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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 tailor

    Stroudsburg Shop Attracting Some Stars

    STROUDSBURG — Two business owners in Monroe County are attracting some celebrity attention. The designers in Stroudsburg partnered up about a month ago and are busy developing some dresses for the Red Carpet. The owner of European Needle on Main Street in Stroudsburg moved there less than 10 years ago from Poland. Now her talents, combined with those of another local fashion guru, are attracting some stars to the Poconos. Within the past month, these two business owners have been […]

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    Cleaning Up After the Race

    POCONO RACEWAY — After a big race weekend at Pocono raceway, there are literally tons of trash and recycling to clean up. The raceway gets it all looking good with a little help from some kids from Luzerne County. Pedaling around Pocono Raceway, Brayden Reakes, age 10, keeps busy all race weekend long on a bike he found in a trash pile near his home in Shickshinny. “Drive around and collect cans and stuff I can make junk money off […]

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    Fans Flock to See Gordon at Pocono Raceway

    LONG POND — NASCAR fans flocked to the track at Pocono Raceway for the Windows 10 400. For Jeff Gordon fans, Sunday’s race was the 24 car driver’s last time at the Tricky Triangle. The long-time NASCAR driver is calling it quits at the end of this season and retiring after more than 20 years of racing. Many fans made the trip to the Pocono track to see Gordon just one last time. Jeff Gordon fans filled the stands at […]

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    Prepared for Heat at the Track

    POCONO RACEWAY — There’s a hot weekend in store for this weekend’s race at Pocono. Whether you are going for the entire weekend, or just the Nascar race on Sunday, the folks at the track are ready for the heat. Hot cars race around the track, and the hot sun beats down on the Grandstands. But a mother daughter duo from New Jersey came prepared for their annual trip to Pocono Raceway. “I overpack, but yes, you have to because […]

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    Trackside Superstore Debuts at Pocono

    POCONO RACEWAY — Pocono Raceway is buzzing with excitement this weekend with lots of new things for fans to enjoy at the Windows 10 400. Fans had their eyes on the track Friday afternoon for qualifying at Pocono Raceway, but the action isn’t just on the track. There’s plenty to check out right behind the grandstands at the new NASCAR Trackside Superstore. With a quick cut of a ribbon, the Trackside Superstore opened for business at Pocono Raceway, and NASCAR […]

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    Promoting the Poconos for New Business

    STROUDSBURG — Leaders in the Pocono region are looking to attract some new business and they have a new tool they hope will help sell the area. During a news conference in downtown Stroudsburg, businesses kicked off a new campaign to attract small and medium-sized industries. “You see these ads out of New York and the way they are trying to get businesses to come into that state. We need to be as aggressive as they are,” said Carl Wilgus, […]

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    New Improvements at Pocono

    POCONO RACEWAY — NASCAR fans are already arriving at the Pocono Raceway for this weekend’s Windows 10 400. Race weekend at the Tricky Triangle officially begins at the RV check in. The place was bustling days before engines rev up for the race this Sunday. “You just go in . They look at you. They look at your tickets. You’re OK and then they give you your wristbands and you are on your way,” said Mel Peters of Cincinnati. Peters […]

  • mon camp heat

    Staying Cool in Hot Weather at Summer Camps

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Some campers in the Poconos are busy playing all kinds of sports all day long. But in this heat, directors at the International Sports Camp say they’ve had to make some changes. The hot sun hovered over hundreds of kids at the International Sports Training Camp near Reeders, but the young athletes aren’t planning to wait it out on the sidelines. Counselors have a game plan to beat the heat. “This is really the first week where […]

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    What is Windows 10?

    STROUDSBURG — Windows 10: that’s what the tech world is talking about and it could mean some big changes for your PC. It’s out with the old and in with the new. Microsoft plans to roll out a new computer operating system beginning July 29 at midnight. It’s called Windows 10, and it’s the first big upgrade since Windows 8.1. “They decided to skip 9 because this is a whole new leap and it’s pretty much the gap between 7 and […]

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    Scouts Adventure on a Higher Level

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — A Girl Scout camp in the Poconos is taking girls to new heights this summer. Step by very careful step, girl scouts navigated through ropes and obstacles, taking adventure to a higher level at Camp Mosey Wood in Lake Harmony. “It’s really fun and there are, like, challenging parts and parts you can have a lot of fun on,” said Girl Scout Ellen Lehman. The ropes course is brand new at the camp in Carbon County. Some […]

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    Body Recovered from Pocono Summit Lake

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Dive teams were called out Monday after a kayak was found tipped over on a lake in Monroe County. The county coroner confirms that a body was found just before noon. Emergency crews were called to Pocono Summit Lake in Coolbaugh Township around 8 a.m. Monday. The coroner said Stanley Kurkowski, 75, of Bound Brook, NJ was found dead. Officials tell us Stanley Kurkowski of New Jersey went out on the lake around 7:45 Monday morning and […]

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    ‘Super-Sized’ Wages for NY Fast Food Workers

    BRODHEADSVILLE — If you work at McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, or any other of the dozens of fast food joints in New York, your paycheck may get super-sized to $15 dollars an hour. It’s a pay raise that has people in New York and in the Poconos divided. Workers at fast food chains in Brodheadsville flip burgers and cook French fries for around $7.25 an hour, but that same job in New York state may soon come with a super-sized paycheck. […]


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