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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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Suspect Stable After Chase Ends In Exchange Of Gunfire With Police

Police shot and wounded a man who led them on a 30-mile police chase from Murrysville to Bell Township Wednesday night.

09/18/2014

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Fire Destroys Armstrong County Meat Packing Company

Firefighters are still battling a big fire at a meat packing company in Armstrong County.

09/17/2014

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Man, 21, Shot & Killed In Penn Hills

Allegheny County homicide detectives are looking into a deadly shooting in Penn Hills Monday night.

09/15/2014

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Man Killed In Westmoreland Co. Pedestrian Accident

Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident in Westmoreland County Monday morning.

09/15/2014

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Police Investigating After Man Shot, Killed In Wilkinsburg Restaurant

Police are still looking for the man who shot and killed another man inside a restaurant in Wilkinsburg.

09/11/2014

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Police Investigating Fatal Braddock Shooting

Police are investigating after a body was found in Braddock Wednesday morning.

09/10/2014

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CISP Driver Injured In Hazelwood Shooting

A driver of a van was injured after being shot while dropping off a teenager in Hazelwood Tuesday night.

09/10/2014

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Tractor-Trailer Crash Impacts Turnpike Traffic In Irwin

A tractor-trailer overturned in Westmoreland County, which had a significant impact on Turnpike traffic Tuesday morning.

09/09/2014

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SWAT Responds To 2 City Incidents Minutes Apart

SWAT was called to two locations in the city Monday night.

09/08/2014

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Tractor-Trailer Rolls Onto Pickup Truck, 2 Injured

Two people were injured when a tractor-trailer rolled onto another vehicle in Jackson Township Monday morning.

09/08/2014

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Man Arrested For Trying To Kidnap 14-Year-Old Girl

A man is behind bars, accused of trying to kidnap a 14 year old girl in Penn Hills.

09/04/2014

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East Allegheny Teachers’ Strike Reaches 2nd Day

Teachers in the East Allegheny School District are on the picket lines for the second day in a row.

09/03/2014

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Teachers’ Strike Begins In East Allegheny

Teachers in the East Allegheny School District are on strike this morning.

09/02/2014

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3 Arrested At Wedding After Groom Allegedly Hits On Pregnant Reception Worker, Gets Into Fight

Three men were arrested after a big fight in Station Square early Monday morning.

09/01/2014

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Repairs Planned For Allentown Church Badly Damaged By Fire

Repairs are in the works for Hilltop United Methodist Church which is located in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood.

08/31/2014

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