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 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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Mother Of Man Arrested With BB Gun Outside Hospital Speaks Out

The mother of a man caught outside a Pittsburgh hospital with a BB gun is speaking out.

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Police: Woman Stabbed To Death By Daughter, Stuffed In Trash Bags

According to court papers, the victim was stabbed multiple times by her daughter before her body was placed inside garbage bags with the help of her daughter’s boyfriend.


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Men Killed In Uniontown Shooting Identified

The two men killed Thursday in a Uniontown shooting have been identified.


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Ticketmaster’s Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Leaving Some Customers Disappointed

Free tickets to a concert of your choice? If only it could be that simple, but customers who use Ticketmaster are quickly finding out it’s much more complicated than they realized.


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2 Teens Injured In Shooting After Fight Breaks Out During Basketball Game

An argument at a North Side basketball court led to a shooting that sent two teenagers to the hospital Tuesday evening.


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Hearing Filled To Capacity As Pittsburgh School Board Hears Opinions On New Superintendent

It was a long night at Pittsburgh Public School headquarters in Oakland as some 85 registered speakers took the podium to voice their opinions on the issue of incoming superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet.


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Three Local Businesses Damaged By Vehicles In One Weekend

In three separate incidents over the weekend, local businesses were plowed into by out-of-control drivers.


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Fans Enjoy U.S. Open Despite Mud From Recent Rain

If you came to the U.S. Open Friday, you could say you dodged a bullet.


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Alleged Victims Testify As Wilmerding Rape Suspect Faces Judge

A man accused of raping multiple women in Wilmerding appeared in court Thursday.


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Stanley Cup Visits Bridgeville Café As Sightings Begin Around Town

The Penguins’ victory parade won’t be the last time the Stanley Cup is spotted in Pittsburgh over the next few weeks.


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Pittsburgh Public Schools To Test For Lead In Water Fountains

There’s no federal law that requires schools to test for lead; however, officials with Pittsburgh Public Schools have decided to do that in all 70 facilities starting Tuesday.


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Beaver Co. Murder Victim Remembered At Emotional Vigil

Family and friends gathered Wednesday night to remember a woman murdered in her Beaver County apartment.


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State Police: Dispute Over Gun Led To Police-Involved Shooting In Beaver Falls

Police are investigating after one person was wounded in a shooting in Beaver County Wednesday afternoon.


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State Lawmakers Vote To Expand Wine Sales

A bill to let groceries and other outlets sell wine and to make other changes to Pennsylvania’s highly controlled system of alcohol sales is on its way to the desk of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.


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Police Make Arrest After Elderly Man’s Burned Body Found In Allentown Home

Homicide investigators have been called after a body was found in a South Pittsburgh home.



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