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 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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Large Brush Fire Sends Crews To Rostraver

Multiple fire departments were called to a large brush fire in Westmoreland County on Wednesday evening.

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Swissvale Dog Catcher Finds Missing Service Dog For North Braddock Woman

A service dog who had been missing since Thursday morning has been found.


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Local Bodybuilder Competing For Magazine Cover

She’s a mom, she’s a grandma, and Wednesday night, a Shaler woman is competing against women across the country and world to make it on the cover of a well-known magazine.


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Service Held At Squirrel Hill Art Gallery In Honor Of Paris Attacks

Dozens of people attended a service at the Christine Frechard Gallery in Squirrel Hill to pay their respects to the hundreds of people suffering in Paris.


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Gusty Winds Cause Damage Across Area

High winds around Pittsburgh are bringing down trees and power lines.


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Teen Allegedly Assaulted With Baseball Bat, Hospitalized

A teenager has been taken to the hospital after he was reportedly assaulted with a baseball bat in Aliquippa.


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Woman Found Fatally Shot In East Hills Home

City homicide detectives are investigating after a body was reportedly found in the East Hills Monday afternoon.


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FBI Investigating Cold Case Involving Local Teenager

A local cold case is getting new life. The FBI is looking for new evidence that may help solve the murder of a local teenager.


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Pitt Freshman At Center Of Major Investigation After Being Threatened Through Social Media

A local investigation has now turned into a major one, centered on more than a dozen teenage girls.


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Fresh Line Paint Causing Problems For Moon Twp. Motorists

A fresh line-painting job by PennDOT has turned into a nightmare for at least one local driver.


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Man Shot In Head At Wilkinsburg Last Night, Found Dead In Street

A man was shot in the head in Wilkinsburg last night.


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Police Make Arrest In Shooting Of Harmony Twp. Police Officer

Police in Beaver County say they have made an arrest in the shooting of a Harmony Township Police officer earlier this week.



2 Drug Suspects Arrested After Forest Hills Chase & Crash

Two men from New Jersey have been arrested after leading police on a chase through several local neighborhoods.


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Sheriff’s Deputy Injured While Watching Inmate At Hospital

An inmate being taken to Allegheny General Hospital had to be subdued after getting into a scuffle with two sheriff’s deputies.


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Man With Pellet Gun Arrested In Monroeville Mall Parking Lot

A young man was arrested for having a pellet gun in the parking lot of the Monroeville Mall Monday night.



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