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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
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    Husband and Wife Sentenced for Murdering Elderly Woman

    STROUDSBURG — A couple from the Poconos will spend at least 15 years behind bars for the death and neglect of an elderly woman they were supposed to be caring for. John and Tina Tedesco of Saylorsburg were sentenced Monday for the death of 70-year-old Barbara Rabins. The husband and wife broke down in tears in court, arguing they loved the woman they’re accused of neglecting and killing back in 2011. Handcuffed together, John and Tina Tedesco walked into the […]

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    State Police: 7-Month-Old Found Dead In Home After Fire

    LEHIGHTON — It was a tragic Friday afternoon for a neighborhood in Lehighton. A 7-month-old girl was found dead after a fire broke out in her house and people watched as her mother ran from the home, holding the baby. “It’s a very tragic ordeal for that family. My heart goes out to them. No parent should ever have to go through an ordeal like that.” A neighborhood was in shock after 7-month-old Nevah Hoffman was found dead inside the […]

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    Jury: Edward Yale Guilty of Killing Wife in 2001

    STROUDSBURG — A jury decided a 76-year-old man in the Poconos is guilty of murdering his wife 14 years after her death. Edward Yale was found guilty late Friday morning in Monroe County court. After 14 years, the family says they finally have justice for their mom. Edward Yale was found guilty of third-degree murder for the death of his wife 14 years ago. Family members held each other tight, after crying in the courtroom. “Of course the results came […]

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    Jury Deliberates at Criminal Homicide Trial

    STROUDSBURG — A jury is deliberating a verdict in the homicide trial of a man accused of killing his wife 14 years ago in Monroe County. He took the stand this week to insist he didn’t kill her, and that a fall down the stairs did. The jury began deliberating early Thursday afternoon in Monroe County, trying to determine if Edward Yale is guilty of murdering his wife 14 years ago. After about eight hours of deliberations, the jury had […]

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    Movin’ Across Main Street: Pocono Sew & Vac Returning Home

    STROUDSBURG — More than a year after an arson destroyed a business on Main Street in Stroudsburg, employees are moving back in. Sewing machines, fabrics, and big equipment all are moving across Main Street in Stroudsburg. Pocono Sew & Vac is moving out of its temporary location and settling back into its old store. “It’s our home. The sewing industry and vacuum industry has been part of our lives for many, many years and it’s like, ‘Ah, it’s going to […]

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    With No State Budget, County Resources Stretched Thin

    STROUDSBURG — There’s still no Pennsylvania state budget after over 100 days. In Monroe County, officials say they’ve been picking up the slack for our state leaders. Monroe County has been lucky to have a budget surplus built up over the past several years. They’re using every extra penny to help keep services running without a state budget, but those funds are drying up fast. Workers cleaned up the last of the dishes from a nice hot lunch at the […]

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    Demolition Underway at Fire-Gutted Motel in Sciota

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The owners of a motel in the Poconos that burned back in May have finally started clearing away the debris. It’s a welcome sight for people in the Sciota area who have been wondering all these months about what was being done about the property. The fire happened more than five months ago and now finally neighbors are seeing some much-needed cleanup, but they’re still wondering what comes next? Load after load of debris was lifted up […]

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    Accused Murderer Testifies in Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — A man on trial for the death of his wife took the stand Tuesday to defend himself. Over the weekend, that defendant tried to kill himself in the Monroe County jail. On Tuesday morning, Edward Yale told jurors why he did that and he also told them that he did not kill his wife in 2001. Yale, 74, testified at his murder trial telling jurors loud and clear that he did not kill his wife. In 2001, Yale’s […]

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    Cold Case Murder Defendant Attempts Suicide

    STROUDSBURG — The trial of a man accused of killing his wife 14 years ago in Monroe County resumed Monday, but it’s what happened outside the courtroom that is getting attention. Edward Yale is on trial for allegedly murdering his wife Joan back in 2011. We learned in court Monday that Yale tried to kill himself Sunday while locked up in Monroe County. Prosecutors said a corrections officer found Yale in his jail cell around noon Sunday. He had taken […]

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    Marine’s Medals Stolen in the Poconos

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — War medals were stolen from the home of a 90-year-old veteran in Monroe County. The thieves not only stole priceless medals, they also ransacked the house and even helped themselves to drinks in the fridge. Canio DiGerardo, 90, served his country during World War II as a Marine. Now, troopers are trying to figure out just who may have stolen priceless war medals from his home near Tannersville. DiGerardo displays all of his Marine memorabilia proudly at […]

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    Elderly Man Carjacked at Knifepoint, Chase Through Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A carjacking at knifepoint ended with a police chase on Interstate 80 and a suspect in custody. That carjacking and chase started Friday morning in Mount Pocono. Police claim an elderly man was forced at knifepoint to give up his car. What followed was a police chase on Interstate 80. Eddie Quick of New Jersey was arraigned in district court late Friday afternoon for that carjacking According to police, Quick pulled the elderly man’s driver-side door open, […]

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    Earthquake Drills in the Poconos

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — When you think of earthquakes in this country, you probably think of California. But on Thursday, students in the East Stroudsburg Area School District practiced what they would do if an earthquake hit here. In the middle of a third grade vocabulary lesson, an announcement over the public address system at East Stroudsburg Elementary told students to take cover. Students take cover at E Stroudsburg Elementary for an earthquake! Don't worry, it's only a drill @WNEP pic.twitter.com/DuomhxgY4X […]


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