ceremony at Stroudsburg High School. He was drafted in 1945 and never received his diploma. It was a graduation nearly 70 years in the making. The class of 2014 shared the spotlight at Stroudsburg High School with 87-year-old World War II veteran George Bush. Bush, a member of Stroudsburg’s class of 1945 sat next to his wife Emma. The two say […]

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    Coaldale’s Former Mayor on Trial for Child Porn

    JIM THORPE — The former mayor of Coaldale is facing 27 counts of child pornography. On Wednesday, the jury listed to opening statements and the prosecution’s evidence, including interviews with the FBI where Richard Corkery allegedly admitted to looking at porn. About three years after originally being charged, this former mayor of Coaldale is finally on trial facing 27 counts of child porn charges. “Do you have anything to say about this trial starting after waiting so long?” “No comment,” […]

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    Caught on Camera: Neighbors Pull Neighbor from Fire

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — It was a true team effort Monday night as two neighbors worked to save their friend from inside his burning trailer and part of that rescue was captured on camera. The shell of a trailer is all that’s left after a fire in Tobyhanna Township. But thanks to these two neighbors, the man who lived there is still alive. Scott Goodale and Ray Martin say they rushed into action after their wives spotted the smoke while they […]

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    16 Salutes: Brayden’s Million Dollar Mission

    TANNERSVILLE — High fives on the sidelines with the East Stroudsburg Warriors: it’s 10-year-old Brayden Walsh’s dream. The boy from Tannersville cheered and paced through every swing of the bat the team took this season. Brayden’s mom Theresa cherishes every moment of it. “It’s just given him such a sense of self-esteem and self-confidence. He now has a whole team of big brothers,” she said. Brayden’s teaming up with the Warriors was a home run. “It was just a natural […]