Amy Wadas

Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014.
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Joined KDKA: July 2014
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Alma Mater: Chartiers Valley High School and Penn State University

Music: Electronic dance music, 80s music and some pop
Movie: I love several. I don’t have a specific one.
TV Show: “The Bachelor”& “The Bachelorette”
Book: I don’t have a favorite one either. I love to read all kinds.
Hobbies: Traveling, anything outdoors, working out and cooking
Sports Team: Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Food: Mexican and Italian
Local Restaurant: Sienna Mercato
Hidden PA Gem: Montour Trail
Sport/Exercise: Stand up paddle boarding
Historical Figure: Mother Teresa
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Taylor Swift
Quote: “Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Les Brown
Word: Positive
Vacation Spot: I love the gulf coast of Florida and Seattle.
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Reality TV
Planet: Earth

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Both
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? In regards to what?
Morning Person or Night Person? Night Person
East Coast or West Coast? West Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek

Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014 and is thrilled to be home! She covers everything from crime, to breaking news, court, local government, features and human interest stories.

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. After her promotion, 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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Moon Twp. Rocked By Explosion, House Leveled

An intense explosion shook a neighborhood in Moon Township this afternoon, destroying a home.


Man Jailed In Abuse Case Now Accused Of Murder Solicitation

A Pennsylvania karate instructor who was jailed after he was accused of molesting students is now charged with trying to solicit the murder of the alleged victims in the case.


Parkway North Construction Project Begins Monday

A massive construction project on the Parkway North begins Monday and there will be some traffic restrictions in place.


10-Year-Old Girl Found Unresponsive In Hotel Pool

A 10-year-old girl was pronounced dead after she was found unresponsive in a hotel pool in Monroeville on Friday night.


New South Side Shuttle Service Makes Debut On St. Patrick’s Day

A new shuttle service debut on St. Patrick’s Day, aiming to ease traffic congestion and improve safety on the South Side.


Man In Custody In Connection With South Side Bike Shop Break-In

A man is in custody in connection with a break-in at a bike shop on the South Side.


Science Center’s Iconic Letters Removed As Construction Progresses

One by one, crews began removing each letter from the massive Carnegie Science Center sign Monday morning.


Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Lane Of I-79

A tractor-trailer overturned along Interstate 79 Monday morning, which caused some traffic backups.


Husband Testifies In Trial Of Mom Who Allegedly Drowned Sons In Bathtub

The trial for a woman accused of drowning her two young sons in a bathtub resumed Thursday morning.


Prosecutor: Mom Accused Of Drowning 2 Sons Tried To Kill Before

A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning her two young sons in a bathtub had tried to kill the boys before.


Sex Offender Facing New Charges In Alleged Child Luring Incident

A convicted sex offender in Westmoreland County is facing new charges in an alleged child luring incident.


Suspect In Custody After Suspicious Fires In McKeesport

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