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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Fayette County Murder Suspect Turns In Self Overnight

Terry Walker walked into the state police barracks in Uniontown shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday.

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Overnight Knoxville Chase Ends In Violent Crash

A man is facing charges after leading police on a chase that ended with a big crash.

02/26/2015

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Fire Rips Through Home In Springdale, 2 People Hurt

Firefighters had their hands full with a big fire overnight in Springdale.

02/25/2015

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Gas Line Repaired In Fayette Co., Crews Working To Restore Service

Nearly 400 people in Fayette County were left without gas Monday night after a pipeline was damaged in Uniontown, Fayette County.

02/23/2015

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Girl, 2, Mauled To Death By Dog In West Mifflin

Police are investigating a deadly dog mauling that left a 2-year-old girl dead in West Mifflin.

02/23/2015

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Hair Thief Chops Manes, Tails From Butler Horses

Peach, Sara and Alli have fallen victim to a horse hairdresser.

02/20/2015

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CMU Kicks Out Student Accused Of Videotaping Classmates In Shower

A Carnegie Mellon University student has been kicked out of school after being accused of videotaping dozens of students in the showers of a campus dorm.

02/19/2015

John Watson Jr. (Photo Courtesy: Herald-Standard)

Police Make Arrest In Fatal Shooting Of Boy, 14, In 1974

State Police say they have filed charges against a Westmoreland County man in connection with the shooting death of a teenage boy who died more than 40 years ago.

02/18/2015

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Suspect Sought In Harmar Township Carjacking

Police are looking for a man in connection with a carjacking in Harmar Township Monday morning.

02/16/2015

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Pets Also Vulnerable In Extreme Cold, Experts Urge Caution

Our pets are members of our family so they need to be treated like one, especially in the bitter cold.

02/15/2015

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PennDOT Ready To Treat Roads All Night

PennDOT says it will be out treating roads all night.

02/14/2015

(Photo Credit: Tim Lawson/KDKA)

CCAC Closes After Possible Exposure To Bed Bugs

A local college is closed today so that health officials can inspect for bed bugs.

02/13/2015

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New Details Emerge After Plum Teachers Accused Of Having Sex With Students

Jason Cooper, 38, a chemistry teacher at Plum Senior High School, is out on bond today.

02/12/2015

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Health Department: Pittsburgh Public School Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

Officials with the Allegheny County Health Department say a student in the Pittsburgh Public School District has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).

02/09/2015

(Photo Credit: Amy Wadas/KDKA)

Little Girl Battling Cancer Gets Prom Princess Wish

At just 8-years-old, Nevaeh Griffin had the chance to experience prom.

02/07/2015

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