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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Police Bust 2 Men Accused Of Making Black Market Credit Cards

Two men suspected of making black market credit cards are in jail after being arrested in Butler County.

2 hours ago

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Gun Found In Bushes Outside Elementary School In Carrick

A black and silver Smith and Wesson Sigma 9 millimeter handgun was found in the bushes of Concord Elementary School in Carrick.

09/26/2016

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Road Closures: 2016 Great Race Poised To Cause Traffic Headaches

Around 14,000 people will take to the streets this year, between the 5K walk and run and the Great Race 10K.

09/24/2016

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Fayette Co. Elementary School Warns Parents About Clown Sightings

An elementary school in Fayette County is alert parents to several clown sightings in Masontown and the surrounding area.

09/22/2016

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Suspects Force 77-Year-Old Woman Into Trunk Of Car, Make Her Withdraw Thousands From Bank Account

Police are looking for a woman and man believed to be in their thirties involved in a kidnapping and hostage situation.

09/20/2016

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Woman’s Body Found At Old School Building In McKees Rocks

Officials are investigating after a body was found this morning at an old school building in McKees Rocks.

09/20/2016

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Mt. Lebanon Parents On Alert After Man Allegedly Attempts To Lure Girl

Parents are on high alert in Mount Lebanon after a man in an SUV approached a small child playing in her front yard over the weekend.

09/19/2016

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So Long ‘Mean Streak’: Famous Roller Coaster Axed For Good

The colossal wooden structure standing tall at Cedar Point, known as “Mean Streak,” will be going down in no time.

09/16/2016

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Greene Co. Man Finds 8-Foot Python In His Backyard

A Greene County man got quite the surprise last weekend when he found a python in his backyard.

09/14/2016

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1 Suspect Arrested, 1 Sought In Carjacking At Pittsburgh International Airport

Police have arrested a suspect and recovered a vehicle that was carjacked at Pittsburgh International Airport last week.

09/13/2016

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ITT Technical Institute Closing All Campuses

ITT Technical Institute is closing all of its campuses.

09/06/2016

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Friends, Family Shaken After Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Robert Gogo Jr., 40, died doing one of his favorite things, riding his motorcycle.

09/05/2016

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 03:  James Conner #24 of the Pittsburgh Panthers warms up before the game against the Villanova Wildcats on September 3, 2016 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Conner Stars In Return From Cancer, Pitt Tops Villanova 28-7

James Conner caught one touchdown and ran for another in his return from a battle with cancer to lead Pittsburgh to a 28-7 win over Villanova on Saturday.

09/03/2016

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Man Shot During Baldwin Home Invasion, 2 Suspects Sought

Police are investigating after a man was shot during a home invasion in Baldwin Friday morning.

09/02/2016

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2 Women Charged With Stealing Nearly $450K From Fayette Co. Business

Two women have been arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $450,000 from a Fayette County business over three years.

09/02/2016

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