Amy Wadas

Wadas, Amy WEB 2014Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014. She also fills in on the producer desk occasionally and is thrilled to be home!

Before KDKA, Amy spent two years at WCPO, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter. 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 for three years. While there, she produced the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts before being promoted to anchor/reporter.

Amy anchored and produced the noon newscast and submitted reports for the evening newscasts.

Before working in television, Amy covered news in Pittsburgh for Examiner.com. 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!

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New Details Emerge After Forward Twp. Man Killed, Nephew Arrested

At 1:14 p.m. Wednesday, 911 dispatchers knew something was terribly wrong when they got a call from Harrison Shaffer, 68.

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Police Investigating After Man Shot & Killed In Homestead

Police are investigating after a person was shot and killed in Homestead Wednesday morning.

05/20/2015

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Family Forced To Stay Elsewhere As Debris From Fire Leans Against Home

It’s been months since a fire destroyed a home in Carrick.

05/19/2015

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FBI Probing Castle Shannon Bank Robbery

The FBI is investigating after a bank in Castle Shannon was robbed Monday morning.

05/18/2015

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Squirrel Hill Building Demolished After 4-Alarm Fire

Demolition crews knocked down a building that was consumed by a four-alarm fire Thursday in Squirrel Hill.

05/15/2015

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Game Commission Working To Trap Bear In Monroeville

Game Commission officials are working to catch a bear that has been hanging around a Monroeville neighborhood for the past week.

05/14/2015

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Bomb Squad Called After Police Find Man’s Body, Strange Bottles Inside Swissvale Home

The bomb squad is investigating some suspicious items found inside a home in Swissvale on Wednesday evening.

05/13/2015

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Washington Co. Ice Cream Shop Damaged By Fire

A Washington County ice cream shop is closed after a fire early Wednesday morning.

05/13/2015

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Powerful Storms Leave Damage Behind In Allegheny County

Strong storms ripped through the area on Monday night, leaving some damage behind.

05/12/2015

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Driver Trapped For Hours After Tractor-Trailer Overturns In West Mifflin

A tractor-trailer driver was trapped for several hours after his vehicle overturned early Monday morning.

05/11/2015

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Man Arrested In Brutal Crawford-Roberts Rape Case

An Uptown man has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman.

05/11/2015

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Man Arrested After Chase Through Etna, Crash In Strip District

Police arrested William Morton, 23, after he attempted to flee from police early Friday morning.

05/08/2015

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Man Arrested After Chase Ends With A Crash In Strip District

A man is in custody and a woman is still on the run, after a police chase that ended in a crash in the Strip District.

05/08/2015

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IUP Student In Jail, Accused Of Raping 2 Women

A Philadelphia man is facing charges in the alleged rape of two young women, both students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, last week.

05/07/2015

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Community Mourning Loss Of Ligonier Twp. Police Officer

The community continues to mourn the loss of a Ligonier Township police officer.

05/06/2015

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