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!

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photographer Brian Grystar)

Suspects Sought In Fatal West End Shooting

Police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday morning in Elliott.

10/24/2014

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WVU Students Take To Twitter To Restore School’s Image After Riots

The riots in Morgantown following WVU’s win over Baylor caused plenty of damage. Now, two students are trying to repair the school’s image by taking to social media.

10/23/2014

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8 Arrested Following Post-Game Riots In Morgantown

Police say eight people have been arrested and more than two dozen cited following riots that erupted in Morgantown after West Virginia University’s win over Baylor.

10/22/2014

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Police Investigating If Sex Offender Found In Hut Had Help Eluding Capture

A registered sex offender was found hiding in a hut in the woods of Washington County Tuesday. Now, police are trying to determine if someone was helping him hide.

10/22/2014

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New Military Commissary, Post Exchange Open In Moon Twp.

The ribbon was cut and people from the area on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of a new military commissary and Post Exchange in Moon Township.

10/21/2014

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Family Thankful For Support In Wake Of Fatal McKeesport Fire

The outpouring of sympathy and support continues for a family that was devastated by a weekend fire in McKeesport.

10/20/2014

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Family, Community Devastated After McKeesport Fatal Fire

A family and community are devastated after a raging fire swept through a McKeesport home early Saturday morning, claiming the lives of six people and injuring another.

10/18/2014

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Cops: Drunk Dad Let Son, 8, Drive Before Crashing

Police say an Indiana County father is facing charges for allegedly allowing his 8-year-old son to drive his SUV, which eventually crashed into a tree and injured the child.

10/17/2014

(Source: Harmony Township Police Department)

Man Charged With Watching Girl, 14, In Shower

A man from Harmony Township, Beaver County was arrested, accused of watching a 14-year-old girl while she showered in her home.

10/16/2014

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Police: Mom Charged After Pulling Girl’s Hair Causes Internal Bleeding

A Beaver County woman is facing charges after allegedly pulling a child’s hair so hard that she caused internal bleeding.

10/15/2014

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Police Looking For Man Wanted In Connection With 2 Armed Robberies

Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with two armed robberies at local fast food restaurants.

10/12/2014

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Police: Fist Fight Between Great Grandmothers In Hospital Maternity Ward

The birth of a baby brought out the worst in two great-grandmothers after they came to blows in the maternity ward.

10/10/2014

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Gas Workers Threatened, Shots Fired

Two gas company workers were threatened while on the job in Lawrence County.

10/10/2014

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1 Arrested After Missing Man Found Dead

A missing New Castle man was found dead Wednesday night and another man has been taken into custody.

10/09/2014

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Police Investigating Fatal Hill District Shooting

Police are investigating after a high school student was shot and killed in the Hill District Wednesday morning.

10/08/2014

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