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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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    Pocono View Inn Residents in Shock After Huge Fire

    SCIOTA — Fire investigators say they can’t determine exactly where the massive fire at the Pocono View Inn started late Thursday night. Fire crews from three different counties were called in to fight the motel fire off Route 209 near Brodheadsville before midnight Thursday. Burnt pieces of the motel scattered all over the property are what’s left of Pocono View Inn in Sciota. Now 10 different families are without a place to live after the fire. The blaze lit up […]

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    Power To Save: New Compost Site Saving Money and Environment

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Folks in three townships in the Poconos can now use a compost site that opened this week. Tom Watson has been loading up his truck bed with free mulch and putting it to good use from a new composting site near his home in Marshalls Creek. “I’ve been waiting for them to open up. I’ve seen all of the bins. People have been dumping their branches off. They grind them up into mulch, makes my garden […]

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    Caretaker Arrested in Death of Elderly Man

    Judith Marc was arrested today by Pocono Mountain Regional PD for the death of 92-year old William Collins last December. @WNEP — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) May 14, 2015 COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A woman is facing charges in the death of a man who she was caring for in Monroe County. The charges, including criminal homicide, came after a Monroe County coroner’s inquest in  April  determined the death of the 92-year old was no accident. Judith Marc remained silent as she […]

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    Elephants Bath Gets ‘Hosed’ By Cold Weather

    POCONO RACEWAY — Elephants are under the big top Wednesday night at Pocono Raceway. Before the main event, there was supposed to be a big splash to drum up some excitement. The elephants were all ready to get hosed down by the fire department before the Cole Brothers Circus kicks off at Pocono Raceway. But instead the whole idea was a wash, thanks to Mother Nature. “It was a little chilly for the bath, with the pressure of the water […]

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    Missing Man Found, Last Seen In The Nude

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — Searchers in Carbon County spent hours looking for a man last seen wearing nothing at all. Michael O’Keefe was camping at clothing-optional resort near Lehighton and rescue teams spread out through the forest looking for the man from the Harrisburg area. Late Wednesday afternoon, they found him alive. O’Keefe hadn’t been seen in days and was believed to have been wearing nothing at all when he went missing. Search teams were able to find the man who […]

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    Police: Maid Made ‘Clean Sweep’ in Cop’s Home

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A maid in Monroe County is now facing felony charges. Officers say Nancy Rivera of Marshalls Creek stole while cleaning a home in the Poconos. That home belongs to a police officer. Nancy Rivera worked for Merry Maids in Saylorsburg and Pocono Mountain Regional Police say she made off with thousands of dollars of jewelry from a home she was cleaning, A home belonging to one of their own officers. Police tell us Rivera of Marshalls Creek […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Boy from Jim Thorpe Has Been Found

    UPDATE: Authorities say Mason Pachulski, 12, was found around 7 p.m. on Monday. He was reported missing in Carbon County early Monday morning. Crews in Jim Thorpe are checking on the young man, but he appears to be doing fine. We have crew on scene in Carbon County and will have more on what happened on later editions of Newswatch 16. JIM THORPE — The parents of a boy say he went in the backyard Monday morning to feed some […]

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    Surprise Sendoff for Top Teacher

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — The voting for top teacher on “Live with Kelly and Michael” is now underway. Finalist Lori Killino from Clear Run Intermediate in the Poconos is on her way to New York to find out if she will win the grand prize. But before she left, her school had a big surprise for her! They organized a surprise sendoff for this top teacher, who they say is already a winner in their book. The band was busy warming […]

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    ‘Good Morning JTL’ Celebrates 2,000th Broadcast

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Most schools start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance and some announcements. At J.T. Lambert Intermediate in Monroe County, they start the day with an entire morning TV show. Tucked away in a small studio at J.T. Lambert Intermediate in East Stroudsburg, seventh and eighth graders work hard every morning to bring their fellow classmates the news. The project started 11 years ago under the guidance of teacher Terry Toth. “We started with two really old […]

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    A Slice of Africa in the Poconos Through Artwork

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A slice of authentic African culture has made its way to the Pocono Mountains to stay. Kalahari Resort just unveiled thousands of pieces of art from Africa that will decorate the indoor waterpark. The folks at Kalahari Resort were able to bring it all back to the Poconos after a 23-day trip to six different countries in Africa. “Well, when the art arrives at the resort, it’s like Christmas morning for us. And literally the family ourselves […]

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    Road Closed by Deadly Wreck in Monroe County

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — A head-on crash Tuesday in Monroe County left one man dead. Troopers say he died when a pickup driven by a fire police officer crossed into oncoming traffic. That deadly wreck happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 115 near Saylorsburg. Officials say the driver who died was Paul Hosking, 83, from Saylorsburg, and that he was only minutes away from his home. Officials say the pickup, which was driven by a fire police officer, crossed over […]

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    Behind the Scenes as Pocono Teacher Appears on ‘Live’

    NEW YORK CITY — A teacher from the Poconos shared her touching story Monday morning on “Live with Kelly and Michael” on WNEP-TV. One of the show’s Top Teacher finalists is from our area, and she was in the spotlight Monday. In the bustling Big Apple, hours from the Pocono Mountains, special needs teacher Lori Killino got ready for the spotlight. “Getting to this point and being recognized at this level is beyond my expectations and my dreams,” she said. […]

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