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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People Urged To Take Precautions During Summer’s 1st Dangerous Heat Wave

A “dangerous heat wave” is moving through Pennsylvania this weekend.

07/22/2016

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Man Wanted For Burning Down His Indiana Twp. Mobile Home Arrested

A man accused of setting fire to his Indiana Township property has been located by police.

07/21/2016

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Community Prays For Miracle For 6-Year-Old Girl Shot In Knoxville

A miracle is what the community at Lighthouse Cathedral is asking God.

07/19/2016

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Child Shot In Knoxville, Rushed To Hospital In Critical Condition

A young child was rushed to the hospital after being shot Sunday night.

07/17/2016

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Rogue Rooster Finds New Home After Wandering School Campus For 2 Weeks

Chuck has made North Hills Middle School in Ross Township his home for the past two weeks.

07/15/2016

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Wilkinsburg Massacre Survivor In Court On Assault Charges

Lamont Powell’s attorney says his client is getting by after losing his sister Chanetta Powell who was eight months pregnant during a backyard barbecue shooting in March in Wilkinsburg.

07/14/2016

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Pittsburgh Area Police Gather To Honor, Memorialize Slain Dallas Officers

Officers Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Lorne Ahrens and Brent Thompson made the ultimate sacrifice in Dallas on July 7.

07/13/2016

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Fisherman Finds Submerged Vehicle In Allegheny River Near Springdale Marina

A fisherman scanning the waters of the Allegheny River discovered a vehicle submerged underwater.

07/13/2016

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Allegheny Co. Board Of Health To Vote On Making HPV Vaccine Mandatory

A panel of doctors at UPMC say the HPV vaccine should become mandatory.

07/12/2016

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Boat Catches Fire On Allegheny River, 5 People & Dog Jump Overboard

Several people, a young child and a dog had to jump overboard into the Allegheny River when heavy smoke began billowing from a burning motor boat Monday evening.

07/11/2016

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Police: Man Arrested For Dealing 4 Different Drugs

The District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, with the help of North Versailles and Swissvale Police served a search warrant early this morning in Wilmerding.

07/07/2016

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Security Ramps Up In Pittsburgh On Fourth Of July

When there’s hundreds of thousands of people converging on downtown Pittsburgh police have to be extra vigilant to keep people safe.

07/04/2016

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Billy Joel Concert Kicks Off Big Holiday Weekend

If you’re a concertgoer this is the weekend for you with Billy Joel performing Friday night at PNC Park and Kenny Chesney at Heinz Field Saturday.

07/01/2016

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Police Searching For Driver Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Family and friends of an aspiring, local artist are pleading for the public’s help. They’re trying to find the driver who struck the young woman, then took off, leaving her to die.

06/28/2016

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Cops: Man Uses Child As Human Shield, Lets Dog Attack K-9

A man is facing charges after a violent domestic dispute led to him allegedly using his child as a human shield when police arrived.

06/27/2016

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