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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Peters Twp. Police Department Testing Out New “Exchange Zone”

The Peters Township Police Department is all about promoting safety.

07/03/2015

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Crews Continue Search For Missing Man In Ohio River

Authorities are still looking for one person after crews were sent out to find two people missing on the Ohio River.

07/01/2015

Monroeville Mall Brawl

Monroeville Mall Officials Announce Implementation Of New Security Camera System

Monroeville Mall officials have announced new security procedures after several recent incidents.

06/30/2015

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Fake Facebook Tornado Warning Leaves Butler County Officials Upset

A Facebook post about a “fake” tornado warning had emergency officials in Butler County very upset today.

06/29/2015

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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Better Audio On Cell Phones

For many people, trying to hear a cell-phone conversation can be challenging. In Consumer Reports’ tests, no cell phone has received an excellent or even a very good rating for voice quality.

06/26/2015

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Erie Man Found Safe After Going Missing In McConnells Mill State Park

A man who went missing while out hiking with family in McConnells Mill State Park Wednesday evening has been found safe.

06/24/2015

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Man Found Not Guilty In Cruelty To Animals Case

A man charged with shooting two dogs in the head and leaving them to die in a Beaver County park last year has been found not guilty on two counts of cruelty to animals.

06/24/2015

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Man Arrested, Charged With Assaulting Wife On Wedding Night

A man was arrested on his wedding night for allegedly assaulting his new bride.

06/23/2015

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4 Teens Injured, 3 Critically, After Car Hits Telephone Pole

Authorities say four teenagers were injured, three of them critically when their car crashed into a telephone pole in western Pennsylvania.

06/21/2015

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Pittsburgh Asked To Weigh In On Paint Colors For “Sister Bridges”

What color would you pick out for the Clemente, Warhol and Carson bridges?

06/19/2015

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Teen Stabs Grandmother Because He Doesn’t Like Living With Her, Family Says

A 19-year-old is in custody tonight for a stabbing attack at his home.

06/18/2015

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Man Charged, Accused Of Assaulting, Pulling Knife On Pregnant Girlfriend

A man is facing charges, accused of choking his pregnant girlfriend and pulling a knife on her in Greensburg.

06/16/2015

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Flood Waters Leave Woman, Son Trapped In New Wilmington

Firefighters rescued a woman and her 5-year-old son after they were trapped by flood waters early this morning.

06/15/2015

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Police: Driver Of Stolen SUV Slams Into Cars In Garfield

Police say an early morning driver crashed into several cars parked in Garfield, then drove away.

06/12/2015

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Youngstown Rape Suspect Charged In Victim’s, Victim’s Grandparents’ Deaths

An Ohio man charged with raping a 10-year-old girl has now also been charged with murdering her and her grandparents.

06/11/2015

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