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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Spaghetti Dinner Held To Benefit Pipeline Burn Victim

It was one month ago that a gas pipeline ruptured in Westmoreland County, sending a fireball into the air. For the Salem Township community, that memory is still fresh

05/28/2016

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Family Desperately In Need Of Wheelchair Van For Son Diagnosed With Rare Disease

Travis Tronka is finishing up his senior year at Valley High School in New Kensington.

05/25/2016

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Police: Construction Foreman Shot At Worker In Edgeworth Parking Lot

A construction foreman is in custody after allegedly firing shots at another worker Friday morning.

05/20/2016

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Man Found Dead In Alley Near Pizza Shop, Police Investigating

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner says a man found dead in an alley near a local pizza shop died from blunt force trauma to the head.

05/18/2016

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2 Kids, 2 Adults Found In Bullet-Riddled Car In Waterfront Parking Lot

Police are looking for suspects after a car carrying two adults and two children was shot up in the city’s Hazelwood section

05/17/2016

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Police Looking For Driver Who Hit Pedestrian In Shenango Township

A man was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle as he walked to work in Lawrence County.

05/16/2016

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Penguins’ Long Playoff Run Means Big Money For City

A longer Penguins’ season means extra money for the City of Pittsburgh.

05/14/2016

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Man Accused Of Using Taser On Girlfriend During Fight After Her Wisdom Teeth Surgery

A fight between two young people recently landed a young man in jail in Butler County for using a Taser.

05/11/2016

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Hempfield Area School District Facing Possible Teacher Furloughs

A Westmoreland County school district is facing a difficult decision, and it could mean more teachers jobs are on the line.

05/09/2016

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Washington Co. Shooting Victim Remembered At Emotional Vigil

Investigators with the City of Washington Police say they’re making progress in the investigation, but still don’t know who’s responsible for a shooting that killed one young woman and injured another.

05/07/2016

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Pirates-Marlins Games In Puerto Rico In Jeopardy Due To Zika Concerns

Miami Marlins player representative Tom Koehler says the team attended a seminar on the Zika virus that heightened concerns about playing two games in Puerto Rico against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30-31.

05/03/2016

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Man Arrested In 2015 Oakland Crash That Claimed Life Of Bicylist

A man has been arrested in a fatal vehicle versus bicyclist crash that occurred last year.

04/22/2016

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Transgender Bathroom Debate Takes Center Stage During Meeting At Pine-Richland H.S.

A meeting held at Pine-Richland High School Thursday night was simply an informational meeting for parents, students and school board members.

04/22/2016

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Investigators: Man Befriended Elderly Woman, Stole Thousands From Her

From modeling in New York to being widowed and losing a son, 88-year-old Helen Knudsen says this tops it all.

04/20/2016

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Pennsylvania Becoming Key Battleground State In Presidential Primaries

President Bill Clinton is the next politician set to stop in Pittsburgh.

04/19/2016

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