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

Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014 and is thrilled to be home! She covers everything from crime, to breaking news, court, local government, features and human interest stories.

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. After her promotion, 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!

most recent stories2 Amy Wadas

Local Senators React To Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey appeared on Sunday’s Face the Nation backing up the Senate Republican health care bill.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Rallies Against GOP Health Bill In Pittsburgh

A crowd of 1,600 went wild when Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage inside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Saturday night.


Man Allegedly Threatened To Kill Two Women Before Sexual Assaults

Police were able to track down Daryl Hayden, 56, and put him behind bars after police released surveillance video on Wednesday.


Serial Robber Arrested After Hiding In Creek, Attempting To Hitchhike

The Sheetz on Babcock Boulevard in Ross Township was the last stop Monday morning before a serial robber was arrested.


Storms Take Down Power Lines, Trees; No Major Flooding Reported

Storms took down some power lines and trees Sunday, but there were no reports of any major flooding.


Crews Sent Out For Rescues, Car Fire In Severe Flooding

Another day of rain brought more flooding, and flood damage, to the Pittsburgh area Friday afternoon.


Flash Flooding Hits Pittsburgh Area As Storms Roll Through

Flash flooding hit the Pittsburgh area as storms rolled through Wednesday evening.


PrideFest Kicks Off Busy Weekend Downtown

PrideFest kicked off a busy weekend in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.


West Newton Fire Destroys 1 Business, Leaves Another Badly Damaged

One business was destroyed and another was heavily damaged in a Wednesday evening fire in Westmoreland County.


Fire Destroys One Business, Damages A Second In West Newton

One business was destroyed and another was heavily damaged in a Wednesday evening fire in Westmoreland County.


Suspect Sought After Armed Robbery At Waterworks Mall Eat’n Park

An armed robbery held up the Eat’n Park restaurant at the Waterworks Mall late Sunday night.


Police Chief, FOP Head Clash Over Pride Stickers On Patrol Cars

The Pittsburgh Police Chief and head of the Fraternal Order of Police are clashing over LGBT Pride Month stickers on police patrol cars.


Man Threatening To Harm Himself Sparks Hours-Long SWAT Situation, Search

Police, SWAT and search crews spent about four hours Thursday night in the South Side Slopes section of the city looking for a man they say was threatening to hurt himself.


Washington Twp. Officer Accidentally Inhales Suspected Narcotic

A Washington Township police officer accidentally inhaled a suspected narcotic during an investigation early Sunday morning.


Family, Friends Gather To Remember 25-Year-Old Mother Of Four

Family and friends of Kala Thomas gathered in the grass outside the community center at McKinley Park in Beltzhoover on Saturday, praying for strength, healing and peace.



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