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
  • Time Capsule Buried in Delaware Water Gap

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A time capsule filled to the brim with photos and artifacts from 2016 was buried in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Friday morning. A snapshot in time is carefully lowered into the ground this Earth Day and then with a few quick shovels, it’s buried for the next fifty years here in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. “We are commemorating our 50th anniversary from 2015 and the national park service 100th anniversary […]

  • Brush Fires Still Burning in the Poconos

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Two brush fires in the Poconos have been burning for about three days now. Officials believe one is almost entirely contained but the other is not. Officials at The Department Of Conservation of Natural Resources say they had hoped rainy weather might bring some relief Friday but the danger still remains. Three days after the brush started burning here in Barrett Township near Canadensis two fires still continue to burn. The charred ground off bear town road […]

  • Power To Save: Earth Day Celebrations at ESU

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Students at East Stroudsburg University took the time to celebrate the earth and teach others about how to preserve what we have. Flowers, plants, and lots of sunshine filled the Shawnee quad on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Students and community organizations set up for an annual Earth Day celebration. “I think it’s important for the students to understand that we’re a part of the earth. We owe everything we have for Mother Earth,” said advisor […]

  • Facebook Poll Guiding Delegate Candidate’s Vote

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Pennsylvania Republican delegate candidate is asking Facebook which presidential candidate he should vote for.  It’s an unprecedented approach in a very unpredictable election. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort owner Charlie Kirkwood hopes to represent the 17th Congressional District at the Republican National Convention this summer – taking on the role of delegate for possibly the fourth time. But Kirkwood remains undecided on just which presidential candidate to vote for. “Build a wall or bomb so-and-so, we need […]

  • Postal Workers Honored for Saving Coworker

    POCONO SUMMIT — Some postal workers in Monroe County were honored by the Postmaster General on Wednesday for their heroic actions last September that saved a fellow coworker’s life. Donna Bethel reported to work last September and suffered a heart attack, but it was the quick action of her postmaster and fellow employees that saved her life. Bethel, an 18-year post office veteran, couldn’t be happier to report to work, just months after she had a heart attack right in […]

  • Veterinarian Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

    PALMERTON — A veterinarian from Carbon County was found guilty of animal cruelty. Clyde “Renny” Shoop, who runs a vet clinic in Jim Thorpe, was in court Tuesday, facing 11 animal cruelty charges. He was found guilty of 10 of those charges. Horses and other animals were found in bad condition in January on property he owned in Parrysville. The trial against Clyde “Renny” Shoop began mid-afternoon after lengthy discussions between attorneys. Shoop walked into the district court Tuesday in […]

  • Becca’s Closet Full of Prom Deals

    STROUDSBURG — Going to prom in the Poconos can be a little more affordable for high school girls thanks to Becca’s Closet in Stroudsburg. Evergreen Community Charter School junior Katie Troutman is in charge of this charity in Monroe County aimed at helping girls nationwide. “There was a girl named Rebecca Kirtman in Florida who started this who realized girls in her hometown weren’t going to their prom, not because they didn`t have dates, but because they couldn`t afford it,” […]

  • It’s “A-Trout” Time for Opening Day

    STROUDSBURG — It’s almost time for trout fishing in all of Pennsylvania. Opening day for the northern part of the state begins Saturday at 8 a.m. It looks like opening day should be beautiful for anyone wanting to fish the McMichael’s Creek or any stream, lake or pond in the Poconos.  But you’ll need to make sure you have just a few things before trying to hook a trout or two. The wait is almost over for anglers in Monroe […]

  • A New ‘Roost’ in Bushkill

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — A new look for an old staple in Bushkill has customers raving in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The new Roost Deli and Market took over where the Turn and Cook Store stood beginning back in 1831. Owner Anthony Palma still has the old receipts from the 1920s and decided to reopen the building that sat vacant after taking on major renovations. “Because I think that’s what the place needed and it was a deli and […]

  • Good Food, Good Deals in Middle Smithfield Township

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Hungry for some good deals?  You may want to stop by restaurants in Middle Smithfield Township in Monroe County for it’s second annual Restaurant Week. Kitchens are heating up this week in the Marshalls Creek area, trying to butter up your taste buds without breaking the budget – cooking up deals for Middle Smithfield Township’s second annual Restaurant Week. “The whole idea is to try to get business into our restaurants during our slow time,” said […]

  • Babysitter Accused of Abusing 2-Year-Old Boy

    BUSHKILL  — A babysitter and mother of two faces serious child abuse charges in the Poconos. Investigators say the 2-year-old boy she cared for barely survived. Erica Duchemin, 29, of Bushkill, a babysitter and mother of two, allegedly beat the 2-year-old boy in her home. This investigation began when that 2-year-old boy was rushed to Pocono Medical Center in February. Court papers show he was vomiting and turning gray and his lips were blue. Experts believe Erica Duchemin, the boy’s […]

  • Woman Sentenced for Death of Child

    STROUDSBURG — A woman from East Stroudsburg faced a judge Tuesday in Monroe County after a 4-year-old girl in her care died from an overdose of oxycodone. Mary Winbush of Stroudsburg will spend at least six months in the county jail for the death of that 4-year-old girl. Winbush’s family stood united, saying the death of Janessa Davis was just a tragic accident. Winbush hid her face on her way into the courtroom, surrounded by her sisters, cousins, grandchildren, and […]

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