Amy Wadas

Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014.
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Joined KDKA: July 2014
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Alma Mater: Chartiers Valley High School and Penn State University

Music: Electronic dance music, 80s music and some pop
Movie: I love several. I don’t have a specific one.
TV Show: “The Bachelor”& “The Bachelorette”
Book: I don’t have a favorite one either. I love to read all kinds.
Hobbies: Traveling, anything outdoors, working out and cooking
Sports Team: Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Food: Mexican and Italian
Local Restaurant: Sienna Mercato
Hidden PA Gem: Montour Trail
Sport/Exercise: Stand up paddle boarding
Historical Figure: Mother Teresa
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Taylor Swift
Quote: “Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Les Brown
Word: Positive
Vacation Spot: I love the gulf coast of Florida and Seattle.
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Reality TV
Planet: Earth

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Both
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? In regards to what?
Morning Person or Night Person? Night Person
East Coast or West Coast? West Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek

With close to a decade of experience, Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas is an Emmy-nominated reporter at KDKA-TV.  She is also a Golden Quill finalist.  Amy joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014 and is thrilled to be home! She’s covers everything from crime, to breaking news, weather, court, local government, features and human interest stories.  She loves the adrenaline she gets from breaking news and weather coverage.  Amy will never forget the story she covered about a bride who was walked down the aisle on her wedding day by the man who received her father’s donated heart.  This story made national news and also aired on many local affiliates across the country.

Before KDKA, Amy was a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter at WCPO, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In Cincinnati, Amy covered crime, local government, breaking news, human interest stories and features for the evening newscasts. She also provided local angles to many national stories, such as the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the selection of Pope Francis, the Boston Marathon bombings, the three Cleveland captives, the Moore, Okla. tornado devastation and the 2013 deadly Colorado floods.

Prior to Cincinnati, Amy was an anchor, reporter and producer at WTRF, the CBS, ABC and FOX affiliate in the Wheeling, W. Va./Steubenville, Ohio market.  While there, she produced the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts before being promoted to anchor/reporter. After her promotion, Amy anchored and produced the noon newscast and submitted reports for the evening newscasts.  She also filled-in as an anchor for the 10 and 11 o’clock news.

Before working in television, Amy covered news in Pittsburgh for  She extensively covered the 2009 LA Fitness shooting in Collier Township where a gunman killed three women, injured many others then turned the gun on himself.  She also worked for an advertising and public relations firm in Pittsburgh.

Amy is a graduate of Penn State University and went to Chartiers Valley High School. A television and media production class in high school is where her love of broadcasting started.

Amy also interned at KDKA during college!

Amy loves to travel, work out, cook and spend time with family, friends and her pets!

most recent stories2 Amy Wadas

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People living in Chartiers Township were ordered to “Shelter in Place” when fire broke out inside a metal manufacturing plant on Thursday evening.


Gas Leak Causes Small Fire At Pine-Richland Middle School

Pine-Richland Middle School was closed Thursday after a gas leak late Wednesday night.


Safety Zone Declared Near Emsworth Locks & Dam After 27 Barges Break Free

Dozens of barges broke free and ended up getting stuck at a lock and dam along the Ohio River over the weekend.


PennDOT Suggests Alternate Routes To Heinz Field Due To Flooding

Some roadways in downtown Pittsburgh may still be closed Sunday due to flooding, so PennDOT is suggesting some alternate ways to get to the Steelers game at Heinz Field.


Former Leechburg Police Chief Released From Jail

Former Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold was released from jail Thursday, almost one week after he was arrested and charged with underage solicitation.


Teenager Shot In East Pittsburgh, Suspect Search Prompts Woodland Hills Lockdown

Police are looking for a gunman after a shooting in East Pittsburgh this morning prompted a lockdown in the Woodland Hills School District.


Not All Ticks Are Gone Yet In Western Pennsylvania

Ticks were a big problem over the summer especially in Western Pennsylvania, but if you thought the cold weather killed them off — think again.


Woman Flown To Hospital After Clairton Shooting

A woman was flown to the hospital after a shooting early Thursday morning in Clairton.


Crews Finish Repairing Leak, Icy Lawrenceville Road Set To Re-Open

Crews have completed repairs on an icy road in Lawrenceville and hope to have it re-opened to traffic by Wednesday afternoon.


Family Displaced By Braddock Hills Fire

A family was forced from their home by an intense fire Tuesday morning.


Dead Batteries, Frozen Pipes & Frostbite: Tips For Staying Safe, Healthy In Frigid Temperatures

These temperatures are not to be taken lightly, as long stretches of prolonged cold can take a toll on your home, your health and your car.


Pittsburghers Usher In 2018 In Frigid Temperatures At First Night

The Dollar Bank Children’s Fireworks show lit up the night sky by the Highmark Stage downtown, kicking off Highmark First Night Pittsburgh!


Man Dies After Being Shot In Head While Traveling Through City

A man who was shot while in the passenger seat of a car traveling through the city earlier this month has died.


Doctor At Chiropractor’s Office Assists In Parking Lot Birth

A chiropractor who was helping some patients inside his Shaler office jumped into action to help a woman who was in labor in a car in his parking lot Friday.


Mother’s Lawsuit Claims Teachers Made Fun Of Her Daughter In Voicemail

A mother is suing the McGuffey School District after she says three teachers could be heard making fun of her daughter, who is a special needs student, in a voicemail that was left on her phone in 2015.



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