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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Search Continues For Missing South Side Man

The Kochu family isn’t giving up hope. They’re hanging flyers around the South Side on Friday, in hopes that somebody will see Paul Kochu. They’re hanging up around 200 flyers.

9 hours ago

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Pederson Out As Pitt’s AD As Chryst Leaves For Wisconsin

With Wisconsin finally officially naming Paul Chryst as their next head football coach, there is now word that the University of Pittsburgh has removed Steve Pederson as their athletic director.

22 hours ago

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Police Searching For Missing South Side Man

Pittsburgh Police are asking for help from the public as the search continues for a missing man.

12/18/2014

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Pitt Fans Remain Open-Minded In Wake Of Big Changes

Some sweeping changes took place within the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic department on Wednesday.

12/18/2014

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Son Charged In Grisly Deaths Of Mother, Step-Father

A man has been questioned in the disappearance of his mother and his step-father in Penn Hills.

12/16/2014

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Firefighter Injured Battling South Side Slopes Blaze

A firefighter was hurt while responding to a fire at a duplex in the South Side Slopes overnight.

12/16/2014

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Police Officer Injured In Wilkinsburg Crash

A police officer was hurt Sunday night in a crash in Wilkinsburg.

12/14/2014

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Garth Brooks Adds 3 More Shows To Tour Stop In Pittsburgh

It has been nearly two decades since Garth Brooks has performed in Pittsburgh.

12/12/2014

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Man Dies After Being Hit By Several Cars On Parkway East

State Police say at least one of the drivers involved in the accident has now come forward.

12/11/2014

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Sex Offender Accused Of Using Facebook To Meet Teen For Sex To Stand Trial

A convicted sex offender accused of contacting a boy on Facebook and arranging meetings that led to sex will stand trial.

12/10/2014

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Man Rescued From Burning Home In Westmoreland County

Two police officers and a medic rush into a burning home to pull a man to safety.

12/09/2014

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Police: Ex-Wife Who Tried To Cut Off Man’s Penis With Box Cutter, Accused Of Killing Him With Wooden Club

Two people have been arrested after a man was found dead in Ellwood City late Sunday night.

12/08/2014

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Police Probe Fatal Shooting In Wilkinsburg

Allegheny County Homicide has been called to Wilkinsburg.

12/05/2014

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Salvation Army Holiday “Adopt-A-Family” Program In Need Of Help

Sheena Allen and her 5-year-old daughter London are looking at the Christmas holiday worry-free this year.

12/05/2014

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Mayor Peduto Unrecognizable In Photos For “Undercover Boss” Gig

You might not recognize Mayor Bill Peduto in some recently released photos.

12/04/2014

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