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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Washington Co. Football Player Battling Stage 4 Cancer

There was a different sense in the stands at Beth-Center’s football game against Charleroi.

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Pennsylvania Professors Agree To Contract, End Strike

The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities says it has reached a tentative contract agreement and is ending its walkout,


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Plans To Build National Beer Museum In Pittsburgh Moving Forward

Something pretty cool is brewing in Pittsburgh and you can help make it a reality.


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Missing Aliquippa Woman Found After Taking Bus To Pittsburgh

A missing Beaver County woman was found safe after boarding a bus to Pittsburgh.


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Man Arrested In Homicide Of Missing Man In Hill District

A man has been arrested in the homicide case of a missing man.


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Man Shot After Running Over Security Guard In Fineview

A man was shot after running over a security guard on Saturday.


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Time Ticking Down In Negotiations Between State Universities, Faculty

Negotiations between the union and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education are going on all weekend in Harrisburg.


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School Gets Death Threats After Cheerleaders’ National Anthem Protest In Front Of Vets

A Pennsylvania high school where cheerleaders staged a national anthem protest during a visit by war veterans will play its homecoming football game with only players’ parents in attendance.


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More Families Claim To Be Targets In Woman’s Alleged Scams

More local families are coming forward with stories that they have been targeted by a woman who claims she is terminally ill.


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Report: Allegheny Co. Students Scoring Higher On Standardized Tests

A new report has been released, which details how some local students have been performing on standardized tests.


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Family Of Young Woman In Need Of Double Lung Transplant Targeted In Alleged Scam

Police are investigating after the family of a woman in need of a lung transplant says they were scammed.


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Transgender Students Suing Pine-Richland School District

Three students at Pine-Richland High School are suing the school district, saying they are being discriminated against because they are transgender.


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‘It’s Cold In The School’: Student Suspended For Wearing Hoodie Speaks Out

Last week, the Penn Hills School District suspended dozens of students for various dress code violations.


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Delays: Track Repairs May Slow Down T Riders

One week after the Port Authority reopened the Red Line in Beechview, another project will begin.


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One Person Killed In Pitcairn House Fire

Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire in Pitcairn Friday afternoon that claimed the life of one man.



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