Amy Wadas

Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014.
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Joined KDKA: July 2014
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Alma Mater: Chartiers Valley High School and Penn State University

Music: Electronic dance music, 80s music and some pop
Movie: I love several. I don’t have a specific one.
TV Show: “The Bachelor”& “The Bachelorette”
Book: I don’t have a favorite one either. I love to read all kinds.
Hobbies: Traveling, anything outdoors, working out and cooking
Sports Team: Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Food: Mexican and Italian
Local Restaurant: Sienna Mercato
Hidden PA Gem: Montour Trail
Sport/Exercise: Stand up paddle boarding
Historical Figure: Mother Teresa
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Taylor Swift
Quote: “Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Les Brown
Word: Positive
Vacation Spot: I love the gulf coast of Florida and Seattle.
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Reality TV
Planet: Earth

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Both
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? In regards to what?
Morning Person or Night Person? Night Person
East Coast or West Coast? West Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek

With close to a decade of experience, Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas is an Emmy-nominated reporter at KDKA-TV.  She is also a Golden Quill finalist.  Amy joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014 and is thrilled to be home! She’s covers everything from crime, to breaking news, weather, court, local government, features and human interest stories.  She loves the adrenaline she gets from breaking news and weather coverage.  Amy will never forget the story she covered about a bride who was walked down the aisle on her wedding day by the man who received her father’s donated heart.  This story made national news and also aired on many local affiliates across the country.

Before KDKA, Amy was a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter at WCPO, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio.  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.  While there, she produced the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts before being promoted to anchor/reporter. After her promotion, Amy anchored and produced the noon newscast and submitted reports for the evening newscasts.  She also filled-in as an anchor for the 10 and 11 o’clock news.

Before working in television, Amy covered news in Pittsburgh for  She extensively covered the 2009 LA Fitness shooting in Collier Township where a gunman killed three women, injured many others then turned the gun on himself.  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!

most recent stories2 Amy Wadas

Elliott Road Splits In Two, Threatening At Least One Home

In the Elliott section of Pittsburgh, Lander Street has split into two. Part of the road has dropped several feet and is threatening at least one house.


Officials: Landslide Repairs Costing The City An Estimated $12 Million

The City of Pittsburgh budgeted around $1.2 million for landslide remediation, but with the wet weather Mother Nature has handed us, repairs are costing the city an estimated $12 million.


End Of An Era: Century III Mall To Go Up For Sale In June

It’s the end of a shopping era… Century III Mall will be closing its doors.


Two People Killed In Avalon House Fire

Two people died and two others managed to escape from a house fire in Avalon Tuesday morning.


‘We Would Have Been Dead’: 2 Apartment Buildings Destroyed In Route 30 Collapse

Two apartment buildings were destroyed when part of Route 30 collapsed in East Pittsburgh on Saturday.


Black Ice Suspected After Car Crashed Into Pole In West Liberty

Black ice might have caused an early Thursday morning crash in West Liberty.


Data Tool Created By CMU Student Helps Predict Fire-Prone Buildings In Pittsburgh

A data tool created by a Carnegie Mellon doctoral student is helping the City of Pittsburgh with fire prevention and safety. 


‘This Is Nature Going On Right Now’: East Pittsburgh Residents Remain Concerned About Landslide

Residents in East Pittsburgh remain concerned about a landslide caused by large water main break.


Fans Excited To Cheer On Pirates In Home Opener

Mother Nature couldn’t keep Pittsburgh Pirates fans from attending Monday’s home opener.


Civil Rights Pioneer Dorothy Height Celebrated At Rankin Promise School

A celebration of life was held Friday for civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height, a graduate of Rankin High School.


Pittsburgh Native Uses Politics To Make Name For Himself As Mexican Pro Wrestler

A pro wrestler from the Pittsburgh area is finding a lot of success by getting people to hate him.


Snowy Conditions Cause Problems On Roadways Across Western Pennsylvania

The latest round of snow is causing plenty of problems on roads around western Pennsylvania.


Police Issue Warning After Credit Card Skimmer Found At Gas Station

Police have issued a warning after finding a credit card skimmer at a gas station in Bellevue.


New Video Surfaces In Controversial Arrest At Movie Theater

New video has surfaced of a controversial arrest made outside of a movie theater in North Versailles.


Cat Helps Save Residents From Fire In McKeesport Home

A fire official says a cat came to the rescue, and potentially saved the lives of two people, during a fire in McKeesport early Friday morning.



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