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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Pittsburgh Shoppers Out For Black Friday Deals

Pittsburgh shoppers were out early for Black Friday.

15 hours ago

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Pittsburgh Police Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To Residents

Pittsburgh Police officers and countless volunteers went door-to-door greeting the less-fortunate with a warm meal this Thanksgiving.

11/27/2014

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Aggressive Bear Attacks, Kills Fayette Co. Woman’s Goat, Donkey

Bear sightings are not uncommon this time of year, but one in Fayette County was especially alarming.

11/26/2014

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Leon Ford On Grand Jury Decision: “I Have No Faith In The System At All”

People around the world tuned in to hear the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson Monday night.

11/24/2014

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Good Samaritans Help Lift Vehicle After Girl Is Run Over In Wilkinsburg

Several men are being called heroes after lifting a car off of a girl who was run over and trapped underneath it Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a store in Wilkinsburg.

11/21/2014

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Fire Damages 3 Homes In Scott Township

Crews are battling a fire at as many as three homes in Heidelberg this afternoon.

11/19/2014

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ATV Enthusiasts Fill Hampton Twp. Meeting In Light Of Proposed Ban

It was a full house at a Hampton Township meeting Tuesday night.

11/18/2014

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PennDOT Prepared To Treat Icy Roads

PennDOT is treating roads to make sure the rain and snow that fell Monday won’t freeze.

11/17/2014

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1 Dead, 1 Injured In Route 65 Crash In Bellevue

An accident sent emergency crews to Bellevue Saturday evening.

11/15/2014

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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty, Accused Of Fatally Shooting 2 Dogs

Police in Beaver County have charged a man accused of shooting two dogs in the head and leaving them to die in Brady’s Run Park.

11/15/2014

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OSHA Investigating Tree Trimmer’s Death In Fall

A deputy coroner says a tree trimmer died of head injuries after he fell or was thrown from a lift bucket that apparently malfunctioned at a western Pennsylvania cemetery.

11/13/2014

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Two-Alarm Fire Rips Through Butler County Home

A two-alarm fire forced a man and his dog out of a Butler County home early Thursday morning.

11/13/2014

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Teen Saves 5 Dogs From Burning Home

A teenager and his five dogs are safe tonight after the boy rescued his pet dachshunds from his burning home.

11/11/2014

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WWII Vet Determined To Get Fellow Marine Recognized For His Ultimate Sacrifice

A local World War II veteran has dedicated his life’s work to getting his former sergeant from the Battle of Iwo Jima recognized for saving his life during the war.

11/11/2014

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Route 51 Road Maintenance Leaves Some Vehicles Splattered With Paint

A paint job on Route 51 in the South Hills turned into a nightmare for some drivers on Wednesday.

11/06/2014

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