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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Suspect In Custody After Bank Robbery In Elizabeth Twp.

Police have one suspect in custody following a bank robbery Friday in Elizabeth.

08/28/2015

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Animal Rescue League Moves Gala Out Of Heinz Field Due To Vick Signing

When the Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick earlier this week, they stirred controversy across the city and divided the fan base.

08/27/2015

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Black & Gold Fans Pack North Shore For Pirates-Steelers Weekend

Baseball and football, that’s what this big weekend is all about here in Pittsburgh, and sports fans are packing the North Shore to take it all in.

08/21/2015

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Emergency Drill Simulates Plane Crash At Pittsburgh International Airport

Emergency workers and volunteers from around the area joined with Pittsburgh International Airport officials Thursday for an emergency management drill.

08/20/2015

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Some Pirates Fans Frustrated By “Wooing” At PNC Park

Some Pirates fans say they’ve had enough with the “wooing” going on at PNC Park.

08/19/2015

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Penn Trafford Man Killed In Car Crash Remembered At Pirates Game

A man killed in a fiery crash in Downtown Pittsburgh was remembered in a special way Tuesday night at PNC Park.

08/18/2015

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Emergency Responders Called To Jefferson Hospital For Possible Chemical Spill

There ‘s word of a chemical spill at Jefferson Hospital.

08/17/2015

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Man Survives After Tank Explodes In Car

Robert Williams is lucky.

08/14/2015

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Crafton Heights Shooting Suspect Turns In Self

A man wanted for allegedly shooting his estranged wife in Crafton Heights has turned himself into police.

08/14/2015

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Baden Police Force Will Stay According To Tentative Agreement

For the next three years Baden police are here to stay.

08/13/2015

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Cause Of 2-Alarm McKees Rocks Fire Under Investigation

Crews rushed to a home in McKees Rocks early Tuesday morning, as flames were shooting from the roof.

08/11/2015

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Crafton Heights Shooting Suspect Still On The Run

A man accused of shooting his estranged wife in Crafton Heights is still on the run.

08/10/2015

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Teen Weighing 50 Lbs Found In Fayette Co., Parents Charged

Police say two parents being charged in a starvation case restricted their daughter’s diet between Aug. 19 of 2013 and July 19 of 2014.

08/06/2015

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Man Charged After Firing 13 Shots At Home, Allegedly Over $260 Debt

A man is facing charges for allegedly firing shots at a home in New Kensington, which nearly hit several people.

08/05/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Hospital Employee Accused Of Groping Patients Speaks Out

William Butler, 32, had no idea a warrant was out for his arrest until KDKA’s Amy Wadas showed up at his house in West Mifflin Thursday afternoon.

07/30/2015

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