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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Community In Mourning Over Passing Of Aliquippa Football Star

No. 24 Dimantae Bronaugh was a star on the football field, but he was also a star in the hearts of many.

11/30/2016

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Butler Co. Dealership Offers Big Reward After Bentley Wheel Theft

A local car dealership is offering a big reward for information about a recent theft.

11/29/2016

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Family Seeks Answers After Man Hit & Killed In Beaver Co.

Family members are mourning after a man was hit and killed by a vehicle in Beaver County early Sunday morning.

11/28/2016

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Shoppers Score Holiday Deals On Black Friday

People rushed to the Mall at Robinson Friday morning to snatch up those holiday deals.

11/25/2016

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Police Step Up Patrols On Thanksgiving Eve; Many Turning To Ride-Sharing Services

Police are stepping up patrols across the area on this night before the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/23/2016

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Man Dies After Being Pulled From House Fire In City’s Bluff Section

A rowhouse fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff section Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of one man who became trapped inside.

11/23/2016

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Report: PSO Musicians, Management Could Be Close To Deal To End Strike

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is nowhere to be found since suspending their picket line Saturday morning.

11/22/2016

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Pope Indefinitely Extends Special Permission On Abortion

Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve women of the “grave sin” of abortion.

11/21/2016

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Man Convicted Of Starting Fire That Killed Firefighters Released From Jail

The man convicted of starting a house fire in 1995 that claimed the life of three Pittsburgh firefighters was released from jail Friday while he awaits a new trial.

11/18/2016

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Man Run Over By Blacktop Roller In Fayette County

Emergency responders have been called to Fayette County area, where a man has been run over by a blacktop roller.

11/17/2016

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Community Celebrates The Life Of Fallen Canonsburg Officer

A day of mourning ended with a celebration of the life of fallen Canonsburg Police Officer Scott Bashioum and all the good he did in the community.

11/17/2016

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Firefighters Rescue Dog From Shaler Twp. Blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene of a garage fire in Shlaer Township Monday morning.

11/14/2016

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Two Dead In Turnpike Crash Near Cranberry

A fatal crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike tied up traffic Saturday.

11/12/2016

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Anti-Trump Protesters March Through East Liberty

Organizers called Wednesday’s emergency meeting “Let’s Unite to Stop President Trump,” basically a movement for people who do not support President-Elect Donald Trump.

11/09/2016

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Movement Aims To Help Women In Uncomfortable Social Situations

In today’s digital age, dating apps like Bumble and Tinder are becoming increasingly popular, but with these types of apps also come risks.

11/05/2016

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