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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National Groups Weighing In On Controversial Gun Policy, Social Security Idea

The issue of gun control has been in the news since a Los Angeles Times article hit the stands more than a week ago.

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Wash. Co. Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Wife, Striking Boy In Face

A Washington County man is facing charges for allegedly abusing his wife and a child early Sunday morning.

07/27/2015

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After Fire, Washington City Mission Gets New Trailers To House Homeless

Three trailers sit in an empty lot next to the Washington City Mission’s Hidden Treasures Thrift Store and Donation Center on West Beau Street.

07/25/2015

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Driver Charged After Yelling At Cyclists, Pushing One To Ground

A Wilkinsburg man is facing charges after police say he assaulted two bicyclists in Lawrenceville.

07/24/2015

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Police Arrest “Yard Sale” Theft Suspects In Butler County

They said they were looking for yard sales, but police say a Butler County couple was actually looking to steal.

07/23/2015

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13-Year-Old Drives Car, Suffers Serious Injuries In Crash

A teenage boy was hospitalized with serious injuries after he crashed the car he was too young to be driving.

07/23/2015

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Alleged Abduction Suspect Dead After Standoff At South Fayette Motel

The suspect in an alleged abduction in Oklahoma is dead after a lengthy standoff with police and the FBI Saturday at a motel in South Fayette Township.

07/18/2015

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Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Issues Rabies Alert For Area

Doctors say the last time a person in the state of Pennsylvania tested positive for rabies was back in 1984. They want to keep it that way.

07/17/2015

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Family Giving Back, Holding Blood Drive After Boy’s Life-Saving Transplant

A little boy who underwent a life-saving liver transplant has received a lot of attention. Now, his family is giving back.

07/09/2015

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Heavy Rain, Wind Cause Flooding And Other Issues

Police officers and firefighters were called to a road in Shaler Township early Wednesday morning for some severe flooding.

07/08/2015

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Mosquito Population Expected To Boom Due To Rainy Summer

The Allegheny County Health Department says they’re actively testing mosquitos for West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Virus.

07/08/2015

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4 Sentenced In Connection With 10-Year-Old’s Fatal Shooting

Four men were sentenced Monday in connection with a 10-year-old girl’s shooting death in 2014.

07/06/2015

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Peters Twp. Police Department Testing Out New “Exchange Zone”

The Peters Township Police Department is all about promoting safety.

07/03/2015

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Crews Continue Search For Missing Man In Ohio River

Authorities are still looking for one person after crews were sent out to find two people missing on the Ohio River.

07/01/2015

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Monroeville Mall Officials Announce Implementation Of New Security Camera System

Monroeville Mall officials have announced new security procedures after several recent incidents.

06/30/2015

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