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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Disabled Woman Dies In Rochester House Fire

The state police fire marshal’s office is looking into a deadly fire in Rochester.

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Medical Examiner Says Rash Of Overdoses Caused By Fentanyl

Police were called to Carrick Thursday night as part of a possible drug investigation.

04/16/2015

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Police Investigating Mt. Oliver & Knoxville Shootings

Police are searching for suspects following a shooting Wednesday night in Mount Oliver.

04/15/2015

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Police Investigating Rash Of Heroin Overdoses

Pittsburgh Police are investigating a rash of heroin overdoses, one fatal, Tuesday night in four city neighborhoods.

04/14/2015

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Area Public Works Crews Cleaning Up After Severe Weather

Public Works crews around the area are working to clean up after severe weather moved through the area Thursday night.

04/10/2015

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Family Credits Puppy With Saving Them From Harrison Twp. Fire

A pit bull named Juice is being credited for saving seven people’s lives in Harrison Township.

04/09/2015

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Man Pulled From a Hillside in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar

Rescue crews had a tricky rescue along a hillside in the Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

04/08/2015

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2 Children Killed In New Castle House Fire

The state fire marshal is looking into the cause of a deadly fire in New Castle early Tuesday morning.

04/07/2015

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West Mifflin Fatal Home Invasion Investigation Continues

Police say a home invasion that left one man dead over the weekend in West Mifflin was not random.

04/06/2015

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U.S. Steel Lays Off 165 In Mon Valley

U.S. Steel employs nearly four-thousand workers in the Mon Valley.

04/03/2015

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5 People Escape Jeannette House Fire

Five people were able to make it out of a burning home in Jeannette early Thursday morning.

04/02/2015

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Fire Rips Through Former Bar & Grill In McKeesport

Crews were called to the scene of a two-alarm fire at a former bar and grill in McKeesport early Wednesday morning.

04/01/2015

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Animal Cruelty Suspect Tells Police He Can Beat 4-Week-Old Puppy Anytime He Wants

A Pittsburgh couple was arrested by police Tuesday after neighbors complained that their pit bull puppy appeared to be mistreated.

03/31/2015

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The Rolling Stones Set To Rock Heinz Field

The Rolling Stones are coming to the ‘Burgh as part of their Zip Code Tour!

03/31/2015

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State Police Seek Suspect In Alleged Attempted Luring In Indiana Co.

State police in Indiana County are searching for a suspect following the alleged attempted luring of a 10-year-old girl at a bus stop Monday morning.

03/30/2015

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