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!

Pittsburgh Police

Police Search For Bold Downtown Thief & Accomplice

Pittsburgh Police need your help tracking down a man who reached over a counter and stole a store’s cash box.

19 hours ago

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2 Injured In Crafton Home Invasion

Two people were injured during a home invasion in Crafton early Tuesday morning.

09/30/2014

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Vehicle In Carrick

Police were in Carrick Monday night, where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

09/29/2014

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State Police: 17 Year Old Arrested in Weekend Murder

State police say they are investigating a homicide, after a young man was found dead near an alley Sunday afternoon in Lawrence County.

09/28/2014

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DEP Investigating Diesel Spill In Westmoreland Co. Creek

The Department of Environmental Protection says a leak in a home heating oil tank is responsible for a diesel fuel spill in Sewickley Creek near Adolph Lane in Westmoreland County.

09/26/2014

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3 Eat’n Park Restaurants Robbed, Suspect Sought

Police are looking for a man in connection with three robberies at local Eat’n Park restaurants.

09/25/2014

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Man Wanted In Connection With Wife’s Fatal Shooting Found Dead

Police are looking for the man they believe shot and killed a woman in Washington County last night.

09/23/2014

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Brentwood Borough Council Votes To Suspend Chief Of Police

The Brentwood Borough Council voted to suspend Police Chief Robert Butelli Monday night.

09/23/2014

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Mother Sentenced In Toddler’s Drowning Case

A mother whose toddler drowned in a bathtub last year faces sentencing Monday morning.

09/22/2014

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Suspect Stable After Chase Ends In Exchange Of Gunfire With Police

Police shot and wounded a man who led them on a 30-mile police chase from Murrysville to Bell Township Wednesday night.

09/18/2014

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Fire Destroys Armstrong County Meat Packing Company

Firefighters are still battling a big fire at a meat packing company in Armstrong County.

09/17/2014

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Man, 21, Shot & Killed In Penn Hills

Allegheny County homicide detectives are looking into a deadly shooting in Penn Hills Monday night.

09/15/2014

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Man Killed In Westmoreland Co. Pedestrian Accident

Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident in Westmoreland County Monday morning.

09/15/2014

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Police Investigating After Man Shot, Killed In Wilkinsburg Restaurant

Police are still looking for the man who shot and killed another man inside a restaurant in Wilkinsburg.

09/11/2014

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Police Investigating Fatal Braddock Shooting

Police are investigating after a body was found in Braddock Wednesday morning.

09/10/2014

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