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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Hearing Postponed For Brother Accused Of Impersonating Missing Twin

The brother of Pennsylvania twins that welfare caseworkers haven’t been able to locate for 10 years was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday morning.

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Youth Basketball Coach Accused Of Luring Underage Girls To Apartment, Raping Them

A sixth grade girls’ basketball coach from Beaver County is facing multiple sexual assault charges.

08/26/2016

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Elderly Care Facility’s Therapy Pig Vanishes From Owner’s Car

A couple needs help finding their missing pet pot-bellied pig.

08/22/2016

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Rio Olympics Medalist From Mt. Lebanon Meets Rescue Dog Named After Her

Pittsburgh is welcoming home a gold and bronze medalist from the Rio Olympics.

08/18/2016

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National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Caused Damage In Donora

After surveying the damage, the National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon in Donora.

08/17/2016

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Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Showcases City’s Expanding Food Options

Istanbul Sofra is one of dozens of restaurants taking part in this year’s Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. Restaurants from all over the area are offering deals and discounts.

08/15/2016

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Charges Held Against Man Accused In 6-Year-Old’s Shooting Death

The man accused in a 6-year-old’s shooting death was in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday, and a judge held all five charges for court.

08/10/2016

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Turning Sidewalks Into Stages: Busking Ordinance Proposed In Millvale

If the ordinance passes tomorrow night, the borough of Millvale will be the first town in the commonwealth to implement a busking ordinance.

08/08/2016

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Bride Given Away By Man Who Received Her Dad’s Heart

Jeni Stepien waited ten years for this day.

08/06/2016

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Man Who Received Bride’s Father’s Heart To Walk Her Down Aisle

Jeni Stepien waited ten years for this day.

08/05/2016

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Light Rail Service Restored Downtown After Electrical Fire

The entire rail system opened back up around 6 p.m. Sunday after a fire that started around 12:30 Sunday afternoon.

07/31/2016

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Man Charged For Standing Naked With Mannequins In Storefront Window

A Butler County man is facing charges for allegedly standing naked in his storefront window.

07/28/2016

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Man To Stand Trial In Bloomfield Fatal Hit-&-Run

A man facing charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run in Bloomfield last month appeared in court on Wednesday.

07/27/2016

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Neighbor Believes Deadly Carrick Stabbing Was An Accident

Police say Monica Brown is accused of stabbing her brother in the chest at her Carrick home late Saturday night after she says she felt threatened.

07/25/2016

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Victim’s Sister Charged In Deadly Carrick Stabbing

Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened in Carrick late Saturday night.

07/24/2016

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