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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With Main Roads Clear, City Crews Focusing On Side Streets

Public Works employees have had a busy night and morning dealing with our latest snow storm.

01/26/2015

(Photo Credit: KDKA/Amy Wadas)

Tanker Trucks, 100 Firefighters Called In To Battle Warehouse Blaze

A warehouse shed owned by New Dominion Construction in Findlay Township burned to the ground Saturday night.

01/24/2015

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Questions Arise About Credit Card Usage In West Mifflin School District

WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — There are concerns over school-issued credit cards after a KDKA investigation discovered questionable spending. Expensive lunches, nightclub outings and a $50 purchase at the beer distributor are just a few of […]

01/23/2015

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Search For Elusive Bigfoot Brings Reality TV Investigators To Town

The Uniontown, Fayette County area has been known to have several Bigfoot sightings.

01/21/2015

(Photo Courtesy: Lawrence County District Attorney's Office)

Shenango Twp.’s Ex-Treasurer Accused Of Stealing $800K To Stand Trial

The former Shenango Township treasurer, who lost his job over hundreds of theft and forgery allegations, is going to trial.

01/21/2015

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Hundreds March For Racial Justice On MLK Jr. Day

Hundreds of activists in Pittsburgh marked the day honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by marching for social justice causes.

01/19/2015

(Photo Credit: KDKA/Amy Wadas)

Fire Destroys McKees Rocks Home, Damages Another

Fire crews were called to the scene of a house fire this afternoon in McKees Rocks.

01/14/2015

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7 Flu Deaths Reported, Officials Expect More This Season

We are only halfway through flu season and seven deaths have already been reported in Allegheny County.

01/13/2015

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More Local Female College Students Signing Up With “Sugar Daddy” Websites

A new report says more and more young women attending college in the Pittsburgh area are signing up with controversial “Sugar Daddy” websites to help fund their education and avoid student loans.

01/13/2015

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Juvenile Found Unresponsive At Group Home, 2 Arrested

Two teens were arrested and accused of severely beating another teen at a group home.

01/11/2015

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Water Main Break Causes Icy Mess On Parkway East In Oakland

A water line break in the city’s Oakland section turned a busy roadway into a sheet of ice Saturday and caused some major traffic problems.

01/10/2015

(Photo Credit: Lori Sperling/KDKA)

Flames Destroy Bloomfield Home Of Retired Fire Capt.

Firefighters were on the scene of a two-alarm fire at the home of a retired city fire captain.

01/09/2015

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8 People Forced Out Of Point Breeze Home By 3-Alarm Fire

A three-alarm fire ripped through a home in Point Breeze Thursday morning.

01/08/2015

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Frostbite, Hypothermia & Frozen Pipe Concerns Rise As Temperatures Fall

Staying warm is going to be a challenge with wind chills reaching below zero Wednesday morning.

01/07/2015

(Photo Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Police Investigating Sex Assault In Philly Garage

A Pittsburgh man has been charged after a woman was sexually assaulted in Philadelphia.

01/02/2015

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